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  • Neil Mason Swivel bracelet in 18-carat gold 2004, by Jacqueline Mina Ms. Mina found herself entranced by the barley-sugar twists the strips produced before they became tubes.

    With a Twist and a Turn

  • Just watching a man divide flat round cakes of barley-sugar brittle into pieces with a tiny chisel, or dip up strands of hot thick melted sugar to twist into sticks of candy, was a delight.


  • Prince Certainpersonio was sitting by himself, eating barley-sugar, and waiting to be ninety.

    A Holiday Romance

  • I remember favourite sweet indulgences of my childhood: Bassett's sherbert fountain sherbert sucked slowly through licorice, and twirly barley-sugar sticks and a kind of hard toffee flavoured candy in a long twirly stick with chocolate in the middle - can't remember what it was called.

    Making/snorting pixie sticks and other fun stuff (like stalkers!)

  • You see very fat old men crying like babies, and, like babies, sucking enormous sticks of barley-sugar.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • The other boys spent all theirs in the first day or two, and they gave me plenty of cakes and barley-sugar then, I can tell you.

    The Fatal Boots

  • The original Georgian plaster moldings were very fine, and the hall table, with barley-sugar legs, was one of the best he'd ever seen.


  • “That is a Russian princess: and one of those little boys, the one who is sucking a piece of barley-sugar, plays, and wins five hundred louis in a night.”

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • As he retired, rolling his gold pieces into his pocket and sucking his barley-sugar, she glared after him with angry eyes; and went home, and scolded everybody, and had no sleep.

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • I had had no Gregory; then I should have no barley-sugar kiss: so he decided with a touch of irritation.

    Memories and Portraits


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