Sugar for my honey........

This month we will be looking at all things sweet....... By which I mean sweets, candy, chocolate, bonbons and confectionery.

I am sure we can all look back to the sweets of our childhood and reminisce. My favourites were:

Yorkshire Mixtures 

Parma Violets

Liquorice Allsorts.

How about you? What were your favourites? Gum Drops? Chewing gum? American Hard Gums? Chocolate peanuts and raisons?

Have you noticed all the glorious colours of sweets? I am sure that when I was a child a lot came from sources we would never use today - but there were vibrant pink bubble gums and bright yellow and red rhubarb and custard sweets, Smarties came is a variety of lovely colours. What about the Jazzy and snowy sweets - chocolate buttons with multi coloured decorative balls on them?

If you live in the UK you will be familiar with the idea of a stick of rock from the seaside. This is a hard, boiled sugar candy often with stripes round the outer edge and writing through the centre with name of the seaside resort.

As an adult I have encountered Reeses Pieces with their distinctive yellow, brown and orange shells. Marshmallows are now all pink and white. Milka chocolates with their mauve wrappers and lovely image of the cows on the front first entered my life as a treat from the airport!

What about the wrappers? Cadbury chocolate can easily be recognised by its distinctive purple wrapping. Galaxy chocolates all have that swirl of luxurious chocolate colour on the label.

Well I hope you have plenty of pictures in your mind to get started on some great striped, spotted, lovely coloured squares for August.........


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 We get the chocolate orange in a 8 piece strip bar too - 183 calories.... Mmmm

Wow! Love, love, LOVE your blanket, Sharon!! All the different textures and colour combos...she's a beaut!!

Lovely blanket Sharon...Terry’s Orange chocolate that Karen suggested is a must. 

Reading and thinking about 10 KAS pages of sweet comments has been very nostalgic, just hope we are not tempted in view of possible weight gain!

I think those of us who are posting our work with the relevant treat perched on top of it have already succumbed to temptation, Pam!

In Leominster we have a sweetshop which still sells from jars and loose boxes - am determined to give them a wide berth. All forms of sherbert or aniseed flavour sweets are my downfall.......!

We have a lolly shop that sells both pre-packaged and lollies in jars. I LOVE aniseed flavours, too, Pam.

Loved Aniseed Twists Bev, but occasionally a family member would slip up and purchase a bag of barley sugar twists - they were so boring in comparison to the 'zing' of aniseed!

We certainly used to have an old fashioned sweet shop in Leicester before the lock down.  Very nostalgic place to visit.
A similar shop has opened in my home town, Melton Mowbray, but I have only been in once and it did not have the magic I used to remember........

Anybody fancy a Gummy Shark? I don't think it would be my choice but it is a perfect match for the yarn!

Pretty, pretty, PRETTY, Patricia!! LOVE the colourways.  :))

Don't think I've ever had (or seen) gummy shark lollies, but I could be persuaded....haha.

Pretty colours + pattern = beautiful square!



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