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Pick ‘n’ Mix Grab Bags


What is better than sweets? Sweets in large quantities. am I right? We think so and not just down to whimsical thought but from the facts. Here at Jessica’s we like to think we have mastered the perfect deal, we have created 9 mixes in 1kg forms and decided to sell our Pick ‘n’ Mix Grab Bags 2 for £10! That’s 2kg of Pick ‘n’ Mix in your preferred mix (or mixes). The Grab Bag range includes; No Fizz, With Fizz, Just Fizz, Chocolate, Pink Mix, Blue Mix, Classic Mix and even two Vegan Grab Bags in the form of No Fizz and Just Fizz. All available to be mix and matched to cater to as many as possible!

So if you’re planning a party, sleepover or a cosy night in these Pick ‘n’ Mix Grab Bags are the perfect snack choice! Not only can you cater to specific needs but if you cant stomach the 2kg of delicious sweets, they come in resealable bags ensuring freshness whenever your feeling peckish! You can shop them here:

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World Chocolate Day – 7th July 2021

Whether you like it dark and bitter, milky and sweet or creamy and white, the 7th July 2021 sees the return of World Chocolate Day which gives us the perfect excuse to celebrate everything chocolate.  Delve into your favourite treat without feeling any guilt. While most of us don’t need a special day to indulge in the rich, creamy glory that is chocolate, World Chocolate Day gives us just one more reason to consume this delectable confection in abundant quantities.

The day also celebrates all kinds of goodies made from chocolate, including chocolate milk, hot chocolate, chocolate candy bars, chocolate cake, brownies, or anything basically covered in chocolate all of which we stock here at Jessica Sweets.  View our range of chocolate goodies here.

History Of World Chocolate Day

Established in 2009, World Chocolate date marks the supposed anniversary of the day that this iconic treat made its first entrance into Europe in 1550.

All around the world on this date sweet stores and local suppliers placed their best-loved merchandise on sale so that everyone both young and old can enjoy a taste of this delicious indulgence. Until this point, chocolate was only known to indigenous communities in Mexico and parts of central and south America.

Chocolate and World Chocolate Day Facts

1. Chocolate was not just a tasty, bitter drink in the Aztec culture, it was also used as currency!

2. A whopping 30% of the world’s cocoa is grown in Africa, but cocoa bean actually originated in the Amazon.

3. Scientists have found that colours have an impact on our perception of taste. Thus, drinking hot chocolate in an orange cup will make it taste better!

4. There are other days dedicated to celebrating chocolates like White Chocolate Day (22 September), Milk Chocolate Day (28 July), Chocolate Covered Anything Day (16 December), Bittersweet Chocolate Day (10 January) etc.!

Which chocolate will you indulge in this world Chocolate Day?

Here are some of our favourite chocolate bars available at Jessica sweets.

Snickers Fruit and Nut 45g - India

We also stock a wide range of USA chocolate treats and Japan and far East.

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What are retro sweets?

Do you reminisce about the past, thinking of all those things that remind you of happy times and bygone days when you were growing up?

Think back to the days when traditional sweet shops existed. A whole shop dedicated to selling hundreds of sweets, all standing to attention, row by row in their jars up high on the shelves. As a young child, you looked at all those sweets in wonder, fascinated by the variety and colours and counting your pennies after school to see how many you could buy?

Those memories can still be a reality thanks to the Retro Sweets range at Jessica’s Sweet Shop.

Retro sweets are traditional, old-fashioned sweets that you used to see in those sweet shops when you were younger when you chose what you wanted and had them weighed on those big metal scales and put into white paper bags.

Here at Jessica’s Sweet Shop, we stock a wide variety of retro sweets – think back to the days of flying saucers, fruit salads, shrimps and bananas, cola bottles, and much more. You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your sofa, you can order them all and more here and have them delivered straight to your door! Pick and mix heaven, Yum!!

Bring the past back to life and take a trip down memory lane with our Retro Sweet range today.

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What sweets were popular in the 90s?

When it comes to Retro Sweets, the 90’s provided us with some of the most iconic staples, that are still making our mouths water today! Luckily for all you 90’s babies out there, here at Jessica’s Sweet Shop we continue to work our sweet magic to get our hands on your firm favourites that are a rare find.

