Friday, 3 June 2011

Take your taste buds down Memory Lane


Have I got a treat for you!  I'm delighted that Bah Humbugs are offering you the chance to win some of their retro-tastic sweets.

The Yorkshire-based and online retro sweet shop sells the most amazing range of sweets from my childhood.

Who remembers Sherbet Dib Dabs; Wham bars, the cheap thrills of Fizz Wizz popping candy and the girly giggles at the mottos on Love Hearts?




Bah Humbugs stock a huge range of traditional sweets of the type you used to be able to buy by the quarter in a little paper bag.  Their Lemon Sherbets are as cheek-suckingly good as I ever remember, their Liquorice Torpedos with crispy crunchy shells and rich dark liquorice inside and my favourites Rhubarb & Custard all bring the memories flooding back.

If you're looking for a Father's Day gift, then how about a Retro Sweet Hamper? Packed full of favourites this is bound to be a huge hit.  Bah Humbugs have kindly offered one as a prize, so read on to find out how to win one.


And because they are generous souls, there is a second prize too of a Mega Retro Party Bag. But that's not all. If you can't wait to get your gnashers round some old fashioned sweets, or fancy buying a hamper for a gift, Bah Humbugs is offering readers a 10% discount off all orders over £10.  Just use the exclusive code  BH01 at checkout before the end of June 2011.

So, how to get your mitts on the hamper? Simple.  I'd like you to visit the Bah Humbugs site and come back here to tell my your all time favourite sweet.  Leave me a comment with a way to contact you (such as your twitter ID or an email).  I'm aware that Blogger is playing up and some people are having difficulties leaving blog comments, so if you're struggling try using the anonymous option, but leaving your name/contact in the comment. Alternatively, you can tweet me @missielizzieb with your answer and I can add it for you.

You can gain extra entries by leaving an additional comment telling me you have done one or more of the following:

1. Follow @Bahhumbugs on Twitter
2. Like their Facebook page.
3. Tweet "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition to win a @bahhumbugs retro sweet hamper. You can too here http://bit.ly/l0yHaL "

The competition closes at 7pm on Sunday 12th June 2011.  The winner and runner up will be picked at random.  Whilst I will make every effort to contact winners, if I do not hear back within 3 days I reserve the right to re-draw.

Sponsored post: I received sweet samples for the purposes of this review and the prizes are supplied and fulfilled by Bah Humbugs.  Any views expressed are my own.

298 comments:

  1. My favourite sweets are dolly mixtures.I can literally eat and eat them until I feel sick!

    @mellysocks

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  2. I am already following @Bahhumbugs on twitter and their facebook page.I have tweeted also.:)

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  3. I'd have to say Drumsticks from Swizzels! As a child I grew up down the valley from the Swizzels factory so the smells used to waft and at uni they used to hand out Drumsticks as you were leaving a particular nightclub - both very happy times! :O)

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  4. Favourite sweet (VERY difficult) if I have to choose only one is the Fizz Whizz popping candy.

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  5. ive always LOVED parma violets!! nomnomnom

    am following on twitter and liked the facebook page too :) going to tweet now!!

    @TheMummyLife

    (nom)

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  6. I am following, have liked, and tweeted.

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  7. Too hard to choose!!

    I do love a sherbet dib dab though...

    (@bumblings on twitter)

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  8. Oh, and I'm following on twitter and facebook!

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  9. Has to be Refresher bars. They were / are sooooo fit :) @pipersky1

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  10. Follow @Bahhumbugs on Twitter

    @pipersky1 :)

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  11. Liked FB page @pipersky1

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  12. Tweeted your competition @pipersky1

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  13. Dont know if I count being down umnder and havnt heard of half of them lollies cept curly wurlies and wonkas which we get here too.But have always been parial to sherbert so th0 epips sound good and Id love trying new ones.

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  14. ooh please enter me, I have a very sweet tooth and this look amazing. mmm fruit salad yummy yummy :) @susankmann

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  15. Liked on facebook,followed on twitter,tweeted,and fizz wizz was my favourite but i think i use to love em all :)@clairejustineo clairejustine@live.co.uk thanks

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  16. Denise (aka @_Dee_Marie_)03 June, 2011 20:10

    Mine would be blackjacks. Especially now I'm pregnant and can't drink, I've started putting them in lemonade for that 'Sambuca' feel :P sad, I know.
    Xxx

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  17. Decisions decisions. I think it would have to be Pontefract cakes! Fab giveaway.
    @sandycalico

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  18. Followed on Twitter, liked on Facebook and have tweeted :-)
    @sandycalico

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  19. I still love Black Jacks! Done all of the above :)
    @babblingmummy

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  20. Tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

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  21. LOve Curley wurleys cold from the fridge nice
    Jollyjilly52

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  22. I'm a massive fan of flying saucers. They're just so silly.

