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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I am very sorry - the website has been behaving oddly the past week and I hoped to be able to sort it so I could add different fonts and all the lovely pictures I had found - but there is no option to add photos either in this reply or in the main introduction there. I am not even sure how I would add photos of the squares when they are complete...... If anyone has any answers, please let me know.

I may be starting the theme again if I ever get Ning working properly again......

You have given us lots of sweets to think about.  Looking forward to seeing all the delicious items this month.

You  can try again to post photos under edit.

Ooo this sounds interesting - I'm away now to raid my stash..... And the sweetie cupboard.... Haribo, smarties, Twirl..... Mmmm!!

I'm a little late to the party, but LOVING your intro, Rebecca.  :))

I am at this moment working my way through a snack bar of Cadbury's milk chocolate.....I should be keeping my hands occupied with needles instead. I'll get onto it!!

This blanket was inspired by the Zoom ice lollies of my youth (not quite sweets, but near enough!)

WOW Patricia, this is a superb idea and blanket!    Love it - they're called FAB lollies now I buy them for my Son.

Such a pretty blanket Patricia..... it’s fab! When the icecream man (Mr Whippy, Mr Dimee or Mr Softee) came round on a Saturday or Sunday, we would hear the music from the van, long before our mother did and we would move fast to ask our mum if we could have an ice lolly, before the van got too far away. My brother and sister used to love having a Zoom ice lolly, my choice was always a strawberry Mivvi (strawberry split). Happy days :))

Fabulous blanket, Patricia - I love the colours and design.

A stunning blanket, Patricia.  Love the big zigzag pattern.

Your blanket is totally GORGEOUS, Patricia!!! I LOVE it!!

Sadly, I had never heard of a Fab or Zoom before. I do love passionfruit or lime Splits though, Chris.  :))

A rainbow assortment of M&Ms for chocolate lovers.

Gosh, another super idea ✔️✔️✔️



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