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Revisit the 1940s with this classic selection of old fashioned sweeties, the majority of them straight from the jar. If you are unsure of the history of some of these sweets, variations of all the sweets in the box would have been available in the 1940s, for example Lions have been making hard gum sweets like the original and best Midget Gem since 1903s in West Yorkshire. Fry's chocolate creams are one of the very oldest chocolate bars with a history extending into the 19th century. Cadbury's chocolate we all know is very old. The only thing about the 1940's is that the sweet would have been very hard to get hold of because of the second world war and rationing, but you are unlikely to buy an empty box from us! As another example, Black bullets have been around for a century, They were a favorite of coal miners, because they are black and so is coal, so they could not see the coal dust on the sweets and were more content to eat them.

Forties Sweets Gift Box aniseed balls coltsfoot rock sarsaparilla

The inside of the letterbox friendly delivery box is attractively presented, with a colourful themed picture on the inside of the lid and matching tissue paper. We can also include a personalised note from you to the recipient if required. This Sweets box can be posted direct to you or to an alternative delivery address, and makes a perfect birthday gift.

We only use genuine brands and ensure that all products selected are well within their use by dates. All unwrapped sweets in this selection box are weighed on trade approved scales straight from the jar in our sweet shop, in accordance with Food Safety Regulations . We will also provide you with ingredient details and Best Before dates within the box.Please note that some of these products may contain traces of nuts.

Box Code: GPK1030

This Gift Box Contains:-
Aniseed Balls
6 x
Barley Sugars
6 x
Black Bullets
4 x
Bonfire Toffee
4 x
Buchanons Chocolate Caramels
1 x
Cadbury Dairy Milk Little Bar
Dolly Mixtures
1 x
Frys Chocolate Cream
4 x
Jamesons Raspberry Ruffles
Lion Midget Gems
1 x
Sherbet Fountain
Small Pear Drops
1 x
Stick of Edinburgh Rock
1 x
Stick of Rhubarb Rock
1 x
Walkers Creamy Toffee Bar

Very occasionally some items will be substituted, if for example we cannot get hold of an item, but this is rare.


Wendy Irwin
5 of 5 Stars
This was purchased as a birthday gift for my brother. He was very pleased with it and the contents inspired lots of reminiscing. Very good service fast and efficient delivery. I am very pleased with my purchase
Jodie Braley
5 of 5 Stars
My dad loved his 71st birthday pressie! He has always had a very sweet tooth & I believe his face lit up when he received this gift. I live in Australia so it was reassuring to know that my choice with you guys was a good one & made a great pressie :)

