On 12 Dec 2011 at 11:47am Clifford wrote:
When I was a kid a tin of Cadbury's Roses chocolates was seen as an incredible luxury. Now they're going for £4.98 a time in Waitrose. I don't know why, but i find that a bit sad.
On 12 Dec 2011 at 11:55am DFL wrote:
I don't !! I just luv 'em !
On 12 Dec 2011 at 12:03pm Mme B wrote:
In my day, chicken was a luxury. So was having a fridge.
On 12 Dec 2011 at 1:32pm oldretainer wrote:
Aye, you tell the young people of today that, and they wont believe you.
Now where's me Blueberry gone..........
On 12 Dec 2011 at 2:42pm Teachers Pet wrote:
Probably in the fruit salad oldretainer!
On 12 Dec 2011 at 4:00pm Tango wrote:
And I remember when Wagon Wheels and Curley Whirleys were Huge!! Mmmmm, I'm having a moment!
On 12 Dec 2011 at 4:58pm Landporter wrote:
Bottle of pop. We used to get a bottle of limeade, cherryade, orangeade, cola, lemonade and cream soda....at xmas. Never had them at all through the year until this bloke turned up with a van at xmas and delivered the pop !!!
On 12 Dec 2011 at 5:19pm SHS wrote:
I remember marching across Dartmoor hunting for bilberries. The local shop sold penny blacks and wagon wheels but we weren't meant to buy those or any other sweets.
On 12 Dec 2011 at 5:44pm Dingo wrote:
I think Cadbury`s Roses are disgusting ,Quality Street are so much better.
On 12 Dec 2011 at 6:28pm Clifford wrote:
Landporter - a family over the road from us used to have their lemonade delivered in a Corona van. To me that was the epitome of poshness.
On 12 Dec 2011 at 7:52pm Bazooka Joe wrote:
Texan Bars sure were a mighty chew!!
On 12 Dec 2011 at 8:58pm Mme B wrote:
But does anyone remember having an orange tongue through eating lemonade powder, the only sweet thing one could get off the ration. Luxury!
On 13 Dec 2011 at 12:06am Dingo wrote:
Fry`s Tiffin bar anyone?
On 13 Dec 2011 at 2:40pm Vampire Buffet Slayer wrote:
Forget Roses or Quality Street,I'm holding out for a Hero!
On 13 Dec 2011 at 8:49pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Roses are good,cos "Roses grow on you". In 1960 ish,Norman Vaughan did an advert for them with his catchphrase ,thumb up(swinging)thumb down (dodgy).Incidentally anyone pining for sweets no longer available,google "old fashioned sweets".There is of course still the shop here in Lewes,in Lansdowne Place,that has some of the golden oldies.
On 14 Dec 2011 at 11:58am Oldtimer wrote:
How about Tizer and Bing in a bottle with a flip lid held in by a wire lever. Dandelion and Burdock, spanish root to chew, yesterdays rolls on the cheap etc, etc.
2d refund on the empty bottles returned. Empty soda syphons worth 5/- when returned. Returned jam jars 1d for 1lb and 2d for 2lb empties.
We really earned our pennies in them days.....no handouts from Dad, just a thick ear occasionally!!
No NHS as we know it, if you called out the Doctor you were really ill and had to pay them for the call before you were treated, 5/- (25P).
They were still times that hold a lot of happy memories.
On 14 Dec 2011 at 10:29pm Dingo wrote:
I think they should bring back the deposit on glass bottles, I`m sure we`d see a lot less chucked away making the place look like a rubbish tip.