Merrols Butterscotch Bon-Bons
Item #: 483
Source: Picture Post. November 27, 1954
I too was very fond of merrols as a boy in Leith. At the time of the queen's coronation in 1953 all the kids in my school, Hermitage Park P.S. received a coronation mug with a tube of these tasty sweets. Happy days.
Remember these sweets from the mid fifties. They were delicious. Can still smell them and even almost taste them. Didn't realise they were made by Duncan's who also made lovely hazelnut chocolate.
I miss these too. There is a peppermint flavoured one from Merrols and I hoped that one day I would see the butterscotch back in the shops but sadly not.
I adored Merrols as a little girl and was so sad and surprised when they disappeared! Today have discovered all about them and can still taste them - and still miss the taste of them!
I've been looking online for years for a mention of these boiled sweets, they were delicious. I suppose the nearest equivalent would be something like a soft-centred Werther's Original.
Thank you, you've made an old lady very happy today !