As huge sweet fanatics here, we could devour them all, but which ones were your favourite during the 90’s? Here are some reminders…….

Wham bar – Amazingly tangy raspberry fruit bar – a mix of pure sugary goodness and that sour tang we love .

White candy sticks – They tasted good and they also made you come across as the world’s biggest rebel when you pretended they were cigarettes.

Millions – How many could you get in your mouth at once? The ultimate 90s contest of deliciousness.

Rainbow drops – You almost felt healthy eating this sweet treat. Light small puffs of coloured rice. The crackle of the packet and the satisfying taste of the rainbow.

Shrimps – These foamy sweets really shouldn’t have been nice but somehow, they just were. A staple of every pick n mix bag.

Flying saucers – Light rice paper discs filled with a sherbet surprise that made your mouth water. Melt in the mouth magic!

Refreshers – The lemon ones were good and the strawberry ones were AMAZING. The best sugar rush!

Candy jewellery – You could wear them, you could ping them like catapults and you could even eat them. Confectionery multi-tasking.

Sherbet Fountain – A packet of sweet heaven! Is there a better way to scoop up sherbert than dipping liqorice into it?

Hubba Bubba – The tape rolls fitted perfectly in your pocket ready for those bubble blowing being ‘cool’ moments.

Fizz Whizz – A sprinkle of this candy on your tongue and a flavour filled popping party started in your mouth.

Why not try them all again to remind yourself of your favourite? Visit our shop here to view our wide selection of retro sweets, pick and mix sweets and american sweets uk available

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What sweets were popular in the 1980s?

We all love a throwback and the 80’s is no exception!

An iconic decade that bought us crazy fashion, way out hairstyles, electro-pop and classic films with the likes of ET and Ghostbusters but most importantly the 80s bought us some of our all time favourite retro sweets that we could never forget.

Take a trip down memory lane with Jessica’s sweets and try some of the most popular sweets of the 80s that we stock.

Anglo Bubbly – Still retro pink, with it’s original pear flavour, this bubble gum favourite was the leader of the pack for those bubble blowing skills.

Aniseed Balls – Hard shiny balls of rich, strong aniseed deliciousness.

Black jacks – The distinctive black chew that you either loved or hated but still enjoyed the fun of having a black tongue to stick out to your friends.

Parma violets –  Delicately flavoured perfumed violet flavoured sweets – is there any other sweet which can divide opinions and polarises people so much – a love or hate relationship.

Love hearts – As popular today as they have ever been – each crunchy, fizzy sweet imprinted with a cheesy chat up line, romantic message or popular saying inside of a heart for all those romantics and best friends out there!

Candy letters – Never mind alphabetti spaghetti, we had much more fun with these sweet letters!

Drumstick lollies – Who could ever forget the drumstick lolly with its distinctive wrapper. A chewy, fruity and creamy favourite of raspeberry and milk flavour. These are just as tasty now as they were back in the 80’s, giving you a real blast from the past!

Mr Tom brittle bar – seriously nutty brittle goodness.

Chupa Chups melody pops – Who could forgot the iconic sweet that played a tune and tasted so good at the same time. Sweet music magic!

Kola cubes – rich cola flavour, a chewy centre and sugar coating, what is there not to like?

White mice – small creamy delicious white chocolate flavour shaped mice. Squeek squeek!

Cola bottles – squishy cola flavoured jelly goodness which you pretended to drink before you ate them, glug, glug!

Butter scotch – rich, buttery, creamy and sweet. A staple to every family holiday car journey in the 80s.

The list of our favourite 80s sweets is endless so why not visit our selection of retro sweets, boiled sweets and pick and mix favourites here to view more and remember how good these timeless classics are.

Available for delivery today!

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UK Retro Sweets Boom In Lockdown

Living in Lockdown due to COVID 19 has been difficult and it seems that the UK has used this to ignite the old flame and our orders of retro sweets have gone mad.

If you we born in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s then the mention of penny sweets will put a smile on your face for sure. The classic refreshers to drumsticks kids of todays era will all know but mention Sweet Tobacco (spanish gold) or wrapped sweet peanuts to golf ball bubble gum and todays generation will be wondering what al lthe fuss is about until they try them.