This weeks Retro sweet of the week has been part of a great British sweetie tradition that started way back in 1899- wowza!
These are (err, the best) part of the iconic Liquorice Allsort mix, but they don’t actually contain any Liquorice, so we reckon these were added in for all the Liquorice-haters out there…
We’re of course talking about the ever delicious and squishy Jelly Button Spogs!
Hands up who used to buy a bag of Allsorts just for these?
We certainly did and it seems lots of you did too, since you’ve been loving the chance to get your hands on a stash of pure Spog goodness!
If you fancy winning some, just leave a comment on this post. Tell us how much you love or hate (if that’s even possible?!) Jelly Button Spogs and you could win some yummy pink and blue treats :D.
Just be sure to get your comments in before 9am next Monday, the 26th September.
105 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!”
Omg!!! These sweets are AMAZING! when my nan was alive she always had a bag of liquorice allsorts as she loved them but always gave me the jelly button spogs. I don’t like liquorice so i haven’t had any since she passed away 9 years ago!
I love these because I remember my mum buying a big bag of licorice all sorts and giving me these. It wasn’t that she didn’t like them, they turned out to be her favorite part of the bags. Love you mum 🙂 xxx
I used to buy the bags just for these.. until my parents got annoyed with me wasting all of the liquorice. So, I forced myself to like the liquorice so that my parents would still buy me them, and now I love them all (although these are still the best bit by far.. :P)xx
‘Spogs’ is just the best word ever.
love them to the bitter end
Please Bertie Bassett,let me win
i’ve gotta say i hate these sweets but my son loves them
I loved the colour of these so much,in 1980,I had a burgundy bathroom suite fitted,and painted walls blue,bought blue roller blind,pedastal mat and bath rug,and placed never to be used jars of blue/pink bath salts and baby blue cotton wall balls on window sill! Plus I had pink toothbrush,and ‘Man U’ supporting hubby had to use ‘Spurs’ blue coloured one. we divorced in 1981!
Definitley the worst in the licquorice allsorts bag, my mum loved them though so there was always a swapsies available 😉
OMG love these sweets takes me back to childhood .Would love to win some for my kids to experience the yummy retro sweets too xx fingers crossed xx ♥
Yumm! Deffinatley the best part of the licourice alsorts! These would be great to take along to my first day of uni! Well done chewbz uve now got me craving retro sweets agen 🙁 xx
My dad is a huge fan of licorice sweets but only ever gets them at Christmas – I would love to win him some as a mid-year treat to say I love you Dad – thanks for all the things you do for me!
I love these sweets these are the first one I go for in a bag of Liquorice Allsorts, they make your mouth tingle and they make your tounge coloured too, brill
I loved that licorice flavour.
WOW i just luv these they are my ultimate fav ever sweets YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY 🙂
Omg i love these sweets! I never knew they were called Spogs! I am pregnant and was craving these not long ago so had to keep buying Liquorice Allsorts for them! I actually wrote an email of complaint because there was only i Spog in one of the bags i bought 🙁
OMG!! I LOVE these! and the best thing is my hubbie doesn’t!! so I get to have them all to myself!! hahahaha
🙂 These sweeets are fantastic, I love them! They remind me of my childhood! I just cant get enough of them!
I have never had one of these, I hate liquorice and must admit I thought these had liquorice in the middle. I feel a little silly now!
oh i love these i like sucking them till all the nobbles come off then munching on the aniseed stuff inside
I always used to take a bag of Spogs to the football,kids love ’em.
mmmmmmmm these are the only note the ONLY sweets that i eat i love them with a passion i must win!!!!!!
love em :0)
Sweet sweets, bring back sweet childhood memories
Always pick these out first ( then the coconut ones !) -luckily husband like the all liquorice ones so we happily share a bag of allsorts !
Ive got to say my daughter wants them all!
They are so yummy!!!!!!!!!
These are so yummy! They used to come in the cenre of liquorice catherine wheels – they were always the best part!
I used to hate these sweets of all of the choices,i loved the soft round ones in pink and blue with a tiny bit of liqourice in the middle..they are lovely..but its ok,because my grandad loved the ones in the picture and gave me all the soft ones that i loved,bless him.x
These were everyone’s fave, you could always see my hands rifling through the packets trying to get hold of these before anyone else got a look in!
SPOGS, Jelly Buttons, Horse Cakes, aniseed cousins of liquorice. Apparently they help to relieve trapped wind in a southerly direction…so to speak! Nothing beats a nice big F*RT to ease a stressful day 😉
These are awesome, love them. I don’t understand how anyone can’t
I had no idea these had a name! Yep, although I loved most of the sweets in the liquorice allsorts box, I loved these. You just had to give it a wee squeeze before popping it in your mouth 🙂
these are far too yummy for sharing, they have to be hidden away for safe keeping!
OMG I love these! These are the only things I eat in a packet of liquorice allsorts
These are thebest bit about a bag of Allsorts,I save these to last when I have a bag of alsorts xx
My hands are up…and I still only eat those ones out the pack.
I love them, but so do my daughters, so theres
always a rush for the spogs and the coconut ones in our family
I love spogs so much I buy bags of liquorice allsorts (which I don’t like) to get them. My friends are now used to being given half a bag of spog free allsorts.
