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On being a Parson

Sweets (3) and final, with some other stuff

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Sweets (2)

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Mad Priest http://www.blogger.com/profile/15120376342802143188 and/or anon commented on  my omission of “Spangles” as I recalled some of the sweets/candies of my childhood and youth.
How could I have forgotten “Spangles” – a hard “fruit flavoured” sweet?  It was always a toss-up as to whether I would suck them to extinction, or crunch them up -  doing dreadful damage to my teeth in the process.  I am told that they are no longer manufactured.
As I recalled “Spangles” my mind went to other favourites of my younger days.
There were Maynard’s Wine Gums. (see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1222132/Schoolboy-banned-buying-pack-Wine-Gums--young-drink.html for a giggle.
The Rowntree Company gave us both Fruit Pastilles and Fruit Gums.  The Pastilles were juicier, but the Gums lasted longer.
We had “sherbet” based sweets, of which my parents disapproved.  
There were Sherbet Fountains. We sucked up the sherbet powder through a liquorice straw.  From time to time the powder would slin…

Sweets

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A "mess" for dinner