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Parma Violets

Parma Violets

Parma Violets were a mostly uk phenomenon, manufactured by the Derbyshire-based company Swizzels Matlow.

The sweets are hard, biconcave disc-shaped sweets, similar to the Fizzers product from the same company, but without their fizziness. There was also a line of Giant Parma Violets.

Most people found these sweets less than tasty, but had an allegiance to them that cannot be fathomed. They swarmed into the collective consciousness and have stayed there ever since. Now-a-days there are shops, bands, books and specialist brands that all use Parma Violets in their product/ businesses.


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Parma Violets Last post by www.doyouremember.co.uk
28 July 2010

Do You Remember Parma Violets?

Do You Remember Parma Violets?

  • Tonybiker
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    Id rather drink perfume but more expensive, lol.
  • Anonymous user
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    I can still get them at my local Spar shop. Still made by Swizzel Matlow.
  • Anonymous user
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    always liked them..still buy them in most shops..
  • Anonymous user
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    My husband loves them too - obviously a guy thing! They always tasted like soap to me.
  • Anonymous user
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    I don't see them anymore but every christmas my brothers and I would get a big bag of swizzel sweeties and I would never eat the Parma Violets, I just could not stand the taste or sensation of them but my Hubby loves them!