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Can you name the type of British sweet shown in each image?
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Aug 26th, 2012 at 10:13 GMT
Any feedback welcomed, particularly as this is the first image quiz I've created. :)
Aug 26th, 2012 at 10:50 GMT
I'm clueless about them personally (I learned different names like gumdrops, lemon drops, satellite wafers...), but great quiz!
Aug 26th, 2012 at 11:12 GMT
The word gumdrop is used in Britain as well as in the US (as a generic term for a fruit jelly sweet covered in sugar crystals), so I'll add it in as an alternative. :)
Aug 26th, 2012 at 11:38 GMT
Goody goody gumdrops!
Aug 26th, 2012 at 12:10 GMT
I've eaten loads of Jazzies before but never knew they were called that! Never seen Sweet Peanuts before though
Aug 26th, 2012 at 13:11 GMT
You only seem to get sweet peanuts in traditional sweetshops for some reason, rather than in bags/packets in newsagents, supermarkets etc. You must try them, they're gorgeous!
Aug 26th, 2012 at 15:23 GMT
@triplet_3 - Congrats on your first image quiz. It looks great. 5 orange Gobstoppers for you.
Aug 26th, 2012 at 15:29 GMT
Sweet peanuts are to die for.
Aug 26th, 2012 at 15:41 GMT
Aug 26th, 2012 at 23:34 GMT
If it weren't for Dumbledore and his passwords, I'd have tanked this quiz. And now I'm hungry.
Aug 27th, 2012 at 00:51 GMT
Blimey that was quick - thanks for making this an editor pick, Hejman!
Aug 27th, 2012 at 01:15 GMT
I always just called it 'dolly mix' and didn't guess any further than that. Smarties also looks a bit generic. I'm another one who hasn't tried sweet peanuts. Overall, good quiz. Time to go to the shop!
Aug 27th, 2012 at 01:20 GMT
@walliver: thanks for the feedback, I'll add in 'dolly mix' as an alternative.
Aug 27th, 2012 at 10:00 GMT
maybe accept 'strawberry shrimps' or even just 'shrimps'? I can't imagine going into a sweet shop and asking for a bag of 'foam shrimps'! Good quiz though, nice to see some UK-based food stuff on here for a change!
Aug 27th, 2012 at 10:06 GMT
@neil537: my main source called them 'foam shrimps', which is why I used that term, but I think most people know them as pink shrimps so I'll change the main answer to that. I'll add in 'strawberry shrimps' and 'shrimps' as alternatives.
Aug 27th, 2012 at 21:33 GMT
Brilliant quiz - it's distressing to think people ouside Britain may never get to try these! Only thing I would say is that I'd only ever heard of Jazzies as 'Jazzles', and they're sold as that a lot round my way. Could add that as an alternative?
Aug 27th, 2012 at 21:41 GMT
@JennyMarie: thanks for the feedback, and glad you like the quiz! I'll add in 'jazzles' as alternative.
Aug 28th, 2012 at 17:24 GMT
Really great quiz, a lovely trip down memory lane. There were 2 I didn't recognise - sweet peanuts & edinburgh rock - which I mistook for marshmallows. The candy sticks I remember being packaged in cigarette style boxes, Oh how times have changed! Sporcle continues to teach me how to spell....
Aug 29th, 2012 at 14:14 GMT
Loved this quiz, I know it's already been said but it's nice to have a quiz for the Brits every now and then :) Just one thing, it would be nice if it was called 'British Sweets' as we never call this candy!
Aug 29th, 2012 at 19:07 GMT
@ lizzie1991: I did consider calling it 'British Sweets' (I'm British myself, so I'm aware we don't call it candy!), but I know that this is an American site and the majority of people on here are from the US, so I thought I'd better go with a title that more people on Sporcle would recognise. Also, the quiz is intended to be a sequel to googlebird's 'Candy!!!' quiz, so I wanted the title to match.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 03:23 GMT
Made me very homesick, thanks:).
Sep 1st, 2012 at 10:48 GMT
Great British sweets!
Sep 1st, 2012 at 12:54 GMT
Nice quiz. Could you accept "sweet cigarettes" for candy sticks? That's what they were called in my day.
Sep 1st, 2012 at 14:18 GMT
I miss all of these :( great quiz though,, ahhh the memories
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 03:42 GMT
As a Canadian, I've seen most of these candy in my grandparents' candy bowls when I was younger, but I couldn't name more than one of them for the life of me.
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 12:45 GMT
@Manticore: done. It also accepts 'candy cigarettes'.
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 16:02 GMT
As an American, I didn't know what any of these were called, but I'd like to try all of them. Might I suggest we start an annual Cross-Atlantic Candy Exchange?
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 20:47 GMT
I've never called them double lollipops - no wonder I couldn't get that. And the shrimps are just called....shrimps! But fab to have a quiz where I'm not starting off on the back foot :o)
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 22:58 GMT
This quiz is knockin me off my diet
Sep 3rd, 2012 at 23:12 GMT
Rhubarb and Custard = Amazing! Although I used to buy midget gems by the bag full at the post office when I was a kid... They used to have them in the jars and had to get weighed out, they aren't here though :(
Sep 4th, 2012 at 19:33 GMT
Some of these are absolutely delicious. Others (I'm looking at you Blackjacks) brought a shudder when I saw the picture.
Sep 6th, 2012 at 10:41 GMT
I've always known them as Lemon Sherberts, can you accept that as an alternative
Sep 6th, 2012 at 18:10 GMT
@AutonomusPlebian: it should already accept 'lemon sherbets' - maybe you mis-spelled 'sherbet'?
Sep 6th, 2012 at 22:51 GMT
Yes, it would appear I did
Sep 27th, 2012 at 07:36 GMT
Noticed I didn't need the s to plural things, didn't realise gobstopper wasn't accepted without the S and I'm not sure if it's a regional thing but we call strawberry laces, strawberry bootlaces or shoelaces, perhaps accept those as alternatives.
Jan 3rd, 2013 at 12:24 GMT
YAY very enjoyable. Never knew double lollipops were called that!
Jan 5th, 2013 at 23:30 GMT
A couple of possible alternatives for you - mint imperials are also known as pandrops (I'm Scottish, so that's the first thing I typed in) and double lollies can also be called swizzle lollies. Good quiz!
Jan 15th, 2013 at 19:15 GMT
I've just changed the quiz title to 'British Sweets' because on reflection, as it's a Brit-centred quiz I think it's important to reflect the British terminology involved. It's still intended to be a sequel to googlebird's excellent 'Candy!!!' quiz, though :)
Feb 11th, 2013 at 14:12 GMT
great quiz! its great to see a quiz thats not dredged in sickly american-isms
Apr 3rd, 2013 at 01:02 GMT
Okay, someone has to say it. Too US-centric.
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