Pick n Mix Sweets

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 and that it has been replaced by the fab, hygienic pick and mix of our online sweetshop.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!

It's A Foot Of Sweets! Jumbo Personalised Penny Mix Selection Jar

It's A Foot Of Sweets! Jumbo Personalised Penny Mix Selection Jar

£17.95

You've heard of a "yard of ale"...well this is "a foot of sweets"! Well actually it's over a foot.....

ABC Alphabet Letters

ABC Alphabet Letters

£2.57

ABC Alphabet Letters - Classic assortment of fruit flavoured candy sweets - in the shape of letters .....

Anglo Bubbly Bubble Gum

Anglo Bubbly Bubble Gum

£2.57

Anglo Bubbly... What a classic! If you're a child of the 70s and 80s this will get your nostalgic ju.....

Baby Dolphins

Baby Dolphins

£2.37

Baby Dolphins - Aaaaah - weeny little baby dolphin jellies that taste of fruit. A very sweet and to.....

Barratts Jelly Babies

Barratts Jelly Babies

£1.40

Barratts Jelly Babies - Not made by Bertie, but we can't tell the difference in the taste. For so.....

Barratts Shrimps

Barratts Shrimps

£2.37

Barratts Shrimps - raspberry flavour soft, chewy crustaceans. No other shrimp comes close to a Ba.....

Blackberries and Raspberries

Blackberries and Raspberries

£2.57

Blackberries and Raspberries - Delicious boiled fruit sweets that taste and smell of an English.....

Blackberry and Raspberry Domes

Blackberry and Raspberry Domes

£2.37

Blackberry and Raspberry Domes - these are really moreish - .lip-lickingly fruity jelly blackberries.....

Candy / Love Hearts Lipsticks

Candy / Love Hearts Lipsticks

£2.07

Candy Lipsticks - Fruit flavour compressed-candy sweets in a lipstick case - made by our pals at Swi.....

Candy Necklaces

Candy Necklaces

£2.07

Candy Necklaces - jewellery from your childhood - wear it then eat it! Perfect when worn with a Cand.....

Candy Sticks

Candy Sticks

£1.40

Candy sticks - they used to be sweet cigarettes but now the powers that be have removed the red bit .....

Candy Watches

Candy Watches

£2.07

Candy Watches - jewellery from your childhood - wear it then eat it! Perfect when worn with a Candy.....

Chocolate Coins

Chocolate Coins

£2.07

Chocolate Coins - they come in the little nets just like they used to!  There are generally .....

Cola Chewits

Cola Chewits

£2.07

Cola Flavour Chewits - Little chewy cubes of sweet cola deliciousness - one of the tastiest chewy.....

Crazy Faces

Crazy Faces

£2.07

Crazy Faces - a multitude of happy smiling faces in the form of round colourful fruity gums. Even.....

Double Lollies

Double Lollies

£2.37

Double Lollies - the original long lasting lolly - a real taste of days gone by. I used to love (ok .....

Drumstick Chew Bars

Drumstick Chew Bars

£2.07

Drumstick Chew Bars - Our beloved raspberry and milk flavoured Drumstick, but in a different format......

Drumsticks - Original (Raspberry and Milk)

Drumsticks - Original (Raspberry and Milk)

£2.27

Drumsticks - Original - a unique combination of a chew and a lolly on a stick - raspberry & milk.....

Edible Paper

Edible Paper

£2.07

Edible Paper - Loadsa money!!!!  Euro notes in a whole array of colours and denominations... an.....

Fizz Wiz Cherry Popping Candy

Fizz Wiz Cherry Popping Candy

£1.97

Fizz Wiz Cherry Popping Candy - thought they'd stopped making it?  You're in luck... because th.....

Fizz Wiz Cola Popping Candy

Fizz Wiz Cola Popping Candy

£1.97

Fizz Wiz Cola Popping Candy - thought they'd stopped making it?  You're in luck... because they.....

Fizz Wiz Strawberry Popping Candy

Fizz Wiz Strawberry Popping Candy

£1.97

Fizz Wiz Strawberry Popping Candy - The world famous classic sweet, the King of all retro sweet.....

Fizzers

Fizzers

£2.37

Fizzers - real old school little fizzy sweets - we think these may have been the originals before Re.....

Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles

Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles

£2.37

Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles - Remember when Cherry Cola was the in thing in the 80s?  The cola.....

Fizzy Jelly Mix

Fizzy Jelly Mix

£2.37

Fizzy Jelly Mix - an assortment of fruit flavour jelly chews - all with a fizzy sugary coating......

Fizzy Rainbow Pencils

Fizzy Rainbow Pencils

£1.67

Fizzy Rainbow Pencils - Multicoloured, tutti-frutti flavoured pencils with a fizzy sour kick.... .....

Fizzy Vampire Teeth

Fizzy Vampire Teeth

£2.37

Fizzy Vampire Teeth - great big fangs like Dracula had - except his weren't fizzy - at least not in .....

Fruit Gums

Fruit Gums

£3.27

Rowntrees Fruit Gums - An absolute classic that has been around for years and years. Apparently, the.....

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

£2.37

Fruit Salad - Aaaah, that unmistakable raspberry and pineapple flavour - so many memories enveloped .....

Fruity Lollies

Fruity Lollies

£2.07

Fruity Lollies - this is a no-nonsense lolly - .no gimmicks, no nothing, just really colourful round.....

Giant Rats

Giant Rats

£1.97

Giant Rats - massive juicy horrible ugly jelly rodents. .....

Giant Refreshers

Giant Refreshers

£2.07

Giant Refreshers - think refresher chews -and then super size them!! These are great big chewy st.....

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?
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