Chunky Monkey

I don’t receive many presents (awww) but when I do, they’re memorable, Sometimes quite literally. Yesterday I was given a small box of sweets that whisked me back to my childhood.

They’re the pineapple chunks that I’ve posed in a jar on the left. Fifty years ago they were a treat from Mrs Taylor’s toffee shop at 3d a quarter when I got my weekly ‘spends’. {That’s three old pence for four ounces.}

I loved them and would scoff one after another even though I knew that sucking their hard, sugar-coated roughness would leave the roof of my mouth raw. I also suspect they were responsible for many of my childhood visits to the dentist. Worth every filling.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 20th August 2010

    Ah yes! Pineapple chunks – I remember them well though I was more a fan of liquorice torpedoes – the slightly larger sort. I hope I get some of them for my birthday.

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