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Old Fashioned Sweets

You'll find old fashioned, classic British sweets and flavours here. The ones that would line your local corner shop's shelves in colourful jars, waiting to be picked and weighed out, just for you. We have a huge selection, from ABC letters to Toffee Whirls and everything in between, as well as some real hard to find classics such as  Coconut Mushrooms and Spanish Gold!


  • Vegan Friendly!
  • Gluten Free!
A classic old fashioned favourite that's like no other.Rich dark chocolate coats moist raspberry flavour coconut fondant.It's an unusual combination but one which works brilliantly and has certainly stood the test of time - think of a dark chocolate bounty bar, but raspberry flavoured and your some ..
£2.99
Ex Tax:£2.49
American Hard Gums
BEST SELLER!
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Vegan Friendly!
  • Gluten Free!
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
These are known as gumdrops in the USA - we have no idea why they became known as American Hard Gums over here (it doesn't exactly trip off the tongue). Perhaps at the time gumdrops had a completely different meaning in Britain that it did in the USA... like pants!? Anyway, these are wonderfull..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
Aniseed Balls
BEST SELLER! Sold Out!
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Vegetarian Friendly!
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
Hard shiny balls of rich, strong aniseed flavour that are weighed straight from the jar, just as they used to be at the sweet shop down the road. One will satisfy for a good five minutes if you're a sucker and not a cruncher. A traditional British delight.Quantity of 150g..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
Small, soft candy pencil pieces, all full of fruity flavour and in lots of different colours.Quantity of 150g..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Vegetarian Friendly!
Made by Walkers, here's an awesome assortment of everyone's favourite twist wrapped toffees, including chocolate eclairs, chocolate covered toffee, diary toffee, banana toffee to name a few. All great combinations with creamy toffee, made with all natural flavourings!Quantity of 150g.Packed in a pla..
£2.29
Ex Tax:£1.91
  • Vegetarian Friendly!
A deliciously different toffee from caramel kings, Walkers. Creamy toffee, that combines chewiness with fruitiness, with a banana split centre. Individually wrapped and individually lovely.Quantity of 150g.Packed in a plastic free, home compostable bag!..
£2.29
Ex Tax:£1.91
Black & White Liquorice Mints
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  • Bag Size 150g
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
Cube-shape stacks of liquorice partnered with white mint flavour candy. And they come surprisingly packed with minty flavour.If you're a liquorice lover you'll be in heaven. They're super nice and like no other liquorice sweet in terms of taste and texture. They're substantial and firm, not like liq..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
Cute little, white chocolate flavour, candy cones, some with a strawberry flavour ice cream swirl, some with a vanilla cream flavour. Quantity of 150g. ..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
Candy Stick Pieces
BEST SELLER!
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Gluten Free!
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
You know white candy sticks you get in little boxes? Well, these are mixed size pieces of those same soft candy sticks, packed loose and made by Candy Land. And mark our words, they are unbelievably moreish - you'll be pleased you went for the big bag and not the little box!Quantity of 150g. ..
£2.19
Ex Tax:£1.83
Chewing Nuts
BEST SELLER!
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Vegetarian Friendly!
  • Gluten Free!
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
Don't be fooled by the name, there are no traces of nuts in these old fashioned classics. Instead they are small hazelnut sized nuggets of hard chewy toffee in a delicious chocolate coating. They may be small but they take some serious chewing! Quantity of 150g..
£2.79
Ex Tax:£2.33
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Vegetarian Friendly!
  • Gluten Free!
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
A welcome addition to our chewy bon bon range. That familiar, sugar-dusted ball of chewiness but filled with a dose of apple flavour. These are ever so refreshing. Check out our other flavours too, see if there's anything else that tickles your fancy. ..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Vegetarian Friendly!
  • Gluten Free!
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
We're delighted to be adding to our chewy bon bon range with what we are confident will be a bestseller of the future - no one can resist a bubblegum flavoured sweetie. Pink and blue bite-size balls that are super chewy..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
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FAQs about Old Fashioned Sweets

What are old-fashioned sweets?

Old-fashioned sweets are traditional confections that have been enjoyed for generations. They often have a nostalgic appeal, reminding people of their childhoods or times gone by. These sweets are typically handmade and come in a variety of flavours and textures.

What types of old-fashioned sweets are available at Handy Candy?

We offer a plethora of old-fashioned favourites including sherbet lemons, cola cubes, pear drops, aniseed balls, and more. Their collection spans a wide range of tastes and textures to suit every preference.

Are these sweets suitable for all ages?

Yes, old-fashioned sweets are loved by people of all ages. They hold a special place in the hearts of those who remember them from their youth, while also delighting younger generations with their unique flavours.


Can I buy old-fashioned sweets in bulk for special occasions?

Absolutely! We provide the option to purchase old-fashioned sweets in bulk, making them perfect gifts for sharing at parties, birthdays, weddings, and other special events. You can spread the nostalgia and sweetness with these delightful treats.


Are old-fashioned sweets a good gift idea?

Definitely! Old-fashioned sweets make wonderful and thoughtful gifts. They bring back cherished memories and show that you've put thought into selecting a unique and delightful present.


Do old-fashioned sweets have a unique texture compared to modern sweets?

Yes, many old-fashioned sweets have a distinct texture that sets them apart from modern confections. From hard-boiled sweets that last longer to chewy toffees that require a bit of time to savour, these textures add to the overall experience.


Are there any sugar-free options available among old-fashioned sweets?

We offer a selection of sugar-free old-fashioned sweets, allowing those with dietary restrictions to enjoy the nostalgic experience without the sugar content.


Can I create a personalised selection of old-fashioned sweets?

Absolutely! Here at Handy Candy, we provide the option to create your own personalised sweet selection. This way, you can choose your favourite old-fashioned sweets and create a bespoke assortment.