Sweet Flavours You Need to Know

What comes to your mind when you hear the word flavour? It is usually chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. We have all tasted many flavours of ice cream flavour or cupcakes. You also get to choose flavour in slushies and ice lollies. But have we ever wondered how many different sweet flavours exist? Are the only flavours that exist in the universe vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate?

Vintage Sweets

Of course, there is blueberry, mint, coffee, and many others that we have tasted in different sweets but is that all? Let’s explore some flavours that are not so commonly known and the desserts or sweets they are used in making. Of course you may like something a little more traditional when it comes to flavours and our range of vintage sweets including Parma Violets and liquorice all sorts will tickle your taste buds!


Toffee flavour is sweet and is made from two main ingredients, which are butter and brown sugar. The butter and sugar mixture is cooked for an extended period at temperatures around 295 Fahrenheit. 

Some people think that toffee and butterscotch are the same flavours, but as a matter of fact, they are not. They have a slight difference in their cooking procedure which makes them two different flavours altogether. Toffee flavour is commonly used to make desserts like pumpkin dump cake, toffee bars, and cookies. 


Maple is a natural flavour extracted from maple sap. However, the one added to the maple syrup is made artificially by mixing other ingredients in the syrup. The maple-flavoured syrup is famous for being the perfect pancake topping. It is also used to make maple-flavoured quiche, macrons, and many delicious desserts. 

You can make other desserts with maple syrup: peach and maple pan crumble, sticky maple and pecan scrolls, and maple pumpkin pie. 


Unlike toffee, Butterscotch is a type of soft-crack candy flavour slightly different from toffee flavour. There are significant similarities between caramel and butterscotch. Butterscotch is made from brown sugar, whereas caramel is made from white granulated sugar. 

Butterscotch pudding is said to be scrumptious and is the most common dessert made from this flavour. Also, the butterscotch sauce is used as a topping on ice creams and even cake. 


The word Banoffee means banana and toffee. Banoffee flavour is a combination of banana, cream, toffee, and creamy crunch. Banoffee is famous for making pie which is a well-liked sweet dish that originated in the United kingdom. 

A Banoffee pie consists of three layers of toffee, bananas, and whipped cream. The topping could be any, but often it is sprinkled with chocolate gratings. Other desserts that contain Banoffee flavour are Banoffee tart, pavlova, and cheesecake. 

Sweet Flavours

Here are the Sweet Hamper Company we have tried to include a range of awesome flavoured sweets and candy as possible. For example check out some of the sour, strawberry and banana flavours in our 90s sweets.

These flavours are not as popular as chocolate and vanilla, but they make the most finger-licking desserts you will love once you try them. There are thousands of recipes all over the internet to make sweet dishes with these flavours. If you are tired of making the same old sweets for Christmas and Thanksgiving, don’t forget to try making banoffee pie or pumpkin dump cake for a change.