Chemists played an interesting role in my childhood.
Chemists, and the sweets that you could buy there.
Because as a very young child in the 70’s, ‘Chemist Sweets’ were.
The most desirable sweets of all.
I am still not sure exactly what it is or was.
Or if I really do like it.
But I do know that I craved it as a child.
Even though it sometimes made me heave like a cat.
Liquorice Root was only available in chemists.
Just like Glucose Tablets.
And Glucose Lollies.
And Horlicks Tablets in tubes.
Horlicks Tablets in tubes).
And Lucozade in the orange crinkly transparent plastic film.
(How did Lucozade go from the medicine to cure every child’s ill?
To the first energy drink?
Blame Daley Thompson.
And the marketers).
Mysterious and grown up places.
Especially when this tune came along in the 80’s.
In 1982 in fact.
When I was 14 years old.
What is he going on about?
An actual song about Chemist Sweets?
All of a sudden I am 14 again.
They’re not sweets he’s singing about.
Here’s the tune: https://www.50odd.co.uk/chemists/