Relive Old Memories With Retro Sweets
Is there anything better than a sweet treat? We think not. They're perfect after a stressful day and will always be a staple for gifts. With so many new varieties available, you're sure to find a weird and wonderful flavour that suits your preferences.
However, there's also nothing wrong with taking a trip down memory lane and reliving your favourite sweets.
It doesn't matter what your preferences are because these sweets are deliciously retro and often fill people with memories.
Let's dive in.
Hard Boiled Sweets
Boiled sweets always create fond memories for people, and they've certainly been around for a long time. Invented in the 1820s, these sweets are unique in taste and texture, as they often combine a hard outer shell with a chewy centre.
Over the decades, we've seen hundreds of flavour combinations, but some continue to be popular today. They include
- Aniseed balls
- Acid drops
- Sherbet Lemons
- Pear Drops
- Bon Bons
For anyone with a sweet tooth, boiled confectionery is worth trying.
Nobody can resist a delicious gummy sweet, and some huge brands are out there. While there's no concrete timeline for when jelly sweets were introduced, we can all agree that they're incredibly moreish.
Gummy sweets are also the perfect option for those who love chewiness and come in all shapes and sizes. From bears to worms, there's a jelly sweet out there for everyone - but are they really retro?
Well, the thing about jelly sweets is they're so popular and have managed to carry on through time. You can choose from a range of confectionery, including:
- Gummy Bears
- Sour Sweets
- Fried Eggs
- Hearts & Lips
There is something for all tastes, and gummy sweets are perfect for children and adults.
Black Jacks & Fruit Salads If there are two sweets that people remember, they'll be Black Jacks and Fruit Salads. These chewy and highly addictive confectionery choices burst with flavour and have been around for decades.
Fruit Salads and Black Jacks were invented in the 1920s and were a staple for 80s and 90s children. A classic option in the tuck shop at the local youth club, people would buy them and share them with friends.
Fruit Salads were more popular due to their fruity and creamy taste, but people also loved the pure strength of Black Jacks, with their intense aniseed flavour.
While both sweets are still around, they don't have as much nostalgia attached to them as before. So, why not head to the specialist retro sweets UK store, Appleton's, to fill up your basket?
The Barratt's Collection
When it comes to confectionery, Haribo is often the first brand that comes to mind. But what about Barratt's? We often forget that the company has given us a range of fantastic sweet options over the years - and they're not slowing down.
All of these sweets are British favourites, and they'll take you back to the best moments of your childhood.
Dolly Mixtures: These little pieces of heaven were first introduced in 1918 and continue to be one of the most popular sweets on the market. A sweet that's perfect for sharing, Dolly Mixtures feature various colours and flavours, all wrapped in one bag. Who could resist?
Jelly Babies: Jelly Babies were initially designed as a safe sweet for young children, but Barratt's soon found out that the little jelly sweets would become a firm favourite with people of all ages. They're colourful and full of fruity flavours, so be sure to stock up.
Jelly Spogs: One of the most popular pick-and-mix counter sweets, Spogs are one of those weird combinations that just works. Featuring a jelly centre, the sweets are covered with sprinkle-like balls and always make an impression.
Milk Bottles: Another oldie but a goodie, Milk Bottles were introduced many years ago, and Barratt's has been making them ever since. A classic sweet that always goes down well, Milk Bottles are perfect for a subtle treat, with their unique flavour which resonates with vanilla.
One of the most unique sweets on Barratt's list, Chocolate Mice, are precisely what they sound like. Cute little chocolate mice with perhaps the most unique flavour you'll ever discover - available in pink and white colours.
They don't taste like your usual bar of chocolate and have a sugary taste that some people find too intense. However, for those who love chocolate mice, a box of them will always be appreciated.
Nothing screams the 1980s like sherbet sweets. It was common to see these sweets in the local shop, tuck stands, and the infamous Woolworths pick and mix counter. There were so many to choose between, and the tingling sensation of sherbet was a firm favourite for children.
Flying Saucers: These UFO-shaped sweets were always popular and continue to sell well. They come in various flavours, but the sherbet is often the main attraction, with the saucers melting in your mouth to reveal a tastebud-tingling experience.
Dib Dabs: Dib Dabs are still going strong in the UK, renowned for their combination of flavour and sherbet goodness. Each pack is filled with sherbet and a boiled sweet lolly, so people can dip their lolly in it and enjoy the entire pack before finishing the lolly.
A classic favourite, Peanut Brittle is made of peanuts, sugar and honey, providing a fantastic crunchy texture that's perfect for those with a sweet tooth who love the taste of peanuts.
There are also plenty of delicious combinations available, from classic peanut brittle to salted caramel and chocolate versions, so you can choose a range of tasty sweets - which are actually quite good for you.
With many fantastic retro sweets available, you can fill up your cupboards and look forward to year-round treats. Better still, you can find excellent prices for all the confectionery on this list from Appleton Sweets.
We offer a range of cost-effective wholesale confectionery for personal and business use. You can also take advantage of speedy delivery and access to the newest sweets worldwide.
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