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Bought some sarsaparilla tablets yesterday. Not had them for years. Proper took me back to when you'd go to the paper shop and get either a 10p mix or a if your Mam was feeling generous a 1/4 of sweets from a jar. Cola cubes where a close 2nd.

Shit I sound old. 

 

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You could get them free in the Urinals at the Cattle Market, once you'd sucked the piss off them, they tasted OK and lasted ages   Anyway, Midget Gems, apart from the black ones which tasted

Parma violets are rank. Like sucking on airfreshener

14 minutes ago, DazBob said:

Pineapple chunks?

You could get them free in the Urinals at the Cattle Market, once you'd sucked the piss off them, they tasted OK and lasted ages

 

Anyway, Midget Gems, apart from the black ones which tasted horrible (Liquorice I think, which is a thing nobody likes)

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7 minutes ago, Sweep said:

You could get them free in the Urinals at the Cattle Market, once you'd sucked the piss off them, they tasted OK and lasted ages

 

Anyway, Midget Gems, apart from the black ones which tasted horrible (Liquorice I think, which is a thing nobody likes)

The original style midget gems you speak of are in home bargains mate 👍🏼If they have shops of that ilk in well heeled areas such as yours 😁

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26 minutes ago, bolton_blondie said:

Bought some sarsaparilla tablets yesterday. Not had them for years. Proper took me back to when you'd go to the paper shop and get either a 10p mix or a if your Mam was feeling generous a 1/4 of sweets from a jar. Cola cubes where a close 2nd.

Shit I sound old. 

 

My missus got me a selection at Xmas as I love them. 
 

I got

sarsaparilla tablets 

Kop kops

cough candy twist 

Cola cubes 

bonfire toffee 

sherbet lemons 

acid drops 

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Just now, Escobarp said:

The original style midget gems you speak of are in home bargains mate 👍🏼If they have shops of that ilk in well heeled areas such as yours 😁

Aye, the ones made by Lyon's I think.  Same with fruit salad too.

Midget gems made by anyone but Lyon's are the shit soft ones.  if they don't pull your fillings out then they're shit.

Little Whitt, who is a midget, once fingered a bird on the back seat of a Little Gem. :)

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2 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

The original style midget gems you speak of are in home bargains mate 👍🏼If they have shops of that ilk in well heeled areas such as yours 😁

there is indeed a Home Bargains near to me 🙂 - I'll go in under the cover of darkness though, in case anybody sees me

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2 minutes ago, Sweep said:

there is indeed a Home Bargains near to me 🙂 - I'll go in under the cover of darkness though, in case anybody sees me

Wise Move. 69p a bag. Green bag 😁

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3 minutes ago, DazBob said:

Aye, the ones made by Lyon's I think.  Same with fruit salad too.

Midget gems made by anyone but Lyon's are the shit soft ones.  if they don't pull your fillings out then they're shit.

Little Whitt, who is a midget, once fingered a bird on the back seat of a Little Gem. :)

Aye the fruit salads are in as well. Also b and m have them in and that was where I got my last bag from. 
 

I forgot all About the existence of little gems. Takes me back that does! 

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15 minutes ago, Sweep said:

there is indeed a Home Bargains near to me 🙂 - I'll go in under the cover of darkness though, in case anybody sees me

If you don't fancy that I find sports mixtures are a great alternative.

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We had a ritual whilst at Burden where we would get 1/4 of kop kops from a corner shop on the way to the ground. Would have been from the 92-93 season onwards when my dad started taking me. We didn't do it one week and lost, so had to be done every game afterwards. 

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1 hour ago, Sweep said:

You could get them free in the Urinals at the Cattle Market, once you'd sucked the piss off them, they tasted OK and lasted ages

 

Anyway, Midget Gems, apart from the black ones which tasted horrible (Liquorice I think, which is a thing nobody likes)

They were blue iirc - the pisscakes.

As for black midget gems, it's because of child-like palates that Maynards and Bassetts have made the black ones some shitty blackcurrant flavour now.

Lions (available from Home Bargains) have stuck to traditional liquorice black ones, and for fans of these they also do liquorice gums - bags solely comprising double-sized black liquorice midget gems.

The corner shop near me sells those blue and pink hundreds and thousands covered jelly tablets out of liquorice allsorts in dedicated bags - they're called Spogs.

When we were kids all my mates used to insist on traipsing to some scuzzy, smelly white-owned cornershop* to buy 'Choc-Limes' - if the lazy fuckers were open, which wasn't often - utter crap and about 30p for around five sweets.

* even the lads who frequented this shop referred to it as 'Smelly's'...

There used to be a shop on Tonge Moor near the Co-Op, for ages it had a handwritten sign in the window 'Milk Tokens Accepted', anyhow I went in once, it was like the land that time forgot for jars of old school sweets, and not contrived and overpriced like in those shitty 'Ye Olde' hipster shops.

I don't eat sweets.

 

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1 hour ago, Sweep said:

there is indeed a Home Bargains near to me 🙂 - I'll go in under the cover of darkness though, in case anybody sees me

If you live near one you're obviously a tramp so why the subterfuge?

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I get mine from a shop on COR when im in the area. They have a decent selection and aren’t overpriced like some if the online shops doing just old fashioned sweets. 

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1 minute ago, Youri McAnespie said:

If you live near one you're obviously a tramp so why the subterfuge?

homeless person is the correct nomenclature these days I think you'll find

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Just now, Sweep said:

homeless person is the correct nomenclature these days I think you'll find

One of the kids books.last term had a policeman helping a 'tramp' - was published in the early 80s. I did wonder if any teacher had actually looked at the book since then.

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1 minute ago, Escobarp said:

I get mine from a shop on COR when im in the area. They have a decent selection and aren’t overpriced like some if the online shops doing just old fashioned sweets. 

There's a girl in our village who make makes boxes of "vintage" sweets up for all occasions - she must make a fortune, selling little boxes of them for about £10 each. Fair pley to her, it's a really good idea, and the mark up must be immense. She's already stopped taking orders for Mothers Day, as she has so many to do

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