SWEETS FOR MY SWEET
Sugar for my honey........
This month we will be looking at all things sweet....... By which I mean sweets, candy, chocolate, bonbons and confectionery.
I am sure we can all look back to the sweets of our childhood and reminisce. My favourites were:
How about you? What were your favourites? Gum Drops? Chewing gum? American Hard Gums? Chocolate peanuts and raisons?
Have you noticed all the glorious colours of sweets? I am sure that when I was a child a lot came from sources we would never use today - but there were vibrant pink bubble gums and bright yellow and red rhubarb and custard sweets, Smarties came is a variety of lovely colours. What about the Jazzy and snowy sweets - chocolate buttons with multi coloured decorative balls on them?
If you live in the UK you will be familiar with the idea of a stick of rock from the seaside. This is a hard, boiled sugar candy often with stripes round the outer edge and writing through the centre with name of the seaside resort.
As an adult I have encountered Reeses Pieces with their distinctive yellow, brown and orange shells. Marshmallows are now all pink and white. Milka chocolates with their mauve wrappers and lovely image of the cows on the front first entered my life as a treat from the airport!
What about the wrappers? Cadbury chocolate can easily be recognised by its distinctive purple wrapping. Galaxy chocolates all have that swirl of luxurious chocolate colour on the label.
Karen, your squares fit so well with the Skittles - I can "taste the rainbow" from here - lol
Great squares, Gloria! I don't think I know of any UK sweets that are blueberry flavoured. Lemon is an old favourite with sweet makers - many to choose from!
Hi Mum - we need to see a square from you with a flying saucer on it - lol
Yes loved them and love these pink squares.
Gosh I haven't seen these sugar mice in years - super sweet, almost pure icing sugar. These squares are dreamy!
Wow! Patricia, you've done it again. Beautiful squares that look good enough to eat, and another candy treat that I've never heard of. More to look forward to, at some future date.
Goodness me - I have not seen them for years! I love your pink squares, well done!!
Wow, Sharon - this is fabulous. It has the look of a temperature blanket, which I've always liked the idea of but don't think I'd have the patience to take a year to make one blanket.
What a good idea! I hadn't thought of this as a temperature blanket, but it very easily could be. You don't have to wait for the whole year to pass; you could look up the temperatures from a previous year and work from that. Especially if it is an important year in your life, the year you were born, when you got married, when you had a child, or perhaps the first year you worked for KAS. Now that you've got me thinking, I will have to come up with a plan and put it in the blanket queue.
Thanks for giving me such a good idea.
Beautiful, beautiful crafting! So sumptuous looking. DO try Skittles, they're a crispy, crunchy then chewy fruity delight!