SOOR plooms and cola cubes, Wham bars and penny toffees - these are just some of the sweeties you will know if you grew up in Glasgow.

During the war, sweets were rationed along with dairy products, bread and more.

Our recent wartime feature on rationing prompted reader Margaret Worrall to get in touch.

“I can remember sweets coming temporarily off ration in 1949 or thereabouts but can find no reference to this,” she says.

“My auntie bought two chocolate snowballs and a Mars bar for herself. My teacher Miss Gordon came past the shop and I gave her a snowball.

“I was extremely embarrassed the next day when she told my classmates about this - they all thought I was a wee sook.”

Glasgow Times:

Margaret, who lived in Glasgow from 1950 until 1969 and now lives in Fife, was right about sweets being derationed for a while.

It was in 1948 and sugar rationing was suspended again in 1953 because of pressure from the sweet manufacturers.

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People went daft, according to a report in the BBC archive.

“Toffee apples were the biggest sellers, with sticks of nougat and liquorice strips also disappearing fast,” it states. “One firm gave 800 children 150lbs of lollipops during their midday break from school; and a London factory opened its doors to hand out free sweets to all comers.

Glasgow Times:

“Adults joined in the sugar frenzy, with men queuing up in their lunch breaks to buy boiled sweets and to enjoy the luxury of being able to buy 2lb boxes of chocolates to take home for the weekend.”

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Who remembers Glasgow’s old sweetie shops? Get in touch to share your memories and photos.