My favourite has to be the Parma Violets, a packet of small hard disc shaped sweets with an unusual yet wonderful violet taste. If you have never tasted these they are a must try!
It was my youngest son's birthday this weekend, so his friends certainly got a tasty surprise when they came round to celebrate and couldn't wait to dive in!! We went to the cinema on the evening and the assortment box was perfect for making their sweet bags.
Did you know that -
In 1971 Swizzels Ltd received the Queen's Award to Industry for export achievement. (a very special year indeed as I was born).
In 1991 the late Diana, Princess of Wales visited the factory and was presented with specially commissioned Love Hearts.
2000- Love Hearts was included in the Millennium Dome as an icon of the 20th century.
2003: Special Love Heart to celebrate HRH Prince William's 21st birthday was created: 'HAPPY 21 WILLS'.
2011- Love Hearts gift box launched to commemorate the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Love Heart wrappers read "Congratulations William and Catherine 29th April 2011".
2011 - Artist Mark Kennedy was comissioned to make a mosaic out of Love Hearts to celebrate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
2013 - Harry Willsher, aged 12, won the dream job as an official taster for Swizzels Matlow and will spend the next year sampling sweets.
More than seven million Love Hearts are made every day, stamped with 134 different messages as well as more than 14 tons of chew sweets, 40,000 bags of Rainbow Drops and nearly 300,000 Double Dip lollies.