Way back in 1970, my parents bought their first ever business, a small sweetshop.
As i was only 6 at the time i would be in charge of selling the penny sweets, i loved it.
Today i discovered a sweet shop that has opened in Hull town centre, this shop used to be the tobacconist my Dad bought his pipes and speciality pipe tobacco’s from when i was a child.I remember it having wooden shelving and wooden drawers and used to love going in there in later years to buy Dad a new pipe for his Christmas present.
Anyway today its called “Treat Box” and sells all the wonderful sweets i used to when i was a child. talk about memories flooding back.The owners have even kept the old wooden draws and shelving i remembered and have jars of sweets to buy by per 100gram unlike when i sold 2 ounces, times change eh?
Some of the things they sell are:
Traffic Light Lollipops
Kali & Lollipops (Kali is a Hull word for sherbert crystals)
Sherbert Dib Dabs
If you remember a sweet from your childhood i guarantee you’ll find it in this tiny shop. What i also loved about the shop was the way they wrapped up your purchases in clear plastic and tied with ribbon then finished with a cute Treat Box sticker.
This afternoon i had wonderful memories come flooding back of my childhood in my parents sweetshop, one happy bunny.