Throwback Thursday: Sweets ng ating Kabataan! (Sweets of our Childhood)

We were once children too!  Here is a photo collection of the sweet things we used to munch on, back in our days ...

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Image credit amazon.ca

Remember this pink gum with ridges on it?  It was hard to chew but who cares,  we wanted the comic strip inside:-)

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Image credit www.bacontunamelt.com

Everyone had their taste of first communion with these fruity Chinese hawthorn discs.

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Image credit whyhellomel.blogspot.com

We would buy these from school or from the sari-sari store and start popping them in our mouths by pushing them at the middle with our fingers.  Naka-stapler pa nga ang dulo, tamang-tama sa bata:-)  (The end is even stapled at the end,  just right for kids).

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Image credit pepper.ph

Bago pa ang Cadbury,  I had my sweet tooth on Serg's Milk Chocolate.

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Image credit alohagourmet.com

Kendi na nakakain ang wrapper!  Magic!  The edible thin wax wrapper made out of sticky rice made eating this creamy and chewy candy irresistible.

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Image credit raquelbyginquelrus and mommyginger.com

My fave in the world!  I always looked forward to my mom coming home from the palengke (market) with these.  It used to come in vertical plastic bags with usually 10 pieces stacked inside.  Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.  Yum!

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Image credit checaparas.com

Who doesn't love the buttery caramel taste of Peter's butter ball?  It is a little bit weird to roll such a big ball in our tiny mouths but we loved it.  Kendi Mint was my first taste of mint candy.  Up to now,  when I take my mints I still miss the chocolate surprise in the middle.

Image credit daisybubbles

Image credit daisybubbles

Orange jelly candy covered in sugar for our sweet cravings.  The closest thing to the gummy bears of our childhood.

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Image credit oldtimecandy.com

Chewy, chocolate candy that stubbornly sticks to our teeth.  As in seriously,  with my dirty, chubby fingers I always had to dislodge stuck tootsie roll in my teeth.  Eeww!

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Image credit spiced.com

We loved munching on these tablet-shaped chocolate and malt candies.

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Image credit blog.candy.com

And syempre,  mawawala ba si Chicletin mo babe?:-) (And of course,  we cannot miss Chiclets baby)

Did I miss any childhood sweet fave?  How about you, what food/snack/sweets brings back childhood memories?

Reference:  10 Kiddie Snacks we Can't Forget by Macy Alcaraz for Spot.ph

Minsang Bata,

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Comments

  1. feeling nostalgic seeing these treats. actually tried everything here! happy i didn’t missed out being a kid compared to today that it’s all about gadgets…tsk3x

    • Hi CheekeeGirl! Ang saya balikan ng childhood ano:-) Re gadgets, haaay, kids are really missing out so much because of those gadgets. Kapag hindi mo naman pinag-gadget parang problem mo pa anong gagawin nila. But as I said in one of my posts, “Play is the right of every child. And fostering an environment that encourages play is the responsibility of every parent.” Kaya patintero na tayo with them sabay kain ng merengue from the palengke:-)

  2. wow ms.lilian, i remember these stuff! lalo na ung bazooka! ang tigas nyan kulay pink. ang tamis pero talagang binibili namin kasi may comics sa loob!hehe!

    ang sarap talaga alalahanin yung childhood days… mas simple talaga dati.mas masaya =)

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    • Hi Mary Joy! Ang saya balikan ng ating kabataan. At tama ka, mas simple at feeling ko mas authentic ang saya. I wish our kids can feel the joys of our childhood as well. Re bazooka joe, I can remember Joe with his eyepatch and cap, memories to the max!

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