We've established time and again how an Irish childhood is different from the others.
Combining teachers commanding you to 'téigh a chodladh' when they were sick of you, playing Red Rover at any given opportunity and praising a telly on wheels – it's quite a ride.
But what we're interested in, is the treats we used to get, used to buy for a penny (thems were the days) and sly from the press when no-one was watching.
This is our ode to them.
1. Infant Calpol
Manna from heaven.
2. Roy Of The Rovers bars
Which you can STILL BUY right here.
3. TK Lemonade
Our teeth are blackening just thinking of it.
5. Angels Delight
A dentist's nightmare.
Serve in a fancy glass or GTFO.
6. Wexford strawberries
All those summers spent in Curracloe, stopping on the motorway for healthy treats.
7. Funny Feet ice creams
Gross, yet delicious.
8. Cadet Cola
Somehow, this often tasted corked.
We thought that could only happen to wine.
The bag was always WAY TOO SMALL.
10. Billy Roll
Teaching us to love coloured in food from an early age.
11. Fruit Salad sweets
Fruit Salad, my eye.
Literal balls of sugar.
Sitting up at the pub with a pint of Cidona.
No one would ever know...
14. Edible money
Remember this came in when the Euro did?
15. Fake Cigarettes
♫ I love bad bitches that's my fuckin' problem ♫
16. Flying saucers
Two ingredients: sugar, and cardboard.
Truly the gift that kept on giving.
18. Dairylea Lunchables
Plastic ham 'n' cheese – what more could you want?
It's like they were programmed to burst in your schoolbag.
20. Fish fingers
Debatable as to whether it was made of real fish or not – considering they tasted like soft wood.
21. Communion bread
Body of Christ.
22. Mr Freeze
Sticky, sticky goodness.
23. And finally, ketchup and potato waffles
Breakfast of champions.