Saturday, 8 July 2017

Life Is Dolly Mixtures

Life is Dolly Mixtures 

Dolly Mixtures oh how I love thee

Let me eat you I promise you you won't suffer !!

Dolly Mixtures that beloved sweet from your childhood that recently I was yearning for and I was so glad when some in the Cadburys shop at the East Midlands outlet. 

Dolly Mixtures - jump with me into a great big sweet bag of nostalgia, then get yourself a quarter of Dolly Mixtures! They're so delicious, and so pretty, and did you know that they've been around since at least the 1920s...

Anorak time - according to the Oxford English Dictionary, a dolly mixture is a 'mixture of tiny coloured sweets of various shapes'. There are stacks of myths around relating to the origins of the iconic sweet, and nobody can agree on the exact date of origin. The story I love the best is this:

Many believe that they originated around the time of the British Raj in India. Dal or Dahl in India are pulses (beans, peas, legumes) which are often made up of different sizes and colours.... so could Dally Mixture have led to Dolly Mixture? A long shot I know, but I love a bit of intrigue when it comes to my sweets.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't had dolly mixtures for years...
    I must find some and eat them all. hehehe


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