Jelly Belly Candy Giveaway

Did you know that Jelly Belly do sweets other than jelly beans? I didn’t!

The good news is that the Jelly Belly Candy range is as tasty as their jelly beans. Pete and I have been ripping open bag after bag these last few weeks and I have to confess, none of them have lasted very long. Pete’s favourites are probably the Sunkist Fruit Gems – large soft fruit jelly discs. I’m torn between those and the Raspberries and Blackberries – these have a soft centre coated in crunchy candy “seeds”. There are also gummy bears (regular and hot cinnamon), chocolate Dutch mints, a liquorice “bridge mix” and American stalwart, candy corn.

Although I try not to buy sweets too often, the nostalgic pull of a bag of sweets is hard to resist and takes me straight back to ye olde Woollies pick and mix. What helps temper temptation is my increasing dissatisfaction with some of the cheaper sweets, full of jarringly artificial flavours and often far too sweet. These Jelly Belly candies are undeniably pricier but so much better that they’re absolutely worth the extra, in my opinion.

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The quintessentially American Candy Corn is now joined by Gummi Bears, Licorice Bridge Mix, Chocolate Dutch Mints, Raspberries & Blackberries, Sunkist Fruit Gems and Unbearably Hot Cinnamon Bears and the bags are priced at £6.62 each.

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COMPETITION

One Kavey Eats reader will win a set of all seven of Jelly Belly’s candy range, as pictured in the bags above. The prize includes delivery in the UK.

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the competition in 3 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment Leave a comment below, sharing your favourite childhood memory of eating sweets.

Entry 2 – Facebook Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page and leave a (separate) comment on this blog post with your Facebook user name.

Entry 3 – Twitter Follow @Kavey on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter! Then tweet the (exact) sentence below.
I’d love to win a set of @JellyBellyUK’s new candy range from Kavey Eats! http://goo.gl/Nymaog #KaveyEatsJBCandies
(Do not add my twitter handle into the tweet; I track entries using the competition hash tag. And please don’t leave a blog comment about your tweet either, thanks!)

RULES & DETAILS

  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 22nd August, 2014.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Kavey Eats reserves the right to alter the closing date of the competition. Changes to the closing date, if they occur, will be shown on this page.
  • The winner will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Where prizes are provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • The prize is a set of Jelly Belly candies, as listed above, and includes free delivery within the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prize is offered and provided by Jelly Belly.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. One Facebook entry per person only. You may enter all three ways but do not have to do so for your entries to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kavey at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page at time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received from a winner within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

Kavey Eats received samples from Jelly Belly.

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203 Comments to "Jelly Belly Candy Giveaway"

  1. Ashleigh Allan

    My best memory is my dad giving me a whole pound to go to the shop and spending ages trying to pick what I wanted!

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  2. steve

    I remember going to the house of bruar at the falls of docket and picking the jelly belly beans one by one to get as many flavours as possible out of the “mixed” bin then trying the various “recipes” when we got back to our holiday appartment

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  3. Keep Calm and Fanny On

    I used to get excited on pocket money day thinking of the sweets I’d buy… And used to go straight for the Olde English Spangles, I loved them! My auntie worked in Woolworths so from time to time I was able to get some freebies from the Pick’n’Mix too – I was lucky!

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  4. M.NotLeafy

    As I child for my 6d pocket money I could have a one-bite Cadburys bar or a pcket full of Blackjacks and Fruit Salads which were four a penny. Aa Barret’s jamboree bag was 3d and contained a selection of sweets, plus a toffee on a stick and a packet of sherbet dip.so the junk won out on volume and variety. I loved sweets that were sour as well as sweet, to the despair of my parents and dentist. Many of those sweets survive today, flying saucers, sherbet fountains, sherbet lemons, Gone though are acid drops, and the horrid yet strangely additive coconut “chewing tobacco”. Sweet cigarettes have been renamed but my all time favourites were the sweet/sour sticks, three times thicker than a sweet cigarette, same chalky texture but slightly softer. Cheap and artificial, but then so was most food in the sixties. When I turned vegetarian I gave most of them up as they are gelatine based. Jelly belly didn’t turn up until I was well into adulthood. I liked the quality of the real flavours – and no gelatine . My favourites are, of course, the sours.

