Which Of These 20 Penny Sweets Was Your Absolute Favourite As A Kid?

1p sweets have been a staple of confectionery retailers for many decades now, tried and tested customer favourites that are enjoyed by both the young and the old. As kids, nothing filled us with joy more than having just 10 or 20p to spend on these tasty delights. You could get so much for your money (remember when they were just half a penny?), and there was so much choice that we were literally ‘kids in a candy store’.


And it’s with your help that we’ve compiled the following list of 20 legendary penny sweets from our childhood. Is your favourite on here?

1. Mojos

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Oh boy, we can remember the taste of these like it was yesterday. Delicious.

2. Rhubarb And Custard

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These lasted for ages and had a lovely fruity taste. Yum.

3. Black Jacks

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Personally we weren’t a fan of these, but know that they were incredibly popular.

4. Yorkshire Mixture

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To be honest we weren’t particularity familiar with these, but many of you expressed your undying love for them!

5. Cherry Lips

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This is really giving us a sweet tooth!

6. Liquorice Torpedoes

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Again, we weren’t a fan of  liquorice personally, but we still remember these very well.

7. Jelly Beans

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Still popular and still one of our absolute favourites.

8. Cola Cubes

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Yum, yum. And yum.

9. Strawberries And Cream

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Similar to Rhubarb and Custard these, but with a different and distinctive taste.

10. Bubbly

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We don’t remember these, but a number of you declared them to be one of your favourites.

11. Cherry Drops

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Was it even humanly possible to suck these without eventually biting them?

12. Strawberry Laces

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If only our real shoe laces were made of these as kids.

13. Bon Bons

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Oh wow, we had forgotten about these. Delightful.

14. Flying Saucers

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Have you tasted these recently? They’re like cardboard with a tiny bit of sherbet in. Was that the case when we were children?

15. White Chocolate Fish And Chips

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Our absolute favourite, these were mouth-wateringly delicious.

16. Milk Bottles

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These were juicy and we’d devour a load right now if we could get our hands on some.

17. Bananas

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These counted as one of our five a day, right?

18. Dracula Teeth

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These were sweets and comedy teeth in one, what wasn’t to like?

19. Fruit Salad

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Surely one of the greatest sweets of the 80s, these were flavoursome and juicy.

20. Cola Bottles

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We all bit off the top and pretended we were drinking the contents right?