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  23. Following on twitter @meedja

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  24. Liked on facebook (lorraine cooper)

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  25. My all time favourite would be Highland Toffee, I used to buy it from the machine at swimming with my 2p locker money!
    @jessies_online

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  26. following on Twitter, Liked on FB & have tweeted
    @jessies_online

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  27. I love cola cubes!!! @kikicomp

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  28. following on twitter & tweeting @kikicomp

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  29. liked on facebook - am kiki woo on there @kikicomp

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  30. So hard to choose one!! Mmmmm.... okay, I think it has to be shrimps.... bring back happy memories of my childhood. Oh, all this talk of sweeties means I REALLY want some now!! Yum yum! x

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  31. Have done all 3, on twitter @littlemissnau41 x

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  32. I do love a toffee bon bon or a sherbet lemon, but it would have to be the Wonka bar - so cool!

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  33. Have followed @Bahhumbugs and tweeted too @makedomum :)

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  34. Woo hoo! What a great prize. Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom... Anyway.

    It's all about the jazzies. I remember getting those at Warrington Market when I was a nipper. Great you can get them online now.

    @Morrighani

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  35. Following on tweety-twitter
    @Morrighani

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  36. Tweetered. You can find evidence of my tweetings here - http://twitter.com/#!/Morrighani/status/76945069768318976

    :)
    x

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  37. Heya !

    My favourite sweet is Parma Violets ...
    They smell like nothing else on this earth and I wish I had a perfume just like it !

    x

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  38. I've Tweeted you as @CRYSTALmse

    I'm following you via G.F.C and I'm chums with Bah Humbugs on both Twitter and Facebook .

    Thanks for the delish competish !

    x

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  39. Bah humbugs is fantastic I've made 2 orders from there there fabulous good old memories sweets, my fab is the good old cola cubes & pineapple chunks ;)
    Great comp x from @misskatietweet

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  40. my favourite is cream fruit rock, every now and again I manage to find some and I buy a big bag, but then I cant stop eating it. lol

    @andiecaz

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  41. following @Bahhumbugs on twitter

    @andiecaz

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  42. followng bahhumbugs on fb

    @andiecaz

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  43. following you on here and twitter, have tweeted.

    @andiecaz

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  44. I'm following @Bahhumbugs on Twitter & I've tweeted @happyfox.
    I already like them on FB and I'm already following you.

    Hope they're diet sweets :)

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  45. hi! dollybeads are my fave sweet because jewellery you can wear+eat,what could be better!??

    @cee_cee54

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  46. im your friend fb as katie corr +ive tweeted!X

    @cee_cee54

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  47. following you+ @bahhumbugs on twitter

    @cee_cee54

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  48. mm http://www.bahhumbugs.com/product.php/293/2/apple-and-custard


    karen s

    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  49. like on facebook karen scammell

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  50. Oooh, beer bottles. I'd forgotten all about them til I saw them on the site. Now I want some lol.

    @joanneblunt on twitter

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  51. I have liked on Facebook, followed on Twitter, and have tweeted as @joanneblunt

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  52. Following bah humbugs on twitter @goriami

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  53. Got to be Black Jacks for me :)
    Am a fan on FB and following on Twitter @lisanorfolk

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  54. Already like on face book :)

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  55. Tough choice but mojo's get my vote

    I have tweeted and am following you on twitter

    Janey0142

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  56. I love Giant Strawberries! Yum!!

    I have followed on twitter @missjennakate x

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  57. & Tweeted on twitter @missjennakate :)

    Thanks for the fab competition! x

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  58. Following yourself and Bah Humbugs on Twitter and Facebook xx @dannclan xx

    Wonderful giveaway for a house full of sweetaholics xx

    Fingers Crossed xx

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  59. My fave sweet would be coconut Jelly Belly Jelly Beans!
    @Dorothee77

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  60. I follow @bahhumbugs on Twitter
    @Dorothe77

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  62. Followed liked and tweeted!

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  63. My firm and forever favs are the sweet peanuts!! Can't get enought of them,

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  64. Tweeting on twitter @mazzle_vaggazzle x

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  65. Followed bahumbugs for time now.

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  66. Also shared and commented on facebook,
    can I add cola cubes too? so hard to choose from, there all fab! xx

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  67. Mellissa williams05 June, 2011 08:08

    Mmm well sherbert lemons are gorgeous but I have a thing for worthers originals, mmmmmmmmm and cola bottles, oh and sherbet in general, oh and I forgot space dust

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  68. Mellissa williams05 June, 2011 08:09

    Following the lovely lizzie on twitter already

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  69. Mellissa williams05 June, 2011 08:10

    Tweeting as @melandjake99

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  70. Mellissa wiliams05 June, 2011 08:12

    Now following bah humbugs on twitter and will follow on facebook

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  71. mmm... drumsticks :)

    @SockYarnShop

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  72. http://www.bahhumbugs.com/product.php/28/0/aniseed-balls/fc119c8ca638d813ad294f7f935fcfd2 I love the Aniseed balls!

