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.
By The Newsroom
3rd Apr 2019, 4:13pm
Updated 3rd Apr 2019, 4:18pm
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.
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.
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.