But which was your South Tyneside favourite? Was it Thorntons or Woolworths?
Perhaps you loved the more recent offerings at Swainston’s, Annies or The Little Sweet Shop.
We have got a selection of 15 photos to take you through sweet shops from all eras including the present.
Whether you loved a gobstopper or a toffee apple, take a look at our photo selection and see if your own favourite is there.
1. Ready to make a purchase
A Brockley Whins sweet shop in 1962. Does this scene bring back happy memories?
Photo: Shields Gazette
2. Back to 2011
Swainston's was in the picture in 2011, the same year that the shop won an national award for its excellent displays.
Photo: Stu Norton
3. Take your pick at Woolworths
Did you love to choose from the vast array of sweets at the Woolworths pick n' mix?
4. A 2012 view
The Little Sweet Shop in the centre of South Shields. Here it is in 2012.
Photo: iain brown