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  5. sandi

    Aniseed balls, sucking them slowly until just a pip was left. I also loved cloves, striped boiled sweets that had a medicinal taste.

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  6. Kathleen Kelly

    Although the Canadian half of me is very fond of chocolate bars (specifically Coffee Crisp), the American half of me is equally fond of sugary, non-chocolate sweets. Even in adulthood, I’ve loved those Sunkist fruit gems, particularly as I’ve aged and grown less and less fond of chocolate. In terms of childhood memories, though, candy corn is huge here in autumn, and because of its size, one can eat a little or a lot at a time. My mum used to pack a bit of it into my school lunches “just for fun”, she told me. Always makes me think of Halloween!

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  7. Lorna Craig

    When I was a wee girl I got 3d pocket money and always bought chocolate! My tastes are more varied now though! Recently found out you can get candy floss online, we never had that as a kid , because we live on a small island! Oh the deprivation!

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  8. Linda spevick

    I loved the s herbert did dabs..putting the liquorice in the s herbert but if you coughed or sneezed it went all a over you

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  9. Niki Holmes-Bridges

    I loved 10p mixes from the corner shop, it seemed so many sweets!

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  10. Pat Stubbs

    We used to go to Mrs Bradshaw’s corner shop with our pocket money on a Saturday morning. I rmember buying 4 salad chews for a penny and a paper cone of kali (Sherbet)

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  11. June Hawkins

    How about those lovely big Gobstoppers? they lasted ages, and you had to keep taking them out of your mouth to see what colour it had changed too?

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  12. Sandra Oliver

    Sweetshops always had a special aroma and a beautiful display of jars, filled to the brim with all sorts of beautiful shapes and colours . The choice was always hard…..I did enjoy Sherbet lemons. Sweet then sharp then sweet again.

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  13. janet humphrey

    facebook name – Janet Humphrey (Janet Ball) love sherbet lemons – they dont taste as sharp these days as they did in my childhood….

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  14. Ellie Jones

    Having 50p to spend and sharing cola cubes with my younger sister plus they made us both hyper 😛

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  15. Angie Hoggett

    I remember thinking if I had 50p I could get 50 penny sweets and if I ever got a pound that was just off the scale, haha!

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  16. Miss Tracy Hanson

    Quite a few spring to mind, but getting told off by my Mum’s friend for smoking (when I was about 10). I was eating some of those “sweet cigarettes”. Never smoked and I’m now 43 lol. 🙂

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  17. Jayne Sullivan

    Buying a 10p penny mix from the little corner shop across the road. Flying saucers and Refreshers were my favourite sweets.

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  18. Karen Whittaker

    Going to the shops with my brother and our pocket money and deciding on fruit chews or black jacks – 8 for a penny!!

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  19. Kiran Parry

    I remember going to a local shop weekly after coming from the park to spend some of my pocket money on the sweets that were there.

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  20. maureen

    We would go to my grandmother’s house and she would usually have a bowl of M & M’s out in a bowl. We would divide the colors evenly. Gave me a good fondness for sweets.

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  21. Sandra Clarke

    I remember calling in the old fashioned sweet shops on the way home from school for a treat. Black jacks & Gob stoppers used to be a favourite.

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  22. Angela Walton

    I used to love it when my grandma and grandad picked us up from school because we were guaranteed to be given money for sweets. As there were 4 sweetshops on the way home, we always had to decide which one to go in and that was the hardest decision of all. We referred to them by names as well, we had Richards (the name of the owner was Richard, I think), the yellow shop (it was painted yellow), the green shop (which surprisingly was painted green) or my personal favourite, Mr Hulberts (after the sweet old man who ran it)

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  23. Anthony G

    My mum treating me and my brothers to Pick ‘n’ Mix at Woolworths 🙂
    Cola bottles were a particular fave, along with jelly beans and jelly babies (ah, memories!)

