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5.0 out of 5 stars Treat yourself to a few sherbets, 7 Feb. 2013
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My little seven year old relative asked for a few of these for her forthcoming birthday, so I rushed to make all of her dreams come true. And it wasn't because it was the cheapest thing on her list either. Well alright, it was - but past experiences tell me that the the more expensive a kid's present is, the less interesting they will ultimately find it. Mind you, past experiences also tell me that the likelihood of all, or indeed any, of these sweets reaching her is minimal at best. That's why I also bought her that telescope.

I sent for ten of these babies, which were dispatched almost immediately and arrived on my doormat two days later. In the interests of her safety, I obviously had to try one didn't I? It was reassuring to see that the packet has changed very little since I myself used to keep the school tuck-shop afloat almost singlehanded. They were 'dib dabs' then though, surely? Perhaps I'm imagining that. Maybe all that sherbet had some long term hallucinatory effects. Speaking of which, I'm told that some people actually inhale this stuff these days. Others eat the lolly first and then tip the sherbet into their mouths afterwards. My little friend tips the sherbet into a bowl and scoops it up with a teaspoon, saving the lolly for later, which surely can't be anywhere in the rules of 'dip dab' eating etiquette?

I'm a fairly rebellious sort by nature, but I was forced to resort to sucking the lolly and then using it to gather up the sherbet in order to be a little bit different. Which is precisely what one is supposed to do of course. Nothing seems to have changed in the design of this fabulous confectionary. There's something wonderfully reassuring about that, especially in this day and age. And they're vegetarian, which is a lot more unusual than you might think when it comes to the world of children's sweets. Did I just say 'childrens' sweets'? BIG childrens' sweets, that's what I meant.

I only came unstuck once, when I apparently breathed when I should have been swallowing. That sent a great cloud of sherbet into the air. It was quite magical actually, the way the light caught it. It was just like Fairyland. Or the twinkling of distant stars. Which reminds me, I must go and wrap that telescope...
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Initial post: 26 May 2014 21:02:30 BDT
Mark says:
We used to have these in the late '60s/early '70s - we also called them dib-dabs but I think the proper name was dip-dabs. I bought one today for the first time in years. I am looking for the yellow sherbet powder (not crystals) we bought by the 1/4 when I was a kid (In Esst Ham) but I think these might be the white sherbet. Anyway, I will find out later when I try it (30p or 4 for £1 in Sainsbury's)
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