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12 Retro Sweets You Will Either Love Or Hate

Just like marmite, some sweets aren’t for everyone! But we are firm believers that you don’t know until you’ve tried them! Here are our top 12 love them or hate them retro sweets…you may find a new favourite! Parma Violets Roll | Retro Sweets | TraditionalFruit Chews | Keep It Sweet

Just like marmite, some sweets aren’t for everyone! But we are firm believers that you don’t know until you’ve tried them! Here are our top 12 love them or hate them retro sweets…you may find a new favourite! 

  • Parma Violets are arguably the most controversial Retro Sweets going. These violet flavoured fizzing treats have a firm place in our hearts – but what about yours? Just like marmite Parma Violets are one of those foods you either love with real enthusiasim or Hate with a very strong passion! Made by Swizzels, Parma Violets are small scented violet sweets that we think taste a bit like pot pourri. Fabulously coloured, take your chance with these mystical sweets and it will soon become apparent whether you're a lover or a hater. One to be tried at least once in a lifetime! 


  •  Another controversial option is Liquorice. From old school Bassetti to bright and colourful Liquorice Allsorts, this is one of the oldest treats around and despite many people not being a fan, it’s successfully survived the test of time. Alongside Aniseed, these traditional Retro Sweets may be an acquired taste, but we are firm believers that you’ve got to try it to believe it – you may even find a new favourite sweet treat.


  • Finally on our list of controversial delights are Toxic Waste. Toxic Waste is one of the most sour sweets we have come across to date. A mini plastic barrel crammed full of individually wrapped dangerously sour sweets that will certianly make you screw up your eyes. A must for the sour sweet lover; but be careful they aren't called TOXIC for nothing! 


  •  Another traditional classic are Floral Gums. These are a love them or hate them kind of sweet, but you know what they say – you don’t know until you try! If you’re looking for something delicious and delicate to eat, you’ll love these lightly floral-tasting mini gums. They are possibly the most ladylike sweet you can buy, so pop your hand in the bag, put you pinky in the air and chew, chew, chew!!! Similar to these are Cherry Lips – another scented sweet that has an acquired taste but that we LOVE! Or why not try the more well know Parma Violets for the ultimate taste test? 


  •  Jelly brains - Add some sweet horror to your Halloween or simply scare your visitors all year around with our really scary jelly brain shaped sweets. Perfect for putting out for 'trick or treaters' or your own Halloween party this year! So sweet and squishy you'll believe you're actually eating jelly brains! Grossly yummy!! Equally gruesome are our Jelly Frogs, Jelly Snails and Jelly Skulls – ewww! 


  •  Chocolate flavour pebbles – Although the thought of eating pebbles isn’t very appealing, just wait until you try Chocolate pebbles! One of the most unusual of the Unusual Sweets out there, these chocolate flavoured, sugar coated pebble shapes are absolutely stunning and they look so realistic... they'd be perfect for practical jokes or for very pretty edible decorations at any wedding or party. They'd also be perfect for centre pieces, wedding receptions or any themed party. How about some mixed in with some pirate treasure? or in conjunction with some little chocolate hearts at a wedding? Whatever you decide they'll be sure to please as they taste so good! 


  •  Liquorice Torpedos are another great liquorice option for all you fans out there.The big brother of Liquorice Comfits, they are big in size  and big in flavour, these are one of the best for lovers of classic liquorice sweets. Their vivid, colourful sugar coating is just as appetizing as the chewy rich centre, yum, yum, yum!!! 


  •  Chewing Nuts are another sweet that might remind you of your Grandma but are not to be overlooked so quickly. Chewing nuts are the original chocolate flavoured coated toffee sweet. A bag of these will keep most people happy and your teeth stuck together all day long! Perfect for parties or just to keep the kids happy in the car! A brilliant chocolate toffee taste in just one tiny mouthful. 


  •  Chocolate Limes are a weird sounding combination that actually work together like a dream. Zesty green lime wrapped around a smooth milk chocolate centre. The great combination of texture and flavour are like no other for this sweet! The zingy and invigorating taste of the lime mixed the wholesome, creamy chocolate really is like explosions in your mouth, so if you decide that these delicious classics tickle your fancy then brace yourself as fireworks of flavour explode in your mouth! 


  •  Funny Money Edible Paper is a kids classic that is perfect for kids parties (or adults a.k.a big kids!) dible rice paper like what you’d get in the ole days, but now decorated as Euro bank notes. You get two packets of 18 notes per portion. Why not buy some money... (that's weird to say..) and then shove it in your mouth and let the yummy rice paper melt on your tongue as it used to when you were little! Give this crazy sweet a go if not for nostalgia's sake! 


  •  Ginger Creams are another traditional old school delight on our list of all time favourites. A crumbly creamy sweet with a hint of firey ginger. A true classic, perfect for warming you up on a cold winter's day, after a walk by the beach or in the country. A perfect example of a 'granny' sweet, this is definitely one she'd have in her handbag to offer you, don't you think!? 


  •  Last up on the list are Black Jacks! Be sure to take a photo of your tongue after munching on these sweet treats! 


View our full range of Retro Sweets here and don’t hesitate to let us know if you’ve got any love or hate delights!