Kid's Favourite Sweets For After-School Snacks

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It’s after school and the kids are crying out for something to eat. While of course, you’re committed to giving your children a healthy and balanced diet, there’s nothing wrong with a small sweet treat every once in a while.

If you’re looking for some sweet inspiration for your child's after-school snacks, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular and delicious sweets that kids love.

From fun novelty sweets to classic and retro treats, these snacks will have your child's taste buds dancing with joy.

Let’s dive in.

Novelty sweets

What do we mean by fun sweets? There’s a whole world of children’s sweets out there that are delicious and interactive. Not only does your child get to enjoy their treat, but they can also have fun while eating it!

Here are some of the most popular fun sweets on the market, all available at Appleton Sweets.

Candy jewellery

Sweets that are tasty and wearable? Sign us up. Candy jewellery can come in a variety of colours and flavours. They’re a perfect choice for any occasion such as parties, events and special occasions - or even after school!

These sweets are usually made from hard candy in a range of different colours and flavours. They can be shaped like rings, bracelets, watches and necklaces - you could even try making them at home for a fun after-school activity.

Novelty gummies

Everyone knows about gummy bears, but have you ever seen a gummy hot dog? That’s just one of the whacky gummies we have available. These sweet treats turn everyday food items like doughnuts, burgers and pizzas into delicious gummies.

These gummies come in a variety of flavours like strawberry, orange, apple and lemon to satisfy any sweet tooth. The novelty factor is a big hit with kids and adults alike!

Chocolate surprise eggs

These fun treats for kids have a milk chocolate shell in the shape of an egg, often in milk or white chocolate, with a toy or trinket inside. Kids love the element of surprise and mystery that comes with each egg and adds to the experience of eating them.

The small toy inside can range from figurines to puzzles to small games. Bear in mind that these types of after-school treats aren’t suitable for young children - always read the packaging for minimum age recommendations.

Spray sweets

These unique sweets come in a small canister that is pressurized and contains a liquid candy that can be sprayed directly into the mouth. You can find a wide range of flavours available like cola, sour cherry and apple to name a few.

With loads of different fun packaging themes available on the market like fire extinguishers and unicorns, there’s something for every child’s taste. They also come in small and portable cans which makes them perfect for having on the go.

Push-up candy

This type of novelty sweet comes in the form of a small, cylindrical container with a pop-up dispenser on the bottom. The benefit of these is they often last a long time, keeping your kid busy with their treat!

Push-up candy is a great after-school snack option for kids as it keeps them entertained and happy with their tasty treats. With a host of different flavours on the market, you’re sure to find one your children will love.

Keychain candies

Want to teach your child to be more responsible? These small candies come with the added bonus of being attached to a keychain. You can use this memento to keep your kids’ keys to use on their school journey long after the candy is gone.

At Appleton Sweets, we stock a range of different branded keychain candies that your kids are sure to love. Why not try out our Jurassic World or Peppa Pig keychains for something different?

Yo-yo sweets

If you want to keep your kids entertained for hours with just one sweet, then the yo-yo candy is for you. These yo-yos come complete with small candies inside - and once the sweet treat has been enjoyed, your children can learn how to play with a yo-yo.

You can also get yo-yo candies where the toy itself is made from candy. Your kids can enjoy playing first before devouring the yo-yo itself. This isn’t suitable for younger children, so be mindful of minimum age requirements.

Sour candies

Tanginess and tartness that makes your cheeks pucker is the name of the game with sour candies. Some popular sour candies include sour gummy worms, sour belts, and sour balls. You can find sour candies in flavours like cherry, apple and raspberry. Often complete with brightly coloured packaging, your kids are sure to enjoy sour candies every once in a while.

Pez dispensers

These fun candies have lasted through the ages and are beloved by kids and adults alike. The dispensers are designed to look like cartoon characters from TV shows, so there’s plenty of different options your kids can choose from.

Pez candies are small and come in a range of different flavours. The best part is that they’re refillable, so your child can enjoy some sweet treats from their Pez dispenser again and again. They may even want to start their own collection!

Baby bottles

Baby bottle candies are a type of delicious snack that is shaped like a baby's bottle. Either liquid sweets are encased in baby bottle packaging, or the baby bottle itself is the sweet treat. Either way, your kids are sure to enjoy a sweet baby bottle once in a while.

Final thoughts

Providing your child with a sweet treat after school can be a great way to give them a boost of energy and a little pick-me-up after a long day of learning.

The most important thing is for your child to have a balanced diet which includes a sugary snack every once in a while. After all, creating memories and bonding with your child over a sweet treat is what it's all about.

You can find our delightful selection of wholesale sweets on our website. Our wide selection of novelty and kid-friendly sweets is bound to keep you and your family happy.

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