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Kate Quilton Food Unwrapped

The gorgeous Kate Quilton visits The Oldest Sweet Shop and samples lots of our liquorice sweets!  

Food Unwrapped is a TV show that uncovers what reall...

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Posted in Media By Alex Tordoff

Paul Hollywood Sweets

Keith & Gloria Tordoff really enjoyed filming with TV food celebrity Paul Hollywood in London on Saturday 5th October.  The filming was for an up and ...

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Posted in News - Recent events & publicity Media 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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Posted in Sweet Facts 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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Posted in Sweet Facts By Kirsty

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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Posted in Sweet Facts By Alex Tordoff

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 bi...

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Posted in Sweet Facts By Alex Tordoff

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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Posted in Sweet Facts By Alex Tordoff

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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Posted in Sweet Facts By Alex Tordoff
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