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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 husband, for a matter of fact, it’d be an ideal present at any time of the year!   

Hands Off my Sweets

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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

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 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. For further information on our sweet gifts for boyfriends or sweet gifts for husbands, then please do not hesitate to contact us today!

Jun 27 2018

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 bespoke lollipops are an amazing choice. To see what our bespoke branded lollipops can do for your business, read on and find out how they helped web design company Designer Websites!

Branded lollipops

Case Study: Bespoke Lollipops for 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 19 2018

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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.

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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 04 2018

Say it with sweets – give the gift of deliciousness today!

In our digital age, an unexpected parcel can be an exciting event – and no more so is this true than when that package is packed full of delicious sweets! So, to show your affection, send some confection.

Not all sweets were created equal, and that’s why we have a dizzyingly wide variety – from the sweet and the fizzy to the soft and the squishy.

To Sweeten Your Day Gift

To Sweeten Your Day

Why not help a friend beat the post-weekend blues by sending one of our To Sweeten Your Day jars? It’s packed full of yummy treats; from frosted marshmallows to classic foam bananas. Sending these sweets will turn a Monday into a MMMMonday.

 

Hangover Sweet Gift

Hangover Cure

Whether you’re sending this sweet gift to a partying student, or making amends for missing a big night out, our mouth-watering Hangover Cure jar is bound to warrant eternal gratitude. Jelly fried eggs are a must for a sweet tooth fry up, and nothing cures a wine headache quite like wine gums, right?

 

With Love Sweets

With Love

There’s nothing sweeter than letting your beloved know you’re thinking of them. Sending one of our yummy With Love jars is bound to put a smile on your SO’s face…well, if they can manage a grin between the handfuls of irresistible chocolates and candies, that is…

Gelatine-Free Gift

Gelatine Free Goodies

With most mainstream sweets off-limits to vegetarians, we know one way you can become your favourite herbivores favourite person! Gift these delicious Gelatine Free Goodies they don’t skimp on taste and this jar is just brimming with an incredible rainbow jelly mix– it’s bound to bring out the ethical eater in all of us.

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 We really believe there’s no occasion that isn’t made better by the delivery of our yummy sweets. So, make someone’s day (even your own!) by checking out our Send a Gift collection. You can browse by:

Or, if you're feeling creative, don't be afraid to Buy in Bulk!

May 18 2018

Send Dad a Letterbox Treat!

Oh June! The month that marks the long-awaited entrance into summer – sun, BBQs and holidays all lie ahead. But, lest we forget, Sunday 17th June is also Father's Day. If you’re looking for some unique and fun card ideas for your Dad, we’ve got some pretty sweet personalised card suggestions for a Father’s Day card that's sure to be a winner.

Our Letterbox Treats are an innovative way of sending a special, personalised message, but with that extra addition of something delicious. Our range of classic and retro sweets are the perfect treats for hungry dads – so here are four yummy card ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit with your old man!

World's Best Dad Sweet Card

To show your appreciation for a Dad who goes above and beyond, this touching personalised card idea is sure to pull at the heartstrings. Fill it with our delightful Fizzy Mix and your Dad will bubble over with sweet-induced happiness – a lovely Father’s Day present!

For a Groovy Dad Sweet Card

This card idea is for those who have heard all about Dad’s disco days and laughed at old pictures of very questionable flares. To indulge your Dad this Father’s Day, might we suggest this personalised cheeky card with our classic Retro Mix of sweets. These vintage treats are bound to both tingle the taste buds and awake a wave of nostalgia.

You're the Best - Father's Day Sweets

If you’re looking for bespoke card ideas you can send from the kids, nothing could be sweeter than this custom Father’s Day card idea - it’s perfect paired with our tasty Jelly Mix, if there’s one thing that both Dads and children understand, it is the joy of gobbling up sweeties… (we just hope Dad is willing to share!)

Dad You're Amazing Sweet Card

For the dad who is full of wisdom and advice, this lovely card idea lets him know just how much you look up to him– plus, if devout vegetarianism is just one of his admirable traits, why not select our scrumptious Gelatine Free sweeties, too! A perfect personalised treat for your Dad.

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If our Father’s Day card ideas have sparked your creativity, you can always make your own! For whatever you want to say this Father’s Day, make sure you make it extra special with one of our yummy letterbox treats! There’s really no better way to treat your Dad.

See Also: Father’s Day Sweets