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Jul 30 2018

Is your big day approaching? Are you trying to think of a fun way to fill up your guests while secretly satisfying your own sweet tooth? Well, there's no better way to do it than with pick and mix sweets for your wedding reception.

Everybody loves sweets, and they are a great way to get the party started. Just think: great music, great company, a party atmosphere, and loads of yummy sweets within easy reach. Perfect, right? We certainly think so! If you've got some stubborn guests who refuse to dance, some sweets might even encourage them to get out of their seats, indulge themselves at the sweet table, and maybe show off their moves!

From fizzy cola bottles to flying saucers and jelly beans, we have a wide selection of sweets to choose from - click the link below to see for yourself!

Browse our Pick & Mix range >

Here are two great ways to utilise our sweets to make your wedding party a sweet hit:

 

Wedding Sweet Cart

Use our sweets for a classic wedding sweet cart!

When you were younger, did you ever use those pink-and-white-striped paper bags to buy pick 'n' mix at the sweet shop or the cinema? So did we! Those stripy bags still bring back glimpses of childhood memories, so why not use them at your wedding reception? 

A wedding sweet cart is a great way to add nostalgic vibes to your special day and get all the guests reminiscing about their carefree childhood days. Everyone will enjoy helping themselves to some sweet goodies, and the compact nature of a sweet cart makes this a great choice for smaller, more intimate wedding venues. Pair a vintage wedding sweet cart with Sweets in the City's Pick & Mix range and you'll have the perfect match to satisfy any sweet tooth!

 

Wedding Sweet Table

A whole table full of treats!

This could be a better option for larger wedding parties in more modern spaces. All you need is a large table, a pretty tablecloth of your choice, and of course, a whole bunch of sweets for your guests to enjoy!

 With guests enjoying themselves and plenty of refreshments to go around, you can relax and watch your wedding sweet table do all of the entertaining for you while you cherish your special day that little bit more.

Use the links below to order some pick and mix for your wedding day - be sure to get enough for everyone!

Pick & Mix Sweets >   Wedding Sweet Gifts >

Jul 19 2018

Jelly Babies

Jelly babies are something of a classic when it comes to sweets – they’ve been around for as long as any of us can remember (and probably as long as your Grandparents can remember, too!) but where did it all start? Jelly Babies went through quite the timeline to get to where they are today.

Sweets in the City have all the deets from the Jelly Baby origin story… along with a few interesting facts, to sweeten your historic knowledge.

A Sweet Invention

I know what you’re thinking, what incredible genius invented the delicious jelly baby? Well, legend has it that it was an Australian immigrant in 1864. The initial invention was something of a mistake…he was meant to create a mould for jelly bears, however, (for reasons which may be forever lost in time) it seems the jelly baby was born instead – pun wholly intended.

And thus, the reign of the jelly baby began. After a short hiatus, classic sweet manufacturer Basset’s took up the style of the rather darker original name ‘unclaimed babies’ and rebranded them ‘Peace Babies’ to mark the end of World War I. These new sweets had a more realistic baby look , closer to the sweets we know today.

Ironically, the production of Peace Babies was halted by wartime shortages in World War II, but – luckily for all of us – they were relaunched officially as Jelly Babies in 1953, just in time for the rock & rollin’ 50’s era!

Who are the Jelly Babies?

Maybe it sounds like a weird question, but Sweets in the City happens to know that jelly babies come with their own personas – even their own names!

The Jelly Baby gang consists of Bubbles (the yellow one!), Baby Bonny (that’s the red one – to you and me), Boofuls (the green jelly baby), Bigheart (the dark purple, blackcurrant flavoured baby) and Bumper (by process of elimination, Bumper is, of course, the orange one)!

Not only do they have names, Jelly Babies are something of a household name – and that’s not just because they’re so tasty. They’ve made more than one TV appearance over the years, their portfolio includes: Doctor Who, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and even Doc Martin.

Why is the green jelly baby crying?

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that Boofuls – everyone’s favourite green Jelly Baby – appears to be crying. But don’t worry, nothing terrible has happened – Boofuls is just a little sensitive. In a 1993 Jelly Babies advert, it was revealed the Boofus cries at everything – whether she’s happy or sad – “she’s a real cry baby”.

