Revisit your childhood with some Retro sweets
Lets face it all adults of all generations enjoy revisiting their childhood. There is no better way than tasting some of your old school retro sweets favorites. Oh and by the way when we say 'old' sweets, we don’t mean sweets that have been located alongside an Anglo Saxon burial site, or sweets found near the foundations of an ancient Roman bath. By old sweets, we don’t mean sweets that are literally from 1970's, or 1980's – long past their expiration date. Although – having said that – some of these retro sweets do keep very well – as you will remember from your childhood, when they would often reside in plastic or glass jars, seemingly for months, stuck to each other before being fished out by the shopkeeper, placed on a weighing scales and placed in a little paper bag for consumption.
When it comes to old fashioned sweets in the UK, hygiene probably wasn’t as big an issue then as it is today. Today, everything comes pre-packaged and spotlessly clean. UK sweets have been sullied by international hygiene regulations. “How ironic,” you may shout at whoever will listen, “In my day…” and then you’ll trail off, realising you’re sounding old. And a passing teen will tell you to stop being so random.
Today, if one sweet sticks to another sweet in the box, it’s thrown out of the shop with the rubbish because it’s a design fault. You might be lucky to replicate the experience of your childhood with the Pick n Mix at the cinema chain (where you’ll pay a high price for the privilege) or your local supermarket if you’re lucky. But the range of retro sweets available might not be great.
Today, your favorite retro sweets of your childhood can be purchased in the Sweets and Treatz online shop. Varieties of retro sweet are available that include nostalgic choices from your childhood such as Black Jacks, Cola Cubes and Humbugs. These are the retro sweets from the 60's, 70's, and 80's that many adults will be familiar with, and they may be worth introducing the kids to too.