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... bunches of keys, slug pellets, balls of string, peppermint humbugs, teabags... (PS5)

Definition

Hard candy pieces, usually flavoured with peppermint and recognisable by their black and white stripes. They are often round-ended but can be seen as angular lumps.

The origin of humbug is unknown. The word also means deceptive talk, an impostor or a hoax.

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Tags: British sweets