We <3 Jelly Babies

We’re not sure about you, but all those Jelly Baby sweet facts have put us in the mood for some Jelly Babies of our own. Luckily for you, you really are in the right place. Go to this page to buy  your favourite Jelly Babies in bulk – that’s right, in bulk! Your Jelly Baby stash will go a long way with this order – and feel free to pick out your other sweet favourites while you’re there.

Don’t forget to impart your knowledge on Bubbles, Bonny, Boofuls & Bigheart when sharing them around… For more fun sweet facts, make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Jul 09 2018

You’ll never forget your favourite teacher – and with the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about how you can say thank you for all their hard work. Thinking of unique gift ideas for teachers is no mean feat, you know they probably don’t need anymore ‘World Best Teacher’ mugs, and how much stationary does a teacher really need?  So, whether you’re looking for a treat for your teacher, or a gift on behalf of the kids, we have 4 special end-of-term sweet ideas that any teacher is sure to remember!

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You’re a Star

This little Jar of Joy is the perfect sweet gift for any teacher – their hard work has resulted in an entire class full of five star work, so now return the favour. In lovely packaging and with a heart-warming message, these ‘You’re a Star’ sweets will make for a sweet summer send off for a deserving teacher.

You’re Eggsquisite

Want to make your teacher smile? This fun teacher’s gift idea is sure to do just that! Packed full of yummy gummies, your teacher will be savouring these sweets for weeks into the summer holiday. Plus, with such a lovely jar, we’re sure any innovative teacher will find a use for this container long after the delicious sweets have all been devoured.

#Amazing

#Amazing

We are certain our #Amazing little Jar of Joy will be the perfect gift for every cool teacher! Filled with yummy retro classic treats, this sweet gift will be a huge hit with your hip and happening teacher – even if they’re secretly a little on the retro side themselves!

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A bespoke teacher gift

Sweets in the City offer you the option to customise any of our sweet treats! So why not add a unique, personalised label (just like this one!) to your teacher’s gift? When a teacher is special, they deserve a special gift – that’s why a bespoke sweet treat is certain to mean the world to them.

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 These end-of-term sweet treats make for seriously unique gift ideas – show your gratitude for a teacher who has made school seem cool. These sweet teacher gifts are perfect for any teacher, coming from any student – whether you’re purchasing them on a child’s behalf or a university student gifting a special lecturer, Sweets in the City have the best gifts for the occasion.

So, throw out the mugs, and gift something sweet your teacher can really enjoy!

Jul 04 2018

There’s no one in the world quite like your mum – she’s been there for you through thick and thin, and she probably knows you better than you even know yourself. So, when your mum is so unique, why would you send her a generic gift? Our range of letterbox treats and customisable sweet collections allow you to create bespoke treats for a happy mum. A personalised message and selection of delicious sweeties are the perfect combo to make her smile – whatever the occasion! Here are four custom sweet gift ideas to send to your mum:

1) A gift for SuperMum

She can do the laundry without turning socks pink, find missing keys in the blink of an eye and knows just when you need a hug. If this sounds familiar, show your mum you care with this personalised Jar of Joy packed full of sweets. Sometimes a little appreciation goes a long way.

2) Give Mum a birthday to remember

If your mum’s birthday is coming up, gift this beautiful bespoke letterbox treat to wish her a happy day. This ‘happy birthday mum’ custom message lets her know you care. Plus, if you’re running a little short on time, this individual gift will be delivered straight to her door – so ditch the wrapping paper!

3) World’s Best Mum

Whether you’re trying to get back into your mum’s good books – or just feeling affectionate – this lovely personalised giant Jar of Joy is sure to make your mum’s day! Stuffed full of delicious sweets, your mum may even be willing to share…

4) Surprise!

For those do-gooders who send gifts from the heart, why not surprise your mum with this unique ‘guess who’ letterbox gift? You might not get the credit (unless she guesses!) but this personalised twist on a classic “just to say” message is sure to be a happy mystery.

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For all these bespoke gifts and more, browse the Sweets in the City website and personalise your own sweet selection. Sometimes no one says it better than you, so customise a message for your mum and select a unique design to suit her!

Jun 29 2018

Sweet Treats for Him

Getting that perfect gift for your boyfriend or husband can seem a daunting mission – if you’re looking for something he’ll really, genuinely love, you’ve come to the right place. Sweets in the City offer an incredible range of unique gifts for him that are sure to give you plenty of sweet ideas. We can cater to every occasion, from birthdays to anniversaries! These sweet gift ideas will be perfect for your boyfriend or husband.

