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Sweets
May 12, 2011
7:00 am
FlorrieMay
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There were lots of penny sweets for sale back then because we only got pennies for pocket money. I remember buying things like sherbet dip, licorice root and penny chews. Also a woman in our street used to make toffee cakes and sell them from her kitchen. This was in the UK so other countries may have different items.

May 13, 2011
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It's so hard to believe, looking at today's prices, that you could buy sweets so cheap back then. My great-grandma used to tell me about bubblegum cigars and candy cigarettes.

May 13, 2011
2:24 pm
FlorrieMay
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Oh, yes, I'd totally forgotten about the un-pc things! You could even buy shag tobacco in a pouch that looked just like the real stuff only it was sugared shredded coconut.

May 13, 2011
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I remember back in the 90s/early 00s some arcades were still giving out candy cigarettes as prizes– candy cigars, too, now that I think of it. They weren't in fancy faux cigratte boxes, however– but I think they had cartoon characters on them! Kind of horrifying, now that I think about it…

May 15, 2011
1:25 pm
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It was hard to get sweets back then, during the war, that is. As scarlett said, that's really just because of inflation. A piece of candy for a nickel was actually a lot back then. My allowance as a child was 5 reichsmarks per week, which was practically nothing if you convert it to today's currency.

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