Thursday, 15 November 2012
I miss retro sweets (although back in the day, I suppose they were just called sweets). I used to get mine from the post office by my house, with the grumpiest man behind the counter. I don't think I ever saw him smile. I'd run to the shop with my pocket money and a bag of rhubarb and custards would probably last me an entire week, with the white paper bag becoming all gross in my pocket.
Now that Woolworths has closed down (R.I.P, pick 'n' mix stands everywhere), my sweet consumption has reduced rapidly. This needs to change.
The Retro Sweet Club from Sophie Victoria Joy will boost my sweet supplies. Each month, you get 3 different types of sweets (100g of each). It's not super cheap - it's £25 for three months so you pay around £8 per month including delivery. You can choose which sweets you get, which means that I can avoid all of the flying saucers for being totally rubbish (why would I want to eat paper? Why?)
This is such a good Christmas present and actually, I think it would stop me spending so much money on chocolate and sweets. I pop to the shop to get a paper and I come out with three chocolate bars! I'm much less likely to do that if I've got a back of sweets in the house.
Got a favourite retro sweet? What is it? If it's jazzies, then we can't share our pick 'n' mix.