Boiled Sweets

However old you are, nothing takes you back to your childhood quicker than a jar of traditional sweet shop treats. Whether you're a sucker for a rhubarb and custard or love a handful of fruity sherbet pips, our brilliant boiled sweets are guaranteed to bring a little joy to your - or someone else's! - day.


The beauty of hard boiled sweets

Want a food gift that'll bring a little happiness to their day? Treat them from our range of old school, hard boiled sweets: these prime, packaged sweet treats are almost too good to share! From tried and tested traditional flavours to tongue-tingling sours, our remarkable range is sure to bring back happy memories for loved ones young and old.

Choose from a selection of tantalisingly tasty traditional sweets, packed into cute cartons, or our signature embossed glass jars topped with a ceramic lid. Each features their a handy clip fastening, which is perfect for creating your personal sweet shop in your kitchen cupboard.

And if you want to peruse our hampers for her or him, there will be something for even the pickiest of recipients to enjoy…

They bring a smile to their face

Gifting boiled fruit sweets will bring a little piece of heaven back into your grandparents’ lives. Why? Well, they likely savoured these goodies when they were younger and like to tell you all about how brilliant visiting the local sweet shop was “back in their day”. But now, you can bring that joyous feeling back by sending them one of our Lemon & Tangerine Slice Mix Sweets jars. These sweets are bursting with citrus flavour and will please their palate perfectly.

And if they’re quite the fan of sugary-tasting delights, then our charming chocolate hampers will also be right up their street. Why not send them a box of our dreamy, melt-in-your-mouth Belgian Chocolates alongside a good helping of Fruit Jellies? You’ll be their new favourite in no time…

The different types of boiled sweets

What’s brilliant about hard boiled sweets is no two are the same; some are zingy in taste, some have a fancy floral aroma, and some are filled with fruity sweetness. Do you love a boiled sweet with a sharper side? Then choose our vibrant Sour Apple Sweets - vibrant apple flavoured balls that are sweet to begin with, but then dissolve into tangy sourness. They're truly heavenly!

Or maybe you like a bit of spice in your sweets? In that case, try our traditional Aniseed Humbugs. These old-fashioned sweets have been around since the 19th century, and we make ours to an old north-east recipe using only the most flavoursome aniseed oil, for quality sweets that are are a real taste sensation.

Hard boiled sweets to bring back marvellous memories

What’s great about these goodies is that when your bestie or sibling is eating them, they’re taken right back to where they had them for the first time. And the same can be said for yourself!

Want to remember those childhood seaside holidays without having to endure the British weather? Choose our cute Pattern Fruit Candies - hard-boiled traditional sweets featuring intricately patterned designs. These delights are available in fantastic, designed cartons, which are ideal for when you're looking to treat yourself. Or, you can go for a more premium version, with our signature clip top glass jars, which are great for a thoughtful token gift. Plus, old-style sweets are as stylish as they are moreish... so, there's no way you (or they) will stop at just one!

Savour sweets and your favourite pastimes

For a taste of school lunchtime corner shop runs, how about some 1970s-inspired Cola Cubes - vibrant red cola-flavoured traditional sweets coated with a generous dusting of sugar? Or, maybe sherbet lemons are your sweets of choice? In which case, try our super cute Sherbet Pips, to relive your younger years. Ours are vibrant balls of boiled sugar, with an amazing explode-in-your-mouth sharp sherbet centre to savour.

Bright, colourful and incredibly moreish, these fizzy fruit drops are sure to be a firm favourite, especially for couples who love scoffing on these goodies while watching their favourite TV show; or the treasured teacher in your child’s life who’s professed their love for these yummy sweets in the past. Trust us, there truly is a taste for every recipient you have in mind.

Build your own boiled sweets hamper

Want to create a personal gift for the loved one with a sweet tooth? Why not create your own traditional boiled sweets hamper from scratch and fill it full of all their favourites? Our Build Your Own Hamper option is amazing because you can hand-select each and every sweet that goes into their special, sentimental hamper – and your lucky recipient will know you’ve done just that.

All you need to do is choose your container, whether they'd prefer a classic, wicker basket, retro-style tin picnic hamper, or a stylish reusable wooden storage crate. Then, take your pick of which boiled sweets to fill it up with, and get it delivered directly to your door. And remember, whatever you need, our customer service team is always happy to help. Alternatively, you can choose from our pre-made range of retro sweet hampers, and personalise the message instead!

Treat your loved ones to old-style sweets

Whether you're buying for a birthday, sending a thinking of you gift to brighten a friend's day, or stocking up so you've got your favourite sweets on hand whenever you want them, there's a sweet treat in the Cartwright & Butler range that will tickle your fancy.

Spoil your favourites with traditional sweet hampers

Perhaps you’re thinking of buying a decadent hard boiled sweets hamper, to combine several sugary goodies into one bundle? Well, we have just the thing – because we know that one jar (or carton) just isn’t enough.

Our Sweet Shop Selection Box is brimming with these treats, including amazing Rhubarb and Custards that take you back to your childhood and other delights like our Belgian Chocolate Fudge and Sea Salted Toffee. Yum.

Combine sweet flavours for your loved ones

If your beloved pals, parents or grandparents are big fans of old-style sweets, they’ll probably adore a good helping of fudge, and we can certainly help satisfy that craving… We have a whole selection of the creamy stuff for those in your life to gorge on. After all, you can’t go wrong with a fine selection of fudge and traditional sweets, can you!

So, which sweets will you choose? Peruse our extensive range of sweet treats to lift everyone’s spirits, including your own!