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  24. Paul Cox

    I remember being given ten pence to go and buy sweets every Saturday, and working out how many I could get for my money.. Halfpenny sweets were available then, and I used to spend an age choosing my treats.. The poor shopkeeper must have spent half his life serving kids!

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  25. Victoria stockley

    I got so carried away I forgot to tell you my childhood memories I use to get 20 p and go to the shop I’d get blackjack fruit salad and teddy bears all 2 for 1 you couldn’t do that now your lucky if you can find 2 p sweets

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  26. Tina Vincent

    My favourite memories of childhood sweets include Tom Thumb drops which seemed to last forever as you got loads to a 3d bag (talking early ’70s here); pineapple chunks which made your mouth so sore and 4 for a penny fruit salads and Blackjacks.

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  27. Michelle Austin

    Buying penny sweets in a little paper bag from the corner shop. Never see penny sweets now. No more ten sweete fo 10p. 🙁

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  28. Brigitte Leprince

    My sister took me out for the day with her new boyfriend and to keep me amused in the car on the way back she bought me a lovely mixed bag of sweets from a shop which made hand made sweets – needless to say, I wanted to go out with her and her boyfriend everytime they were meeting!

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  29. Claire

    We used to have a penny sweet shop right next to our house and we use to buy loads of sweets before going to the cinema!! It shut down a few years ago 🙁

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  30. Ben Ledger

    Fav memory is having the sweets you can’t get any more, twerps, secrets, American soda

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  31. Georgina Allen

    I remember eating toffos all the time. Whether it be original, apple or banns flavour.

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  32. Nicola Biven

    Being given 50p on the way home from school on a Friday to get pick an mix at the corner shop, the bag was massive !! I loved Fridays !!!!

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  33. sally rose

    Up until I was quite old my wonderful nan would always bring me round a Mars Bar – even now I crave one when I have been poorly and am starting to feel better -reminds me of her love – the ultimate comfort food ♡

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  34. R. Cooley

    My favourite memory is the fact that eating sweets used to be such a guiltless treat; now it’s something I have to try to avoid.

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  35. K Beer

    In the ‘olden’ days of 1/2 pennies plus pocket money, one could get quite a lot
    and credible choices

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  36. anthony harrington

    I remember over-eating easter eggs and feeling really sick in the afternoon! I used to like making puppet theatres out of the empty easter egg boxes, and of course this led to stuffing far too much too quickly!

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  37. Laura Mortimer

    My best childhood memory of sweets was having a gobstopper that lasted for ages. My parents enjoyed the fact that it kept me quiet too! haha

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  38. Leanne newsome

    Me and my brother used to spend all our dinner money on sweets on the way to school, we used to get a mixture of sweets

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  39. Tommy W

    my grandad used to take me to buy a ‘selection’ every week. Pick and Mix basically and always a highlight

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  40. Jo Jones

    Loved those sweet cigarettes that came in a little packet which my Father brought home every Saturday as a treat. (Never encouraged me to be a smoker thank goodness)

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  41. karen delaney

    I remember the little sweet shop where I live and coming out of school and spending my pocket money on dainty toffees ,fruit salads, cherry lips and sports mixtures. Oh and old mans tobacco.

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  42. Claire Scott

    With my pocket money I got the beano and a bootie bag each week, it was amazing!

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  43. Chris Watson

    Favourite childhood memory of sweets was the train conductor confiscating all of my green starburst to admonish my Dad for leaving the train tickets on top of the phone kiosk!

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  44. Hayley Armstrong

    Favourite childhood memory of eating sweets was when one pulled my first tooth out! Not such a favourite memory at the time…

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  45. Patricia anderson

    Getting a bag of rainbow drops and sharing them with my dolly. Funny thing is that dolly was never that hungry!

