“Dad I have to interview someone for Food Technology. That person has to be old apparently. That’s you then Dad”
Charming….But sadly very true….
****that’s the thing about Aspergers with Hawklad. He tells it as it is, no filters.****
“Dad I have to ask you about the confectionery you used to eat as a child. I’ve seen the photos, you clearly liked the odd one or two sugar bars…..”
****sadly also very true****
“What were your favourite sweets and chocolates all those many centuries ago….”
Decades boy not centuries…. That would be midget gems, flying saucers, black jacks, milk guns, fizz wiz, pineapple cubes, cherry lips and refreshers. Chocolate it would have been Toblerone, Marathon, Wagon Wheels, Minstrels, Revels,Time Outs, Banjos and Curly Wurly’s.
“Dad why is it that when I ask you about science, history or art you just look blank at me. Yet I mention chocolates and sweets and I can’t stop you talking….”
Got to get my priorities right.
“What’s the biggest changes with current confectionery then Dad?”
Well some of the stuff have disappeared. Some stuff has changed name. What’s this thing called Snicker Bars – it’s a Marathon…. And the sizes. Much much bigger in my day as you can tell from the old photos of my tummy.
“Last question Dad. What was the worst thing about confectionery in your day….”
Well I dread to think what they put in those old sweets and chocolate bars. E Numbers were classed as one of your 5 a day healthy options back then. And then some of the stuff was so wrong. One of my favourite chocolates was pretend cigarettes. They were made to look like cigarettes and even came in a realistic cigarette packet.
“Dad what were they thinking of…”
Getting kids hooked on smoking. Making money and seeing children as a commodity to make money from. Sadly that hasn’t changed….