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  73. And now going to tweet! Thanks for running this, its a fab competition xx

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  74. My favourite is Flying Saucers.... mmmmmmmm.... sherbert.....

    (contact me on twitter @nc099)

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  75. Followed on twitter (@nc099)

    Liked the facebook page

    Tweeted as well

    +3

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  76. a toss up between these http://www.bahhumbugs.com/product.php/56/5/paynes-original-army-and-navy-tablets and these http://www.bahhumbugs.com/product.php/66/6/pontefract-cakes. contact @pooohbear2811

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  77. Sherbert Pips - because you always seemed to get a lot for your pennies !

    @cherylp59

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  78. following on twitter @pooohbear2811

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  79. Following @Bahhumbugs on Twitter

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  80. like their FB page already Elaine Livingstone

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  81. tweeting @oasis1317 great prizex x yum yum x

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  82. Followed, liked and tweeted!

    SO hard to choose a favourite but if pushed would go with a Wham Bar! Chewy and fizzy yummyness!


    @karaboopink

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  83. That website is huge, not sure now I can make a choice! The Curly Wurly's kind of spoke to me, quite loudly actually, but Sherbet Dips were absolutely scrummy!

    Following on Twitter.
    CJ xx

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  84. Highland toffee was super yum and pink shrimps i mean whoever thought of shaping a sweet as a shrimp!

    @freyamae1

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  85. following on twitter @freyamae1

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  86. and on facebook @freyamae1

    Helen watson

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  87. my fav sweet is flying saucers, have liked your facebook page aswell

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  88. My all time favourite sweets have to be Cola bottles, can eat bags and bags of them.

    I've followed on Twitter, my Twitter name is @snowted

    I've liked on Facebook, my Facebook name is Tink Lee

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  89. liked on facebook and followed & rt on Twitter @cazzzie987

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  90. Liked on Faceboook
    Black Jacks, taste great and turn your toungue black :-D

    Jennifer Ross

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  91. Cherry Lips were my favourites. Have Liked.

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  92. Hi! Thank for the great blog and fab giveaway! xxx

    I'm following @Bahhumbugs on Twitter @TracyNixon xxx

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  93. Like their Facebook page

    Tracy Nixon MSE

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  94. I have tweeted "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition to win a @bahhumbugs retro sweet hamper. You can too here http://bit.ly/l0yHaL "

    @TracyNixon

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  95. So many sweeties to choose from! But my favourite sweets are sherbet dib dabs - I love the lolly and the sherbet!!!One packet is never enough that is the only downside!!!

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  96. Following your blog via GFC xxx

    Following you on Twitter @TracyNixon xxx

    Fan of your FB page Tracy Nixon MSE xxx

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  97. My fav. sweet has to be apple and custard :)

    Following you in Twitter as Frijjy

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  98. rhubarb and custard @toffeefudge1 on Twitter

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  99. liked on facebook and followed on twitter-@toffeefudge1

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  100. Love fruit salads @elliepeabody :0

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  101. Have followed on twitter @elliepeabody :)

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  102. Have tweeted @elliepeabody :)

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  103. Rileys Chocolate Toffee Rolls

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  104. Following, Liked and Tweeted

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  105. My favourite sweet is refreshers

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  106. i have liked,followed and retweeted

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  107. My favourite sweets have to be parma violets!
    I have liked on fb, followed on twitter and tweeted :)

    @claire_trevor

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  108. I love Liquorice Catherine Wheels. Used to unroll them and eat them slowly - they seemed to last forever. Thanks for the great comp, lizzie x

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  109. I've followed BahHumbugs (and you) on twitter and have tweeted @feefeegabor

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  110. I'm following you both on Facebook too (Fee Edwards MSE).

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  111. I lost a tooth to a wham bar and it's been love ever since!

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  112. my favourite would be curly wurlys! love them x

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  113. i have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  114. i am following on twitter as @ashlallan

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  115. Hmmm love Drumstick lolleys so chewey and sweet.

    @realloonytoonz

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  116. Also following on Facebook and Twitter

    Twitter as realloonytoonz

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  117. I used to love the penny chews, mojos I think they were called @ali991

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  118. Already follow them on twitter @ali991

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  119. i loved the pink and blue bottles, it was the fruity fizzy- much better fizz than cola bottles

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  120. has to be ...Sweet tobacco ... not sure how PC it would be now tho to admit that considering i now smoke! lol

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  121. i love coconut mushrooms and cherry lips! yumm!

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  122. Naturally...shared and liked on facebook too! can't tweet i'm afraid....more of a lame duck than a twitterer!

