18 of your favourite food and drink treats from childhood
We all have fond memories of childhood snacks that make us smile.
For me, it was a Curly Wurly or Milkybar on the walk home from school – what was yours?
We asked our readers to take their own trips down memory lane and share their favourite food treat from younger days. And what a response we got!
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Dozens of people got in touch across our social media pages to share their foodie favourites.
From a portion of chips to a weekend ice cream cornet, here are some of your most popular suggestions.
See if we included yours:
Banana sandwiches: According to many of you, they had to be on white bread!
Butterscotch Angel Delight: Is it us, or was Angel Delight not as nice once you were an adult?
Chippy tea: Lots of shout outs for chips with batter, fish and chips, sausage and chips or a chip butty!
Choc ice: Grabbing one from the freezer when the ice cream man came around ...
Condensed milk: On cereal, on fruit, to dip bread in or straight from the tin – you did it all!
Custard slice or custard tart: Nothing beat a trip to the bakery for one of these!
Dandelion and Burdock pop: To wash down your snack of choice.
Findus Crispy Pancakes: A childhood favourite, but which flavour did you go for?
Home-made soup with crusty bread and/or dumplings: A hug in a bowl made by your mam or nana.
Lemonade with a scoop of ice cream in: The perfect combination of creamy and fizzy!
Lion's Midget Gems: A quarter of midget gems, please!
Mr Whippy ice cream with monkey's blood: Don’t forget the flake.
Rice pudding: Hands up if you still make yours on a Sunday.
Rhubarb dipped in sugar: Straight from the garden and into the sugar bag!
Sugar sandwiches or bread, butter and sugar: Another white-bread only request.
Syrup sponge with custard: The perfect afters on a cold winter’s night (or even in the summer, let’s be honest).
Treacle tart with custard: It took ages to come off your teeth but it was well worth it, really.
Willicks (periwinkles): Though a few of you suggested this, you did add that you couldn’t stomach it now!