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    Smile Old Style Sweet shops

    Look what I found today...

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    In this shop:-

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    In Saint Anne's Sqaure in Manchester City Centre.
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    Default Re: Defunct sweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by vanhelsing View Post
    Look what I found today...

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    In Saint Anne's Sqaure in Manchester City Centre.
    There's one of those shops in Stockport, with similar stock.
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    Default Re: Defunct sweets?

    oh wow talk about a blast from the past.
    nice to see its still sold.



    Quote Originally Posted by vanhelsing View Post
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    In Saint Anne's Sqaure in Manchester City Centre.
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    Default Re: Defunct sweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    oh wow talk about a blast from the past.
    nice to see its still sold.
    Must be imports. I didn't see any Mountain Dew or Tab Clear but I saw Vanilla Coka and (you WON'T BELIEVE THIS) CHERRY DOCTOR PEPPER AND STRAWBERRY FANTA!! Maybe Richard1978 might be able to shed some more light.
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    Default Re: Defunct sweets?

    That chain of shops does sell selected USA imports. Cherry doctor pepper is available on the USA so I'd say these are imports.
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    Default Re: Old Style Sweet shops

    Yes, they are without doubt North American imports.
    I order foreign food & drink all the time from various web shops. A shop in my town also sells them.
    Cherry Dr Pepper is awesome, as is Wild Cherry Pepsi and all grape sodas, especially Welchs.
    Be warned though, the retro Throwback Pepsi is exactly the same as UK Pepsi, and those imports are expensive. Standard Pepsi is made with corn syrup or something similar, Throwback Pepsi & UK Pepsi are both made with sugar.
    I would also recommend Mountain Dew Throwback & Mello Yello, both smooth & fruity.
    The cheapest price that I know of in the UK for 12 packs is Amazon, as the postage is free for 12 cans & over.
    I'm about to get myself some crates of Cherry Dr Pepper & Wild Cherry Pepsi for the festive season.
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    Default Re: Old Style Sweet shops

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonEyeX View Post
    I'm about to get myself some crates of Cherry Dr Pepper & Wild Cherry Pepsi for the festive season.
    Haha, just ordered myself a 12 pack of each for my Christmas stash.

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    Default Re: Old Style Sweet shops

    I had forgotten all about Tab.

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    Default Re: Old Style Sweet shops

    I've been in that shop several times. There are a few scattered around the uk as it's a franchise. Took my 5 year old daughter and told her that it was Willy Wonka's shop. So far i've bought Sherbet filled flying saucers, rainbow crystals, space dust, midget gems, cinder toffee and old jamaica chocolate. Bought some pink lemonade chocolate as well but i'd avoid that if anyone feels tempted. Even my daughter said it tasted like soap.
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    I hope there's a branch near me. I've just come back from Malaysia and they have strawberry Fanta there and vanilla coke. I thought vanilla coke was still available here but I haven't seen it for ages so perhaps not.
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