The Sweet Hamper Company’s Encyclopaedia of Sweets - D

In the next instalment of our sweet-tastic A-Z of candy, we’re taking a look at some of our favourite confectionary starting with the letter ‘D’. 

From gummies and hard boiled sweets, through to retro lolly pops, there is a kaleidoscope of sweets and candy just waiting to be discovered in our A-Z of sweets. Each blog post we’ll take you on a positively scrumptious journey of candy delights, highlighting some of our favourites from across the alphabet and featuring much loved favourites which can be found in our range of sweet hampers, sweet gifts and sweet boxes. 

 

Drumstick Lollies 

You can’t have retro sweets without featuring this favourite from the good old days. The chewy texture of Drumstick Lollies have been a firm favourite in sweet shops and pick and mix counters for decades. In fact, they first appeared on the market over sixty years ago, and have been enjoyed by kids and big kids alike for generations. Drumstick Lollies

Have you ever wondered what the flavour of drumstick lollies is? The unique taste is actually created using milk and raspberry flavours, and it’s this dual flavour sensation which has helped make Drumstick Lollies one of the most popular sweets in the UK. 

Did you know, there are over 165 million Drumstick Lollies made every year?! Now, that’s a lot of sweets!! 

 

Dolly Mixture 

Dolly Mixture

Another blast from the past, Dolly Mixture has been delighting people for generations, although the sweet’s exact origins are hard to trace. 

It is believed that the recipe was passed down through a family and that the name came from the daughter of one of the candy’s salesmen. 

Dolly Mixture is a staple British confection, containing a variety of different candies of different shapes, colours, textures and colours, including some sugar coated gummies and some soft candies. 

We've included these wonders in a huge number of our sweet hampers, especially the more retro ones ;)

 

Double Lollies 

Double Lollies

Dating back to 1952, the same year that Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne, Double Lollies have been a firm favourite from the Swizzles factory for decades. Yet another classic retro flavour, these sweets have a unique texture and flavour which makes them like no other. 

Double Lollies feature two different flavours in one, and the flavour combinations include lemon, pineapple, orange, cherry and lime. 

 

Double Dips 

 Packed full of tangy fizzy sherbet, Double Dips have been providing a sweet treat for many decades. Their classic retro packaging hasn’t changed since the 1970s, so they’re always providing a trip down memory lane for the big kids. Double Dips peaked in popularity in the 1980s, when they were voted Ireland’s favourite sweet! 

Double Dips

 The sherbet powders in a double dip are two different flavours – one cherry and one orange – with a dip stick for each pouch. Double the flavour, double the fun in our opinion. 

 

Dip Dab 

Dip Dab

One final classic from the retro vaults, the Dip Dab can also be found across the Sweet Hamper’s range of sweets from times gone by. Similarly to the Double Dips, a Dip Dab contacts fizzy sherbet and a lolly which can be dipped and coated in the tangy, sugary powder. Dip and lick to your hearts content!  

The Sweet Hamper Company is the one stop shop for all your confectionary needs! From retro sweet hampers containing delights from times gone by, through to sweet box subscriptions, our range of sweet gifts offers something for everyone, including the candy featured in this blog post. 

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