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  46. Anne Bostwick

    I remember biting the heads off jelly babies. We didn’t worry so much about sugar in those days.

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  47. Misha

    I remember going to the shop with my dad and used to use my pocket money to buy all of the cheapest sweets I could find so I would have lots & lots & lots!!

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  48. Lorraine Tinsley

    I remember going in to the local shop and spending £1 on penny sweets and then going home and eating the whole lot. I got loads of black jacks and my tongue went black, I remember going around showing my mum and dad my tongue, I’m sure they were well impressed!!

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  49. Terence Raymond Lewis

    My favourite thing about sweets has to be when I was a child my mum use to take us to the shop before school to buy us a bag of sweets for on the way, usually ‘Cop, Cops’

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  50. Martine Henderson

    My uncle used to come visit and he would give us £5 to spend on sweets, I used to need a carrier bag to bring back all of my goodies 🙂

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  51. Lynne OConnor

    I remember the mobile shop that used to visit our street every week. We called it the fizzer van as we were given one old penny to spend on sweets and always bought packets of Swizzels Fizzers

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  52. Pamela

    MY favourite memory of eating sweeties as a child was having a whole shiny 20p and running to the local store to get a 20p mixture 😀

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  53. Sarahann Tonner

    I remember eating Kinder eggs at the kitchen table, trying to open the yellow, plastic egg with stivky fingers covered in melted chocolate!

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  54. David Reeves

    A quarter of Rainbow Drops in a white paper bag from a hopper in Woolies – Jazzies just are not the same!!

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  55. Kelly Koya

    pick n mix from a huge weigh n save type place for 35p a quarter on paperound payday.

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  56. Claire Farley

    Being a little girl and being given 20p to get a bag of sweets – going with my Mum and being able to get twenty penny sweets and feeling so lucky 🙂

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  57. helen davey

    Eating anisseed balls by the bagfull and getting caught every time cause I’m allergic and my face comes out all bumpy. Hard to deny really when you can smell them a mile off. I love anisseed. Shame it doesn’t like me one little bit x

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  58. nikki lane

    When i was little my grandad used to work on building sites. Every fri after work he’d pull out a white paper bag full of chocolate footballs, or shrimps, strawberry bon bons, etc. My 2 sisters, myself anf grandad then used to munch on them while eating the contents. lol. We loved Fridays!

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  59. Vikki Sanderson

    My favourite sweets memory is my aunite connie taking me to the local ASDA and giving me some money to go to the kiosk at the front of the store to buy a chocolate bar, and then giving me £1 coins to change into 50ps for her!

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  60. Sally Voong

    My grandparents were never without pear drops, cola cubes and bonbon’s. Mmmmm.

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  61. abigail edkins

    popping down my local paper shop with my half pennies and getting loads, nowadays you need a few quid just to get a decent amount

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  62. Kerry Gray

    My favourite childhood memory of sweets is before I ate them I would line them up in either colour/flavour order ie my favourite last.

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  63. Helen Maybank

    My favourite moment was when I helped myself to a bag of sour blue sweets that my parents told me not to. When I was asked if I had eaten them I of course lied and said no. My parents had always used the saying.. if you lie your tongue turns blue. As you may have already guessed the sweets turned my tongue blue! When I looked in the mirror it freaked me out so much that I ran straight down to my parents and confessed. I didn’t touch sweets for a month. It always makes me laugh now though.

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  64. Debbie Bird

    We,did not have a lot of money when I was a child but Saturday night was treat night and I always got a bag of mixed sweets to eat while we watched the TV.It made the day special and of course Saturday was my favourite day of the week

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  65. Angela Kelly

    M Mum used to always meet me out of school with a 10p mix up or a Cadbury’s Fudge.

