Check out our tasty selection of the best retro sweets ever made! Everything from Flying Saucers, Blackjacks and Fruitsalads to Sherbet Fountains, Dip Dabs and WHAM Bars. These classic retro sweets will be sure to fill you with those fond memories of your treasured childhood everytime.
Dip Dab – If you grew up in the 70’s then you will remember the retro sweets called Sherbet Dip Dabs as if it were yesterday. These original Dip Dabs made by barratts are filled with a white fizzy sherbet and includes a strawberry flavoured lolly for dipping.
Sherbet Fountains – a favourite and classic retro sweet of all ages is the sherbet fountains. White fizzy sherbet cased in a brightly coloured yellow and red plastic tube and a dipping stick made out of the best black liquorice around, the sherbet fountain will have you dipping again and again.
Fizz Wiz Popping Candy – snap, crackle, pop! No it isn’t Rice Krispies but the fizz wiz popping candy. Fizz Wiz explodes as soon as it touches your tongue and crackles into nothingness. Why not go out with a bang and add some Fizz Wiz into your ice cream or any other pudding for that matter?
Refreshers – Refresher Chews truly are iconic retro sweets that are sure to bring back nostalgic memories of your youth. This lemon chew has a hidden white fizzy sherbet in the centre which is perfect to get your mouth watering.
Candy whistles – a novelty fruity flavoured candy in a plastic whistle, these candy whistles really are the perfect party bag sweet treats for all ages. Remembering the “toot sweets” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, these candy whistles are the perfect match and a highly addictive novelty with young children.
Candy Lipsticks – these Candy Lipsticks are sure to give you girls the sweet pulling power. The fruity retro sweets flavour in a lipstick style case made by the ever so popular Swizzles Matlow are surrounded by a cute Love Heart paper, go on don’t be shy buy yourself something totally sweet with the Candy lipsticks.
Jelly Foam Mushrooms - Chewy Mushroom Retro Sweets.
Unfortunately the classic Chewits Foam Mushrooms are no longer available due to the manufacturers who have stopped producing them.
These jelly version are a great alternative and still scrumptious none the less.
Tattoo bubblegum – tattoo bubblegum really is a blast from the past and very retro. Remember the sweet flavour of the bubblegum and then having a little tattoo? Showing off your tattoo and being the cool kid at the school disco or playground. Go on be daring and have some fun.
Drumstick lollies – With their iconic red, yellow and green wrappers these original raspberry and creamy flavour drumstick lollies are a real blast from the past.
Drumstick Lollys were launched in 1957
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Kola Kubes – here we have other brilliant retro sweets the kola kubes. These kola kubes are perfect for all of you cola fanatics out there, the sugar coated hard boiled sweet kola kubes have the ultimate chewy centre and topped up with a little more cola flavour.
Rainbow dust – these bright multicoloured plastic straws are full of fruity and fizzy flavoured sherbet. Rainbow dust is perfect to knock back in one or to lick and dip with your fingers to enjoy the fizzy taste. Ideal for goody bags or just as a sweet fizzy treat for you?
ABC Candy Letters – with a range of fruit flavoured candy sweets these ABC candy letters are perfect for all occasions from weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries you name it you can use these yummy ABC candy letters.
Sugar Coated Puffed Maize and Rice made by Swizzels Matlow
Rainbow drops were launched pre-war.
Swizzels matlow produced 14 million bags of rainbow drops lasy year alone.
That's enough to fill 25 olympic size swimming pools.
Giant Sized Perfumed Parma Violets Retro Sweets by Swizzels Matlow
Launched in the 1930's.
In 2003, due to the love hate relationship people have with parma violets swizzels matlow considered changing the recipe but after public out cry kept the original recipe.
Sweet Peanuts – these sweet peanuts are among one of those retro sweets that will instantly take you back to memories of being in the queue for the sweetshop and literally tasting them in your mouth as you could smell them. Perfectly shaped like a monkey nut the sweet peanuts contain a cracknel centre – seriously yummy!
Sherbet Lemons – honestly what a classic these retro sweets are! The sherbet lemons consist of a white fluffy, sour sherbet encased in a hard lemon boiled sweet and tangy shell. Sherbet lemons are perfect for a fun sweet treat.
Aniseed balls – what a traditional retro sweets favourite we have here with the aniseed balls. The hard shiny shell and rich taste of aniseed flavour is what makes aniseed balls so popular and are just like a mini gobstopper, to keep all entire family quite – well for at least five minutes.
Fizzy Cola Bottles – Fizzy, chewy and fun is the perfect way to describe these fizzy cola bottles. The fizzy cola bottles have to be among everyone’s number 1 favourite retro sweets and are highly popular with today’s generation as well.