Sweet memories are very evocative and memories of sweets very nostalgic for me..
I have vivid snapshots of my childhood defined by the sugary treats that I thrived upon.
Our sweetie consumption was largely confined to Saturdays when my father would return from work at lunchtime and bring with him a paper bag with the best selection of chocolate confectionery of the time.. The choice varied from Crunchies, to Mars Bars, Milky Ways to Maltesers.. we tried them all and soon had our favourites which would become the weekly ambrosia..
When I became a child of independent means.. i.e I had pocket money to squander.. I would hot foot it to the local sweetshop after school each day.. this mecca of sugar being situated just around the corner from my school... fatal! Ironically the dentist surgery was located next door to the sweetshop!
The name of the shop as I remember was called..The Candy Box.. and had a pink and white striped awning.. we are going back a few years ..
I love to reminisce about the pretty pastel discs filled with sherbert..otherwise known as flying saucers, the Jamboree bags with the virtually inedible toffees but there was always the anticipation of the plastic toy within..fruit Salad and black Jacks..powdery toffee bon bons, refresher fizzy strips, sherbert fountains, dib dabs, vivid pink shrimps, dolly mixtures, jelly babies. licorice allsorts, jelly beans, smarties ..these were food of the gods to a sweet toothed eight year old and I spent many precious thruppeny bits ( often my bus fare ) on these wonderful confections. It is amazing that I was a skinny child and kept most of my teeth!
All these memories came flooding back recently when I stumbled across the charming and sublime on line store of Hope & Greenwood.. an emporium of nostalgia all wrapped up in wonderful vintage style ...
I browsed through this delightful site .. salivating at the memory of all my childhood favourites..
I am sure that some of you will be familiar with this company but if you have not had the pleasure of seeing their wonderful site please take a look inside.. I can guarantee you will be tempted by at least one of their sugary delights..
Do you have a sweet tooth and what are your favourites ?
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Posted by Cowboys and Custard at 8:57 pm