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Why Retro Sweets Will Never Go Out Of Fashion

Retro sweets have made a big comeback in the past few years and there are endless options to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. From Lollies to Mints and Chocolate delights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy from all the best decades gone by. Britain is a nation of traditional sweet lovers, but just which are our favourites that will never go out of fashion? Here’s a look into our minds here at Keep It Sweet…

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6. Milk Chocolate Peanuts are a classic sweet like no other and are hard to not eat all at once! These nutty delights are packed with brilliant crunch and are covered in smooth, creamy milk chocolate. Along with Chocolate Raisins, they are a perfect bite-sized snack for on the go or for a moment of indulgence every now and again and will be hard to keep for yourself once somebody sniffs them out!

5. Drumstick Lollies - This delicious chewy lolly is said to have been invented by accident in the 1950s, when Trevor Matlow, the son of one of Swizzels-Matlow’s founders, was experimenting with a new machine and discovered a lollipop with two flavours could be created. The traditional, much-loved, Drumstick is milk and raspberry flavoured, although there have been many other flavours to this mouth-watering delight since.

4. Wine Gums - Despite what children have speculated over for many generations, wine gums do not contain any wine! With a fruity taste and a magnificent chew, you can’t go wrong with these sweets. Each flavour has it’s own shape and bright colour and everyone has their own opinions on the best tasting sweet of the bunch. Appealing to both children and adults, wine gums are hard to resist.

3. Love Hearts - Britain’s third favourite sweet are the tongue-tingling traditional classic that read lovey-dovey messages on each one. Give these to someone you love or simply devour them all for yourself for a guaranteed taste sensation. First produced as a cracker-filler at Christmas in the 1950s, Love Hearts became so popular that they were produced all year around and there have been many variations on the classic messages printed on them, including a technology edition and even a special royals edition.

2. Liquorice Allsorts - A true sweetshop classic, Liquorice Allsorts are ever popular because of the fun shapes, the unique mishmash of colours and the delicious flavours. They are said to have been invented when a salesman accidentally dropped a tray of sweets he was showing a client and created the assortment of sweets that are now much loved by Britain.

1. Jelly Babies - Jelly Babies are some of the most popular traditional sweets and were first produced in 1918 to celebrate the end of the First World War. First named ‘Peace Babies’, production of these fruity jelly delights was forced to stop due to rationing in the Second World War but since they were reintroduced in 1953 these sweets have been some of the most famous and iconic in Britain and around the world. They continue to be a household favourite today and are simply irresistible!

Planning a special event or party? Order sweets online and avoid all the stress and hassle. Party Bags are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face and are available in a variety of different themes to suit all events. The Retro Party Bag is one of the most popular options and is suitable for all sorts of events. Filled with classic sweets from the 70s and 80s, including Drumstick Lollies, Fizzers and Milk Bottles, these bags of goodies are perfect to treat your guests with and can even be made with bespoke stickers to make your event even more special.

A Retro Personalised Sweet Jar is another unique gift that is full to the brim of delicious goodies. Available in both sizes small and large, a gift full of retro classics including Flying Saucers, Candy Sticks and Sherbet Fountains are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face on their birthday or simply to show your appreciation and can be ordered quickly and easily online with the click of a button! After the delicious contents of this jar have been devoured, the personalised jar can be kept and used again to put a big smile on someone’s face

To get your hands on some of the UK’s favourite retro sweets and to see all the delicious goodies we have to offer, view our full range here.