Jul 12 2016
Anyone who has ever visited America will know that if there is one thing they do well over there, it’s sweets (or ‘candy’ as they like to call it over there). Walk into any supermarket or corner shop and you’ll be faced with shelves upon shelves of colourful packets full of delicious treats; almost too many to deal with in fact!
Fortunately for our customers, we’ve taken the time to sift through the mountain of American sweets that are available and — after many trips to the dentist and several fillings — we picked our favourites and brought them back with us to the UK. Having said that, there was a lot of American sweets that we liked so you might still need a little help knowing where’s the best place to start.
Jollies’ Top 5 American Sweets
Whether you prefer chewy sweets, hard candy, or chocolate, you’re sure to find something you like amongst the wide range of American sweets that we offer on Jollies. Below you’ll find a handful of recommendations based on what we like the most, but the best way to find out what you’ll really like best is to try as many for yourself as you can!
Life Savers Butter Rum American Hard Candy
An incredibly popular American candy by Wrigley’s, Life Savers Butter Rum is a hard boiled sweet with a rich, long-lasting taste and smooth, creamy texture. Perfect for adults and children, these butter rum flavoured sweets are gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
3 Musketeers Chocolate Bar
A much-beloved American chocolate bar that shot to fame in 1945 and lost its lustre, a 3 Musketeers bar consists of a whipped chocolate filling smother with a thick layer of milk chocolate. In short, it’s a chocolate lovers dream!
AirHead Blue Raspberry American Chewy Sweets
The perfect example of American taffy, AirHeads Blue Raspberry is a satisfyingly chewy treat that is free from the “Big 8" food allergens; milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, shellfish, and wheat. Capable of being enjoyed by pretty much anyone, these American Sweets are perfect for dishing out at Halloween or placing in gift bags at a child’s birthday party.
Wonka Rainbow Nerds Theatre Box American Candy
Containing an assortment of 5 naturally fruity flavours, Wonka Nerds are amongst the most recognisable American sweets in the UK thanks to their vibrant colours and entertaining packaging. The ideal foray into realm of modern American confectionary, the Rainbow Nerds Theatre Box is ideal for sharing but more than likely won’t be.
Grapehead Grape Flavour Real Fruit Hard Candy
Made using real fruit juice to ensure that its flavour is as natural as possible, Grapehead fruit candy is another ideal American sweet for handing out at halloween as it is completely free from fat, gluten, or any animal product. With an outer shell that will crunch loudly between your teeth, these hard, fruity sweets are reminiscent of hard-boiled British classics like sherbet lemons.