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  66. greig spencer

    my mum used to but me a bar of chocolate and some other weeties every friday after school, and i would eat them all night lol

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  67. Tina Massue

    Going to the shop on a friday after school and buying a massive paper bag full of penny sweets yum x

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  68. claire griffiths

    when my dad used to pick me up from my mums he would always bring a 20pence pick n mix

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  69. William Gould

    I remember gobstoppers as a favourite, along with wine gums and fruit gums!

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  70. clair downham

    following you on twitter as xxgingerpumpkin and have tweetedhttps://twitter.com/xxgingerpumpkin/status/499832570306392064

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  71. William Gould

    I was, and still am, a fan of gums! Fruit gums, wine gums and especially. American hard gums!

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  72. Sheila Reeves

    I remember buying Sherbet Fountains and nearly choking when the sherbet made it’s way through the liquorice tube, still went back for more though!

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  73. Christine Caple

    My dad had a grocery shop which sold sweets, so we had quite a lot of them! It hasn’t put me off though!

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  74. Becky Duffy

    I remember when penny sweets were actually a penny and you used to get SO much pick and mix for 50p from my nan and nearly half would be fruit salads! 🙂

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  75. Aimee Wright

    Getting to go into the shop next to my primary school after school everyday to pick sweets 🙂

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  76. Vicky S

    We were rewarded for being good with a bag of toffee crumble. I don’t know if you can get it now but the name is invariably linked in my mind with being good 🙂

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  77. Susan Elai Carter

    Tasting peardrops for the first time after visiting York Museum, it was like the whole of the museum sweet shop was in my mouth.

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  78. Solange

    I used to love getting my pocket money at the end of the week so I could go to the corner shop and spend it all on the Pick ‘n’ Mix

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  79. Laura Carroll

    My favourite memory was my mum buying me little pink sugar mice to suck on whilst she did errands in town.

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  80. Alison

    We used to go to a little shop which sold sugar mice, sweetie cigarettes, pear drops etc in jars. We used to spend ages deciding what to choose

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  81. Luisa Lauren

    My favourite memory is going to the shop with my grandad on a Sunday morning and buying sweets for after our dinner where we would eat them whilst watching a film (I always remember it was usually some war film or cowboy movie)

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  82. Elisa Wright

    Going with my gran to get sweets from the market, a rare but delicious treat

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  83. Jo-Anne holton

    Penny sweets, that were a penny lol and half penny, a massive bag for 20p oh i loved liquorish pipes!!!!

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  84. Donna Gilligan

    My Grandma used to get pear drops once a week and share them with us. Still brings a smile to my face whenever I have one

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  85. claire wilkinson

    all 7 grandchildren used to stay at my grandparents on a saturday night. Grandpa would go to the shop on a Sunday morning for his paper and he used to buy us all a curly wurly 😀

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  86. teressa oliver

    my grandfather always had cracker jacks waiting for me when he knew i was coming for a visit

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  87. Eleanor Welsh

    my grandma picking me up from school and giving me a 10p mixup while we waited for the bus 😀

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  88. Sheri Darby

    taking ages with my sister deciding how to spend our threepence in the sweet shop – You could get a lot of sweets for that much money

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  89. Claire Long

    Using my £1 a week pocket money to buy 100 sheets of rice paper or penny sweets on a Friday after school!

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  90. Karen Richards

    Having 10p a week pocket money and trying to decide whether to get a 10p mix or to spend all of 2p on a Freddo and get some candy cigarettes. Also remember the shopkeeper trying to hurry me up and sometimes choosing for me.

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  91. Monika S

    My dad used to give me small amount of money on his payday so me and my friends could go to corner shop to buy bubble gums with princesses stickers 🙂

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  92. angela edmonds

    i remember going down to our corner shop for black jacks/fruit salads/dainties which where my favourites

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  93. Susan Breese

    Mum making home-made sweets and me hovering around her waiting to pounce on them when they were ready! Like most mums at that time, she made coconut ice, fudge, marshmallows and hokey pokey. Yum!

