Old Tom's Extra Strong

06/11/2013 14:51

Old Tom's Extra Strong sweets perfect for those winter bugs (Contains Menthol)!

 

Very popular in our sweet shop as there is a hint of toffee, giving th...

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Chocolate Toffee Rolls

23/08/2013 13:16

chocolate toffee rolls

Riley’s brothers of Halifax (West Yorkshire) are fondly remembered for their toffee rolls – Rileys Chocolate Toffee Rolls.

 

The business was later purc...

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Traffic Light Lollipops

15/08/2013 09:35

Traffic Light Lollipop

Everyone remembers these classic retro lollipops!  Watch them change from red to amber to green!

Did you eat these with sherbet?  Or did you eat these ...

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Pontefract Cakes

11/07/2013 17:04

Pontefract Cakes

The famous and historic liquorice sweet - Pontefract Cakes!  Like many sweets, they first came about as a medicine.  

Liquorice (a hardy plant) was fir...

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Liquorice Juice Sticks

27/06/2013 19:32

Liquorice Juice

Liquorice has so much history, stories and medicinal properties that I do not know where to start! 

Liquorice comes from the root of the plant Glycyrrh...

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New Sweet - Taffy Seven!

09/05/2013 19:35

Taffy Sweets

New American inspired sweet!  The Taffy Seven!

Flavours include: Rhubarb & Custard, Sour Apple, Watermelon, Lemon Sherbet, Blue Raspberry, Bubblegum, C...

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Jelly Babies

25/04/2013 15:05

Jelly Babies

Jelly Babies aka 'Unclaimed Babies' (was once the nickname) is a very British and traditional sweet.  As seen on Nigel Slater: Life is Sweets!

 

Launche...

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Rose & Lemon Turkish Delight

12/04/2013 14:57

Rose and Lemon Turkish Delight

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe sweet!  Turkish delight (Lokum) is famous!  Our Turkish Delight is made in Istanbul, Turkey and is made with rose...

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Sarsaparilla Drops

10/04/2013 15:13

Sarsaparilla Drops

Poor man's viagra!  As described by Keith Tordoff on the TV programme Robbie Coltrane's B Road Britain! 

These sweets have a distinctive herbal taste. ...

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Marry Me Quick

09/04/2013 15:21

Marry Me Quick

Marry Me Quick is also known as shotgun wedding sweets!  As talked about on Robbie Coltrane's B Road Britain!

 

These are best described as seaside mint...

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Super Sour Fizz Balls

05/04/2013 15:21

Super Sour Fizz Balls

These are seriously sour! We even got the TV Chef Nigel Slater to try them in our shop with dire consequences (many tears were shed!).

 

Some people jus...

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Aniseed Balls White

These are the original aniseed balls (invented before artificial colourings and flavours were introduced!) so therefore contains no artificial colour...

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Brandy Balls

Brandy tasting sugery sweet!  Popular sweets in Ireland, these hot sweets (nearest in flavour to cinnamon) is sometimes used to flavour Poteen!  Good ...

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Invalid Butter Toffee

23/03/2013 16:25

Terrible to think of the names that were once given to sweets!  Jelly Babies used to be called 'Unclaimed Babies' and this Toffee is called 'Invalid'....

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Cough Candy

21/03/2013 18:51

Cough Candy

Did you know sweets were traditionally used as medicine?  Apothecaries hundreds of years ago would sell all sorts of natural herbal remedies.  Sugar w...

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Jelly Beans

20/03/2013 17:26

Jelly Beans

With today being Budget Day in England, we thought we'd make Jelly Beans the sweet of the day (for you 'Bean Counters'!)

 

Jelly Beans - famous for it's...

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Anglo Bubbly

19/03/2013 13:00

anglo bubbly

Famous retro sweet Anglo Bubbly - who can blow the biggest bubble?  

 

Bubblegum was first invented in 1928 by Walter E Diemer In America and was colour...

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Mint Humbugs

18/03/2013 16:54

Mint Humbug

Mint Humbugs were invented in the 1820s - the same decade the Oldest Sweet Shop first opened it's doors!

 

Famous for their shape (shaped like a pyramid...

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Fruit Jellies

16/03/2013 12:01

Fruit Jellies

This medieval sweet is made using real fruit juice!  A real old-fashioned favourite that was considered a real luxury treat amongst the wealthy centur...

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Choco Nibbles

15/03/2013 17:18

CHoco Nibbles

After making chocolate such as Mars Bars, Lions, Maltesers etc, bits of chocolate are left behind at the end of production.  Why waste good chocolate?...

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Liquorice Root Sticks

14/03/2013 17:00

Liquorice Root Sticks

Liquorice Root comes from the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra.  Liquorice juice is extracted from the root and is mainly used in sweets, medicine and drinks!...

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Spanish Gold (Sweet Tobacco)

13/03/2013 13:56

Spanish Gold

The retro sweet ‘Spanish Gold’ used to come in a tobacco pouch (with a Pirates galleon printed on the pouch)

 

Also known as 'Sweet Tobacco', this is ac...

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Jaws - James Bond Trivia

11/03/2013 16:58

Jaws

Did you know...Jaws from James Bond (pictured) actually chewed through objects made from liquorice!

 

The picture is from the film 'Moonraker' when he b...

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Raspberry Bon Bons

09/03/2013 15:14

Raspberry Bon Bons

Our most popular sweet!  The name 'bon' means good in French - I could not agree more! Biggest selling sweet in the whole of the country at the moment...

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Judy Barratts

08/03/2013 14:02

Judy Barratts

This Mint Humbug was created by 'Judy Barratt' who had a sweet shop in Bradford in the mid 1800s.  This information is confirmed by a regular customer...

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Salt Liquorice

07/03/2013 14:29

Salt Liquorice

'Salt Liquorice' is made with a salt called salmiak. This is not your normal household salt - it contains no sodium and historically used as a cough m...

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Black Bullets

06/03/2013 15:19

Black Bullets

Named 'Black Bullets' because they were orginally made using musket ball moulds!

 

Black Bullets are a popular Northern England sweet.  Indeed one theor...

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Stevia - Healthy Chocolate!

05/03/2013 13:01

Stevia chocolate

 

Stevia is a new and upcoming alternative ingredient to sugar. It is a natural sweetener extracted from the Stevia plant.

 

Stevia which is suitable for...

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Charlie Chapin & Liquorice

04/03/2013 17:52

Charlie Chaplin Eats Shoe

Did you know...the shoe Charlie Chaplin eats in the famous scene from 'The Gold Rush' was made from liquorice!

Famous liquorice sweets include Catherin...

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Gobstopper Trivia

03/03/2013 15:02

Gobstopper

Our gobstoppers take several weeks to make (and most likely a lifetime to eat!).  The gobstopper is made with layer upon layer of sugar & colours in l...

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Aniseed Balls

02/03/2013 12:29

Aniseed Balls

Did you know...

 

Aniseed Balls were used in Limpet Mines in the second world war as a time delay for setting off explosives!  The Aniseed Balls would s...

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Liquorice Allsorts

To start off our new page 'Sweet of the Day' we will start with a classic confection - Liquorice Allsorts!

The famous Liquorice Allsorts creation story...

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