Sweet Paradise!


When you were a child did you have a favourite sweet shop? I was walking through the small market town of St Neots in Cambridgeshire the other day, when I came across an old fashioned sweet shop. In I went (the excuse being to buy Hard Licorice for Daughter Bard), and that little voice in my head forced me to buy Coffee Creams. Now these are very difficult to find, so I set the sat-nav and vowed to return. Fast forward to a private moment with aforesaid chocolately-coffee-wonders and I discover that the shop has an online-department. Being a generous sharer (apart from Coffee Creams!) I just had to share this information with you…

I was scoffing Coffee Creams,
Hidden far from view,
When all at once I discovered,
They were available online too!

I went upon the Internet,
Typed in Sweet Paradise,
And discovered all the sweets,
I used to think were nice!

There I found Sherbert Fountains,
Aniseed Balls as well.
I re-remembered Pear Drops,
(their peculiar taste and smell!)

Did you like Dolly Mixtures?
Pass Jelly Babies around?
Did you innocently give some Sweethearts
To a girl in the school playground?

I’m not saying that I’m weak-willed,
But if I lived St Neots way,
I’d have to visit Sweet Paradise,
Almost every day!

Thank heavens for the web!
Also on Facebook!
And in St Neots at 4, Cross Keys Mews, where they have one of the friendliest shops I’ve ever visited! 

© Baldock Bard 2012
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