All of the ingredients & allergy information is as provided by the manufacturer.
Aniseed Balls Ingredients: Dextrose, flavourings, maltodextrin, anticaking agent: magnesium stearate, modified starch, colours: E129, E151, glazing agent: Carnauba wax Warning: E129, E151 may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children
Nutritional Information: Per 100g: Energy 1596kJ/380 kcal, Fat 2.0g, of which saturates 1.5g, Carbohydate 89g, of which sugars 89g, Protein 1g, Salt 5mg
Barley Sugars (3kg Bag) Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Flavouring, Acidity regulator: Lactic acid; Colour: Paprika extract
Nutritional Information: Per 100g: Energy 1660kj/391kcal, Fat 0g, of which saturates 0g, Carbohydrate 97.6g, of which sugars 97.6g, protein 0g, Salt 0.1g
Black Bullets wrapped Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose syrup, Flavouring, colours; E153. May also contain MILK and SOYA
Nutritional Information: None provided
Buchanons Chocolate Caramels Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Chocolate (20%) (Cocoa mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: SOYA LECITHIN, Flavouring), SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK. Sugar, Palm oil, BUTTER(MILK), Salt, Emulsifier: SOYA LECITHIN, Flavouring
Nutritional Information: Per 100g: Energy 1842kJ/439kcal, Fat 21g, of which saturates 14g, Carbohydrates 80g, of which sugars 40g, Protein 2.3g, Salt 0.56g
Dairy Milk Little Bar Ingredients: MILK, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable fat (palm, Shea), Emulsifiers (E442, E476) Flavourings. Milk Solids 20% Minimum. Actual 23%. Cocoa Solids 20% minimum. Contains vegetable fats in addition to Cocoa Butter. May contain NUTS, WHEAT
Nutritional Information: Each bar contains 398kJ/95 kCal,Fat 5.5g, Saturates 3.3g, Carbohydrates 10g, of which Sugars 10g, Fibre 0.1g, Protein 1.4g, Salt 0.04g.
Dolly Mixtures Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Beef Gelatine, Vegetable oil(palm), Cornflour, colours (Anthocyanins, Plain caramel, Capsanthin, Beetroot Red, Chlorophylls, Lutein), Citric Acid, Flavourings, Fat reduced cocoa powder, plant concentrates (safflower,spirulina). May also contain MILK.
Nutritional Information: Per 100g: Energy 1592kJ/375kcal, Fat 2.1g, of which saturates 0.9g, Carbohydrate 86.4g, of which sugars 80g, Fibre 0.1g, Protein 2.7g, Salt 0.03g
Edinburgh Rock Sticks Ingredients: Sugar, Cream of Tartar, Flavour, Colour: E102, E110, E122 which may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children
Nutritional Information: Per stick: Energy 382kJ/91kcal, Protein 0g, Fat total 0g, of which saturated 0g, Carbohydrate 22.5g, of which sugars 22.5g, Sodium 0mg.
Frys Chocolate Cream Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa mass,glucose syrup, Humectant (Glycerol), Vegetable fats (palm, shea),cocoa butter Emulsifiers (SOYA Lecithin E476), Flavourings. Chocolate containes vegetable fats in addition to cocoa Butter.May contain NUTS, WHEAT. Not suitable for someone with a milk allergy
Nutritional Information: Each Bar contains Energy 882KJ/210KCal, Fat 7.0g- of which saturates 4.3g, Carbohydrates 34.5g- of which Sugars 32.0g, Fibre 1.6g, Protein 1.1g, Salt <0.01g.
Jamesons Raspberry Ruffles Ingredients: Sugar, Dark chocolate (22%), (Sugar, cocoa mass, Cocoa Butter, Fat Reduced cocoa powder, Emulsifier (SOYA lecithins)), Desiccated coconut (19%), Glucose syrup, Natural colour (Beetroot red), Flavourings, Invertase, Citric acid. Dark chocolate contains cocoa solids 45% minimum. May contain traces of MILK.
Nutritional Information: per 100g: Energy 2005kJ/480kcal, Fat 18.9g, of which saturates 14.3g, Carbohydrate 71.3g, of which sugars 66.6g, Fibre 6.0g, Protein 2.6g, Salt 0.05g
Lion Midget Gems Ingredients: Glucose syrup, Sugar,Beef Gelatine, Water, Modified Potato Starch, Acid (Citric Acid, Acetic acid), Licorice Extract, Flavourings, Palm oil, colours (Lutein, Vegetable carbon, Paprika Extract, Carmines,Chlorophylls, Curcumin) Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax), Plant extracts (Safflower, Spirulina)
Nutritional Information: per 100g: Energy 1493kJ/352kcal, Fat 0.8g, of which saturates 0.5g, Carbohydrate 76.1g, of which sugars 52.2g, Fibre 0.5g, Protein 9.8g, Salt 0.17g
Original Creamy Toffee Bar Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Sweetened Condensed MILK (from whole MILK) 22%, Vegetable oil (sustainable palm oil), BUTTER 3%, Salt, Molasses, Emulsifier (E471), Flavourings. May contain NUT traces
Nutritional Information: Per bar Energy 1006KJ/240Kcal, Protein 1.0g, Carbohydrates 36.1g, of which sugars 36.1g, Fat 10.2g, of which saturates 6.4g, Sodium 0.1g
Rhubarb Rock Sticks Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Citric acid, Flavour and colour: E102, E110, E122, E142.Caution: These colours may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.
Nutritional Information: Per serving: Energy 359kJ/93kcal, Protein 0g, Fat 0g, of which saturates 0g, Carbohydrate 23g, of which sugars 19g, Sodium 13mg
Sherbet Fountain (30 count box) Ingredients: Sugar, Treacle, WHEAT Flour (WHEAT flour, Calcium carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Cornflour, Sodium Bicarbonate, Acids (Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid), Natural Colour (Plain Caramel), Liquorice Extract, Anti-caking Agent (Tricalcium Phosphate), Flavouring, Aniseed Oil. Choking Hazard due to small parts. Not suitable for under 36 months
Nutritional Information: Per pack (25g) Energy 398KJ/94KCal,Fat 0.1g, of which saturates 0.1g, Carbohydrate 22.8g of which sugars 20.7g, Protein 0.3g, Salt 0.81g
Small Pear Drops Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose, Citric Acid, Flavouring, Colours, E129. Products containing NUTS and DAIRY products are produced at this factory. Warning: Colours used may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children.
Nutritional Information: None provided
Wrapped Bonfire Toffee Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose syrup, Treacle, Salt. Products containing NUTS and DAIRY products are produced at this factory.
Nutritional Information: None provided
Total: 15

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 04 February, 2010.