What's your favourite historic sweets?

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As its Easter...What are your favourite historic sweets? Post a picture if you can find one!

Mine are Gray's Teacakes. They can't be bought in supermarkets, but specialist sweet shops still sell them, right from the jar.

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Mine was Nuttals Mintos, I looked for a photo but they all seem to be imitations, I used to love crunching them up.
These days I love a good short crust pasty or steak and kidney pie, but something most bakers have stopped doing is lardy cake, we used to get it in squares heavy with sugar and lard, probably deemed to unhealthy these days. I thought I had found a shop selling them, but to say it was a poor copy was being kind.;)
 
Mine was Nuttals Mintos, I looked for a photo but they all seem to be imitations, I used to love crunching them up.
These days I love a good short crust pasty or steak and kidney pie, but something most bakers have stopped doing is lardy cake, we used to get it in squares heavy with sugar and lard, probably deemed to unhealthy these days. I thought I had found a shop selling them, but to say it was a poor copy was being kind.;)
I had to google lardy cake, its new to me, I'll suggest the missus make it, mind you its been a long time since I saw lard.

I also like Barratt's liquorice sticks, although there a bit tough to chew!


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Lard is pork fat, but as kids we would eat the stuff that settles under beef dripping in sandwiches, sort of meat juices, lovely flavour.
Going back to sweets how about the fruit salads and black jacks, going to school we used to buy four of those for a penny old money (240 pence to the pound) around 1965 ish. I quite like liquorice too, made your teeth black as I recall.
 
The black teeth made me think of the cigarette stick sweets you could buy back in the 70s/80s. Some were paper filled with chocolate, others hard candy. This is back when my mum could send me to the shop to buy her actual cigarettes too.

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... lardy cake,
Until recently we had a local baker still did lardy cake, but would only sell it in a full square, not individual portions. So, sadly, a rare treat. She recently retired.
In a similar vein, I do miss proper currant buns, with a slightly sticky top. Slice them horizontally, spread too much butter on both parts. Nowadays, all I can find are teacakes. (Is there such a thing as 'too much butter'?)

I also have fond memories of Cadbury's Aztec bar. A sort of competitor to a MARS bar, but less sweet, and containing fruit. So arguably one of our five-a-day.
 
For those no longer with us
Spangles, and not the relaunched ones of the nineties and my all time favourite, trebor mints, much nicer than polo.
I’m still a big sweet eater and love refreshers and kalie…
 
As its Easter...What are your favourite historic sweets? Post a picture if you can find one!

Mine are Gray's Teacakes. They can't be bought in supermarkets, but specialist sweet shops still sell them, right from the jar.

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For those no longer with us
Spangles, and not the relaunched ones of the nineties and my all time favourite, trebor mints, much nicer than polo.
I’m still a big sweet eater and love refreshers and kalie…
I feel the need to have atrip out. Wherever is that shop. There used to be a good one over near Nuneaton.
 
Until recently we had a local baker still did lardy cake, but would only sell it in a full square, not individual portions. So, sadly, a rare treat. She recently retired.
In a similar vein, I do miss proper currant buns, with a slightly sticky top. Slice them horizontally, spread too much butter on both parts. Nowadays, all I can find are teacakes. (Is there such a thing as 'too much butter'?)

I also have fond memories of Cadbury's Aztec bar. A sort of competitor to a MARS bar, but less sweet, and containing fruit. So arguably one of our five-a-day.
Mrs PN just made a doughnut cake. Shes just announced its not what we expect it has a hole in the middle.... Ok I said why has it got a hole. (a BIG hole) Ah she said I didnt think that bit was cooked. Under questioining she admitted she ate said centre of the cake (c. 50% of it i recon) So its a good cake then.
 
For those no longer with us
Spangles, and not the relaunched ones of the nineties and my all time favourite, trebor mints, much nicer than polo.
I’m still a big sweet eater and love refreshers and kalie…
The safety mans downfall. Finish one site visit and into the car so you can go and get the necessary sweet fix and half a gallon of petrol for the car....

I seem to remember Imps. They were tiny things with lots of menthol. As a choirboy some while ago I used to eat lots as good for the voice. That sweetshop were onto a winner with those 20 choristers passed by 4 times a day nad use the necessary purchase of Imps as an excuse to make excessive visits to that shop. One like AnthonyH's photo.
 
For those no longer with us
Spangles, and not the relaunched ones of the nineties and my all time favourite, trebor mints, much nicer than polo.
I’m still a big sweet eater and love refreshers and kalie…
The Trebor mints reminded me of the ditty that was popular at the time "Trebor mints are a minty bit stronger, stick em up your a*se and they will last a bit longer", so you can tell the quality of people I hung around with.:)
 
The Trebor mints reminded me of the ditty that was popular at the time "Trebor mints are a minty bit stronger, stick em up your a*se and they will last a bit longer", so you can tell the quality of people I hung around with.:)
And here’s me thinking it was us Yorkshire folk that sang that!
 
Spangles were my go-to tooth rotter, when I was a pre-teen.
Also couldn't resist a Mb bar, rainbow drops. McGowans glass toffee (and their teeth rotting creamed toffee)

Midget gems, fruit salads, black eyes and boiled sweets of pebble to golf ball sized. Bazooka Joes ( with mini comic included)

I adored Aztec bars, marathon and Mars bars, any chocolate confectionery actually.
I'm surprised that I have any teeth left.
 
Spangles were my go-to tooth rotter, when I was a pre-teen.
Also couldn't resist a Mb bar, rainbow drops. McGowans glass toffee (and their teeth rotting creamed toffee)

Midget gems, fruit salads, black eyes and boiled sweets of pebble to golf ball sized. Bazooka Joes ( with mini comic included)

I adored Aztec bars, marathon and Mars bars, any chocolate confectionery actually.
I'm surprised that I have any teeth left.
Very difficult to better a Mars bar. Can't cope with them now as they drag my dental plate away from the roof of my mouth and cause tooth ache due to exposed dentine at the gums - that is on the teeth which are actually still mine!
 
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