When I was little we used to go into a sweet shop with our pocket money. The sweets used to be on the shelves in big glass jars and you spent ages looking at the bottles and deciding what to spend your money on. The shopkeeper would then weigh out a quarter of sweets for you and put them into a paper bag. Difficult decision made you would go outside and savor the sweets, swapping with your friends. Nowadays you do not buy sweets this way anymore, the magic has been lost. Until now that is, have a look at this fabulous website The Sweet Junkie
This amazing web site sells all the sweets you used to love, just look at the names – sugar mice, Pear Drops, Rhubarb and custard. Once you look the site will entice you in and you will wonder if you should buy. Will they taste as good as you remember or will you face disappointment? Go and buy, you will not be disappointed.
I recently received a box of sweets from this lovely site and couldn’t wait to try them. Nestled on the top was a gorgeous pink sugar mouse . I can’t tell you how this one tastes yet as its too cute to eat. I am definitely saving this one till the very last but if it is anything like the rest of the sweets I am sure it tastes lovely. My son was really taken with it, he had never seen anything like this before. The white chocolate mice you can buy in bags at Asda just do not have the same character. I have had to promise to share it with him if I can bring myself to eat it.
There was a lovely bag of chewy apple bonbons. These are really addictive, once you eat one you have to keep going
back and eating more. They have a lovely soft apple flavour and taste just the way you remember bonbons tasting in the old days. A bit hard at first but then they become chewy and delicious as you eat them. I was pleased to see there was a big range of bonbons on the site, including my all time favourite lemon bonbons. I am sure everyone loved these and its very hard to find them these days.
Also included was a dreamy bag of peppermint creams. I have memories of making these with icing sugar as a present for my grandparents. We always used to eat half of them. These are chocolate covered which is an added bonus and are just as melt in the mouth as the ones we used to make. They bring back fond memories.
For those people who love toffee, there is a lovely range of toffee sweets. I tried the rich butter perfections toffee which are really creamy and delicious. For the liquorice lovers amongst us there are liquorice whirls which are lovely to look at. I am not a liquorice lover, definitely an acquired taste but my son loved these and they seemed to magically disappear. I must remember to hide that sugar mouse before the same thing happens!!
One sweet I don’t remember from my childhood is Millions. I received a packet of blackcurrant ones to try. They are small and innocent looking in the packet but they have an amazing taste, really bursting with blackcurrant flavour. I look forward to trying the strawberry and raspberry flavours to see if they are as gorgeous. I definitely missed out on these as a kid and will be making up for lost time.
For those of you who like mint sweets there is a big selection of these as well. I tried the mint imperials which were always a particular favourite of mine. These did not disappoint, they are lovely and minty and last for ages.
One thing that I should mention is that there is a large range of sugar free sweets. I tried the sugar free aniseed twists which were amazing and you could not tell they were sugar free. These will be much kinder to the teeth and obviously very helpful if you suffer from diabetes. As a mum I know it is hard to get sugar free sweets and it is nice to see a big range, with a number of old favourites like sherbet lemons.
One of my favourites as a child was Pear Drops, I used to buy these for long jouneys in the car as they lasted forever and tasted lovely. I didn’t try these but I did try an interesting variant on the theme which was Raspberry and Kiwi drops. This is not a flavour I would have thought of but I have to say it was delicious. The sweets were a nice size for sucking and lasted well.
I was very impressed by the sweets from The Sweet Junkie and would like to thank them for the chance to review their sweets. They brought back lovely memories for me and are the way sweets used to be and should be today. Just looking on the site you visualize large bottle of sweets and can see them shoveling them into a paper bag for you. I am so pleased that you can still buy a lot of these sweets and will be visiting this site again. The only thing missing is three mojos for half a penny!!