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Pick n Mix is a British favourite and has been for over 100 years, but not many know that the concept of mixing different sugary treats in one bag was developed in North America. Many will be familiar with Woolworths, as it was one of the stores many generations associate with their youth.As well as being able to purchase pop hits, shoppers were also introduced to a wide choice of Pick N Mix. As such, it should come as no surprise it was Frank Woolworth himself that came up with the concept.
Despite the popularity of candy during the late 18th century, there were also a lot of instances where people were poisoned by cheap candy, so would turn to professional confectioners who they were sure would check the ingredients.Frank Woolworth understood that for affordable candy to be popular, the safety and hygiene of the factories used would have to be their best. Although Frank Woolworth was slow to roll out the concept, the careful approach ensured everyone was informed of the standards he kept.This was achieved by displaying signs that detailed the attention to detail Woolworth’s had regarding the production of candy.This allowed him to obtain the attractive price point of the department stores, while maintaining the quality of a professional confectioner, and was one of the reasons Woolworth’s became a recognised name in the United States.However, despite the selection of different treats available, it was not until the 1950s when the Pick n Mix concept was introduced and fully recognised. From here, Woolworths would become renowned for its wide selection of sweets.A similar trend followed the United Kingdom, although the early days would consist of weighed amounts of sweets. During the 1980s, children up and down the country were able to create their own Pick n Mix thanks to the introduction of penny sweets.Pick n Mix was a creeping trend in the United Kingdom that found its feet during the 1990s, despite its historic connections. However, the variety of Pick n Mix has grown dramatically in the United Kingdom, with more and more choice available.As much as many people enjoy the modern iteration of Pick n Mix, many will be keen to obtain some of the classics experienced in times gone by, which include but are not limited to the following.Jelly Beans There are many iterations of the classic jellybean, but not all of them taste as good as they do from a genuine sweet shop. Pick’n’Mix offer the finest jelly beans money can buy, and are perfect for those searching to recreate the classic taste they have enjoyed in the past.Candy Sticks Candy sticks are simple but delicious favourites that were the go-to treat after school, and there are still variations of the concept available today. However, those seeking for the delicious texture we experienced so many years ago need to ensure that they are purchasing their candy sticks from Pick’n’Mix.Modern-day interpretations can be dry and brittle and lack the delicious taste many used to relish. As such, those searching for a candy stick hit should ensure that Pick’n’Mix is their first port of call.Liquorice Torpedoes Liquorice is an acquired taste, but those that enjoy this treat cannot get enough of liquorice torpedoes. Any liquorice connoisseur will know that the quality of the liquorice makes all the difference regarding liquorice torpedoes.Fortunately, those getting their supplies form Pick’n’Mix can be confident that the liquorice contained within is the best it can be, allowing for full enjoyment every time.Dolly Mixtures Those not keen on liquorice but appreciate the concept will often love the taste of their fruity counterpart, dolly mixtures. Unfortunately, the availability of these delicious sweets is in short supply.Pick’n’Mix understands how frustrating it can be searching for classic sweets, which is why it strives to ensure that there is always a vast selection of sweets in stock, including dolly mixtures. The dolly mixture already offers choice, but not why mix with some treats and create your own Pick’n’Mix with ease.Pick’n’Mix Your Favourite Classic Chews Those who grew up during the 70s and 80s may be used to boiled sweets and gummies, but during the 90s it was the chew bar that was a firm favourite among children. Refresher bars were a firm staple in many tuck shops, as was hr equally delicious Wham Bar.Pick’n’Mix has a wide choice of chew bars available, including classic favourites including Drumstick and Singer, and newer additions that include the personality of the 90s, including Toxic Waste.Enjoy Modern Beverages Based on Tasty Treats from the Past Pick’n’Mix is not only able to offer a wide choice of British classics regarding nostalgic sweets, but also embrace modern takes of vintage flavours, including Retro Drop Drinks. These delicious beverages can quench any first while still delivering a taste that will remind you of times gone by.There is a choice of flavours available, including cola cube and lemon sherbet. Regardless of whether you are a fan of classic sweets or simply want to enjoy a beverage that offers something different, then the Retro Drop Drinks are the perfect fit.Pick’n’Mix has a large selection of treats, meaning that the perfect Pick’n’Mix can be crafted in every instance, regardless of whether you are a fan of the classics or keen to try something new.If recent restrictions have you feeling blue then why not check out the diversity of sweets available and treat yourself today.