Retro Sweets - What Are They?
Retro sweets are simply the sweets that were around when you were a child but that you haven't seen for ages. So is a Mars Bar a retro sweet?
Well not really because, while they were around when you were young, they still are now - and you can see them pretty well everywhere that they sell sweets. So they can't really be classed as retro.
The terms retro sweets, traditional sweets and old fashioned sweets are pretty well interchangeable. So they are associated more with the past.
And for everyone living outside the UK, the term sweets refers to confectionery or candy. You can see more at Wikipedia
Are such sweets still available? Thanks to online sweetshops like www.AQuarterOf.co.uk they are (in fact they are arguably more popular than ever) and many of the traditional sweets that you loved as a child, and that you haven't seen since, are miraculously still being made today.