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.
Super intro Rebecca I could do with some chocolate peanut clusters right now.
Estelle - I would love some chocolate just now - any kind at all. We have none in the house though as we are trying to cut back on it!!
My son gave me a gift basket of lollies/ chokkies, marshmallows, etc for Mother's Day in May (long since eaten of course....lol) from our local lolly shop and I discovered in it, a peanut brittle chocolate bar.....absolutely divine!!! Never had before, trying to limit my visit to the lolly shop since.
I do not know if this will show the video on the page or if you will have to click the link - but it is definitely worth a clock - and if you are not sure what this has to do with the theme, you will once you see it!
Oh Rebecca, thank you so much for the morning giggle - just what I needed! (Especially when all these 'sweet' posts are making me crave sweets and chocolate, just when I don't need them!)
This clip made me laugh out loud!
Hahaha....soooo funny!!!! The 'twisters' that I have seen here in Oz are green and red, I think.
Brilliant, Patricia - the colours are perfect. Making my mouth water!
Cracking wool to use for these sweets Patricia! Nice sweeties too ❤️
Lovely squares, Patricia ... they look so bright and cheerful.
I'm learning something new all the time; I've never heard of these before, must be something we don't get over here. But if I ever encounter them, I'll be sure to give them a try.
Those are just great squares........ absolutely Rhubarb and Custard!!