We aren't obsessed with sweets, cos that might be a little weird, but we do LOVE our sweets nevertheless. I'd like to say that we are indeed sweet connoisseurs. We sell sweets, treats and puppy dogs tails.
So Who are We?
We are a rather efficient team, consisting of pleasant chap by the name of Jarred Jelly Bean and a delightful young lady by the name of Amy Anglo Bubbly. They are joined at the hip. They go together like Fruit Salads and Blackjacks. They have 2 very sweet dogs, oh and 4 Sugar Mice but they can never catch them. They live in a Gingerbread House at the end of a Rocky Road. Their hearts are made of love and both wear Ring Pops on their fingers. Amy once tried to exchange some chocolate gold coins in for a few £5 notes at the bank, and succeeded! So watch out for some in circulation. She has been known to consume Magic Dust to make her work faster on Monday mornings. Jarred isn't quite so silly and is known for his brains. Infact he's quite a Fizz Wizz! He actually invented the Liquorice Torpedo!
How We Evolved into the Sweetest People We Know
Some say there was a big bang, others say it happened from sweet-toothed monkeys, all we can tell you is:
Before we opened the shop we both tried joining the Army & Navy, but after Jarred tested positive for Coconut Mushrooms, and Amy classed as a Midget Gem, we left in tears and went to the nearest shop to drown our sorrows with a packet of Wine Gums, Rum Balls, and a few Pint Pots. But could we find any of these feel good makers?...er...no!
We then had a brainwave that would consume all brainwaves..."This calls for the most amazing SWEET SHOP to be opened by us!" It was fantastic, Coconut Ice fell from the heavens, our tear drops turned to Rainbow Drops and we sang and danced and did the Barley Sugar Twist till the chocolate cows came home. (that's where chocolate milk comes from by the way...)
So we put our ABC Letters on paper and set out looking for a shop in Chocolate Brazil, but realised we couldn't speak the language so we flew back to England and after climbing over many Coltsfoot Rocks, and many conversations with the words 'Oh Sugar', 'Oh Daim' and 'Oh Sherbet'... WHAM! We eventually opened the doors on May 8th 2010.
Woohoo, it was a fabulous day with many Jelly Babies and other audiences eating our sweets. We even had a couple of Turkish Delights! There was an elderly lady who came in, she seemed sweet enough so we gave her a selection of Sugar Free sweets...over the moon she was! One chap cleaned us out of Cola Bricks to finish his extension at home. Another lady bought all our Candy Necklaces and Candy Watches and opened up a jewellery shop down the road! Come and see if you don't believe us.
And then the inevitable happened...We were visited by the Health & Safety Officer...He said 'This is unacceptable, this shop is a safety hazard to the general public!' We were very surprised. 'You need to have a sign on the door saying "BEWARE OF THE JELLY BEARS"...As these H&S officers aren't generally known for their witty humour, however, we do think he was joking...
I suppose you could say that the Jelly Bears, Yellow Belly Snakes, Porky Pigs, and Crocodiles, to name a few, are a little intimidating to the unsuspecting sweet devourer, but we haven't had any incidents to date. On that opening day, some people thought we were a grocery store with our Fried Eggs, Jap Desserts, Rhubarb & Custard, Sweet Tobacco and Fish & Chips. Silly isn't it.
To Finish Off...
Well without further ado, we'll let you go and buy some sweets. Try them, give them a go, they are most pleasing on the palate. We have tasted every single sweet in the whole world and we have chosen all the best ones (someone had to do it!) We still taste different makes of sweets all the time, sometimes if we forget to bring lunch then we do a LOT of tasting!
If you have any questions, give us a tinkle on the tele (phone) or email us, or if you are in the area, COME IN FOR A SNIFF, our shop smells amazing!!! We're in Andover, Hampshire.
If we haven't got 7534 customers clambering over themselves to buy our mindbogglingly fabtastically tasting sweets, we will chat and chat and chat about sweet related topics.
Thanks for reading our story, its not too far from the truth...!
We have a few little little helpers:
Just so you know who to expect when you pop into our shop, or when placing an order for sweets online, we'll show you who clocks into work in the morning to sell sweets and packs your orders!
