Classic Pick n Mix Sweets

Classic Pick n Mix Sweets (aka Pick and Mix, or Penny Sweets)!

I wonder who coined the term pick and mix - or pick n mix as it became known?

Who can forget standing in Woolies (other general purpose stores are available!)... plastic scoop in hand... wondering which of the colourful sweets to add to our paper bag? Or watching in horror as the urchin in front picked his nose and then proceeded to make his selections without the use of the scoop. You'd be amazed at some of the things that I used to see in in the clear perspex tubs (or maybe you wouldn't!)

So maybe it's just as well that this particular institution is pretty well a thing of the past these days... and that it has been replaced by the fab, hygienic pick and mix of our online sweetshop. Either way, we have loads of great pick and mix sweets at A Quarter Of... to take you back in time so you can enjoy your favourites and reminisce at the same time!

Here's a selection to whet your appetite... but our whole online sweetshop is really just one huge pick and mix counter!

Probably the most exciting part of our childhood sweet was the penny sweets (that's what I think of whever someone mentions the term "pick n mix") section.  I use that term loosely because back in the early 1970's it was more accurately the halfpenny or ha'penny sweets section, because you could frequently buy 2 of your favourites (or even more) in return for your big shiny penny,  Mind you that was back in the days of predecimilisation prior to 1971, so some of the treats were only a farthing each in old money.

So in many ways "penny sweets" has always been a relative term.  But the joy and variety they bring is unchanging.  There are so many to choose from: strawberry laces, foam shrimps, fried eggs, Fruit Salads, Blackjacks, foam mushrooms, cola bottles and gobstoppers to name but a few.

It was always such a tough decision to work out which of multi-coloured, traditional confectionery favourites would find their way into your little white paper bag.  And the fact that they were so inexpensive meant that you could choose a whole selection of different sweets - and then the big decision was the order that you ate them in.  Of course you also had to take into account which of them would, if left for too long, become all sticky and fuse with your paper bag.  mind you, if you were anything like me, they didn't hang around for long enough for that to be too much a problem!

Feast your eyes on our range of old-fashioned penny mix sweets.  If they still make them, we stock them... and you can enjoy them again.  Can you feel your mouth watering?  Go on... treat yourself today!

Ímagine tasting these penny sweets and traditional sweet favourites!

Remember going to your local old-fashioned sweetshop and filling your little white paper bag with your favourite penny sweets? Well now you can do that once more...

What sort of sweets can you still get today? Well, to name just a few, we have Fruit Salad, Barratts Shrimps, Pint Pots, Double Lollies, Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles, Anglo Bubbly Bubble Gum, Drumsticks - Original (Raspberry and Milk), Space Dust - Strawberry, Vampire Teeth, Rainbow Drops, Love Hearts, Milk Teeth, the list goes on and on!

And that's just a tiny selection of the penny sweets that you could be enjoying again tomorrow (yes, we can get them to you that fast!)

You'll find hundreds more around the website too, so take a look around and enjoy. You can't resist trying a few again, can you?

Looking For A Gift Your Mum Will Love This Mother's Day?

​Pick a jar choc-full of her favourite sweets (there are over 200 for you to choose from)... or a selection jar or box to personalise.
​Choose one of these stunning Mothers Day designs... or create your own design onscreen... and add your own special message for your Mum...
​You can upload photos too if you like...

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