Saturday, 21 February 2009

My Addiction to Sweets

I love sweets, and I have four fillings to prove it. I haven’t been to the dentist for a while (does that make me gross?) so I probably need a couple more. It isn’t just the taste that I love, but the childish excitement and childhood memories that come with sweets. I am still mourning the loss of Woolworths and the Pic ‘n’ Mix – every Saturday after ballet class I was at the Pic ‘n’ Mix as a child.

Today I went to a fantastic sweet shop called Mr Simms’ Olde Sweet Shoppe in Falmouth, where I and all the fellow Pic ‘n’ Mix mourners were. Even though this sweet shop is better than Pic ‘n’ Mix – better than any sweet shop that I could pick from my imagination even, that is how good Mr Simms’ Olde Sweet Shoppe is.

Hundreds of jars of traditional sweets, specialist sweets, favourites, Pic ‘n’ Mix – even better than Woolworths, trays of lollies, foot long marshmallow, popping candy, and a separate section for chocolate, but that section didn’t bring as much excitement as the sweet section. The shop was packed with excitement from children, but also adults seeing sweets that they hadn’t seen for years. I found some fish and chips, which are white chocolate shaped like fish and chips. The last time I saw them was in my local newsagents, which shut over a decade ago – 6p a portion they were. Sigh.

Children must have sweets, yes I have four fillings, yes they are bad for you, but the memories, the fun, and the excitement make it all worth it. Maybe I am addicted, but I don’t plan to recover.


sara carney said...

I'm so with you, Clare. I especially love penny sweets - cola bottles and fried eggs - yum! When I was a kid, my favourite ones were sherbet pips - tiny yellow and red fizzy sweets. I used to buy them in a cone!!
God, I feel old...X
PS you didn't get killed today, then?! XX

Clare said...

I am alive still yes! Ha ha! Sweets are great - I am trying only to have them on Saturdays now though! I love sherbet pips! I feel a sugar craving coming on!

Samantha Cooper said...

haha you do make me laugh. Enjoy :-)