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The retro sweet top ten

Clove Rock

Red and white rolls made by Shandon Sweets.

Macaroon bars

Made again in Ireland by Urneys.


Chocolate-coated mallow balls sprinkled in coconut, back in vogue thanks to Caffrey's of Dublin.


Milk and raspberry chews on a stick.

Sam Spudz

Crinkle crisps of the 1980s, revived by Ray 'Mr Tayto' Coyle of Largo Foods.

Cleeves Toffees

Square toffees made again by Urneys.

Sherbet Fountain

Liquorice stick in a tube of sherbet by Barratt's.

Big Time Bars

Rock-hard toffee with chocolate by Caffrey's.


The black and white striped classics, handmade by Shandon Sweets.


Multicoloured balls that last almost forever, for kids with very little pocket money.

Irish Independent