When she applied for the job she told us she used to drive a 100ton mining truck and held a previous world champion cage fighter in the men's super-heavyweight division (even Chuck Norris didn't stand a chance). We were a tad nervous to turn her down, and gave her the manager's position immediately. Only now we realise she actually just a big squidgy marshmallow, and rather enjoys Pina Colada's and getting caught in the rain with her pink lollipop umbrella twirling in the breeze. She squirms at the thought of eating, or even thinking about liquorice, but absolutely lurves Reese's and M&M' Cookies. She flies 3 miles to work every morning on her Flying Saucer wizzing through the traffic, and parks up outside the shop, under the Menthol Eucalyptus tree. On her watch, she ensists everyone in the shop dances a jig to her choice of Melody Pops, wiggles the boody when selecting their pick n mix sweets, its all part of Heavenly Sweets fever!
So Adam longboards to work in the morning in his Fizzy Sour Rainbow Belt (added bling factor), so he can get in those 2 minutes earlier to chow down on his American sweets of choice and keep a straight face and a chocolate-free smile when the rest of the crew walk in. He enjoys a hearty cup of strong tea in the morning, that's probably why he's go so much hair on his chest (and none on his head!) He also passes out at the thought of eating liquorice, but loves American 3 Musketeers and M&M's. He'll come round to the liquorice idea when we put a sufficient wadge of Golden Nuggets in front of him to eat a plate of an assortment of salt liquorice in front of him (look out for the video!) He thinks he can outwit any other oompa loompa on our resident table tennis table, but em...(Drumstick roll...) No luck yet!
Along came Amy Anglo Bubbly, well, she was here at the start actually. She seems to think that she equally holds the top brass spot. In theory that is correct, and...um...in reality it's also correct, doh! She is awash with great ideas and furnishes us with all the nice looking parts of the shop. She’s the one who makes it look nice, you know, the warm and fuzziness. She also tells us NO when we swing from the rafters like monkeys with chocolate bananas in hand. Earl Grey is her tea of choice, it helps her to think outside the box. She loves line dancing in barns (bit weird) and sloshing around in the mud on her farm, yes she has a farm with an edible gingerbread house! She’s always good for a hug, but has zero sympathy if you eat too many Mega Sours and you start foaming at the mouth and it’s sore. Shame. Amy loves the sun, she’s a nice shade of brown, not from too much fake tan or sunbeds or a carrot overdose, but because she spends half her day feeding her Jelly Foam Bears on Shrimps and Chocolate Mice from the shop. Why? Cos she can :-) Funnily enough, when you type in her name on your mobile, it autocorrects to ‘cow’. Oops!
A very warm welcome to Joshua Jelly Baby (pronounced Josh-waa). He joined the team automatically in 2013 without the need for an interview...sometimes you just know when you're onto a winner :-) and started immediately. A little while ago he was about the size of a Haribo Mini Jelly Baby and now he's like a Marshmallow Man! A true stud indeed. His customer service skills are picking up pace these days, just don't ask for assistance cos you won't get it! He's only interested in rhetorical questions and comments about how cute he is. He's a sucker for jokes too. He's always reading the jokes on the back of American candy bars and then hysterically laughing. He works part time at the moment and likes to put his feet up and take a snooze every so often. Lucky hey ;-) Oh and his bestest sweet in the whole world are the old fashioned Milk Bottles with the dust on. Quite a sophisticated palate indeed.
Oh and there's the top banana. Jarred Jelly Bean. What a chap. Some say that wherever he goes, people run at him with pens and pick 'n mix bags demanding for him to autograph them. Others say that he smiles like he's got a Twinkie in his mouth, (well we can see that's not the case!). All we can say is that he's from the Royal bloodline, plays chess with Prince William and he say's sweets not sweeties!
He likes a Butterfinger and a block of Scottish Tablet with his cup of morning tea on a Friday. He likes a clean shop and believes in ice cream for breakfast. Word on the street said he's 1 of the 3 Musketeers and he knows the code to the most effective Pick 'n Mix Sweet Dash in the land.