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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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Posted in Sweet Facts By kirsty

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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Posted in Sweet Facts By Alex Tordoff

Invalid Butter Toffee

23/03/2013 16:25

Invalid Butter Toffee

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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Posted in Sweet Facts By Alex Tordoff

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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Posted in Sweet Facts By Kirsty

Chocolate Success!

15/06/2013 19:04

Chocolate Tasting

Was a really successful chocolate tasting day at the Oldest Sweet Shop on Saturday 15th June!

Mike Teasdale provided free chocolate tastings of Van Coi...

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Posted in News - Recent events & publicity 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

Paul Hollywood TV Baker

08/08/2013 14:02

Paul Hollywood TV Baker

We were delighted to have TV baker Paul Hollywood in our sweet shop on 15th July 2013!  

Really lovely guy who was fascinated with our sweets!  

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Posted in Media 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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Posted in Sweet Facts 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
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