The Best Candy For Every Occasion

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Candy is one of those timeless things that we all enjoy. Even our great-great-grandparents had their favourite sweets, and confectionery is also one of the go-to gifts for people that aren't sure what to buy their loved ones. 

When you think about how much times have changed, it's clear that nothing lasts forever. From high-street giants such as Woolworth's closing to DVDs taking over VHS, we all move on and embrace change. But sweets are one of the consistent things we enjoyed in our youth and still do now. 

In this post, we're going to reveal the best candy for every occasion. Whether you're looking for Birthday gifts, something special for a wedding party or anything in-between, we've got some great options. 

Let's get straight to the sweet stuff. 

Birthday Sweets 

Confectionery is the ideal birthday gift because everyone enjoys a sweet treat. But it's important to mention that you can go wrong with the sweets you choose depending on numerous factors such as the recipients: 

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Preferences
  • Dietary Needs¬†

For example, buying a teenage boy a chocolate teddy probably isn't the best idea. Luckily some sweets are suitable for everyone regardless of their age and gender. 


One of the all-time favourites, Haribo has been around for years, and they're undoubtedly the most popular jelly sweets in the UK. The brand has a vast selection of confectionery, which includes both jelly and chewy candies. 


The most popular in the Haribo product line, Starmix has foam eggs, hearts, jellies and a whole lot of flavour in every bag. 

Fun Mix 

Haribo Fun Mix is ideal for younger children. With plenty of foam sweets and no sour stuff, kids will love working their way through a bag of fun mix. 


Compared to the other offerings from Haribo, Maoam is the new kid on the block. The chewy sweets are full of delicious fruit flavourings, and the candy comes in strips, blocks and balls. 

USA Candy 

If you're struggling to find the right Birthday gift, then you can't go wrong with candy from the USA. There are so many varieties to choose from, and children, teenagers and adults will enjoy trying something different. 

Cookie Dough 

We dare anyone to try cookie dough and not like it. While the UK has some products, the USA does it better than anyone. With cookie dough bites in a range of flavours, this candy is ideal for a gift or birthday party. 


It wouldn't be fair to leave Reeses out of the equation. The US confectionery is known for its peanut butter treats, and they're popular in the UK. Our favourite is the peanut butter cup. 

Easter Sweets 

Easter is that time of year when everyone can binge on chocolate without having to feel guilty. While many think that it's a season for children, we know that plenty of adults (including the team here at Appleton's) indulge in an easter egg - or four. 

If you're searching for something more unique than the traditional easter egg, we've got some great choices for you.

Mini Eggs 

Mini eggs have a hard outer shell and a chocolate centre, but foil eggs are pure chocolate. Both are excellent choices for Easter, and you can incorporate them in a fun hunt for your family or friends. 

Foam Eggs 

Not everyone loves chocolate, but foam eggs maintain the Easter theme, and they're suitable for younger children too. 

Milestone Sweets 

You can do so many things to celebrate milestones and a selection of sweets for all ages. We talked about sweets for younger people, and in most cases, birthday sweets such as Haribo are suitable for milestone occasions. 

But what about older people? 

There are special milestones for each period of our lives, but many people forget that and stop celebrating as they age. 

Here are our favourite milestone sweets for older people. 

Traditional Sweets 

Boiled sweets are a favourite among older people and take them back to their childhood. Stocking jars of sherbet lemons, rhubarb and custards along with other popular boiled sweets, will bring a diverse selection of customers to your store. 

Whitakers Creams 

Whitakers offer delicious chocolate creams in a range of flavours. Older people will enjoy the unique coffee sweets covered in dark, milk and white chocolates. We're also a big fan of the ginger creams. 

Wedding Sweets 

Weddings are an excellent time to offer sweets to your loved ones. Not only do they look incredible on your dessert table, but they're also a great way to bring some nostalgia to the event. 

Younger guests will particularly enjoy your confectionery, and you can put a personal stamp on the sweets you choose. 

Love Hearts 

What better way to celebrate the day when two people join together than Love Heart sweets? They've been a staple for Valentine's Day and weddings for years, because of the unique flavours and messages on each one. 

Parma Violets 

Parma Violets go perfectly with Love Hearts, and their bright colour will make a big impression on your guests. If you're a fan of ultra-sweet flavours, then violets will brighten up your big day. 

Chocolate Liqueurs 

Chocolate and alcohol are a match made in heaven. There are many types of liqueurs, but for non-drinkers, you can buy Beech's chocolates. They come in a range of flavours, including ginger, strawberry, orange, lemon, rose and more. 

Pick n Mix 

Weddings are the ideal time to relive your childhood pick n mix. Let's face it, nothing beats filling up a bag with your favourite sweets, and the younger guest will love the idea too. You can choose from a range of old favourites, or go for a retro theme. 

Final Thoughts 

Choosing the best candy for every occasion doesn't have to be difficult, especially when there are so many choices. Appleton's supplies wholesale birthday, milestone and wedding sweets for individuals and store owners. 

Selecting us as your candy and chocolate wholesaler means you'll never have to worry about finding the right confectionery again.


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