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  94. Alison Turner

    Walking home from school with my friends and us all eating sweets bought with our pocket money.

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  95. rachael jones

    walking the dog with my dad to the corner shop and filling a white paper bag with flying saucers to eat on the way home 🙂

    or sucking peanut sweets with my mum on fete days while waiting for the carnival to pass

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  96. Emily Knight

    Maybe not “favourite” memory – but my lasting memory is of making coconut ice with our nanny, eating far too much and being very, very ill!

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  97. meena

    i used to love getting a 1/4 of pear drops or a mix of pear drops, rhubarb and custard and bob bons – the highlight of friday hometime with my mum

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  98. Marie

    My childhood memory of eating sweets mainly involved hiding cola cubes from my sister!

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  99. Allison

    Finishing school and popping to the shop to buy 20p’s worth of penny sweets! You used to get at least two for a penny !!

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  100. charlotte thornton

    Going to my local corner shop and getting a 10p mix, all the sweets were 1/2p each!

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  101. Tracy W

    When I was a kid Friday was sweets day. Our Mums would pick us up from school and practically everyone from school went straight to the local sweetshop. I had 10p to spend on penny sweets, some only cost half a penny so sometimes I had 20 little sweets, and I had to make them last a week! White mice, fried eggs and chocolate cigarettes (!) were my favourite.

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  102. Jacqueline Fawcett

    Getting a Jelly Belly machine & eating every single one I got. You can imagine I felt quite ill afterwards, but it was worth it! 🙂 x

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  103. Stuart Payne

    Sunday mornings my dad would walk to the paper shop and always bring back some different sweets every week. This was the only time of the week that we would eat sweets.

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  104. Angella Willis

    I used to get a sixpence to buy broken sweets after school once a week – I got a whole bag full!

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  105. Annamarie Riddiford

    Every saturday we used to go shopping and on the way home buy a quarter of sweets.

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  106. emma kinsey

    Running for the sweet van which we called the moby it was like an ice cream van but a small shop

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  107. karen ruby

    my fondest memories were going to the local corner shop with my pocket money and buying 1p & 2p sweets.Got loads back then,dont get many to the pound these days.

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  108. Amy Jo McLellan

    Me and my best friend used to spend a fortune on imported American and Japanese sweets and have picnics of international sweets in the park.

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  109. Vicky Robinson

    In the town I grew up in there was a big sweet shop in the middle of the town that had a huge range of delicious sweets in large plastic bottles. I loved going down on a Saturday morning and trying to choose which sweets to get a quarter of (quarter of a pound in weight) When I had chosen, the lady took the bottle and shook the sweets out into a big metal pan on her scales before tipping them into a small paper bag – sometimes I used to buy more than one quarter! I loved the aniseed balls, sherbet lemons, sherbet strawberries, fizzy cola bottles, sweet cigarette sticks, Dolly Mixtures and Alphabet letters etc. It just was part of my Saturday routine and one that I really miss as the sweet shop has now long gone and you can’t seem to find the huge range in a dedicated sweet shop and buy a quarter of sweets from big plastic bottles any more!

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  110. George Worboys Wright

    I remember going to the shop on Saturday morning and buying an eighth of 3 or 4 different sweets from behind the counter and having them all mixed up in a white paper bag. My favourites were pineapple rock, rosy apples, rhubarb & custard, kola cubes & sherbet lemons! If there was any money left I’d buy some penny sweets to top the bag up 🙂

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  111. Angela McDonald

    My favourite childhood memory has to be going to The Blackcountry Museum with my mum and her taking into the old sweet shop. Seeing all the jars lined up on high shelves looked amazing and the pear drops were the best tasting sweets I had ever had!

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  112. Gail Bennett

    I remember one of my favourite sweets were sherbet pips … I used to go into the little shop across the road from school when I was little with my pennies to buy a little bags of them 🙂

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