Catherine Wheels - We love Catherine Wheels here! They`re long laces of delicious Bassetts liquorice coiled around a Spog (pink, blue, orange or yellow). Great!
But where do they come from?... we hear you ask! Well, they`re based on the historic Catherine Wheel - everyone knows them as a traditional firework, but the origins are much more gruesome than that....
Are you sitting comfortably? The original Catherine Wheel was the torture instrument on which St Catherine was martyred in the middle ages.
Who would have thought that eating sweets could be so educational?!
Ingredients for Catherine Wheels :
Treacle, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Cornflour, Gelatine, Modified Starch, Caramel, Liqourice Extract, Citric Acid . Colours: Curcumin, Flavours: Aniseed Oil, Blackcurrant Concentrate, Carrot, Radish, Spirulina,