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Started by Alex, September 17, 2022, 11:19:45 PM

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Alex

I nicked this photo from another forum, remember these  ?

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I wasn't too keen on the Black Jacks, the Fruit Salad ones were nice though.

Michael Rolls

never seen any of those before - how long ago were they?
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1955vintage

Loved them both, but Black Jacks left you with mucky saliva and a stained mouth.
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Scrumpy


I always chose the black ones.. We didn't care what colour our teeth and tongues were..
 Also remember sherbet dabs.. with a straw liquorice stick.. 
We had a Tuck Shop in the next street.. We kids all met up there..
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Michael Rolls

I remember paying 1p for bits of wood called - IIRC - Spanish wood, which when chewed had a very nice liquorice taste to it, and much cheaper than buying proper liquorice sweets
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Ashy

I remember them and the shops that sold them. Sad to see the passing of big jars and scales.

klondike

Black Jacks and Fruit Salad were 4 a penny. Can't remember what liquorice wood cost. Sherbert dips were a penny I think.

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Michael Rolls

memory claims liquorice wood was 1d - but whether memory is correct...
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klondike

What about flying saucers? They were a very flattened edible  sphere with sherbert inside.

I think you are a good few years older than me so it's interesting that the prices had held as a penny for liquorice wood sounds about right. I'd put my purchases at the mid to late 50s.

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Michael Rolls

I was buying liquorice wood (also called Spanish wood, now that I think about it) around the Tower Bridge area in 1946.
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klondike

About 10 years before me then.

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Scrumpy


What about Bubble Gum.. !! It taste like candle wax.. We used to chew it for ages and share it..!
 We were often asked 'Give us a bit of your gum'.. We would pull out a length of stringy gum and give it to out friends.. No one died as a result of this..  
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Michael Rolls

never fancied gum, whether bubble or ordinary
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1955vintage

Peanut brittle was my favourite.
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Ashy

Most chewing gum was 1d out of a machine in the street as I recall. Wriggley's strips were 6d, which was all right if you had a sixpence.

The problem we have with chewing gum these days is people don't dispose of it properly, they drop it on the pavement and it's almost impossible to remove.