One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mixture of small variously shaped and coloured sweets.
- ‘We finished with my home-made fairy cakes, iced in pastel colours and topped with dolly mixtures and candy flowers.’
- ‘He told the columnist that at that time, he had some catarrh pastilles, dried peas, pills and dolly mixtures laid out on the ‘operating table’.’
- ‘The brightly coloured figures appear very much like flattened dolly mixtures.’
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