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6 reasons sugar sandwiches were the most indulgent Irish childhood treat

Pleaaaaase can we have one.

SUGAR SANDWICHES WERE like the forbidden fruit of our youth.


But why?

1. They were just so BOLD

Don’t be eating those sugar sandwiches, they’re bad for your teeth.

- your mam.


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2. They tasted so sweet

Like pure sugar, because that’s what it was.

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3. They were usually given to you by grandparents

Which made them all the more special and secret. Remember how exciting it was to see all of these ingredients on the counter?


4. They were so simple to make

All it took was some sugar, a bit of butter and two slices of bread. Even little baby you could make it.

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In case you’re stuck, check out’s instructions…

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Tough stuff.

5. They were even FUN to make

Remember the sound of the granules sliding off the spoon and on to the delicious spongy bed of bread and butter? Bliss.

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6. You’d pretty much leave the knife like this every time

You know you’re having more.


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