Welcome To Bumbledukes

 

Good day to you and welcome to Bumbledukes, home to some extraordinarily good confectionery.

We like to think Bumbledukes is a rather unusual and somewhat special British sweet shop. You can buy all sorts of sweets at Bumbledukes from traditional confectionery favourites that have tickled taste buds for decades to the very latest in contemporary confectionery innovations.

You’ll find a magnificent array of retro sweets, traditional confectionery, pick ‘n’ mix, party bags, sweet buffets, nostalgic tuck shop favourites, delectable handmade confections such as fudge and toffee, novelty confectionery, magnificent confectionery gifts, sweet jars, sweet selection boxes, hampers and much, much more.

Not only do we work at offering the very best confectionery ranges money can buy, we endeavour to make your shopping experience an exceptional one. It’s a lofty claim but we’d like to think our customer service is second to none. You can rest safely in the knowledge that you are dealing with people who are as passionate about confectionery as we are about making people’s lives that little bit sweeter.

Don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you have any questions about our confectionery or services. Hope you enjoy your visit.
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About Bumbledukes Sweets

 

In our magical confectionery emporium, you will find splendid sweets to tickle any tastebud: old fashioned confectionery recipes and traditional sweets, nostalgic & cool retro sweets, pick n mix, tuck shop and corner shop favourites, luxurious handmade sweets, wedding favours and sweet buffets, specialist confectionery rarities, the latest confectionery innovations as well as sumptuous sweet and candy gifts like handpicked sweet jars and exquisite sweet hampers.

From Cola Cubes to Flying Saucers, Sherbert DipDabs to Milky Bars, Wham bars to Hubba Bubba, Milk Bottles to Popping Candy through to novelty treats like the world’s biggest gobstoppers or giant gummy bears and more, there is something here to satisfy even the most discerning of confectionery connoisseurs.

 

About Our British Sweet Brands

 

A lip-smackingly wide choice of splendid sweets and chocolate treats from household name, famous confectioners as well as a selection of specially selected tidbits from lesser known, independent confectioners.

Here are just some of our sweet brands:
Barker & Dobson, Barnetts, Barratt, Bassetts, Bendicks, Cadbury, Candyland, ChupaChups, Gibb, Haribo, Jesmona, Kingsway, Rowntrees, Royale, Swizzels Matlow, Vidal and many, many more…

 

A Brief History of British Sweets

 
  • During the 1840s, both Fry’s and Cadbury’s were producing chocolate made specifically for eating although the vast majority of production was geared towards the manufacture of cocoa.
  • In 1853 Fry’s launched their chocolate cream sticks, the forerunners of their chocolate Cream Bars.
  • Henry Rowntree and his brother Joseph Rowntreetook over a struggling cocoa importer in 1862.They were about to change the nation’s taste buds forever.
  • In the early 20th Century, chocolate entered a new renaissance. Truffles and other European styled chocolates gained popularity in England.
  • During the First and Second World War, confectionery became a highly sought after, much cherished and very rare, luxury commodity. During the Second World War, sweets such as Liquorice Root Sticks and Cinder Toffee could be found in specialist shops but their consumption was limited due to rationing.
  • After the 1950s, sweets became more popular than ever. With advances in production techniques and the discovery of new flavours and ingredients, sweets also entered a new renaissance. Black Jacks, Fruit Salads, Refreshers, Kola Cubes and Whams an numerous other confections we still see today were borne.
 

Confectionery Tidbits

  • British youngsters wolf down 307 tubes of Smarties every minute.
  • A billion Kit Kats are made every year in York with lines in 21 other countries.
  • Japan produces the world’s greatest variety of Kit Kat flavours — more than 80 including soy sauce, vinegar and cucumber.
  • In the Middle Ages,the wealthy ate “sweets” made from jelly and dried fruit and wafers made from batter.
  • The Tudors ate gingerbread, sugared almonds and Marzipan - a paste made of almonds and sugar.
  • As sugar became cheaper during the 19th century boiled sweets were developed.Other favourites of the time included peanut brittle (1890), candy floss (1897) and Liquorice Allsorts (1899)
  • Modern marshmallows were invented around 1850 and fudge was first made in the USA in the 1880s.
  • People have chewed gum from trees for centuries but chewing gum was first made commercially in 1848.
  • Jelly Babies were launched by Bassett’s in 1918 as ‘Peace Babies’ to mark the end of the First World War.Production was suspended during World War II then relaunched in 1953 as ‘Jelly Babies’.
  • Each Bassett’s Jelly Baby now has an individual name and shape, colour and flavour:Brilliant (red - strawberry), Bubbles (yellow - lemon), Baby Bonny (pink - raspberry), Boofuls (green - lime), Bigheart (purple - blackcurrant) and Bumper (orange).
  • The pre-war rivalry between Rowntree’s and Cadbury’s inspired Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Roald Dahl was an official Cadbury chocolate taster as a schoolboy.
  • Rowntree launched Aero as The New Chocolate in 1935, later introducing Peppermint, Orange, Coffee and Lime flavours.
  • Strawberry and Rum Aero bars were introduced in 1972 but dropped because production was unable to keep up with demand.
  • A bar of Dairy Milk is sold every two seconds. Enough is sold each year to cover every Premier League and Nationwide league pitch five times over.
  • The average person in the UK will buy three Cadbury Creme Eggs each year. If you stacked all the Creme Eggs made in a year on top of each other, it would be 10 times higher than Mount Everest.
 

About us

Bumbledukes is an extraordinary British sweet shop and home to some extremely good confectionery. From traditional confectionery favourites that have tickled taste buds for decades to the very latest in contemporary confectionery innovations, you’ll find it all here.....Read more

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Michelle, East Sussex

" Ordered on the Thursday and it got delivered the next day. This was for part of my boyfriends valentines and he loved it. "

Lisa, Kilmarnock.

" We had a problem with delivery as the first parcel went astray. These sellers went out of their way to make sure I had my fudge in time for xmas.lovely lovely people "

Dorothy, Reading

" Great service and my expections were exceeded in every category. All Daisy Duke Candy products are brilliant and when I have sent them as gifts (or just for me) the response is amazing. I absolutely recommend this to all! "

Emma, Harlow

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Victoria, Stamford.

" items arrived before estimated date given. goods arrived in good condition in a lovely box making the item great for a gift. excellent service. date given. "

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