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Top 10 Old School Retro Sweets of All Time

Retro Sweets, Gifts and Toys, seem to be all the rage at the minute. Nostalgic sweets and treats are making a comeback, and seem to be more popular now then ever before. But, what are the greatest retro sweets of all time?

Below we have listed out top 10 favourite retro sweets you’ll remember from your childhood days, take a look:

1

Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers are an old school classic that all of us will remember!! These small spheroidal capsules of sherbet-filled rice paper are sure to bring nostalgic memories flooding back! Flying Saucers were once recognised as the most popular sweet in the United Kingdom.

2

Popping Candy

Popping Candy

Popping Candy, whether you love it or hate it, is undeniably one of the greatest retro sweets out there. Popping Candy is the timeless treat which explodes in your mouth, and there’s nothing else quite like it! Popping Candy is excellent for use in baking or for a little treat to self!

3

Cola Bottles

Cola Bottles

Cola Bottles, whether the fizzy or original version, are an all time classic retro sweet! These delicious cola flavoured bottles taste amazing, and look the part too. Cola Bottles were in fact voted the 2nd most popular sweet of all time in 2009, only to be beaten by one other sweet, the fizzy cola bottle.

4

White Mice

White Mice

White Mice, thankfully, don’t taste anything like real mice! These delicious white chocolate classics were a staple piece of any half-decent pick and mix stand, and taste just amazing! White Mice are a retro classic even your nan will probably remember.

5

Dip Dabs

Dip Dabs

Dip Dabs, what more do I have to say? Dip Dabs have been around since the 1940’s and still remain one of the most popular retro sweets to this day. Dip Dab’s combination of a strawberry flavoured lolly and tangy sherbet powder has helped to position it as one of the best loved classic sweets of all time.

6

Cola/Apple Cubes

Cola/Apple Cubes

Whether it be cola cubes or apple cubes, these little cube shaped delights are much like marmite, you either love them or you hate them. These tasty treats were an essential product of any good local sweet shop.

7

Parma Violets

Parma Violets

Another love them or hate them product are, Parma Violets. Parma Violets are a British sweet manufactured by Swizzels Matlow, which have been around since the 1940’s. These violet flavoured sweets are a true classic of any British sweetshop.

8

Fruit Salads

Fruit Salads

Fruit Salads are a raspberry and pineapple flavoured chew manufactured by Barratt. Fruit Salads are a tasty little treat, which historically, only cost a penny each. Fruit Salads are one of the original penny sweets and remain a firm favourite to this day.

9

Black Jacks

Black Jacks

Much like Fruit Salads, Black Jacks are another form of penny chew sweet, although this time aniseed flavoured. These small chew sweets seem to be as popular as ever, despite their liquorice flavour… yuck.

10

Pez

Pez

Pez sweets are another retro sweet classic which don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Pez sweets, for me, are classic treat on a trip away. The fun themed dispenser can be pre-filled with Pez pieces to keep you topped up through out the day, or for a few minutes.