But after growing up and beginning to bring in our own money, our ideas of what should only be saved for best; and what we should and should not spend our hard-earned cash on have evolved somewhat.
Many have joined in with a light-hearted discussion on the things we considered posh as children, after comedian Lauren Pattison asked on Twitter: “If you grew up working class what’s something that absolutely ISN’T posh but you thought it was? Me - when we had burgers for tea sometimes my dad would toast the bread bun under the grill and I’d be like...’we’re being fancy tonight when did we become royalty’?”
Scroll through our list and see how many you agree with.
For many youngsters, the layered ice cream cake made by Wall’s was for special occasions only – making the taste of it even sweeter.
Other desserts contributors considered “posh” when they were growing up included the Romantica ice cream cake from Carte D’Or and a Sara Lee gateau.
Daniel Scott posted: “Tupperware. Took sandwiches to school for years in an empty Vitalite butter tub.”
3, Going out for a coffee
Juanita Phillips said: “Buying coffee in a cafe instead of having Nescafé at home. I introduced my mum to cafés when she was 65.”
4, Using the front room
David Severn commented: “The "front room". One would think a family in a terraced house would use every inch of space. But the front room was holy. Used for funerals or the occasional reception of "company". I associate it with a belted Earl telling his butler he will receive a visitor in drawing room.”
5, Being treated to name brand coke
Rob said: “Maybe not posh, but an actual treat was REAL coke (coca cola or Pepsi) rather than the Panda cola...off the pop van!”
6, Up-market bath products
Among the products considered more up-market than your standard supermarket bubble bath were “bath pearls”; “Fenjal” and “badedas.”
7, Liquid soap
Russ joked: “Liquid soap. Soap was a solid block, unless you were borderline aristocracy. Also, toilet paper was in a flat packet, and you could use it as tracing paper. It your loo contained soft, fluffy rolls, you were a middle class jessy!”
8, The whole family eating a meal at the table
Jamie Hutchinson said: “Family eating tea at the table, at the same times. Like we owned land.”
9, Electric alternatives to kitchenware
Contributors said they considered an electric carver and electric whisk to be pretty posh when they were youngsters.
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