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Beachee Tue 27-Nov-12 22:33:30

... those little plastic sundae vases filled with solid chocolate that you could buy in sweet shops? They were no more than 2 inches high and came with a tiny little plastic spoon which always broke when you tried to dig out the chocolate! What were they called, wracking my brain here - anyone know?

jO5 Tue 27-Nov-12 22:56:35


Ana Tue 27-Nov-12 23:00:32

Me neither. But someone on here answered my question about the green stripe in Neopolitan ice cream of the 50s, so you never know, Beachee!

annodomini Tue 27-Nov-12 23:23:10

Beachee, those sound like something I'd have remembered, but I don't. Am intrigued.

POGS Wed 28-Nov-12 00:24:59

Sorry no idea!

Perhaps they were a local 'delicacy' Beachee.

Were they pre 1950's? I only remember breaking my fork in the cockles jar.

Beachee Wed 28-Nov-12 00:32:46

No. They were in all the sweet shops. 1960's 1970's

Notsogrand Wed 28-Nov-12 06:51:09

I remember small cone shapes of chocolate wrapped in a metallic paper. A bit like the chocolate at the bottom of a Cornetto, but bigger. I don't remember them in sundae dishes though.

absentgrana Wed 28-Nov-12 08:24:50

I remembered the pistachio ice cream but I have no recollection of solid chocolate to be eaten with a plastic spoon from a miniature sundae dish. Sounds a hopeless idea in the first place. They definitely weren't available in any of the sweet shops where I lived as a child.

vampirequeen Wed 28-Nov-12 10:12:08

I remember them but have no idea what they were called.

Anne58 Wed 28-Nov-12 10:15:35

Notso I remember those, with a little handle at the top, like an umberlla, we used to hang them on the Christmas tree.

But Beachee , I have no memory of the things you describe, and my mother worked in the local sweet shop!

Beachee Wed 28-Nov-12 12:07:20

I've been asking around and some people remember them. Tried google images but no luck! They were clear plastic, like little vases. The tiny spoon was attached to the side and you had to snap it off to use it. Yes it WAS a hopeless idea in the first place absentgrana, and the chocolate was a bit like much too hard Nutella - but that was all part of the fun!
We lived in Durham when I was a child and some sweet shops had them - also the local cinema where my grandma was an usherette. We moved South years later and imagine my delight, as a teenager, to find them in a corner newsagent/sweet shop owned by my cousin in Morden!
Ah well - I'll keep searching

Notsogrand Wed 28-Nov-12 12:19:06

Have you tried the sites that sell old fashioned sweets Beachee?

Beachee Wed 28-Nov-12 12:23:34

Yes. Nothing. sigh

I'd been watching Heston Bloominheck on the tellybox, making giant sweeties. It made me remember those tiny things

absentgrana Wed 28-Nov-12 12:28:01

Beachee As you mentioned Durham, I thought I would ask Mr absent as he grew up in the North-east. He has a very vague recollection of the sweets you describe but has no idea what they were called. Mind you, he did point out that, these days, he often fails to remember what he did the night before. He then side-tracked into a memory of a sweet – the name of which he also can't remember – that was sold in a plastic container with a push-up base that converted it into a Swanee whistle when the sweets were all gone. Does anybody else remember those or has Mr absent finally lost the plot completely?

Elegran Wed 28-Nov-12 12:37:54

Wasn't there an oldfashioned sweetie shop on the Beamish museum site that sold things that had not been seen for yonks? Maybe if you googled them they would at least know about them and could point you in a likely direction.

Beachee Wed 28-Nov-12 12:48:47

Yes tried that - closed for maintenance at the moment

Gagagran Wed 28-Nov-12 13:12:36

Beachee there is an on-line sweet shop called Cranch's and they promise to do a detective search for any long forgotten sweets. Might be worth having a look at their website and getting them onto the search?

Absent I can vaguely remember a solid boiled sweet shaped like a penny whistle that one could blow.

glassortwo Wed 28-Nov-12 13:39:20

I tried looking for Mr A sweeties as I can remember them but not the name and I found some whistle shaped in the form of a willie shock why would you want one of those grin

absentgrana Wed 28-Nov-12 13:40:46

I can't imagine glass.

glassortwo Wed 28-Nov-12 13:41:56

grin nor me grin

glassortwo Wed 28-Nov-12 13:43:36

Oh no I have let my cup of tea go cold looking at sweetie things grin

london Wed 28-Nov-12 13:57:05

well i live in the north east but carnt remember mr absents or beachee's sweets .