A sugar treat is so neat
But with a name like this its hard to beat
They are chewy tasty and the flavour everlasting
A bag for me please thats if you are passing!!!!
i love them i craved them so much when i was expectin my little girl and would only by licorice alsorts so i could have them and my husband would eat the rest xxx
Aww spogs are amazing, me n my dad used to fight over them when i was a kid he wld get the blue ones and me the pinks, but i used to steal the blue ones when he wasnt looking lol xxx them and the wee bertie bassets that used to be in the packs xxxx now i usually buy bags of spogs when ever a find them n share them with my dad xx
I’ve always wondered what these things are made of, they have the strangest taste and texture. I still can’t decide if I like them, I just keep eating them to figure out why thy feel so weird when you chew them! 😀 x
I LOVE these. I even by bags of liquorice allsorts just so I can eat these (my mom gets given the rest of the bag!).
My nickname @ school wos bertie basset n still is 30 odd yrs l8r x
OMG I love these sweets!!!!
I LOVE these… I always make sure i’m the one who opens the bag of allsorts… i dig around and bingo! I always find them and eat them before anyone else can…. yum :)xx
ooooooooh i love these so much! These and the coconut ones were a once a month treat when i was a child. 🙂 (and no i’m not THAT old!)
I love these!!! I used to buy liquorice allsorts as a present for my uncle and steal all the jelly spogs before giving them to him!!!!
I love them. I buy full packets of all sorts, when I hate the liquorice, just to get these 🙂
My favourite in a bag of liquorice allsorts!
My mum likes these, if I won I’d give them too her 🙂
They are amazing sprogs just love them
god I adore these. I used to get the full mix and pick these out as a kid lol 🙂 x
I was guilty of picking these out and leaving the rest!
Buy the allsorts, take them out and share the rest. Always got me in the good books for sharing 🙂
love these the only one in allsorts l like
My guility pleasure! I love em!
Love Love these
I just adore these I am really sad and pick all bits off the outside before I suck the middle, they last ages that way but boy don`t I annoy my husband!
My all time favourites. Always pinch these from my hubby’s allsorts.
best allsort ever!
I’ve never tried them as I hated liquorice so never bought Allsorts. I thought they had liquorice in them!
Well these sound just like ‘belly buttons’ except they are more colourful and way tastier. When my grandma bough a packet of liquorice allsorts, we could pick three each. Being the eldest I had to wait for all my younger siblings and cousins to take their pick and I was left with the other, less appealing sweets. If I won this, I would munch them in front of all my cousings and sisters to make up for all the times I missed out on the jelly button sprogs. But if I was feeling super nice, I’d send these over to my auntie who’s marrying in three weeks. She’s thinking about purchasing a sweet hamper from Chewbz, but these whould be a great addition! I can eat the whole lot. I’d better stock up on some acne creams and maybe some weight losing pills…
I love them so much. 😀
I have always loved Jelly Button Sprogs and would love to try them again!
I did exactly that, buy the allsorts and just eat these..then give the rest to other people lmao
These are my favorite, the only ones i would eat as a child ! 🙂
These take me back to my First School playtimes. Only boys could have the blue ones and girls the pink ones. If you were a girl caught eating a blue one then you would have to play kiss chase against the boys (or vice versa). Yum Yum
I love them more than chips!
yummy licquorice is vile so its great you can now get the only good part seperate
yummy yummy yum yum , would love to win this week
mmmm my mouth is watering at the thought of winning
Liquorice chewy perfection – I can eat these by the bag
I love these, they are so good to crunch and suck at the same time!
oh i love Jelly Button Sprogs
I always think i like them beacuse they look so pretty and yummy then taste them and NOPE still don’t like them! Hubby loves them though so he eats all my half eaten ones 😉
wow my favorites
I always preferred the coconut ones but hubby loves these so I’d like to win them for him 🙂
These are one of my favourite sweets.
love them so much fingers crossed
Haha didnt even know that was what they were called. These were the only sweets i used to eat out of the Liquorice allsorts. I bliddy love em
hate these the most in the allsorts bag, but luckily my mum loves them best so we are all happy
The only thing i like in a bag of allsorts, i pinch them from the mother in law
I love these but my husband and daughter hate them so if I won I would keep them all for myself!
OMG OMG OMG I absolutely love Jelly Button Spogs, I didn’t even know you could still get them – my mouth is watering already !!
I love them, i usually sook the sprinkles off them and then try not to chew the inside!
Mmmm… I love these! I hate all the other allsorts but these are delicious – it always seemed a shame there were only a couple in a bag.. the others got in the way! I’m so glad you can get these on their own now!
Love, Love, LOVE them!! 🙂
boy are they smashing!
The only ones I eat
I always bought a bag of licorice alsorts for these bad boys!
love em, brings back many childhood memories
I love Jelly Button Sproggs, they were always the first ones I went for when my Mum brought a Box of Liquorice Alsorts at Christmas
I LOVE Jelly Button Spogs X always first choice when we share a box of liquorice alsorts , i remember as a child i used to get them in my mix up yum yum x
Never tried these.
BEST ONES out of the box 🙂
Love these, the mixture of the liquorice flavour and the crunch are perfect for me. Love the Catherine wheels too and they last a long time because I eat the liqurice really slowly till I reach the reward of the spog at the end. A certain store used to sell bags of these and I would stock up as they often seemed to sell out,they stopped doing the packs 🙁 But now I can buy bags again so I’m a happy bunny.
Afternoon Chewbz fans!
We’ve had such a sweet afternoon reading through all your amazing comments Chewbz fans!
This weeks lucky winners are:
I will be dropping you an email shortly so keep an eye on those inboxes!
A massive thanks again for all your sweet memories!
Chewbz Kayleigh x
Yey! What a yummy way to end the day 🙂 Thank you and well done Angela and Ann x
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