16 sweets that’ll make you feel nostalgic if you grew up in Scotland
Scotland’s love affair with all things sweet is well-known and it’s no surprise that we have a rich history in not just keeping them for ourselves but also in producing some amazing treats for people around the world to enjoy.
Stockbridge sweet shop owner Remo Mancini in May 1991.
Here are our pick of those sweets you’ll remember if you grew up in – or had relatives who lived in – Scotland.
Don't be fooled by the name, this crumbly chalky sweet was quite different from traditional Rock found in the rest of the UK. The pastel-hued treat was first created in the 19th century.
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Like a sweet from the future of 1980 - with several flavours including raspberry, orange and later cola - the sweet fizzy drink that resulted from mixing water with the crystals was almost magical.
Scots for Sour Plums, these sharp tasting boiled sweets were enough to make you sook your cheeks in.
These cockle shaped sweets were hard boiled, striped and tasted strongly of mint.
These cinnamon flavoured fondant sweets were dubbed as lucky due to them originally featuring a wee lucky charm.
These peppermint flavoured snails are made to a secret recipe supposedly given to a Jedburgh family by a French prisoner who was being held in a local jail during the Napoleonic war.
The bane of all Scots dentists (or boon depending on how you look at it) this sugary cousin of fudge is still a firm favourite with Scots today.
Combining the love of two of Scotland's favourite things ' sweets and Irn Bru, the Irn-Bru bar was every child's dream. There are still groups petitioning for its return around on social media.
Little pieces of geometric joy, you always had to be careful though, eating too many could result in the edges causing a slight form of friction burn on the gums. The risk was always worth it.
More Scottish than haggis and tartan, the sweet toffee bars were soft and chewy unlike regular toffee, and the sheer joy on someone's face as they clenched their teeth and pulled trying to take a bite always resulted in hilarity
So named because they are a peppermint flavoured treat your granny would love, or because when you suck on them you draw your cheeks in making you look well, like a granny.
Hawick Balls (or Baws) are another of those wonderful sweets made in the Borders. Minty and buttery, these were a joy to eat.
Sure to be the only sweet on here made using potato, Macaroons (not to be confused with French favourite Macarons) are made using mashed potato, icing sugar, chocolate and toasted coconut.
Another confusingly named sweetie, this is actually a boiled sweet traditionally made in the town of Moffat.
Coming in a rainbow variety of colours, the ubiquitous Bon Bons were loved by children and adults alike. Strawberry and lemon were the most popular flavours and the powder coating almost always ended up covering faces and hands
The sweet with 'sound effects' often left adults perplexed as they stumbled across quiet groups of children, mouths open like fish, staring at each other intently, as they strained to hear that magic popping noise.