March 21, 2003
Anyone remember Cough Candy Twists?

Fizzy Cola Bottles, Flying Saucers? Sherbet Lemons?

Check out The Old Sweet Shop, for all your online crap sweet needs.

Remember the way that sherbert lemons used to lacerate the inside of your mouth? Bliss.

Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at March 21, 2003 05:03 PM

Flying Saucers (if you mean those paper things with sherbert inside) were rubbish! Whatever happened to Space Dust? That's the big question!

Posted by: Paul Boddie on March 24, 2003 10:46 AM

Space Dust. Ahhh...

Available from ;-)

Posted by: Simon on March 24, 2003 10:51 AM

what happened to Cough Candy Twists and why doesn't anyone sell them anymore???

Posted by: mark boyce on March 27, 2003 02:00 PM

This looks like an old entry, but I'll add my two cents worth anyway.
I loved cough candy. I don't know whether it was supposed to cure anything but it was delicious, right up there with rum/ butter toffees. It was (is?) one of those boiled sweets that as soon as I put it in my mouth, it actually caused a mild constriction in my bronchil (sp?) area and a little wheezing for a few seconds. Is that why it was called "cough" candy?
I can't find it in the US; no matter I'll be back in the UK by mid '05.
For those wondering, there are web sites where it can be bought at vastly inflated prices, of course.

Posted by: Steve Butten on February 21, 2004 04:17 AM

hi, if this is still going thread.
for cough candy both plain and wrapped.

Posted by: peter on September 3, 2004 05:45 PM also has cough candy :o)

Posted by: david on January 9, 2005 08:34 PM

There is asite which is cheaper than all the others mentioned here - and they stock absolutely everything; http//

Posted by: John on February 10, 2005 11:51 AM

Another good old fashioned sweet shop is

Posted by: Ted on April 26, 2005 09:25 AM

A great sweet shop online which has the most diverse selection of sweets anywhere is

Posted by: susan on July 25, 2005 10:41 PM

they sell cough candy at Asda for 69p per 200g.

Posted by: Joshua Ian Cohen on November 15, 2005 01:51 AM

You can get real old fashioned cough candy at

Posted by: Sheila Jones on February 26, 2006 03:40 PM

You can get the party sweets and Traditional Sweets and candy at

Posted by: Sankar Dey on November 7, 2006 10:19 AM

aww, cough candy, I have one in my mouth now, so lovely so nice.I got mine from Asda.
have anyone tasted the chocolate mice, my favoutite.(but cant find them anymore)

Posted by: nadia on December 13, 2007 08:45 PM
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