SWEETS FOR MY SWEET

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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A clever interpretation....... creating fun squares :))

FUN squares, Amy. The dark border is the perfect finish.  :))

I recently discovered these M&M Peanut chocolate bars - they are divine (as are your squares, Amy!)

Those look YUMMY!  Great idea, Amy.

Thanks Amy - I have tried shutting down and restarting and all sorts of things but so far no luck.  

Oh dear, Karen........ I did not mean to make you want sweeties!!

Patricia - that blanket is wonderful - and a great blast from the past with the zoom lollies!

Amy, your M & Ms blanket squares are wonderful - really bright "sweets" on there!  

I have only recently seen the M & Ms bars in the shops here in the UK.

When my husband used to travel with work to the USA I always asked for the same present - a big bag of peanut butter M & Ms...... they are simply wonderful!!!

As you share my taste, Rebecca, have you tried Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream tubs? Absolute heaven!

Oh yes....... It is so scrummy!!!

We have been trying to buy local in the lockdown etc. so have been ,mostly having some delicious ice creams made by a local dairy farm.

Hurray - the changes are made and we have some pictures!

Only click the YouTube link at the end of you want an ear worm!!

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