Britain's Most Popular Sweets: 1960s and 1980s

Last stop: 1960s and 1980s. Oh what a time it was to be in!! The Beatles rose to fame, the Mary Poppins movie was released and best of all sweets such as Flying Saucers, Rhubarb and Custards and Wham bars were created!

Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers are our signature candy and in 2004, Flying Saucers were voted Britain’s all-time favourite sweet. But what are Flying Saucers exactly? These colourful discs are made from a rice paper sandwich with sherbet filling. Yum!

Rhubarb and Custard

This list would definitely not be complete without the British sweet shop essential, Rhubarb and Custard. Created by Jim Banard, a factory worker, in the 1960s, Rhubarb and Custard is a sweet and sour boiled candy that contains neither rhubarb nor custard.

Wham bars

Wham bars are raspberry flavoured chewing bars known for their tongue-tingling fizziness. They were created in the 1980s and were so popular that over 30 million were sold each year in the 80s. They were also well-known for their neon pop art wrappers.

It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! You are now an expert on Britain’s most loved sweets, so share your knowledge and our blog posts with your friends and family. Hopefully you enjoyed our journey and don’t forget to check back regularly for more posts.

Sources:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/9158591/Favourite-British-sweets-in-pictures.html?frame=2175864
http://sweetsfortreats.com/boiled/rhubarb-custard/
http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/most-popular-retro-sweets-ever#intro

Pictures: 
http://www.chocolatebuttons.co.uk/tilleys-rhubarb-custard.html
http://www.keepitsweet.co.uk/type/chewy/wham-bar-original#.Vz7SqofnX7I
https://comps.nowmagazine.co.uk/competition/wham_bar.php


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