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Retro Sweets: Re-Discover The Sweets Of Your Childhood

Remember the days of spending your pocket money on Candy Sticks after school? Or smuggling Bon Bons into the house without your mum seeing? Re-live all these nostalgic childhood memories with our fantastic range of Retro Sweets from years gone by. From Lollipops to make any child’s heart melt to chewy delights sure to get your mouth watering, we’ve got sweets for every occasion. Here are just a few of our favourites…

There are always new more colourful, sourer or weirder sweets being invented, so how come classic retro sweets are always our favourite option? Retro sweets remind us of our childhoods - a time where we could be carefree, and life was simple. Now whenever we eat retro sweets, we associate them with memories of these happy times we enjoyed as a child. Some of the most popular traditional retro sweets include Fizzy Fish - Brightly coloured, fish shaped crunchy delights that are hair raisingly zingy and are guaranteed to take you back to your childhood days.

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Another reason that retro sweets are so popular is because of the huge variety available. From Fried Eggs to Ginger Creams, there is something for everyone to indulge in, all at an affordable price. And to make it even easier for you to get all your sweet treats, they are all categorised on our website (chewy, fizzy and many more!) If you are struggling to decide on your sugar fix, why not try Milk Gums? These milky and creamy dairy chew sweets are simply irresistible and are so delicious that you’ll be eating them by the dozen. These classic bottle-shaped chews are sure to be a popular choice and are on many people’s list of favourite sweets.

Children also love retro sweets as they come in a range of bright colours, different shapes and wacky flavours. For example, Jelly Snails are multi coloured fruity jellies in the shape of snails. Yuck! However, these bright sweets taste delicious and will keep kids entertained for hours. Or why not mix up a normal childhood snack with mouth-watering milk chocolate? Chocolate Covered Raisins are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face and are the perfect mix of smooth and chewy - a fun way to brighten up a dull snack!

Just like an Old Fashioned sweet shop, we offer hundreds of different sweets to choose from, so you may feel overwhelmed! If you can’t resist your sweet tooth and simply fancy a bit of everything, a Retro Classics Jar is the perfect option to satisfy your sugar craving. Packed with all the Retro classics and some of the most popular traditional sweets, it is guaranteed to bring you a sense of nostalgia and take you back to carefree days when choosing which sweets to spend your pennies on was your biggest worry! Jazzies, Ring Pops and White Mice are just some of the delicious treats waiting to be devoured inside - making it perfect to share with family or friends.

Sherbet Fountains are one of the most popular and fun to eat retro sweets, that many people remember from their youth. The rich and fruity liquorice mixed with the tangy sherbet makes the perfect combination for tingling taste buds. Sherbet first started being made in the 1800s and used to be stirred into a glass of water to make a fizzy drink. Since then, sherbet has been made into a variety of different sweets, including Flying Saucers and Sherbet Lemons, and paired with liquorice to make the delicious Sherbet Fountain, which is still packaged in the classic tube shape that many people remember. This would also make the perfect gift for a family member or friend – a few sherbets treat alongside some other retro classics is a great unique gift that is sure to be remembered for years to come…if you’re lucky they might even share a few! Why not display them in one of our beautiful glass sweet jars? Available in a huge range of different sizes, glass sweet jars are the perfect coffee table addition and you can even decorate one yourself with glass paints, stickers or even nail varnish.

View our full range of retro sweets here!