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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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Alex Tordoff

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Alex Tordoff

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Alex Tordoff

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Kirsty

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Kirsty

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Kirsty

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Kirsty

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By Alex Tordoff

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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Comments | Posted in Sweet of the Day By kirsty
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