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Galaxy Counters Competition Winner

Posted by Big Boo on April 26th, 2010

I recently ran a competition to win a bag of the newly relaunched Galaxy Counters. Not the worlds biggest prize perhaps but a great many of you have got quite excited about this particular sweetie returning to shop shelves, and we had a great collection of entries.

To win the Counters I wanted to know what your favourite memory of the eighties was, and the lucky winner is…

Nicky Bourdillon from Essex

I chose Nicky’s entry as it brought to mind similar memories of my own childhood (see my entry on penny sweets for more!). Here it is in her own words:-

Sweets from the penny counter in the corner shop, then the long walk back up a steep hill with friends while munching the huge bag of sweets that cost no more than 10p.

Well said! The closest you generally get to this now is Pick ‘n’ Mix (taken over by Tesco, WH Smith and others now. RIP – Woolworths stores) which is the same sweets sold by weight, not quantity, which means you generally get far less for your money. Ten pence would probably get you one pink foam shrimp now if you were lucky.