When I was a kid every time I ate a refresher bar it would make my eyes go funny. It still does now! Love them!
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My fiance proposed to me over a sharing plate trio of Swizzels inspired desserts. There were Parma violets jelly, drumsticks meringue and love hearts cheesecake. When the desserts were placed in front of me by the waitress I laughed saying they were all mine! I looked down and saw the cheesecake decorated with 6 love hearts all saying 'Marry me'... it still didn't click.
I said to him 'what are the chances of that?...' before looking up and realising how nervous he was and fumbling in his pocket. He then got down on one knee with a ring box in hand and told me how much he loved me and would I Marry him? I was blown away and burst into tears I couldn't answer for some time... the whole restaurant cheered when I finally nodded and said yes. Such an amazing memory (plus I did get to eat all of the dessert)
Fishing all night and had swizzles to keep my sugar levels up. Taste great.
Squashies got that old classic drumstick flavor without all the sticky hassle. Life doesn't get better than that!
A Saturday used to be Daddy-daughter day with my dad. We used to go into our local town center and my dad used to treat us to a bag of traditional sweets from jars in an old sweet shop. These were uncommon at the time. I looked forward to this every week and it brings back feelings of nostalgia for me now thinking about it.
I once rode my bike to the local shop on a hot day with the intention of ordering a Mini Milk lolly.
I pushed my money across the counter and made the request nervously and quietly (as I was only young): "one mini-milk please", only for the proprietor to look at me very strangely.
The gentlemen of the shop then went about preparing my order: imagine my surprise and horror then when he started undoing the jar of mini-EGGS, placed one on the counter and prepared me ALOT of change.
I was too embarrassed to correct the situation and a 10 year old me went off to enjoy his singular mini-egg in the blazing sunshine.
Sweets have always been my favorite !! I always tell my kids about the sweets I had as a child. I used to have a 20p mix up after school, I loved refresher chews . I used to run home from school hoping my mum had bought me my mix up. I would always choose sweets over chocolate. I loved strawberry lolly pops too and parma violets, infact any sweet was a winner!! I still like them now. I would love to win this prize. We also had a sweet van that came passed our home every day and I would ask my dad for money to buy sweets, all the children from my street would queue to buy them.
I loved my double lollies, but as they lasted so long still had it when I
arrived at my second love, the library. The librarian, on spotting my lolly told me to get rid of it or get out. Mortified, I kept the lolly and never went back! I still love books and my grandchildren now love the double lollies.
We went to a sweet shop in Amsterdam. They had lots of random flavours of sweets we have in the UK, it was so cool.Isabelle Smith
My local shop before school where I use to get a bag of rainbow drops and a packet of love hearts the good ol days.Steven Beaney
I used to eat those mini refreshers bars all the time as a kid, still get them now and it just provokes happy thoughts, love them!!! and you can fit a whole one in your mouth :-)Jennifer Gilbert
Eating a zzapp lolly from the ice cream man on very cold, wet and windy day on a north wales beach with my familyRachel Dawson
Me and some friends when I was 15 at a drama academy - those were amazing days!Eleanor Holmes
I was in the super market buying some Drumsticks and refresher bars when I took the last refresher when a girl was going to get it we laughed over it and I was a gentleman and gave her the last 1. We have been together ever since with . We are celebrating our 4 year anniversary in July . We have 2 amazing children together . So thanks to your sweets I meet the woman of my dreams who I want to spend the rest of my life with .Steven Webster
My nanna grew up in a shop and she sold a wide range of swizzles sweets, swizzle lollies and refreshers for 1d she now buys the same sweets for me and my siblings to ensure that we have the same special memories that she had.Beth Naylor-Gray
This reminds me of extra special memories of my beloved mum and dad who have now sadly passed - when we were young they couldn't afford to get us sweets often but twice a month we were taken to Irish dancing and our v special treat was getting 20P bag which we filled with drumsticks (love thrm) love hearts and Palmer violets with mum and dads help - special times and memories XLiz Kelly
Sweet memory - my little sister was around 5years old and was playing with some sweets on the sofa, arranging them into a smiley face. Once she completed her face there was 1 sweet left over she set to one side. I pointed to each sweet asking what it was, she replied "eye, nose, ear" to each facial part. I finally pointed to the sweet set aside and asked what it was, she looked at me as if i were stupid and said "its a sweet"Kayleigh Atkins
Eating ice cream with my brother and grandad when I was littleLottue Gower
When we were married, in June 2011, we have personalised love hearts at our wedding!Katy Stevens
I remember my brother and I being given 50p every weekend for our penny sweets if we had been good and it seemed to buy us so many! Our favourites were the bubble gums!Sarah Searle