Nothing brings back sweet childhood memories like the sugary treats you loved as a kid, and boy did we chow on sweets back then. A healthy sugar-fuelled diet was never questioned, it was encouraged.
Here are is a list of uniquely South African sweets that will bring on a case of severe nostalgia:
Chappies could easily be called the Google of your childhood, aside from encyclopedias and Trivial Pursuit, it was the only source of fun facts
These chewy sweets offered a delicious sweet and sour taste explosion, and if it was stuck to the paper then you ate the paper too. You can still find them in shopping aisles, they somehow never taste the same.
These treats could easily pass as a source of Iron in the good ol days. Fish for supper? Why the hell not!
A few teeth were broken on these, that might very well be why they appealed to so many. They’re much softer nowadays for the millennial palate but they are just as fun to eat.
The grand old days when sherbet was just sherbet. Despite the sherbet providing little pipe-spoons, eating it with your finger was the most satisfying way.
It was a magical time when plastic surrounded candy, these were tons of fun. You never knew how much you had left and savoured every single slurrpppp.
We are not sure why, or how, or when, these were ever a good idea – but they were. Dummy sweets were a staple childhood memory. On a serious note though, do you ever remember finishing one?