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  123. My all time favourite is the Curly Wurly - in childhood it seemed to go on forever and I was always getting told off when the chocolate coating fell off and stuck on the chair!

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  124. Following you on Twitter @scrumpy11

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  125. My fave sweets are Rhubarb and Custard, following and retweeted on twitter @tiawanawana

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  126. Can anyone remember (and I'm talking 45-50 ish years ago, a sweet that melted in your mouth like Edinburg rock, but softer they were fruity. They were actually in a packet not loose.?
    I can remember everything about them, but not the name

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  127. Tweeted as @jennyp19 - already follow & like

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  128. @321Sue321 Kola Cubes, remember buying them on the way home from school!!

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  129. Sherbet Lemons are my fav!

    @rachiegr

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  130. Am following them on Twitter too!

    @rachiegr

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  131. My fave retro sweet is the wham bar, its fantastic! liked on facebook, tweeted @sazzle_uk and following

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  132. Kate Pollard / @yummymumto206 June, 2011 15:03

    Does it have to be one???

    I love Fizz Whizz Popping candy - but also fruit salad and highland toffee bars... send them all my way pleeeeeaaase!!!

    I follow bahhumbugs on twitter and on facebook and have tweeted as @yummymumto2 x x

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  133. my favourite sweets are Mint Humbugs

    @marzutek

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  134. I follow @Bahhumbugs on Twitter as @marzutek

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  135. I like their facebook page as Marzena Szy

    @marzutek on twitter

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  136. I love, love, love toffee bonbons :)

    @BoostieBoo

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  137. I follow @Bahhumbugs on Twitter - @BoostieBoo

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  138. I like on Facebook - @BoostieBoo

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  139. And finally I've tweeted - @BoostieBoo

    Jo :)

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  140. bullseye!

    am following liked and tweeted

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  141. Georgina Ball06 June, 2011 19:48

    FIZZY COLA BOTTLES - YUM!

    @GEORGEBEE69

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  142. Liked on FB

    Georg Ball

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  143. Follow on Tw - GeorgeBee69

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  144. TWEETED - GEORGEBEE69

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  145. I lurve Mojos, especially banana ones!
    Contact me motheronmotherearth@yahoo.co.uk

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  146. I have followed on twitter

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  147. I have liked on facebook

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  148. And finally, I have tweeted

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  149. Pear Drops - they remind me of my Grandad

    @littleboo_21

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  150. I follow @Bahhumbugs on Twitter

    @littleboo_21

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  151. I 'like' Bahhumbugs Facebook page (Sarah Anguish)

    @littleboo_21

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  152. I have tweeted the competition details

    @littleboo_21

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  153. Hi great prize, for me it's Dolly Mixtures all the way, got me through plenty of coursework to the point of feeling sick :) I'm Caroline and find me on Twitter bobocm1979

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  154. Libby Alexander06 June, 2011 22:44

    I already follow you on Facebook as Libby Alexander.
    Erm favourite sweet...maybe chocolate fudge, or chocolate limes, or cola cubes, or cola bottles. Oh so hard to decide. I'm going for cola bottles, as can eat more of them without feeling sick.

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  155. a follower and tweeted @_cathyj_

    i love peppermint chews could eat all day lol

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  156. My all time favourite sweets are Black Jacks which I'm happy to say are stocked by Bahhumbugs

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  157. I am following @Bahhumbugs on Twitter @aesop57

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  158. I have liked Bahhumbugs Facebook page

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  159. I have tweeted the message @aesop57

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  160. mmmmmmmm Blackberries & Raspberries are my favourite!

    @katherinegrieve

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  161. Im a fan on FB and twitter and have tweeted

    @katherinegrieve

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  162. My all-time favourite sweets are flying saucers. I used to get through packet after packet of these as a kid. No so much nowadays, unfortunately!

    I'm following you on Twitter as @stuie123

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  163. My favourite sweet is the double lolly. I had a giant one once and it was lush!
    @cf225

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  164. Am following you on twitter
    @cf225

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  165. I am a liker on facebook

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  166. I have tweeted the giveaway
    @cf225

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  167. I think I just put on 2lbs looking at the website. My favourite sweet is fudge.
    @PaulaHaylock

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  168. following on twitter as @PaulaHaylock

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  169. My fave is defo Fruit Salads. Yummy yummy yum yum! I'm @coversnails on twitter

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  170. Followed on twitter @stralisemiai

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  171. My favourite sweets are Lions Sports Mixture, sooo addictive!!
    s_m_leggett@yahoo.co.uk

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  172. MY FAVS ARE REFRESHERS :o)

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  173. LIKED ON FACEBOOK - EMMA WALTERS

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  174. i love parma violets, they remind me of when i was little x

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  175. my fave retro sweet is parma violets, so tasty, they have an acquired taste i guess lol, thanks for a fab comp @ellmo1964

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