Having Europeans in the family has brought me into contact with some things I never came across as a kid in Britain.
In fact there's loads of stuff: TV shows, food, drinks, household items, types of entertainment and toys.
Here are just two:
Eiskonfekt or Ice Confectionary:
basically these were small cups of chocolate wrapped in a coloured foil cup that were then put in the freezer to freeze. The chocolate itself reminds me of cooking chocolate but creamier. These 'sweets' came in a cellophane bag, which looked like an icing piping bag in shape. An acquired taste but certainly different. Apart from choc ices, I had never had frozen chocolate before this.
these were boxes of fireworks for lighting indoors! Smaller than their outdoor cousins, there were snowstorms and roman candles for on the table top! Alas, to this day I have never actually seen any working, just heard about them.
I loved my die-cast Corgi Popeye Paddle Wagon when I was a wee laddie in the Sixties. So it was with astonishment that I saw this huge replica plastic toy online. Its by Nacoral of Spain and looks sailor man - tastic!
Just as awesome is this equally large plastic copy of the die-cast Corgi Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. By Molto of Spain too, who also did their own versions of the JR21 Thunderbirds toys, it looks truly scrumptious!