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My all-time favourite sweet, these fruity flavoured hard gums are no longer produced by Lion of Cleckheaton, the Yorkshire firm that they originated with, though pale imitations are available from other sources, but they do not delight my taste buds in the same way as the original and best ones did.The black ones were my favourites. We always used to buy a box from the wholesaler’s at Christmas, as all of our children and grandchildren liked them.
Camera details: Canon PowerShot S3 IS, Macro mode with flash

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sweets, fruity, fruit flavoured, colourful, orange, pineapple, strawberry, lime, hard gums, gums, tasty, treats, midget gems, canon, delicious, liquorice

I have been heavily involved in photography since 2006 and it has pushed my other interests into the background. I have always used Canon cameras, but recently treated myself to a Nikon Coolpix.

At this rate I will soon need a wheelbarrow, when I go out on a photoshoot! Most of my pictures are handheld, as I do not like working with tripods. They are a nuisance to cart around and it takes ages to assemble the things. However, for certain kinds of photography they are indispensable.

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    Oh all the sugar in these! They look yummy!

  • Thank you, Pamela. They are actually quite low in sugar. 100g would give approximately 100 calories, so a lot lower than chocolate and they last for much longer too.Just cannot get on with the pale imitations on the market, as they do not have the same flavour. Of course, anyone who had never tasted the original Lion Midget Gems would be none the wiser and think that they were O.K., I suppose.

    – kathrynsgallery

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice and tasty!

  • Thank you, Ana. Going back to comment on your earlier art.

    – kathrynsgallery

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Oh yummy, I love these and can almost feel them getting stuck to my teeth!!!

  • Thank you, Vivian. You need a cut of piping hot chocolate in the winter to help wash it down. Chocolate flavoured milk in the summer is nearly as good, though they are best eaten still warm from the oven. Now I’ve got the chocolate flavoured milk in the fridge, but Michael hasn’t done any baking…!!!!

    – kathrynsgallery

  • SummerJade
    SummerJadealmost 3 years ago

    This is so creative! Makes a great card. ☺♥

  • Thank you, Jade. They taste as good as they look – the “real” ones, that is!

    – kathrynsgallery

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaalmost 2 years ago

    bright & cheery image!! YUM!

  • Thank you, Angie. I am on a diet now and won’t be able to have any for a very long time. Groan! They are my favourite sweets too!

    – kathrynsgallery

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 1 year ago

    Looks very inviting … I know a number of young people who would love to get their hands into them :)

  • Thank you, Trish. The black ones are the best!

    – kathrynsgallery

  • Susan S. Kline
    Susan S. Kline18 days ago

    Pretty! Did the black ones taste like licorice?

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