British sweets to take over as samples
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British sweets to take over as samples

Hi guys and gals

I'm doing a food tour in Delhi late on in my trip to India and was thinking about taking a few 'UK' sweets over for my guide to try.

I'm not even sure if some of the things we eat here are actually available over there, maybe under different names or perhaps just a touch different?

Anyway please make a few suggestions to go with the ones I've listed myself below, I'll just be taking a sample or two of each. Bit of a description also given just incase our Indian friends aren't sure what they are.

Scottish Tablet - melt in the mouth fudge, sweet, sickly. (should go down well then!)
Bonfire Toffee - dark, brittle treacle toffee.
Macaroon bar - a soft fondant covered in chocolate rolled in coconut
Edinburgh Rock - soft rock/ London rock - hard rock
Pontefract Cakes - liquorice.
Polos - Mints :)

Cheers :)

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#2
| Maha Guru Member
Forget the tablet, they make a sort of fudge which is about 100 times sweeter, in the S. anaway

What about licquorice allsorts?

Do they still make Crunchy bars?

Soor plums?

Sherbet lemons

Mint humbugs.

Sherbert dabs

Any old fashioned boilings

You really should try and find an old fashioned sweet shop.

Have fun
#3
| Chief resident penguin!

Originally posted by: fsg View Post


Sherbet lemons

You really should try and find an old fashioned sweet shop.

Have fun


I love sherbet lemons!!

Agree with finding an old fashioned sweet shop.

You can order 'retro' sweets online - a google search brings up a few sweetie websites.

I always liked: Fruit salads / black jacks / kola cubes / fizzy cola bottles / rhubard and custards / midget gems / jelly babies / giant strawberrries / jazzies (the chocolate ones with hundreds and thousands on) / candy necklaces....

Oh... I just like them all - in fact I'm putting a retro sweet box on my xmas list this year!

Ps - where abouts are you in West Yorkshire? A lot of those retro sweets can be found in Leeds market, or in pound shops. Not sure about the markets elsewhere though!
#4
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Originally posted by: spud View Post


I'm doing a food tour in Delhi late on in my trip to India and was thinking about taking a few 'UK' sweets over for my guide to try.



Mmm, food tour sounds lovely! But if you take sweets to be eaten later in the trip, remember that they may not do well if it gets hot. British sweets might not be made to survive days at over 30C.

Originally posted by: Fing Fang View Post


Agree with finding an old fashioned sweet shop.

You can order 'retro' sweets online - a google search brings up a few sweetie websites.


There has been a recent BBC programme about making old-fashioned sweets at home...

Here it is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04d9lkp/sweets-made-simple-episode-1

A good way of introducing your hosts to British sweets?
#5
| Maha Guru Member
Refreshers, rolos, terrys orange, parma violets, aeros, just bring everything and invite me. Cherry lips are also good.
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#6
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Shortbread is an instant hit in India!
#7
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Shorthread aint a sweet......... Its a biscuit

I take big boxes of it every year for New Year, for all the families I know


BUT this year I am asked to bring a BIG bar Of Cadburys Chocolate, thats only for No 1 landlords , bro is diabetic, as are half of S India , but they stiii consume the choccies
#8
| Loud Noisy Bird
I am asked to bring a BIG bar Of Cadburys Chocolate


There is something delicious about squares from those big bars that smaller bars, even if it is the same stuff, cannot match.

Thank you for mouthwatering childhood memory. I think, back then, it would have been half-pound bars.
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#9
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Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

There is something delicious about squares from those big bars that smaller bars, even if it is the same stuff, cannot match.

Thank you for mouthwatering childhood memory. I think, back then, it would have been half-pound bars.


Nowadays you can get bars over 1kg:D
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#10
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Originally posted by: fsg View Post


BUT this year I am asked to bring a BIG bar Of Cadburys Chocolate, thats only for No 1 landlords , bro is diabetic, as are half of S India , but they stiii consume the choccies


A sad fact of life: chocolate melts. Several times I have taken boxes of chocolates to India, only to end up with a puddle...[cry] But eventually the puddle gets consumed. :D

Cadburys has a special place in the heart of many Indians.
#11
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Originally posted by: Rasika View Post


Cadburys has a special place in the heart of many Indians.


They came in three sizes and cost 6 annas, 12 annas and 1 rupee 8 annas respectively. The last used to be called the "one-eight cad" and was the biggest treat a child in the 1950s could think of. There was plain milk chocolate, fruit and nuts and something in a red wrapper called "Bournville". I see it still exists:

https://www.cadbury.co.uk/products/Bournville-2400?p=2400

The other two were sold in blue and silver wrappers.
#12
| Maha Guru Member
Kola cubes, Kendal Mint Cake, that exploding candy(space rocks I think).
will think of more.
#13
| Chief resident penguin!

Originally posted by: dan bushell View Post

that exploding candy(space rocks I think).
will think of more.


You ever had that stuff and drank a can of coke cola at same time??

Amazing....
#14
| Loud Noisy Bird

Originally posted by: GolgharThey came in three sizes and cost 6 annas, 12 annas and 1 rupee 8 annas respectively. The last used to be called the "one-eight cad" and was the biggest treat a child in the 1950s could think of. There was plain milk chocolate, fruit and nuts and something in a red wrapper called "Bournville". I see it still exists:


There were penny bars, and I think even half-penny bars back in Cadbury's home country.

Bournville, yes ...but the least said about that the better. Whatever the rest of the world thinks of Cadbury's milk chocolate, It is an enduring sensation, but, for plain chocolate, one quickly learned to find better. In my family it was Terry's Bitter Chocolate.

Ahem. This isn't helping [Blush]

One needs to consider what is still not easily available here, because a lot is --- even Cadbury's Milk choc doesn't have such a chalky flavour as it did years ago: the tropical anti-melt recipe. And a lot of stuff is available.



ps...
Golghar: why don't polar bears eat penguins?
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#15
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Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post


ps...
Golghar: why don't polar bears eat penguins?


If this were a multiple choice question the possible answers would be:

i) They live on different poles.

ii) They are kept in different enclosures at the zoo.

iii) They can't get the wrappers off.