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Traditional sweets online are still trending

Do you remember rushing into the sweet shop after school to spend your pocket money? Or being fed sweets on a long car journey to keep you quiet? Traditional sweets bring back many fond memories and a great sense of nostalgia and are just as popular online today as they were back in our childhoods.

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Barley Sugar is one of the oldest traditional sweets and is a firm family favourite. This classic wrapped golden orange delight was a favourite Christmas treat as far back as Victorian times and was also often consumed as a soothing throat lozenge. Although Barley Sugar may be looked over in favour of new wild and wacky retro or modern sweets, its comforting warm taste simply can’t be beaten and will definitely take you on a trip down memory lane.

Amongst other traditional sweets are some of our most popular and well known delights. Cola Cubes, Pineapple Chunks and Lemon Sherbets are loved by the nation and are a classic household must-have that is loved throughout the generations. Old fashioned sweets such as these are made using traditional processes involving copper pans and boiled and coloured sugar. From simple flavours such as Strawberries and Cream to more obscure and unusual ones such as Rhubarb and Ginger, we can guarantee there is something to suit everyone’s fancy and will be delivered to your doorstep with the click of a button online. Coconut Ice is a favourite nostalgic sweet that has the perfect mixture of the natural sweetness of coconut and the delicious, delicate and crumbly texture. These are perfect for keeping mum busy and stopping gran from giving you embarrassing kisses! Along with the great taste, the white and pink pastel colouring of Coconut Ice makes it a great traditional sweet to give as a gift. Why not fill one of our glass sweet jars with this crumbly treat?

Not only are traditional sweets trending online, but some are debatably even more popular now than they have ever been! For example, Flying Saucers are one of the most iconic sweets of all time and were first produced in the 1960s. These fizzy, zingy, sherbet-filled, melt-on-your-tongue treats are simply out of this world and are truly irresistible! Along with these tongue-tingling favourites are mouth-watering Fizzy Blue Bottles, explosive Fizz Wiz Popping Candy and the traditional Dip Dab - impossible to eat without covering yourself head to toe in sherbet! Or if you’re feeling really brave, why not challenge you and your friends to a Toxic Waste - the sourest of all sour sweets. The thrill of these individually wrapped eye-watering treats never gets old and really will have your taste buds screaming for help…just don’t give these ones to Grandma!

Traditional sweets are what most of us remember from the old sweet shop when we were a child and the good old times of ‘penny sweets’. Individually wrapped sweets such as (love them or hate them) Turkish Delight or rich, chewy Caramel Cups were often bought for only a few pence each and part of the joy involved picking out which sweets to have. Individual sweets are great for throwing a few in your bag to snack on whilst out and about or for sharing amongst friends. Other popular choices include Vanilla Fudge, Strawberry Cremes and zingy Refresher Chews, all the perfect bite-sized treats to satisfy a sweet craving! Although, unfortunately, penny sweets are no longer available, why not buy a variety of traditional sweets to take you on a trip down memory lane and to keep in your house? Keep the family happy with an after dinner treat and also impress guests with your nostalgic range of goodies. Or create the feel of a traditional sweet shop at a wedding or party to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Here at Keep It Sweet we offer a selection of Sweet Carts filled with plenty of popular traditional sweets including Retro Chews, Foam Bananas and Fizzy Belts that are available in a variety of flavours to cater for everyone. Or why not create your very own sweet bar with Glass Sweet Jars and our range of sweet bar accessories including Tongs and Scoops, all available online to ensure you have a hassle free experience.

Not only are traditional sweets still trending, but they’re also becoming increasingly popular as gifts or favours for events, weddings and parties. And it’s easy to see why - traditional and retro sweets make an affordable, fun and unique gift that is perfect for all ages (even for that one person who has everything!) They can come in all shapes and sizes that make a memorable gift for every occasion. A retro PEZ dispenser and refills is the perfect gift for any child (or adult!) and is a great addition to any bedroom or office desk. From a Mickey Mouse dispenser for all your Disney fans out there to a fun Minion one for the kids, PEZ are just as much about the dispenser as they are the sweets inside! Make sure to provide lots of refills though as these delicious fruity sweets will disappear fast. As for wedding favours, traditional sweets are the perfect bite-sized treat for guests to dig into after dinner and to take home with them at the end of the big day. Candy Cones are delicious strawberry and cream flavoured chocolates shaped like tiny ice cream cones that will not only satisfy a sweet tooth but will look great with any decorations and add a rustic seaside feel. Likewise, our Umbrella Polka Dot foil wrapped chocolate treats would make a pretty place setting for a wedding or a cute party favour.

From fruity to minty to creamy and chocolatey, traditional sweets come in all shapes and flavours to put a smile on everyone’s face. See what all the fuss is about and order yours online today.