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Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Flying saucers are made of rice paper or something similar and filled with sherbert. Chocolate! I ask you?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not quarters, but fruit toffos and spangles.

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
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Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are some retro sweets now made that are suitable for diabetics so maybe you could get some of these so diabetics don't feel left out.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 4945
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nora wrote:
There are some retro sweets now made that are suitable for diabetics so maybe you could get some of these so diabetics don't feel left out.

There are but they tend to be a lot more expensive and I am a great believer that 90% of diabetic don't need special foods, they just need good advice and to be honest by the time they are here and are monitored 3 times a day by nurses we tend not to worry to much, if they aNy chocolate fudge cake we give them chocolate fudge cake but it is something I am aware of.

nora



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, I think you're right and they do look quite expensive.

vegplot



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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Acid drops
Pear drops
Lemon sherbets
Victory V's
Rhubarb and Custards
Sour Apples
Barley Twists

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 4945
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well that's 54 suggestions so far with the winning ones so far
Victory v
Pineapple cubes
coconut mushrooms
peanut brittle
pear drops
Cola cubes
sherbert lemons
sherbert pips
Sweet peanuts
chocate linear and
Flyimg saucers.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7450
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Not quarters, but fruit toffos and spangles.


Spangles
D'you remember the 'Old English' ones?

EV

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41918
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

earthyvirgo wrote:
tahir wrote:
Not quarters, but fruit toffos and spangles.


Spangles
D'you remember the 'Old English' ones?

EV


Yeah, but what did they taste of?

lettucewoman



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 7827
Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

satin cushions, lemonade powder, sweet tobacco, sherbet pips, chewing nuts, fruit salads, rhubarb and custard, rainbow powder!!

DawnMK



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 895
Location: Buckinghamshire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some-one I know has just started something similar in conjuction with the old fashion sweet shop we have in town, she put together a folder with pics of the sweets prices etc and it has been put in a pretty folder, the residents can then go through the folder and place there order for delivery the following week, the orders are collected on a friday with money, and the sweets a delivered to the home the following week, so she dosent have to hold any stock she now covers about 5 various residential homes in our area, just a thought then there isnt any stock out lay

cir3ngirl



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 4586
Location: Cirencester
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
nora wrote:
There are some retro sweets now made that are suitable for diabetics so maybe you could get some of these so diabetics don't feel left out.

There are but they tend to be a lot more expensive and I am a great believer that 90% of diabetic don't need special foods, they just need good advice and to be honest by the time they are here and are monitored 3 times a day by nurses we tend not to worry to much, if they aNy chocolate fudge cake we give them chocolate fudge cake but it is something I am aware of.


Our sugar free sweets sell for the same price as the sugared ones. We have about 50 sugar frees in the shop at any one time.

Liquorice root, sprogs, humbugs, sherbet lemons, Kop Kops, all go down well with our older customers

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 7983
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:

My plan is to travel round care and residential homes set up a sweetshop in the corner of a lounge for a couple of hours and sell to a captive market.


The werthers mafia will be after you

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are there any locally made old favourites that the oldies might remember? Like Uncle Joe's Mint balls but for Dagenham (if my memory serves me right)

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 12 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Actually now you mention it the trebor factory was less than a mile down the road from Tue home I'm in, only its not my area I'm planning to get her set up in but I will look into it.

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