The 60′s are synonomous with so many things good and exciting things – most of which were associated with Britain – the swinging sixties being the most evident in the UK with us leading the way with fashion, music, and the lifting of many tabboos that still existed from Victorian times. Life was moving at a fast pace that touched most peoples lives, by the end of the decade most homes would have electricity for the first time and TV’s, man walked and the moon and the earliest concept of a “supermarket” hit the streets which changed peoples shopping all of these things are still with us know. Lucikily the one thing that did survive future decades was the corner shop and old fashioned traditional sweet shop” Thank Goodness. Life without the traditional sweet shop would have been unimaginable! How many childrens books feaure the litle sweet shop in them, they are as much a part of British life as what the British pub is! With the advent of the web sweets have become just as popular online. Sweet Heaven started its life as a traditional sweet shop and then quickly expanded into selling sweets online with demand in British old fashioned sweets being increadibly high and continues to grow each day. the popularity of 60′s sweets sweets is repeated for each era 50′s, 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s alike are all popular with our customers, it will be interesting to see what sweets will make the era of the noughties! Maybe Sweet Heaven’s new Customer Forum where our customers can leave feedback so ou forum will also help us see what the favourite sweets of the noughties may start to look like. My guess that many of the favourites that we have seen every decade will still feature such as refreshers, drumsticks, fruit salads, white mice, flying saucers and the list goes on. If you want to have your say on what you think will be the sweets that will define or be remembered in the noughties decade log onto Sweet Heavens Forum where we would love to hear from you.
Please can I have a quarter of wine gums, actually make that a quarter of liquorice allsorts – I bet you are already reminicsing over the little sweet shop on the corner that you used to visit when you were little, counting out your money to maximise how many sweets you could buy. Mine would always be a quarter of my favourite sweets the choice of which would depend on my taste buds on that day do I go down the chocolate route, the tangy sour way or possible sticky toffee, once I had made my main decision I would then with the remaining few pennies peruse the penny sweets white chocolate mice, flying saucers and refreshers were always favourite, sometimes the pennies wold stretch to a sherbert fountain or dip dab if I was flush! That would keep me busy for the walk home, then once home I would say to myself that I would just eat half of those sweets in my paper bag, as you can guess though I never did!
Sweets from the 80′s always remind me of the era when I first left school and started going out to pubs and clubs for the first time, alot of clubs when you paid your admission would give you refreshers or lollipops I hear that even in the millenium years some places are still doing this, what a great tradition to carry on.
Fathers day sweets come in all shapes and sizes theres jellies for the big softy or hard boiled ones for the firm dad,one thing is for sure all dads like retro sweets,so treat your dad this fathers day.
Retro sweet sales are growing year on year its a sweets revival people love to reminice about the good old days and one way to do that is to talk about the sweets that you used to have when you was young,people have retro themed parties and order their favourite sweets online which might include things like fruit salads,black jacks,candy necklaces,candy bracelets,refreshers,the list is endless then just enjoy the party talking about the good old days.