What Do Your Fellow Retro Sweet Lovers Say?
"Quick delivery and good quality. A very wide selection of sweeties to suit all tastes"
"Selection and ordering was easy via the website. The order was despatched and delivered promptly."
"Excellent .Sweets taste like they used to very pleased and love the stories.Delivery was quite quick for this particular time"
"service good quick delivery my one gripe is I had to throw the acid drops in the bin they are horrid"
"There are not many traditional sweetie shops around (especially during lockdown). I came across your site by accident. So glad I did. Ordered a few bags of my favourite old time sweeties and a few more up to date ones. Perfectly packed. X"
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THE Online Sweet Shop
A Quarter Of is the online sweet shop where you'll find the widest sweet treat selection of old sweets around - from milk chocolate covered caramel to black licorice, chewy candy in the form of jellies and gummies to banana split toffee and rum truffles. We have the old sweet shop favourites like the flying saucer, peanut brittle and spearmint imperial mints, 70s and 80s treats such as jawbreaker chews, white candy cigarettes (now minus the red tip and called candy sticks!), gobstopper balls and candy necklaces.
If you have a sweet tooth (or you know someone else who does - a gift box, a retro sweet hamper or sweet gifts make a birthday present everyone will live) then you've come to the perfect place for British sweets online - we're like your old fashioned, nostalgic candy filled, olde sweet shop where you can still enjoy "a quarter of sweets" - a modern day Willy Wonka emporium of online sweets!
Whether you’re reliving your childhood by choosing your old-school tuckshop favourites or you’ve decided to introduce younger generations to old fashioned sweets, A Quarter Of is the best of the sweet shops online - our aim is to make you think "that's just like the old fashioned sweet shop near me that I loved when I was little". I created AQuarterOf.co.uk to be the best of the sweet shops near me when I was young - the single place where you could buy sweets online UK at a fun, nostalgic website... and get them delivered super-fast!
From Flying Saucer sweets, Drumstick lollies and Popping Candy through to Aniseed Balls, Wham Bars and Anglo Bubbly Bubblegum, every memory of the old British sweets shop of your youth is here for you to rediscover. When you order at the AQuarterOf online sweet shop UK, your traditional sweets can be delivered as fast as the next day direct to your doorstep to either share with friends and family or to keep all to yourself as a special treat - we offer fast sweets delivery UK and Worldwide.
Whilst you may be too old for pocket money now, you’re never too old to enjoy the flavours and sensations of pick and mix sweets from your childhood retro sweet shop from years gone by; sweet or sour sweets, chewy or crunchy they will be sent to you picked and wrapped with love. You’ll even be able to order sweets online and enjoy the excitement of opening up the contents as many of our weigh-out sweets (one good thing these days is that, because we sell in kilograms not pounds, you get almost double the amount when you order "a quarter of sweets"... a quarter of one pound sweets never was enough!) come packed in our fab custom-made retro sweets UK style cartoony bags.
Remember wearing different types of 1970s and 80s candy jewellery... watches and necklaces? And Popping Candy that exploded in your mouth? Heston Blumenthal uses that in some of his recipes now... can you believe it? Talk about gourmet candy... old sweets UK favourites are back with a vengeance!
Fill your basket with all your favourite corner shop sweets today, from the old school sweets makes you love, like Haribo, Barratts and Maynards... and treat yourself to a few old fashioned sweets UK classics you’ve never tried before; you’ll be back playing football on the field or making a den in the woods in your mind in no time once you receive your treasure trove of sugary delights.
Back in 2002 when AQuarterOf was born there were almost zero confectionery shops online where you could arrange for a pick and mix delivery to cure your craving for tubs or bags of the best rhubarb or licorice sweets... let alone 80s sweets classics like the Cadburys Old Jamaica Chocolate Bar - that name always reminds me of a treasure island! So while we would never claim to be the oldest sweet shop in the World, when it comes to penny sweets or online pick and mix, we're not far off the English sweets World's oldest sweetshop, or the oldest sweet shop in England for cheap sweet box delivery, specialising in pick n mix online - all whisked to your door in boxes!
Everyone loves tuck shop sweet classics (we refuse to call them candy!), whether they are the old chocolate bars and lists of old sweet names of 1960s sweets - favourites like lions midget gems, kop kops, lolipops or the aforementioned Bourneville Old Jamaica Bar all the way through to the kids sweets of today - pick a mix is still as popular as ever and pick n mix delivery means you can enjoy your favourite retro chocolate bars
Retro Sweet Gifts For Christmas, Birthdays and Much More
When do someone's favourite old-fashioned sweets make great gifts? Every day!
Don't just think of high quality retro sweets for Birthdays or Christmas sweets (though they are sure-fire winners for both of those), they make perfect "guaranteed to go down a storm" gift ideas and presents for Anniversaries, Christenings, Engagements, Weddings, to say "Congratulations" (for passing a driving test or a new baby maybe?), "Sorry" or "Thank You" (to your children's teacher at the end of the school year). And they are a solid gold pick-me-up as a Get Well Soon gift (nostalgic sweets are so much tastier than a bunch of grapes!).
You can choose from a selection of their favourite old sweets UK style in quarter kilos, a sweetshop style box or jar of mouthwatering candies or chocolates... plus personalisation is available with many of the vintage sweets gifts in our store and you can send our traditional sweet shop sweets to most places in the World using our super-fast delivery, so they can get their sugar fix quick sharp!
Plus they're the way to your beloveds love heart (see what I did there?) on Valentine's Day, at Easter (so much more imaginative than wafer-thin chocolate eggs), on other special occasions including Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Plus at Halloween we always have some UK sweets that are especially scary... perfect for your ghoulish party! And for Christmas how about those minty, handy candy canes so easy to hang on your Christmas tree... and then devour)... and foiled gold chocolate coins (treasure island sweets as some people call them!)
And you're spoilt for choice... whatever your budget, whatever their age and whatever their taste. Pick from one of our jam-packed retro sweet hampers (they make great Christmas hamper ideas!), our personalised sweet jars of bestsellers - your personalised label can even include photos you upload.
A Quarter Of is the best place to enjoy classic sweets online - you can buy old-time favourites and hundreds of different old fashioned sweets from your childhood. We have high quality old fashioned and retro sweets from manufacturers like Bassetts, Barratts and Wham, to name just a few of the favorites from our wide range of retro sweets in our sweet shop online.