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:
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.
Thanks for the suggestion of the rest - but I am raring to get going with the ABC, 123 topic. I am planning to make some of the framed squares that I used for the KAS KAL and add in a letter or a number this time!
I also have some knitting for my Goddaughter's children to get done!
Can't wait to see the framed squares with numbers or letters. That is a great plan. But you still get a guilt-free treat.
You are very welcome....... and I agree that it is a good job things are a bit shut down here or I would have been eating sweets al week.
A great monthly theme, Rebecca, thank you. It’s been great fun to revisit some childhood memories. I’ve loved seeing everyone’s work.
Marion, I am really glad you enjoyed it.
And the little chaps in front remind me of jelly babies - my all time favourite! Lovely collection - many thanks to your generous friends.
Aww Karen, they are all sooooo CUTE!! My faves would have to be the frogs with their cute legs and those GORGEOUS colourful birds. You have wonderful friends. :))
They are lovely! As has been said, Jelly Babies...... and also Freddo Frogs!!!
Thank your friends very much for their knitting!!
What a terrific collection. I wish I could pick a favorite, but each time I do, then I see another toy that screams that it is the best. Each and every one is a treasure. But now that little Guinea Pig on the left is really calling my name. Oh, wait, the little brown birds on the right ... but the puppies ...
Sorry it’s late, but better late than never!
An aran blanket (with wool), in these minty colours, the self striping yarn is called ’Spring Mint’. My favourite mints are Murray mints and I always have a packet of spearmint Polos in my bag.....
As a child I remember we sometimes had chewy spearmints.......
Super colours here - and who doesn't enjoy crunching or sucking a mint......ha!