Were you a gobstopper or sherbert dab fan?

Come with me and enter the world of chocolate bananas and sherbet dabs.

What did you spend three pennies on?

Imagine you have 3d in your little hand and you are just tall enough to peer over the sweet shop counter and gaze hopefully at the tantalising selection of sweeties.

What could you afford with just three pennies?

Would it be four shrimps for 1d. or a gobstopper, a liquorice sandwich or a sherbet dab, a skipping rope or red fireman’s hose, a teddy bear or a gobstopper, or even two whopper stoppers for a 1d.

The choice seemed endless – a dab’n sucker for 2d or one of Barratt’s famous sherbet fountains … but wait, perhaps it was easiest to blow the lot on a threepenny lemon and liquorice sucker.

Discover the fascinating history of consumer culture from Victorian times to the present day at the Museum of Brands.

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