WHEN WAS THE last time you bought a penny sweet? Or ten penny sweets for ten pennies?
We’re guessing it’s been a while, seeing as ‘penny sweets’ can now cost anything from 2c to a jaw-dropping 5c, and of course by rights we should be called them ‘cent sweets’, which is just nonsense.
A recent post on the Irish arm of Reddit has got us thinking about the price of sweets and how 20p used to get you a Big Time bar, a packet of 5p crisps AND five penny sweets. Now it wouldn’t even buy you a Stinger.
Here’s the Animal Bar outrage:
Animal Bars gone up to 30c?! This country has gone to sh*t.
And the Redditor is not alone…
Remember when a Chomp was 10p?
How much will a Chomp set you back these days? (@EightiesTunes/Twitter)
Big Time bars were 10p too
You can buy them online for anything from 35c to 65c (Caffreys)
A packet of crisps was 12p, and then 14p… and even 3p at one stage!
You could get Sparklers, and they were 10p:
What are your abiding memories of the sweets you bought and loved? Let us know in the comments section below…