Purple Coloured Sweets
Purple sweets generally equals grape sweets, not always. We have blackcurrant & liquorice, those are a great sweet to have while you travel. You suck on the outside then you find there's a cheeky chewy bit of liquorice in the middle! Parma Violets are always a great gift for your nan. We don't know why but old people always seem to love this perfumey sweet. Purple sweets are also great if you're having a Royal party. Purple is the colour of royalty so you should serve nothing but the most regal sweets for your guests. Don your crown and dress, put on a posh accent and hand out Grapevines as a gift to all your subjects attending your party!
Now you can devour these all year round, not just at Christmas. These tasty treats have been enjoyed at Christmas for ages! We're not sure where this tradition started but we do know how the tradition of giving them as wedding favours began. It used to be, in high class society, sugary bonbons were given as wedding favours as sugar was an expensive commodity. However, as the price of sugar decreased, sweets were replaced with almonds which signified well wishes on the bridegroom's new life. In the thirteenth century, the almonds evolved to be sugar coated and so these tradition has continued on to the present day. A sugared almond is supposed to symbolise marriage with the almond being bitter and the sugar being sweet and therefore representing the bitter sweetness of marriage.
A multicoloured, good quality sugar coated almond. They just look soooo edible!