Friday, July 29, 2011

Sweetie Invasion

A bit of background on Team Becca - I was born in one country, raised in another and presently reside in yet a third.  The rest of the team aren't quite so well-travelled, yet.  Suffice it to say, my parents live in one of my earlier countries, and brought this range of sweeties (lollies to them) with them on their current visit.  YUM!!!
On the top row we have - Musk Sticks (the mini's enjoyed these almost as much as I did), many flavours of Freddo Frogs, Chocolate Eclairs (to be fair, probably the same as the ones you get here), Allen's Strawberries and Cream soft sweets (like milk bottles, only much tastier). 
Below we see Minties (slightly harder than I remembered, like chewy taffy but mint flavoured.  Mini 1 loves, Mini 2 doesn't like mint), Jaffa's (delicious balls of orange chocolate covered in a crisp shell, like an m&m.  Both the girls adored these, Daddy barely got one!), Willy Wonka Redskins (lovely, as we'd just watched the Johnny Depp version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory about a half-dozen times.  These are like Minties in that they're hard chewy taffy but kind of raspberry flavoured.  Again, these are harder to chew than I remembered, thus not so popular with us) and finally Wizz Fizz (bags of icing sugar with fizzy sherbet - divine!!!). 
And in the middle, the classic, iconic Violet Crumble (like a Crunchie but better) and Peppermint Crisp.  Oh yes, I love these sweets!
And last but not least, some people's knights come in shining armour.  Mine come in shiny blue foil...