If you are of a certain age, you may have a predilection for a certain kind of sweet. Drumstick lollipops, Refreshers, Cola Bottles, Parma Violets, Love Hearts, even those rather strange but still quite delicious Flying Saucers, the sweets of my youth were the ones you would have at the end of each day in the form of a 10p mix. You may have got these from a dedicated sweetshop, or, in my case, the local newsagents which had a really good selection, and they were most definitely something to look forward to at the end of the school day.
It is no surprise to me, that in these days when nostalgia is such big business, retro sweets are making a big comeback, and finding a new generation of fans. Retro Sweet, part of mysweetiejar.com, has taken all those childhood favourites, along with the sorts of sweet my grandad used to love – Pear Drops and Licquorice, and has created wonderful hampers, sweetie jars and sweet boxes that are perfect gifts for birthdays, Father’s Day or as a Thank you present for teachers at the end of the school year.I was sent a wonderful Lolly May Nostalgic Great British Sweets hamper specially designed for dad’s containing all the favourites I mentioned above. Beautifully presented in a lovely hamper that would make a pretty storage idea after the sweets have gone, the sweets are a blast from the 1970s and 1980s, and are sure to please any dad – if they ever reach him of course! There are over 24 varieties of old fashioned and retro sweets in the hamper, which is literally overflowing with sugary gorgeousness.
With the sweets not being out of date until any time between January 2016 to October 2017, there is no need to rush the enjoyment – you could put these into little bags to make your own version of the much loved 10p mix.
The Lolly May nostalgic hamper for dad cost £34.99 and is a real sweet treat!