Think of your top 5 favorite childhood sweets.
That thought just makes me want to be Charlie and find a golden ticket. Oh my how I loved sweets, and here, thanks to Kate Takes 5 we have another great Listography.
My top five are going to be from around the age I was actually 5. My Mom and I lived in a street that had the most wonderful corner shop. The owner was a lovely old Gentleman who had the best selection of sweets, and I’d go down with my 20p and he’d even help me count my sweets. Because I wasn’t too good with numbers and adding at 5, ya’know.
Who would do that these days I wonder? Send their 5 year old girl to the corner shop on her own with a pocket full of change with an old sweet seller for company. It is sad how times have changed, but anyway. Here we go!
1. The ultimate, the one and only, champion of the candy world! TWIN CHERRIES
These have to be the epitome of the best sweets in the world. Forget Desert Island Disks – it’d be Desert Island Sweets and these boys would be coming with me.
2. Parma Violets. Strange, perfumy, remind me of Granny’s, but still yum.
Enough said really. In all honesty, I think they are a bit ‘wrong’, but oh-so-right.
3. Rhubarb and Custards – no, not the cartoon. These lovely boiled things.
Mmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmmmmm, mmmmm, MMMMM!
4. Beer Sweets – if that is what they are called?
I used to feel a bit naughty buying these ones and would try to gobble them all up before I got home and my Mom saw. I probably thought they’d get me drunk. Oh the innocent mind of a little girl.
5. Last but not least – Fizzy Cola Bottles!
Dearest Willy Wonka – you can shove the pathetic excuse for Fizzy Cola Bottles you make these days. I long for the old ones that made your eyes water, your nose stream and your tongue bleed.
My sincerest thanks to Kate, by the way, for making us think of sweets during Lent! Meany.
Oh, and also, thank you for giving me the wonderful idea to discuss having a sweetie/candy bar at our Wedding!
Who wants an invite? If just for for the sweet/candy bar?
Image above courtesy of Slater Sparke