The Hangover Cure

Hangover

Looking for a unique gift idea for your boyfriend who likes a big night out, well, we have the just the thing! This Little Jar of Joy Hangover Cure will show the special guy in your life just how much you love him (even while he’s in his hungover state!)

For an Eggcellent Husband

Eggsquisite

Is your husband a fan of the dad joke? If so, this pun-based You’re Eggsquisite Jar of Joy is an amazing sweet gift to make his day! We think this delicious mix of sweets would make an ideal birthday present for your boyfriend or husband, for a matter of fact, it’d be an ideal present at any time of the year!   

Hands Off my Sweets

Hands

This Hands Off! Super Shake is a really sweet gift idea if you are a girlfriend or wife prone to pinching sweets from your beloved. This delicious treat for him will show just how much you care – particularly as you’re willing to forgo sharing such delicious Sweets in the City treats. 

Send him to Fizzy Heaven

Fizzy

 Our selection of Fizzy Heaven treats is broad enough to make you dizzy! This unique gift idea is sure to put a smile on your boyfriend or husbands face (well, maybe a slight wonky one from all that fizz!) Select the gift size you want and believe us when we say this sweet gift will result in one happy chappy.

That’s Not All Folks…

This is just a small selection of the sweet gifts available through the Sweets in the City website! Check out our Sweets for Him page for even more great boyfriend and husband present ideas. Or, for an extra unique touch, personalise your sweet treats with your own custom message.

For the latest in sweet gift ideas – and much, much more, follow us on social media! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Jun 28 2018

Following the huge success of our #HideAndSweet competition, we have decided it’s time for another giveaway!

To celebrate the arrival of summer and the even sweeter weather, we are giving away a personalised 'To Sweeten Your Day' Giant Jar of Joy to one lucky winner. Our Sweet Summer '18 competition will run on Instagram until 4th July 2018  and is super easy to enter this time around, so there will be no need to spend hours trying to hunt down a golden jar on our website!

Wondering how to enter? All the information you need is shown below...

Sweet Summer Competition

Yes, it’s as easy as that! The winner will be picked at random and notified via Instagram after the competition has closed at 2pm on 4th July 2018, so get ready to enjoy the sweetest summer yet with Sweets in the City. Good luck!

Jun 27 2018

 

Branded

Case study: See how our bespoke lollipops have benefited Designer Websites

Here at Sweets in the City we know a thing or two about keeping customers sweet – if you’re looking for corporate gifts to give out to clients, or simply want a new and unique form of brand publicity, our promotional lollipops are an amazing choice. To see what our bespoke branded lollipops can do for your business, read on to see how they helped web design company Designer Websites!

The Sweets in the City branded lollipop service allows businesses to customise one of our delicious lollipops to fit your brand. These giant lollipops are available in a variety of flavours and colours – in the case of Designer Websites, the company opted to feature their logo on the lollipop, with the colour matched to their trademark shade of blue.

Designer Websites found that getting these promotional lollipops provided an excellent opportunity to show appreciation for customers, while also generating publicity for their brand. The beautiful look of a bespoke lollipop is sure to draw the eye – so much so, that Designer Websites keep some of these lollies in their meeting room, on display for meetings with clients and potential customers.

It doesn’t end there though, Designer Websites were thrilled to receive such positive feedback from their customers!

One client commented:

 “Thanks for the lolly sweets in the post, [they] really gave everyone a smile!”

While another said:

“Thank you for the lollies! Never seen so much excitement here!”

 Such enthusiastic reviews really speak volumes about the benefits of ordering these personalised promotional lollipops for your business.

 Adding these bespoke lollipops to your branded goods is sure to sweeten the end of customer meetings and make for a different kind of promotion that people will really remember (and enjoy!).

 Whatever your business, and whatever you’d like these lollipops to say – it’s all possible with this customisable feature. Whether you’d just like your company logo, or want to plug your website and social media accounts, we can make it happen.

So, don’t hang about, go to this page and order promotional lollipops for your business today (…and if you order a few sweets for yourself along the way, we won’t tell anyone).

Jun 21 2018

Trying to find that perfect gift for your girlfriend can be a challenging task. No matter how thoughtful the attempt, jewellery often ends up returned, and when clothes are bought in the wrong size…well, let's not even go there.

