Remembering the most favorite treats that our children will never know.
Remember the incomparable taste of buttercream, theatrical caramels and milkshake? Now manufacturers produce many analogues of our favorite Soviet products, but their taste is completely different, alas. After all, childhood memories are the most vivid and unforgettable. You can't confuse them with anything.
Small, fragrant, they could be chewed in handfuls, with difficulty opening their teeth. And it doesn’t matter that they all hopelessly stuck together in a box in a huge lump, most importantly, delicious and sweet! Well, the jars, of course, were later used on the farm, and how! What dad didn't have a tin can full of rusty nails and bolts? The name of the sweets, by the way, comes from the name of the Duchess of Montpensier from Dumas' novels.
Many did this: first they ate the top sweet rim (like the peel of an orange or lemon slice), and only then the marmalade itself. Jars from under the slices were also actively used in everyday life.
This candy was first carefully selected from the New Year's gift. It was either postponed “for later”, or eaten right away, but in any case it was the most beloved. And they loved Snezhok for its unique taste and incomparable feeling of something pleasantly pungent and similar to snowflakes melting in your mouth. But the toffee "Kis Kis" was not a favorite among other New Year's sweets. Too hard and hard, he deservedly earned the name "seal ripper".
CREAM FENDER & PAT
Delicate, soft, barrel-shaped: it was sold in cardboard boxes, but so rare that it was almost impossible to get. In similar boxes they also sold fragrant multi-colored marmalade “Pat”, sprinkled with sugar and so delicious!
Despite the name, it was often washed down with milk, not tea, or tea with milk. Now some factories also produce tea straws, but the Soviet one was still better.
Sold only in pharmacies. Large sweet tablets of ascorbic acid gradually dissolved behind the cheek, and strict parents ensured that no more than two ascorbic acid was eaten per day. Wherever there, the whole package went immediately.
Revit yellow dragees, sweet on the outside and surprisingly sour on the inside, were also very popular. They were much cheaper than candy.
In the 80s, chewing gum was kept like the apple of an eye. They chewed for several days, until it began to disintegrate in the mouth, and they also gave their neighbors a try. And, although counselors and teachers said that insidious foreigners hide blades in chewing gum, and forced them to immediately spit out “this disgusting thing,” schoolchildren were still madly happy about any opportunity to get this trophy.
The most affordable were Soviet chewing gum: Orange, Strawberry, Raspberry, Mint and Coffee. The latter was the least popular. The taste of chewing gum disappeared after about 5 minutes, but they chewed longer than the B altic ones. Czech "Pedro" - you could win in "Luna Park"
Donald Duck chewing gums were valued most of all for their unique, foreign taste, the ability to inflate huge bubbles and magnificent liners, passionately collected by many pioneers. They could be knocked out at breaks and even redeemed from a we althy owner. Especially gamblers were caught and parents were called to school.
Soda vending machines stood at the subway and train stations. A glass of sweet soda cost 3 kopecks, and a simple mineral water - 1 kopeck. It was not tasty without sweet syrup, so the glass was not filled completely, but the water was drained to make it sweeter. All parents, without exception, strictly forbade drinking soda from vending machines, which is why vending machines so attracted children and were a constant cause for public scandals. How many times have poor parents had to literally drag a crying child away from this “terrible infection” by the hands. Well, the most prudent ones carried collapsible plastic cups with them so as not to drink from common glasses.
CRISPY MOSCOW POTATOES
The legendary product of the Colossus association for 10 kopecks with a girl on the package and three horses is another joy of childhood. It was sold mainly in bakeries and often replaced a student's lunch from the canteen.