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Discover Retro Sweets You No Longer See In Shops

From childhood days raiding the cupboards for treats to nostalgic after work treats to brighten your day – retro sweets can’t be beaten! Here at Keep It Sweet we’re here to provide you with all the best retro sweets from days gone by to fill you with nostalgic memories and to blow away your taste buds! Take a look at our extensive selection and take a trip down memory lane with the help of the best online sweet shop around!


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Re-live your childhood days with our fantastic traditional and retro sweets that we have on offer.  Spend time looking through the hundreds of sweets and confectionery products that we stock - we promise it’s impossible to do without making your mouth water! There are bags full of Sticky Toffee, Flying SaucersWham Bars, liquoricesFlumpsFruit SaladsBlack JacksCandy Shrimps, Fizzy Cola BottlesParma Violets, and Refreshers to name but a few.  As well as classic sweets, we also stock super sour sweets and gums, sweets that will turn your tongue a different colour, and confectionery that will make a perfect wedding favour or promotional sweet give-away. Sweets for every occasion!

Remember Friday afternoons spent in the local sweet shop after school? Remember counting up your pennies for the pick and mix and then running how with sticky pockets filled with delicious goodies? If you are looking for specific sweets from your childhood, all our retro sweets are categorised into the decades they originate from. Not only is this perfect for finding all your favourite that you remember but is also great for finding new sweet treats and goodies that you may not have tried before. For example, the 80s were when sweets really came alive and sweets of the 80s are some of the most popular around. Remember Fizz Wiz, Black Jacks and Fruit Salads? All from the 80s! Big Lips? Another 80s classic! But by far the most popular sweets from the 80s were Gumballs. Commercially available gum was invented way back in the 1850s when, rumour has it, a New York greengrocer was unhappy that normal flat gum was not selling and threw a piece across the store when it fell in a bag of sugar. He then noticed it’s new shiny appearance and the gumball was born! It wasn’t until the 80s that Gumball machines and the brightly coloured delights we know today were developed and we are so glad that they did!

Or maybe you are looking for some more recent retro sweets from later years? If so, our selection of 2000’s sweets are a true demonstration of sweets of the weirdest, wackiest and most unique varieties! One example of the bright and colourful options the 2000’s had to offer is Beach Mix. These fruity flavoured gummy sweets simply can’t be mix and are guaranteed to put a smile on every child and adult’s face. Perfect for days out or long car journeys, these edible seaside shapes will make you longing for summer to come quicker even more than you already were. Another popular gummy option that is particularly a favourite with children are Alphabet Gums. These mouth-watering jellies are perfect for spelling out fun messages and are a great way to keep the kids occupied.

Retro sweets also make a fun and unique gift for all ages. Maybe you’re looking for alternatives to the usual t-shirt or perfume? Or looking for a gift for that one person who has everything? If so, we are firm believers in the fact that there is no better way to somebody’s heart than with sugar! Retro Sweets Jars are available in a huge variety of different sizes and themes to suit every occasion and to please everyone. For example, our Football Jar is the perfect quirky gift for any footie fans out there and contains a range of football themed sweets to get them through the next game. Or for an even more special gift, our Personalised Sweet Jars are the perfect birthday, anniversary, valentine’s or Easter gift to brighten somebody’s day and one they are sure to remember for years to come. For example, our Birthday Jars are just one of our many options containing retro sweets such as Drumstick Bars to Candy Sticks that are simply irresistible!

View our full range of Retro Sweets here!