Pontefract Cakes




They're soft, they're very rich and extremely liquoricey. This is one particular sweet that leaves you longing for more and more of its chewy goodness. Absolutely heavenly!

Pontefract Cakes (or Pomfret Cakes or Pomfrey Cakes) were first made in Pontefract, Yorkshire and, believe you me, these are super important in the history of liquorice. It was in Pontefract in the 1500's that sugar was first mixed with liquorice to become the liquorice that we know and love found in sweet shops today. They used to be hand-stamped with a stylised image of Pontefract Castle up until the 1960's but, after then, demand for these tasty treats was way too high so they had to switch to machine stamping. They still kept their yummy taste though which is the most important thing!


Treacle; Glucose Syrup; Cornflour; Invert Sugar Syrup; Wheat Flour; Liquorice Extract; Modified Potato Starch; Vegetable Oil (Coconut; Palm); Flavouring; Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax).

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 Packing Your Order

We will send out most orders the same day if we receive them before 2pm Monday - Friday.

However if it is a bigger order, 50 party bags or similar, we may only be able to get them out the next day. By all means call us or email to see how your order is processing.

We make all orders fresh to go, no hanging around!


 Delivery of your Sweets!

We use Royal Mail & DPD Local to send all orders. All Next Working Day Service parcels are trackable. If we send out the order on Friday it will be with you on Monday. All deliveries to non UK mainland will be sent by 1st Class Royal Mail instead of Interlink courier.

We ship to the UK and Ireland, and Europe


 Contact us if you'd like: 01264 748 180 or email: info@heavenlysweets.co.uk

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