Shrimp Sweets were another of those sweets that were great if you were only allowed to spend a limited amount on sweets, as you could buy several for a penny (well, you could when I was six).
They were shaped like shrimps, but for years I thought they were ears... and I still ate them! Pink, kind of rubbery in texture. I don't remember the flavour, probably raspberry or strawberry. You could also get yellow banana shaped sweets, made of the same substance - was it some kind of petroleum by-product, perhaps? ;-) that tasted, strangely enough, of bananas. I think they were more expensive than the shrimps.