Pick n mix Pick n mix sweets create moments of nostalgia and are a firm feature in the quintessential British childhood. People of all ages love them, from the traditional rhubarb and custards and sherbet lemons to fizzy Dracula teeth and sour bon bons.
Pick n mix stands will make a great feature in your shop. They are a fantastic addition to any party and a cute addition to a wedding. Loved by kids and adults alike, they have always been and will always be a winning success.
If you need any guidance on which sweets to feature in your pick n mix display then just ask. Or, you could read this list of our top 50 best-selling pick n mix sweets and then take your pick!
Appleton Sweets stock one of the largest pick n mix ranges in the country and this grows each and every week since we know exactly what is on the market and what we should be stocking in our warehouse.
When it comes to pick n mix, we have the complete works. Here are the top 50 pick n mix sweets that we believe should feature prominently on your pick n mix stands.
1] Fizzy Bubblegum Bottles
Fizzy Bubblegum Bottles are one of our absolute best selling pick n mix sweets. Children absolutely adore the sour effect of the fizz and adults too will merrily fill their pick n mix bags with these delightful sweets. They are a pick n mix lover’s dream. In fact, all of our bottle sweets are crazy popular.
2] Barley Sugar
Made by Swizzels Matlow, these are superbly classic boiled sweets. Individually wrapped and full of fruit flavour. These sweets were originally made with barley water many moons ago, hence the name. As popular now as they were then, these are a pick n mix stand necessity!
3] Blackcurrant and liquorice
Made by Tilleys, who doesn’t love the sweetness of the blackcurrant, mixed with the sour of the liquorice. A sweet made in heaven. These little retro sweets are individually wrapped and are a succable delight!
4] Chocolate Limes
Tilley’s Chocolate Limes bring you the delightful sourness of lime and then once you have crunched through the hard shell, the luxurious sweet chocolate inside. A sweet to suit all palates, any pick n mix stand featuring chocolate limes will make adults and children alike, extremely happy!
5] Cough Candy
Tilley’s Cough Candy are individually wrapped aniseed sweets. These sweets were originally used for coughs and colds since the herbal aniseed proved to be very soothing. A lovely old fashioned boiled sweet still loved to this day.
6] Fruit Salad and Black Jack Chews
Candyland Fruit Salad and Black Jacks are supplied by Tangerine and are British classics. Fruit salads are a tasty raspberry and pineapple flavour and Black Jacks are aniseed black and chewy and taste fantastic!
7] Fizzy Cola Bottles
Barratt Fizzy Cola Bottles are supplied by Tangerine and are a sweet that has really stood the test of time. Fizzy Cola Bottles were once voted the nations favourite sweet! Quite an accolade and very deserving!
8] Strawberry Refreshers
It’s crazy how loved these sweets are. Swizzels Strawberry Refreshers are so sweet and then fizzy once you get chewing. They are true retro sweets, all individually wrapped and big enough to give you a great satisfying chew!
The classic Swizzels Refreshers Chew is a retro must have for a pick n mix stand. When you utter the words pick n mix, these brightly coloured individually wrapped sweets pop into my head.
10] Sherbet Lemons
Tilley’s Sherbet Lemons are lusciously sweet and perfectly succable! The hard lemon candy shell on the outside, covers the sharp sherbet fizz inside. It’s always a treat to get to that part, no matter your age!
11] Bumper Bananas
The squishy bright yellow bananas go down so well on pick n mix stands! Made by Tangerine, these big foam yellow bananas are one of their top selling products. They look good, smell good and taste fab!
12] Honeycomb Bites
Bonnerex Honeycomb Bites are always a favourite . Made by Rascals, they are toffee and honeycomb bite sized pieces, all covered in delicious chocolate.
13] Chocolate Raisins
Bonnerex Chocolate Raisins are sweet, they’re healthy (well, there are raisins in there!) and they are covered in creamy smooth chocolate. Who ever thought of this combination, was a genius!
14] Sugar Free Sherbet Lemons
Yes you read that correctly! A perfect addition to a pick n mix stand for a children’s party, Thornes Sugar Free Sherbet Lemons will give you the pleasure of the sweet without the rush of sugar!
15] Pear Drops
Tilley’s Jargonelle Pear Drops are a British classic. The unmistakable pear flavour of the hard boiled sweet is enough to evoke the happiest childhood memories. These lovely pear drops are all individually wrapped and come in assorted flavours, but all with the underlying pear flair!
16] Giant Strawberries
Haribo Giant Strawberries are one of our most fly off the shelf products. Large strawberry shaped gummies with a lovely strawberry flavour and are firm rather than soft and squidgy. They are also gelatine free so are suitable for vegetarians.
17] Heart Throbs
Haribo Heart Throbs are those little heart shaped soft squidgy Haribo sweets that everyone adores!
18] Rhubarb and Custards
Tilley’s Rhubarb and Custards are an absolute favourite amongst adults and children. Perfectly nostalgic, these sweets are the perfect quintessential British sweet. Tangy rhubarb and creamy custard all mixed up to make a boiled sweet that is almost too good to write about!
Barratt Anglo Bubbly are individually wrapped, pink, round and smooth bubblegum portions. You would imagine Danny Zuko blowing bubbles with this exact brand, it is suitably retro! Note, Barratt Anglo Bubbly is suitable for vegetarians.
20] Jelly Babies
Barratt Jelly Babies are an old traditional retro sweet that needs to feature on any pick n mix stand. They come in multi coloured soft chewy candy with a touch of dusting on the outside. They taste scrumptious!
21] Strawberries and Cream
Tilley’s Strawberries and Creams are the perfect British classic flavour in a boiled sweet.
22] Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles
Barratt Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles are made by Tangerine and these little fizzy sour cherry cola flavoured bottles literally fly out of pick n mix stands! A definite favourite amongst all age groups.
23] Fizzy dummies
Barratt Fizzy Dummies are unwrapped, fizzy sour jelly sweets in the shape of dummies. What’s not to love!
24] Fizzy Strawberry Belts
Kervan Fizzy Strawberry Belts taste sweet, have a luscious strawberry flavour and best of all they are true tongue tinglers. Kids love them. Adults love them. They are a perfect pick n mix staple.
25] Jelly Beans
Haribo Jelly Beans are a popular retro sweet from the past. These fruity multi-colour jelly bean sweets are bursting with flavour and are a sweet favourite amongst all.
26] Milk Bottles
Haribo Milk Bottles are little moreish milk bottles that taste glorious!
27] Sour Raspberry Bon Bons
These wonderfully sour bon bons are a real hit amongst kids and adults alike. These bright blue bon bons have a real sharp sour flavoured coating, and then the unmistakable soft chewy toffee centre.
28] Mini Cables
Little twisted bite sized pieces of marshmallow. Soft and chewy with a wonderfully light and enjoyable texture!
29] Kola Cubes
Tilley’s Kola Cubes are fabulously retro. These are unwrapped little cubes of cola sweetness all covered in that sweet familiar dusting.
30] Milk Chocolate Eclairs
Walker’s milk chocolate eclairs consist of a rich creamy caramel with a milk chocolate surprise in the centre. Milk chocolate eclairs have been around for years and definitely stand the test of time!
31] Fruit Bon Bons
Lutti Fruit Bon Bons are individually wrapped hard boiled sweet on the outside, soft chewy fruity pleasure on the inside.
32] Chocolate Flavoured Footballs
Kids go crazy for these. Kinnerton’s Choc Flavoured Footballs are individually wrapped balls of chocolate each packaged like a football.
33] Rosy Apples
Tilley’s Rosy Apples are a very popular pick n mix choice and definitely one of our best sellers. They taste of apples. They look like apples! They are little boiled sweets, all individually wrapped and perfectly formed!
34] Love Hearts
Swizzels mini packs of Love Hearts are still as popular as ever! Do you remember giving that special someone a love heart in the playground, with a suitably adorable message? Well, kids are still doing this now! The magic of these never fades.
Kingsway Meerkats are supplied by I.C.A. Meerkat shaped fruit flavoured gummies? Why of course they are popular!
36] Jelly Spogs
Barratt Jelly Spogs are those pink and blue aniseed tasting soft liquorice coated jelly spogs covered in pink and blue tiny beads. They look retro and they taste fabulous.
37] Spearmint Chews
Victoria Spearmint Chews are big white minty chews with the loveliest mint flavour. Chewy spearmint flavoured toffee loved by all.
38] Chocolate Fruits
Tilley’s Chocolate Fruits look great in a pick n mix stand and taste fantastic. These are individually wrapped hard crispy shells with a chocolate filling centre. They will fly out of your pick n mix stand!
Milk Teeth are supplied by Barratt. They are perfectly fruity flavoured soft foam sweets in the shape of teeth! Fun to be had by all!
40] Mint Humbugs
Tilley’s Mint Humbugs are a true British Classic. Those traditional black and brown stripey mints with a chewy centre. They have been around for years and with popularity ever strong, they are here to stay.
41] Pineapple Cubes
Tilley’s Pineapple Cubes are like Kola cubes only they are pineapple flavour and bright yellow. They are equally luscious!
42] Traffic Light Pops
Crawford’s Traffic Light Pops have always been a best-selling lolly pop. They have managed to create a flavour that makes children absolutely love them.
43] Liquorice Cream Rock
Haribo Liquorice Cream Rock can’t be left out of a pick n mix stand. These are small bites of soft liquorice rock that come with a pink, yellow and white filling. Lovely soft liquorice on the outside with a creamy soft filling. Yum!
44] Fizzy Strawberry Pencils
Kervan Fizzy Strawberry Pencils are fabulously fizzy, sticks of strawberry. Gummy on the outside, soft on the inside and coated in the fizziest sugar.
45] Barratt Dip Dabs
Dip dabs are one of the most popular retro sweets on the planet. They are made by Barratt and come with a fruity lollipop and lots of candy sherbet to dip the lolly in, they're great fun and enjoyed by many all over the world!
46] Bubblegum Bon Bons
A dusted coating on a hard outside and then a chew into the toffee centre. It’s no wonder these sweets have been a firm favourite for years.
Barratt Small Foam Shrimps have had a firm place in every pick n mix stand in the country for many years. These traditional retro sweets are made by Tangerine and are loved by all. These are the new and improved version of the shrimps that you used to buy as a kid. Now they are made from all natural flavourings and colours and taste even better!
48] Chocolate Brazils
Bonnerex Chocolate Brazils are popular amongst adults and as such have remained top sellers for many years. Supplied by Rascals they come loose in a bulk wholesale bag ready to be added to any pick n mix stand. These delights are a brazil nut, wrapped up in creamy chocolate. A winning combination!
49] Fizzy Dracula Teeth
Who doesn’t want to don a pair of Dracula teeth! Kingsway Fizzy Dracula Teeth are fizzy and fruity and just the right size to sit under any top lip whilst performing a scarey cackle to anyone present. Or in fact, just to yourself before you munch the fruity fizzy sweets to your hearts delight!
50] Fizzy Strawberries
Fizzy Strawberries are a pick n mix favourite. You would be hard pushed to find a pick n mix stand in the country that does not include these. Strawberry flavoured jelly sweets coated in tongue tingling fizzy delight!