But don't give up just yet, Romeos of the world, because we have lots of romantic presents that'll be just perfect for your girlfriend, whatever the occasion!

Gifts Girlfriends Love

So, you need some cute gift ideas for a cute gal? Look no further, friend; our high-end range of sweets and treats are stocked at some of the snazziest retailers, and with good reason. From the beautiful packaging to the delicious sweets, even the fussiest partner is guaranteed to be delighted by our vast range of romantic gifts!

With Love Sweet Gift

Looking for something that willshow your girlfriend just how much you love her? Well, this romantic prezzie is bound to make her swoon. Nothing says love quite like a 'With Love' Super Shake! Everyone knows that the way to a girl's heart is through her sweet tooth.

Sweet Gifts for Girlfriend

Sometimes you just need to show your girlfriend how much you care (or maybe you're in need of a few extra brownie points!) Either way, this romantic present is sure to make for one happy girlfriend – plus, she might even be willing to share some of these delicious treats! What's not to love with this 'To Sweeten your Day' Jar of Joy?

Giant Jar of Birthday Sweets

Is it your girlfriend's birthday? If so, this delicious Birthday Sweets Jar is an absolute must. Birthday treats don't get any better than this - your girlfriend is sure to love this incredibly sweet gesture.

Jar of Joy - Sweet Gift

Here is a compliment that's bound to get you in your girlfriend's good books! This 'You're Eggsquisite' Jar of Joy is a super-cute and romantic prezzie for your girlfriend. Whether it's an anniversary, birthday, or just a touching act of appreciation, gifting this jar of joy is a sure-fire winning move.

But wait, there's more romance yet...

The options don't end there, folks. Check out the Sweets in the City For Her and Love pages to find more sweet gifts for your girlfriend. Alternatively, try some of our Letterbox Treats –  you can even add your own cute message!

Don't forget to follow us on social media to get all the latest from Sweets in the City! We're on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

Jun 19 2018

Lord

The Event

The last 6 months have been a whirlwind of business preparations for Sarah Lynn. Since a historic joint-winning of the 2017 series of The Apprentice, Sarah has been busy readying Sweets in the City for its official launch. On Thursday 7th June, that day finally came, when Lord Alan Sugar and Sarah came together to celebrate their co-owned business.

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The event was inundated with sweets – from delicious jars of joy, to personalised letter box treats, the array of treats was vast. Most notable were the incredible sweet portraits created for Lord Sugar.

Alan

The pop art display was created by street artist ‘BareFace’ and the recreation of Lord Sugar’s face in sweets was the work of food artist Nathan Wyburn – both of which Lord Sugar was very pleased with. It reportedly took Nathan 10 hours to create the sweet portrait of Lord Sugar, which features 3,000 sweets total.

The pair also appeared on This Morning to discuss all things Sweets in the City with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield; from letterbox treats, to the specialist dietary sweets on offer. Of course, there was also mention of the legendary 2017 final where Lord Sugar crowned two winners (the first of its kind in the history of the BBC TV series!).

Sweets start here 

Sweets in the City’s amazing selection of treats are available through numerous retailers, including: Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges & Co and Morleys.

There is also a huge variety of sweets available for purchase online, including:

…& lots, lots more!

The Sweets in the City launch marks the start of a truly delicious journey into the confectionary industry. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest offers, competitions and products! 

Jun 07 2018

Hide and Sweet Competition

Want to win some delicious sweets? If so, you're in luck - to celebrate the launch of our brand new website, we're having a competition and giving away a couple of great prizes to the winner!

 

What You Could Win

One lucky winner will receive:

 

How to Enter

If you fancy getting your hands on the above prizes, here's what to do - you will need a Twitter account to enter:

  1. Find the special Gold Jar of Joy (as pictured below) that's hidden somewhere on our website. You'll need to click around a bit to find the right page!

  2. Once you've spotted the gold jar, take a screenshot to prove that you found it.

  3. Log into Twitter and tweet your screenshot along with the hashtag #HideAndSweet - make sure you include the hashtag or your entry won't count!

  4. The competition will close at 2pm on Friday 15th June, at which point we'll pick a winner at random from all properly-hashtagged screenshots.

Here's the gold jar that you're looking for:

Gold Jar

We suggest you start on the Sweets in the City homepage. Good luck, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter!