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23 Undeniable Tastes Of An Irish Childhood

By katedemolder

March 1, 2017 at 3:51pm

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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.

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Photo cred: Ocado

2. Roy Of The Rovers bars

Which you can STILL BUY right here

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Photo cred: Pinterest

3. TK Lemonade

Our teeth are blackening just thinking of it. 

4. Liga

Baby biscuits?

Human biscuits. 

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Photo cred: It's All Dutch To Me

5. Angels Delight

A dentist's nightmare.

Serve in a fancy glass or GTFO. 

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Photo cred: Live Journal

6. Wexford strawberries

All those summers spent in Curracloe, stopping on the motorway for healthy treats. 

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Photo cred: twoheads.ie

7. Funny Feet ice creams

Gross, yet delicious. 

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Photo cred: Daily Mail UK

8. Cadet Cola

Somehow, this often tasted corked. 

We thought that could only happen to wine. 

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Photo cred: 21food

9. Snax

The bag was always WAY TOO SMALL.

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Photo cred: Penny Jellies

10. Billy Roll

Teaching us to love coloured in food from an early age. 

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11. Fruit Salad sweets

Fruit Salad, my eye. 

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Photo cred: Pinterest

12. Bullseyes

Literal balls of sugar. 

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Photo cred: We Luv Sugar

13. Cidona 

Sitting up at the pub with a pint of Cidona.

No one would ever know...

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14. Edible money

Remember this came in when the Euro did?

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Photo cred: Planet Candy

15. Fake Cigarettes

♫ I love bad bitches that's my fuckin' problem ♫

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Photo cred: Collecting Superman

16. Flying saucers

Two ingredients: sugar, and cardboard. 

Heaven. 

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Photo cred: Keep It Sweet

17. Winders

Truly the gift that kept on giving. 

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18. Dairylea Lunchables

Plastic ham 'n' cheese – what more could you want?

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19. Frubes

It's like they were programmed to burst in your schoolbag. 

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20. Fish fingers

Debatable as to whether it was made of real fish or not – considering they tasted like soft wood. 

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Photo cred: The Independent

21. Communion bread

Body of Christ.

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Photo cred: Pinterest

22. Mr Freeze

Sticky, sticky goodness. 

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23. And finally, ketchup and potato waffles

Breakfast of champions. 

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