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Retro Sweets You Didn’t Know Still Existed

Remember eating Candy Necklaces on the bus to school? Or scoffing a few Strawberry Bon Bons when nobody was looking in the corner shop? Here at Keep It Sweet we’ve got all the best Retro Sweets from years gone by to bring back nostalgic childhood memories and to reignite your taste buds! Take a look at some of our favourites…which ones can you remember?

Does the thought of Black Jacks or Flying Saucers take your fancy? Maybe even a Sherbet Fountain? Our fantastic range of retro sweets is sure to take you on a trip down memory lane to carefree childhood days and includes all of your favourite retro sweets straight from your school days. Whether traditional penny sweets are your favourite, or you are a fan of all things sour, we have something for everyone to enjoy here at Keep It Sweet, so sit down, relax and take a look at all of our brilliant selection…

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All of our retro sweets are categorised into the eras they are from. One of our favourite eras for sweets and all things sugary was the 80s. As you’d expect from the crazy lycra, perms and neon colours of the 80s, the sweets were just as wild! Some of the most iconic 80s delights include Fruit Salads, Fizz Wiz and Candy Necklaces - if that isn’t making your mouth water then we don’t know what will! And not only do 80s retro sweets taste truly scrumptious, but they are also brilliantly brightly coloured and look just as great as they taste. From electric blue coloured Taffy to multi coloured Crazy Beans, you are never in for a dull sight! Why not fill one of our plastic sweet jars with these fantastically colourful sweets to double up as a brilliant coffee table addition? (That’s if the sweets last long enough to be seen!)

Buying sweets in bulk is the easiest and most cost-effective way to provide sweets for a large event, a party or to buy sweets for your business. From Drumstick Lollies to Candy Necklaces, there is a wide variety of popular retro sweets available to buy in bulk. Bulk buying sweets is ideal for entertaining guests at a wedding. Whether you are to hand out sweets after dinner or create your own wedding favours, bulk buying sweets will also ensure you don’t have to break the bank on your big day.  Love Hearts were first manufactured in 1954 and were originally put in hand painted packets and put in Christmas crackers over the festive period. They became very popular and were then produced all year round, regularly appearing on children’s comics. A Mini Love hearts Bulk Bag contains approximately 250 Love Heart rolls and would be perfect for spreading the love and celebrating a marriage.

Buying birthday gifts can be tricky - if you are stuck for ideas then look no further than personalised sweets. There is a huge variety of different sweets and gifts to choose from that are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth and make their birthday a good one. Sweet Jars are a perfect gift for any friends or family members who like to get their sugar fix. There is a range of different themed jars to choose from, whether you are buying for a child or for somebody who can handle sour sweets! For example, we all know someone who is football mad - brighten up their day with a Football Jar, filled with classic retro sweets and plenty of sporty themed delights, this delicious collection of treats is sure to get them through their favourite team’s matches.

Personalised Sweet Jars also make a perfect birthday gift, made unique to them. Available in small and large sizes, Personalised Birthday Jars are crammed full of retro goodies and traditional sweets including Choc Dips, Sherbet Fountains and Popping Candy. Popping Candy was first created in 1956 in America and in the 1970s became one of the hottest selling sweets in history. The tingling sensation experienced when putting this fruity or cola flavoured sweets into your mouth never gets old and will provide endless fun for anyone on their birthday.


Alongside our fantastic range of individual and bulk Retro Sweets, we also offer Branded and Promotional Sweets for your business. Customised Boiled Sweets are one of the most popular options of branded confectionery. The colour, flavour, pattern and even the centre of the sweet can be chosen by you, to suit your business and maximise the marketing impact that these delicious treats will have. For example, why not customize the sweets to match the colour schemes of your business, so next time a customer sees this colour or reaches into their pocket to find a boiled sweet they will remember your business. Aside from being a unique and fun promotional method, branded confectionery is also cost effective and there is something to suit every business’ budget. There are many ways to use branded confectionery as a marketing tool. One of the simplest is handing sweets out to customers. Branded confectionery such as Chocolate Shapes are available to cover a wide variety of themes, including vehicles and electronics and are sure to put a smile on a customers face if they get a chocolatey treat along with their purchase!