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  • Retro candy flavours make a comeback
  • Retro candy flavours make a comeback
    PROBernat Casero (2008) ©

Retro candy flavours make a comeback

From bubblegum-flavoured jelly beans to Haribo cola bottles, there are some tastes that will always remind people of their childhood, taking them right back to the good old days. 'Birthday cake' is emerging as another nostalgic flavour and sweet brands are reintroducing it.



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