Sweets. We all love them. We all want them. All the time. Well, at least I do. But there is some confectionary that it is socially unacceptable to eat once you get past a certain age. Whether you like it or not society dictates that some sweets are for children and some are for adults. Don't look at me, I didn't make the rules.
With that in mind here are the 16 sweets you can't eat anymore because, unfortunately, you're an adult.
1) Curly Wurly
Imagining debating the finer points of the Repeal the Eight referendum while chawing on a curly wurly. Doesn't look right does it?
2) Jelly Tots
The clue is in the name. 'Tots' they're not called Jelly 'Mid-twenties'.
3) Milky Way Stars
They're so very nice. They're also not for grown-ups. Just look how small the bag is.
4) Billy Roll *Savoury Bonus Round*
I shouldn't have to explain this one.
Any brightly coloured sweets are basically off limits once you hit 18.
6) Golf Balls
Good luck being taken seriously with one of these in your gob.
I'd nearly deem it socially acceptable to gatecrash a random kids birthday party in order to finagle some Haribo.
8) Kinder Surprise
The clue is it has a toy in it.
Otherwise known as a measure of inflation in the western world the humble Freddo is also clearly made for children. Also you have to eat 15 of them before you even feel a little bit full.
10) Milky Bars
If you can handle being called the milky bar kid for the rest of your life then go ahead, be my guest!
11) Animal Bars
What animal will you get on yours? Fuck it, another monkey.
12) Dip Dabs
A) Did you see Prime Time last night? RTÉ Investigates were investigating corrupt landlords?
B) (Dipping their lolly thoughtfully in the bag) Yes, such abhorrent rental practices...
Doesn't quite fit does it?
13) Candy Whistles
You'd be laughed out of the workplace if you started blowing on a candy whistle. And quite rightly too.
14) Candy Necklaces
You would not get away with eating a candy necklace as as a fully grown adult, but apart from novelty value you're not missing out on much anyway.
15) Milk Teeth
Milk teeth were a staple of the penny sweet section growing up. Always good for a laugh even after the 80th one.
16) Candy Sticks
These bad boys were the cigarettes of the sweet world. Of course now that you're an adult you can simply smoke real cigarettes. Candy sticks won't give you cancer though...