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#1 by janie , Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:09 pm

Does anyone remember Troach? I remember my dad taking me to a sweet shop in Springfield Road in Sparkbrook to buy troach. It was in a flat tray and broken up with a toffee hammer. Can't find anyone in Mid Wales who knows what I'm talking about or where I can get some!


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RE: Troach

#2 by astoness , Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:47 pm

welcome to the forum janie...is it troach drops that you are talking about...our mom used to love them

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RE: Troach

#3 by janie , Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:52 pm

Probably similar but this was in a tray,could it have been a home made version perhaps? It was a small sweet shop run by a lady, just up the road I think from what was the Oxford (later the Springfield) laundry


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#4 by lynne webb , Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:54 pm

A man used to go round the pubs selling troach drops, our dad always bought us some.

 
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#5 by mikejee , Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:22 pm

Having looked up Troach (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Troach ), I am rather glad I do not like aniseed very much, as I would not be too glad to receive the images eating them might bring into mind


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RE: Troach

#6 by Voltman , Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:26 pm

Well Mike, if you insist on using the so called "Urban Dictionary" you can be assured of bad images.
Any idiot can make up words for inclusion on that website.

I think the tray and the drops are probably the same thing. Haven't had any for years but I can still remember the taste.
Still available … Troach Drops at Amazon
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Troach Drops ,apparently, originate from the Birmingham area and are not readily available outside the Midlands ( We reside in Wales )
What a lovely treat.....try them ..you won't be disappointed.


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RE: Troach

#7 by Sheldonboy , Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:28 pm

I used to love Troach Drops when I was kid {see the old memory still works}. As I remember though if you ate the whole bag they made your mouth sore.


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RE: Troach

#8 by Slow Jo , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:21 pm

I remember troach drops very well ,and anyone remember liquorice torpedoes,use to be 3 pence a quarter that's was in old money ,happy days.


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RE: Troach

#9 by Sheldonboy , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:31 pm

I must say I did like Liquorice, in most of it's shapes


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RE: Troach

#10 by Slow Jo , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:36 pm

I also use to like pontefract cakes , who remember's those ,got some last year in an old fashioned sweet shop in telford town center.


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RE: Troach

#11 by astwood , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:37 pm

Have you ever eaten a doddin?


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#12 by Slow Jo , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:40 pm

Never even heard of one what is it ,please tell.


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RE: Troach

#13 by Sheldonboy , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:43 pm

There is an old fashioned sweet shop in The Great Western Arcade in Brum. And another at The Back To Backs by the Hippodrome both are rather expensive. I bought some a few years ago for some friends. only about four bags, they cost more than I got for my first weeks wages


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RE: Troach

#14 by astwood , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:43 pm

A small apple only grown in a small area of worcestershire


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RE: Troach

#15 by Slow Jo , Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:46 pm

Thank's ,you learn something new every day.


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