10 Classic UK Sweets and Chocolates That Will Give You Nostalgia (Even If You've Never Tried Them Before)

10 Classic UK Sweets and Chocolates That Will Give You Nostalgia (Even If You've Never Tried Them Before)

If you grew up in the UK, chances are you have fond memories of going to the local sweet shop and picking out your favourite treats. From chewy gummy candies to chocolate bars and everything in between, the world of British sweets is vast and delicious. Even if you didn't grow up in the UK, you can still experience the nostalgia and wonder of classic British sweets. Here are 10 iconic UK sweets that will take you back in time (even if you've never tried them before). Most of the below can be found in our range of sweet bouquets!

  1. Sherbet Lemons - These hard candies have a fizzy, sherbet centre that's a favourite of many UK sweet fans. The outer layer is sour and lemon-flavoured, making for a perfect combination of sweet and sour. The sherbet centre creates a tingling sensation in the mouth, which adds to the excitement of eating these classic sweets. The tangy flavour and fizzy texture make sherbet lemons an unforgettable treat.

    Sherbet Lemons

  2. Rhubarb and Custard - These boiled sweets are a classic flavour combination in the UK. The tangy taste of rhubarb is balanced perfectly by the creamy sweetness of custard. The two flavours come together to create a unique and delicious taste that's hard to resist. Rhubarb and custard sweets are a nostalgic treat that's perfect for anyone who loves the taste of classic British sweets.

  3. Parma Violets - These small, purple sweets have a floral taste that might not be for everyone, but they're still a beloved classic in the UK. The violet flavour is subtle and delicate, which makes these sweets perfect for those who prefer a more mild taste. The small size of Parma Violets makes them a perfect treat to share with friends or to keep in your pocket for a quick pick-me-up.

  4. Refreshers - These chewy sweets have a sherbet centre that fizzes in your mouth, making them a fun and unique treat. The outer layer is fruity and sweet, while the sherbet centre adds a refreshing tanginess to the mix. Refreshers are perfect for anyone who loves a combination of fruity and sour flavours.

  5. Fruit Salad - These chewy sweets have been around since the 1920s and are still a favourite today. They're shaped like fruits and come in a variety of flavours, including raspberry, pineapple, and blackcurrant. The chewy texture and fruity taste make Fruit Salad sweets a nostalgic treat that's hard to resist.

  6. Jelly Babies - These soft, fruity sweets are shaped like little people and have been around since the 1800s. They come in a variety of flavours and are a classic UK sweet. The soft texture and fruity taste make Jelly Babies a perfect treat for anyone who loves sweets that are easy to eat.

    Jelly Babies

  7. Cadbury Flake - This chocolate bar is made from thin, flaky layers of chocolate that melt in your mouth. It's been a UK favourite since the 1920s. The delicate layers of chocolate create a unique texture that's hard to find in other chocolate bars. Cadbury Flake is perfect for anyone who loves a chocolate treat that's light and airy.

  8. Maltesers - These malted milk balls covered in chocolate have been a popular UK sweet since the 1930s. They're light and crunchy, making them perfect for snacking on. The malted milk centre adds a unique flavour and texture that's hard to resist. Maltesers are perfect for anyone who loves a sweet and crunchy snack.

  9. Bassett's Liquorice Allsorts - These colourful sweets come in a variety of shapes and flavours, including liquorice, coconut, and fruit. They've been around since the 1800s and are a UK favourite. The distinct liquorice flavour combined with the variety of other flavours make Liquorice Allsorts a unique and beloved treat. The different shapes and colours also make them visually appealing and fun to eat.


  10. Werther's Original - This classic toffee candy was first made in Germany but became popular in the UK as well. It's made with real butter and cream, giving it a rich and creamy taste that's hard to resist. Werther's Original is perfect for anyone who loves a sweet and indulgent treat.

In conclusion, these 10 iconic UK sweets are a delicious reminder of the past and a treat for anyone who loves classic British flavours. From the tangy taste of sherbet lemons to the creamy sweetness of rhubarb and custard, there's something for everyone in the world of UK sweets. So why not treat yourself to a trip down memory lane and indulge in some of these delicious treats?

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