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Blackjacks

Four for a penny, Blackjacks were little chewy sweets wrapped in greaseproof black and white paper wrappings and a favourite for the old mixed-bag selection. More like a chalk grey than jet black, too many of them would turn the inside of your mouth and tongue a nasty black colour, much to the dismay of many mums. Because of this, it wasn't a good sweet to sneakily eat at playtimes. Blackjacks often used to be mixed with 'Fruit Salad', a chew sweet or around the same size with a distinct favour and bright yellow and red wrappers.


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Blackjacks Last post by Stockcarfan
29 February 2008

Do You Remember Blackjacks?

Do You Remember Blackjacks?

  • Anonymous user
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    They were around in the early 60's. The Miss Gouldens' grocery shop which I passed on the way to my junior school had a penny tray. Farthings had just gone(at the end of 1960) out but it was still four black jacks or four fruit salad for a penny - a real penny that is, 1d not 1p.
  • Anonymous user
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    Used to be 1/2p when I was a kid then they put them up to 1p. The cheek of it.
  • Anonymous user
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    They changed recipe for them just lately, They taste crap now. Bring back old recipe!!! Something to do with halal approved.Bloody halal, Wants to stop dictating to us Brits !!!
  • VANHELSING
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    I'm surprised nobody demanded a name change as well as changing the mascot from the g******* to something else.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had some of these the other day in a large "Grab bag" with the Fruit salads and was disappointed to see they - like most childhood sweets - have in fact shrunk in size!!! Still taste just the same though!!
  • Anonymous user
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    You can still buy Blackjacks and fruit salads they come in packs like chewits.
  • Anonymous user
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    Didn't they used to have a (dare I use the word now) golliwog face on the wrappers at one point? What I find really annoying is the fact that I can only seem to find my beloved old Fruit Salad chews as a mixture with Black Jacks. I love the former, but hate the latter!
  • Anonymous user
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    When did these come of the shelf? I had no idea. They are/were ace.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember going to a school where the poloicy was not to eat sweets in school. one day, a girl in my class had a party and handed out sweets, including black jacks, she reminde us that we was allowed to eat them unitl the end of day, well, I decided that i was giong to go in the toilet and eat the blackjacks, a girl in my class came into toilets and whilst i was talking to her she screeched:"Your tongue is black, you been eating blackjacks", I tried to wash the black of my tongue but of couurse, it did not come off, i spent the rest of the day with my mouth shut!!