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  • #16
    Originally posted by etenguy View Post

    Takes me back - i knew them as jamboree bags too.
    Me too. I kept on buying the girl's version, in the forlorn hope of finding something good in my bag, but I should have known better and spent my money on favourites, like raspberry ruffles or sweet tobacco.

    I remember buying 12 aniseed balls for a penny, or 4 for a farthing, and I think fruit salads and blackjacks were a ha'penny each. I'm talking late fifties, early sixties.

    Love,

    Caz
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    • #17
      Originally posted by caz View Post

      Me too. I kept on buying the girl's version, in the forlorn hope of finding something good in my bag, but I should have known better and spent my money on favourites, like raspberry ruffles or sweet tobacco.

      I remember buying 12 aniseed balls for a penny, or 4 for a farthing, and I think fruit salads and blackjacks were a ha'penny each. I'm talking late fifties, early sixties.

      Love,

      Caz
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      Sweet tobacco brings back memories (though they must be false memories of course because I’m far too young to remember it) Unfortunately I don’t put sweet tobacco in my pipe.






      Regards

      Herlock



      Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post
        Definitely not a waste of time, I think we all love a delve into nostalgia!

        I'll see Ozzy's newsagent of yesteryear, and I'll raise him Pinocchio's Chippy in Leicester, selling single cigarettes to 'substantially refreshed' revellers well into the 2010's. Legitimately officer. All duty paid. Ahem.

        Potato Puffs. Cheapest crisps going, were meant to look like Macaroni, always ended up being a bag full of smashed up shards. And chocolate cigarettes. They were awful, with actual paper round them. Made irresistible by virtue of the fact that I was never allowed to buy them. Truly, a golden age.
        Am I mistaken or couldn’t you buy chocolate cigarettes with edible paper? Or have I just eaten a load of paper
        Regards

        Herlock



        Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by caz View Post

          Me too. I kept on buying the girl's version, in the forlorn hope of finding something good in my bag, but I should have known better and spent my money on favourites, like raspberry ruffles or sweet tobacco.

          I remember buying 12 aniseed balls for a penny, or 4 for a farthing, and I think fruit salads and blackjacks were a ha'penny each. I'm talking late fifties, early sixties.

          Love,

          Caz
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          Hi Caz,


          I think Fruit Salads and Black Jacks were 4 a penny in the mid-60s.

          I bought some from a vending machine a couple of years back for my granddaughter - 10 for a quid! That’s 2s each!!!

          You could have bought 96 for 2 bob back in the day.

          (I hope I got the maths right.)

          Gary

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

            Am I mistaken or couldn’t you buy chocolate cigarettes with edible paper? Or have I just eaten a load of paper
            Yes you could, Mike.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by caz View Post

              Me too. I kept on buying the girl's version, in the forlorn hope of finding something good in my bag, but I should have known better and spent my money on favourites, like raspberry ruffles or sweet tobacco.

              I remember buying 12 aniseed balls for a penny, or 4 for a farthing, and I think fruit salads and blackjacks were a ha'penny each. I'm talking late fifties, early sixties.

              Love,

              Caz
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              Raspberry Ruffles were one of my favourites and I recently discovered they are still made by Jamiesons, but only seen them in Poundland

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              • #22
                Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post

                Hi Caz,


                I think Fruit Salads and Black Jacks were 4 a penny in the mid-60s.

                I bought some from a vending machine a couple of years back for my granddaughter - 10 for a quid! That’s 2s each!!!

                You could have bought 96 for 2 bob back in the day.

                (I hope I got the maths right.)

                Gary
                Hi Gary,

                I got my maths wrong with the aniseed balls. As 12 cost a penny in my day, I'd have got 3 for a farthing, not 4. And yes, I think you are right about the Fruit Salads and Black Jacks being 4 a penny. My mental arithmetic was better when I was five than it is now!

                Love,

                Caz
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by etenguy View Post

                  Raspberry Ruffles were one of my favourites and I recently discovered they are still made by Jamiesons, but only seen them in Poundland
                  I just noticed you can get them on Amazon, etenguy. Jamesons do multi packs of the chocolates, and they also make Raspberry Ruffle bars, which I don't remember ever having. In fact, I might treat myself to some of both!

                  Love,

                  Caz
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post

                    Hi Caz,


                    I think Fruit Salads and Black Jacks were 4 a penny in the mid-60s.

                    I bought some from a vending machine a couple of years back for my granddaughter - 10 for a quid! That’s 2s each!!!

                    You could have bought 96 for 2 bob back in the day.

                    (I hope I got the maths right.)

                    Gary
                    Shouldn’t that have been in groats Gary
                    Regards

                    Herlock



                    Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

                      Shouldn’t that have been in groats Gary
                      I still carry a tanner (6d) and a huge 1807 penny in my wallet. Who knows, when we get Brexit properly done we may start using real money again.


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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post

                        I still carry a tanner (6d) and a huge 1807 penny in my wallet. Who knows, when we get Brexit properly done we may start using real money again.


                        Regards

                        Herlock



                        Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post

                          I still carry a tanner (6d) and a huge 1807 penny in my wallet. Who knows, when we get Brexit properly done we may start using real money again.

                          Yes, Gary, by January our economy will be properly down the toilet thanks to Brexit, but at least you'll have seven pence in old money. Don't spend it all at once.

                          Love,

                          Caz
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                          "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov


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                          • #28
                            Mmm, sweet tobacco!

                            I think the last time I had it was when I was about 16. I remember it clearly because my dad had bought me some to share with my bestie, Jo. Unfortunately I give her half of it whilst we were getting ready for a ride. As I passed it over, her horse grabbed it and wolfed it down! So I then gave her half of my remaining portion (away from greedy horses). So we didn't get very much in the end.

                            Heh, I started poking about on eBay and Amazon - you can still buy it, Spanish Gold sweet tobacco. Though it is pretty expensive. I showed my son (he is too young to remember it) and he mumbled something about it looks just like I am shopping for some "dodgy drugs... or worms"!!

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