Bringing a sweet history back to life From Salisbury Journal Piggy banks were emptied and swarms of youngsters headed for their local high street.
The government had ended sweet rationing and the sugar rush was on. It wasn't the first time that sweets had come off ration the first attempt to de ration in 1949 had been derailed after four months when demand outstripped supply. But four years later, with promises from the government that sugar stocks were sufficient to cope with any feeding frenzy at the sweet shop, confectionery was back on the shelves and dentists were back in business. For years, pocket money was mis spent at the pick'n'mix counter where shop assistants filled paper bags at our direction with penny chews, shrimps, black jacks and/fruit salads (a farthing each or four for a penny), liquorice pipes and sherbet fountains as we eked out sixpence over as many sweets as possible. William Brown, Richmal Crompton's immortal enfant terrible better known as Just William, understood. "In the matter of sweets, William frankly upheld the superiority of quantity over quality," we are told in William Goes To The Pictures, when armed with a shilling, he decides to spend half of it on sweets. "He wandered now to his favourite confectioner and stood outside the window for five minutes, torn between the rival attractions of Gooseberry Eyes and Marble Balls. "Both were sold at 4 ounces for 2d. "William never purchased more expensive luxuries." Gooseberry Eyes, it turned out, were the sort of sweets, not unlike sherbet lemons, that grow sticky over time and collect fluff from the insides of blazer pockets where they eventually ended upI'm not convinced that Gooseberry Eyes existed not in the way I know that aniseed balls, cough buy coach bags candy twists, pineapple cubes and chewing nuts did. And what about the white candy sticks with red tips that used to be sold in packs of ten as sweet cigarettes and "smoked" by kids copying their parents? Or sherbet crystals that coach outlet 19116 you dipped your wet finger into and sucked like a lollipop? Or gobstoppers so huge they made your mouth bulge like a hamster? Etched forever on my memory they might be but, coach clothing outlet online for a time, it seems these very important symbols of my childhood had disappeared along with ounces and pennies in sd form. But now they are back jarred sweets, that is, not ounces or pre decimal currency and young and old alike are preparing to ruin their teeth in an orgy of sucking and chewing that brings back memories for some and creates them for others.
Old fashioned sweets like clove balls, bulls eyes, humbugs, acid drops and lemon bon bons have acquired a certain trendy kudos and there are any number of sites on the web where you can buyBut that's not as good as nipping into your local sweetshop and buying a little of what you fancy off the shelves. Shops like Pothecary's in Fisherton Street as well as some newsagents and village coach outlet purses that conceal handguns stores keep a small selection of jarred sweets behind the counter, but for a sweetie emporium, you will have to travel to Tisbury, Porton or Ringwood. Go into Jenny and Greg's Chocolate Box in Ringwood or Sweets Galore in Tisbury is like stepping back in time.
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