Food & Drink

The Sweet Treat Company

Evoke sweet memories of childhood by stocking up on lemon sherbets or whatever takes your fancy.

If you have a sweet tooth and the likelihood is, if you're reading this, you have, we suggest you close your eyes and think of a traditional sweet shop where you could buy all those sweets from bygone years. Step forward, The Sweet Treat Company and your dreams have come true as this delightful online candy shop has all your candied memories available, just a click away.

SWEET DREAMS

This family run business has a shop in Winchester and thankfully for the candy mad, The Sweet Treat Company offers a slick online operation that will sate even the most hardened sugar fanatics. Imagine row upon row of candies, chocolates, fudge, lollipops and rock, all of which are easily ordered here. There are over 450 varieties of sweets on offer from traditional confectionery makers, many of whom have been in business for over 100 years. Barretts, Bassetts, Willetts. Stockleys, Swizzells Matlow and Bristows are on the roll call, some of them employing the same manufacturing methods for all these years. It just goes to show when something is good, there's no need to change it.

If, however, you are unable to find the sweet you're after, let The Sweet Treat Company know and they'll dig around for you to see if they can track it down.

WHERE TO START

First time visitors could try the most popular varieties where they'll be tempted by all sorts, liquorice included. Browse by sweet type, popularity and gifts and hampers, the latter filled with a selection of retro sweeties. It's good to see some contemporary twists, particularly the show-stopping cakes which are entirely made out of sweets. Almost too beautiful to eat but you can be sure that it wouldn't take too long before they began to disappear. You can also buy party bags for children.

The Sweet Treat Company will also customise wedding favours as well as organising corporate gifts. After all, the company has kept the Big Brother house in sweets as well as looking after the needs of other corporations, large and small. The company will bring a mobile sweet shop to weddings and corporate events.

THE POCKET MONEY CLUB

This has to be the ultimate gift or treat for the sweet mad person. For £59 a year, your old time favourites will be delivered every fortnight to your door.