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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!


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Just like you would find at the seaside, a slab bar of pink & white coconut ice. This is a classic, old fashioned British delight! Quantity 1 x 130g bar...
£1.99
Ex Tax:£1.66
Coconut Mushrooms
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  • Bag Size 150g
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A real, old-fashioned favourite that's quite unique. This sweet mushroom is made up of a chewy cap coated in dessicated coconut and a white fondant stalk.Made slightly harder than they used to be which helps as they don't get squished in transit and hold their shape better. Other than that they look..
£2.49
Ex Tax:£2.08
  • Bag Size 150g
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  • Gluten Free!
  • Plastic Free Packaging!
These coconut treats are a real find! Made by traditional Welsh sweet makers Brays, who have been making old fashioned favourites for over 150 years, these little squares of rich sweet coconut are delicious, and very similar to the old fashioned classic Toasted Tea Cakes, which unfortunately are no ..
£2.49
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Dolly Mixture
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  • Bag Size 150g
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Soft-eating squares and rounds of pretty, little, colourful candies, packed with fruity flavour. Enjoy our multi-coloured Dolly Mixture of striped squares, little rolls and dew drop jellies. We love using these to decorate fairy cakes. Quantity of 150g..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
  • Bag Size 150g
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  • Gluten Free!
Walkers make the best toffee bar none, and this English Creamy Toffee is particularly special. Made with  condensed milk, treacle and butter the traditionally made toffee is a heavenly mix of sweetness and creaminess, with plenty of chew to give those jaws a work out!Quantity of 150g.Packed in ..
£2.29
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  • Bag Size 150g
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  • Gluten Free!
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Big chunks of soft and fruity jelly. A lovely soft texture like no other sweet, these are incredibly moreish and look fantastic too. There are lemon, lime, strawberry, blackcurrant and pineapple flavours in the mix. They're also gelatine free. Quantity of 150g..
£2.09
Ex Tax:£1.74
  • Bag Size 150g
  • Gluten Free!
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Fruit Pastilles - a name synonymous with Old Fashioned Sweets. These old school ones by Taveners are our favourites, chunky fruit shaped chew/gummy pastilles that are packed with sweet fruit flavour. Mouth wateringly tasty and impossible not to chew!Quantity of 150g..
£2.09
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Gray's Teacakes
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  • Bag Size 150g
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What a marvellous curiosity these super, old-fashioned delights are! Around the size of a 2p piece, each disc is deliciously creamy, chewy, coconutty and rich. Don't be fooled by the lack of bright colours to draw you in. These all-natural traditional sweets are wonderful just as they are...
£2.39
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Honeycomb Cinder Toffee
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A real British seaside classic - big, floaty-light boulders of toffee flavour honeycomb. Sticky, full of bubbles and with mouth-watering cinder toffee flavour, they are great to chomp on straight out of the bag but we also love crunching it up and sprinkling over ice cream - delicious! All natural t..
£2.29
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Jelly Babies
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  • Bag Size 150g
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Everyone loves jelly babies! Cute little people, soft and squidgy, and then you BITE THEIR HEAD OFF! Soft, assorted fruit flavour baby shapes, dusted with sugar. The best of British with a taste and texture of its own. We also stock Haribo Jelly Babies. They taste and feel different but we..
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  • Bag Size 150g
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Super cute pink and white jelly bean love hearts. These look delightful in either one of our plastic free bags or a glass gift jar, and are perfect for weddings or to treat that special someone.All-natural and gelatine free!Quantity of 150g..
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Jelly Beans
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Juicy jelly beans, bursting with bags of fruity flavour. No one can resist a colourful, chewy jelly bean and ours are all-natural and gelatine free!Quantity of 150g..
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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.