Pick 'n' Mix is made by various companies and is essentially an 'unbranded' sweet in general, which means you have the same type of sweet but with many different recipe's. So it could be Haribo or Barratt but most of the time it is a whole host of unknown brands.
Other shops around us offer different types of Pick 'n' Mix, but at different qualities. We don't mind having this competition because our sweets are of a superior quality, but with a price tag that leaves an equally sweet taste in one's mouth. We have scoured the globe (almost) to find good, no great pick 'n' mix. Some of our jellies or weigh-out sweets, as they're called, are branded, such as Haribo and Barratt which are the more known ones. We have a few other brands thrown in the mix and we know we've come up with an amazing concoction of pick 'n' mix that suits even the hardest of brand loyal customer. Some shops and online internet sweet shops just buy all their sweets from one or 2 suppliers, we have over 15! Basically we've tested out so many products over the years and we've come up with the best quality sweets we can find even though they're cheap on price. We eat sweets and do taste tests all the time with our customers' input, so we're confident we are selling what you want to buy! The most popular sweets in the pick 'n' mix are: Fizzy Bubblegum Bottles, Vanilla Fudge, Milk Bottles, Cola Bottles, Giant Strawberries. Generally fizzy sour sweets are at the top of the popularity scale, so if you're buying a present for a teenager, go for the sour jelly sweets, mostly those are the ones with the sugar on the outside. Pick 'n' Mix sweets are often bought for making sweet cakes and sweet recipes, see our blog for some cool ideas, we add new recipes on regularly. You can even make an entire cake just out of sweets, no sponge! Personally we prefer the traditional cake with heaps of jelly sweets and Smarties on top. A very kind customer made us a gingerbread house once with all our sweets decorated on it!
They're a bit fizzy and a bit sour, and they taste of the most amazing strawberry flavour, a sellout sweet all year round, well strawberry + sour = the way forward. The strawberries have a great texture, chewy yet also kind of hard!
The original Barratt (now Candy Land) Fruit Salads are a classic British sweets and are most commonly found with their best friend Black Jacks. Fruit Salads may have changed their packaging but that distinctive raspberry and pineapple taste is just how you remember.
Haribo Crocodiles, Alligators, Scary Lizards, but they do taste delicious, and you don't even have to roast them on the barbeque. These Haribo sweets have white underbellies, slight foamy texture, with a jelly top, and different colours and flavours
Glucose syrup; Sugar; Dextrose; Gelatine; Citric Acid; Flavourings; Fruit and Plant Concentrates (Apple; Aronia; Blackcurrant; Carrot; Elderberry; Grape; Hibiscus; Kiwi; Lemon; Mango; Nettle; Orange; Passion Fruit; Spinach); Colours (Carmine; Copper Complexes of Chlorophyll); Glazing Agents (Vegetable Oil; Beeswax and Carnauba Wax); Caramelised Sugar Syrup; Invert Sugar Syrup; Fruit Extract (Carob).
Haribo Giant Suckers aka Giant Dummies, quite a big dummy, about 8cm x 5cm, you can easily put your thumb through, or if it is for a kids party, they'l probably be able to stretch it and put their hands through it and have it on their wrists no doubt! Different colours and flavours
Haribo Mini Jelly Babies are a little smaller than the Barratt Jelly Babies, and have no dust on them, they're the modern equivalent. They're all natural colours and flavours, real tangy little sweets, quite a soft jelly texture. Nice addition to your fitness training if you need some sugar without all the unnatural ingredients.