1940's nostalgia with Amazon

Sunday 14 December 2014

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I do get sent the neatest things in the post.  The other day I received this lovely Blueberry 1940's Sweet Box from Amazon.co.uk.   I wasn't even born in the 1940's  . . .  but the Toddster was a child then and it brought back a lot of nostalgia for him.

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I had heard of some of these things, like the Pontefract cakes and Mint Balls, but had never tasted them.

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I love boiled sweets, and Rhubarb and Custard are my favourite flavour!  Great choice!   Loving the Keep Calm mug as well!

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Don't get me started on Peanut Brittle!  I can't stop once I start munching on that peanutty goodness!

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I love black liquorice and these Catherine Wheels look quite scrumptious with those little non pareil coated liquorice jellies in the centre.  (My favourite bits in the all sorts box!)  And I do fancy a Hershey's bar every now and again, don't you?

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I am a bit fan of Uncle Joe's Mint Balls too, but the Pontefract Cakes are something very new to me.   I remember one of the Pratt sisters in Larkrise to Candleford went to be with a man in Pontefract and them talking about Pontefract cakes in the show.   These sweets must have been around for a very long time.

It's a delightful little gift box and perfect for the sweet lover in your life!  It absolutely filled with lots of goodies and nostalgia.  

You can get all sorts of gifts like this from Amazon.  I find their service to be quick and reliable, and they usually have the best prices on things.  Just sayin'


  1. I wish the grandkids lived closer! Xx

  2. What nice gift dear Marie! Ilove it!
    Oh dont worry Marie Im sure the missioners will be happy with this lol :)))

  3. I would be delighted with this box. What a thoughtful gift!


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