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Churchill’s retro tins for Christmas

Published November 30, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I love my tins from Churchill’s confectionery and especially so at this time of year. If you’re reading this and are not familiar with the Churchill’s brand then take a look at their website. The majority of their confectionery products come in special highly decorative tins which makes them more unique than the rest. Festive, flowers, Art Deco and fairground are just a few of the themes on the tins.

This Christmas we are going all retro on the tins, with a touch of the USA too. I am amazed at just how realistic these tins look.

These tins resemble retro American gas pumps. They look really authentic and if i didn’t know better, I would never guess there is confectionery inside them.

Not one, but two big bags of creamy English toffees all in golf wrapping. The toffees are delightful and the tins reusable. Once the toffees are gone they can be used to store other things or just put out on display.

These retro phone booths don’t have a load of wires or change inside, but instead are full of cookies.

These look fab placed on a kitchen unit or table as everyone asks what they are? No one suspects that cookies are inside. They even have an attached little retro phone too.

Plus many other features of old retro style phone booths like the coin slots, coin return and the phone maintenance door ar the bottom.

And of course the cookies taste lovely too.

All of these retro tins and many other themed tins from Churchill’s confectionery would make amazing unique and very festive gifts for anyone young or old this Christmas

Churchill’s products can be purchased from their online shop, their London store, Amazon and a selection of other stores across the UK.

Haribo Christmas 

Published November 6, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Just 49 days to go until Santa comes calling once again. I love Christmas. I love the decorations and present buying, the turkey dinner, the yearly bottle of Baileys and of course – the treats and sweets! 

Sweets such as these!


These are some of the Christmas 2017 sweet selection from Haribo. They even have their own sweet selection box this year which makes a change to the usual chocolate boxes. As well as that, there is a large share tub packed full of Haribo jelly favourites, A small starmix in the shape of a star (good stocking filler). Plus the MAOAM stripes cracker which is full of these things! 


Small flavoured chewy bars which my kids seem to love. 

Finally a bag of Giant trees, which of course are all designed to resemble cute Christmas trees. 


So give them as gifts, as stocking fillers, get them for Xmas parties or just a sweet treat on Xmas day, even have them for breakfast! It’s Christmas after all and it’s only once a year. 

And unlike Halloween, no monsters will call to steal the sweets away! 

Halloween from Tangerine Confectionery

Published October 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy


This Halloween, make sure your cupboards are well stocked up with sweets and treats for when those mini goblins and ghouls come calling.

Tangerine confectionery are the company behind many known sweet brands, such as wham bar, sherbet dip, fruit salads, sweet champion, black jack and Barrett’s to name Just a few. Most of which can be found in the local sweet shops or supermarkets. 




 These softies are a fairly new product which bring the real retro flavour of much loved fruit salads into a soft squashy sweet. 


 

There is a spooky bag full of Sweet champions bits and bats for the little monsters. This bag contains a devilish mixture of various lollipops, wham bars, refreshers and who knows other sticky sweet horrors lurk inside this pack! 


If your expecting multiple terrors to call all Halloween night or even hosting a terrifying party, then maybe one of these would be much better.

This Sweet Champions treat box is bursting at the seams with ghoulish sweet things. Sherbet and bars and even more big packets of sweeties!

Oh I do hope those pesky monsters brush their teeth at the end of the night! 👻 🎃

Look out for sweet packs and boxes in supermarkets.

Treat Factory

Published October 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Treat Factory is the place of childhood dreams. An absolute heaven for lovers of sweets and treats with an added retro look that will take you back to the times of sticky hands and faces. This amazing place is sure to put some smiles on faces small and large this Christmas.

Remember these?

Our very own pick n’ mix sweet shop in our own home. It comes with so many old style retro sweets, all of which get put into individual containers. It even comes with sweet bags and a sweet picker.

A selection of shaped lollies that remind me of big sugar dummies. We had the unicorn lollipop. I gave this to Izebella on her birthday and a week later she is still sucking on it.

Yes it’s sweet and sugary and not so healthy, but it’s a treat and not something I will be giving her all the time.

Izebella has an annoying habit of putting things in her mouth and chewing them, this includes small toys and pens/pencils. Well here are some pencils that she can munch on without me worrying too much.

Chewy candy pencils, in lots of yummy fruity flavours. Squishy and jelly like these went very quickly in this house.

Now everyone has heard or tried jelly bears. Those fruity little jelly sweets, shaped like little bears. Well I bet not everyone has seen a giant one like this.

This jelly bear is huge. It packs some weight too. My kids thought it was rather hilarious at how much this sweet weighed. Strawberry jelly on top with a white fluffy texture underneath.

He weighs a whopping 400g and is part of the “giant sweets” product selection. He certainly is not meant for one person to eat themselves (although many may try). He’s a tough cookie to cut too, knives won’t touch him, a pizza slicer is what’s required if the giant bear is to be shared. He’s not just big, he’s also very thick and juicy.

Treat factory products can be purchased online and from a variety of stores around the UK.

Treat factory UK

Trick “r” Treat? It’s Haribo time

Published October 4, 2017 by Bizzimummy

You may have already had an inkling that Haribo may just turn up on one of my Halloween features, and today that’s exactly what’s happened.



Yes Haribo never let us down when it comes to Halloween, and year after year the very same ghosts and ghouls return for their Haribo handouts.


 Now here’s an interesting Halloween fact. Many people believe the practice of trick or treating began in America, but that’s incorrect. It actually began right here in the UK and Ireland and goes as far back as the 16th century. America did not adopt this tradition until the 1920s. Of course sweets like Haribos just did not exist back in the 16th century but costumes did and people would dress up back then and go from house to house in exchange for food on Halloween, reciting verses and giving warnings if nothing was exchanged. 


 This tradition is hundreds of years old and has not changed all that much over the centuries. Kids still dress up and still knock on doors singing Halloween rhymes , only now it’s in exchange for sweets. 


 Now on Halloween night there are two types of households in the UK. The ones that happily open their door and give sweets and then the miserable gets who refuse to do so, this is of course excluding the vulnerable people such as elderly, disabled, mentally ill, unwell, etc. I mean the bah humbugs of Halloween, the grown ups who have never been children. 


 If you are one of those people who gladly opens their door to the little monsters then it’s always a good idea to stockpile the sweets at least a week before Halloween night, otherwise the only sweets left will be the unaffordable ones. 


Haribo of course have many inexpensive sweet bags and tubs to choose from and they always go down so well with most children too.

The Scaremix tub is shaped like a pumpkin and inside is a duo of Tangfastics and Scaremix jelly type chewy sweets. 400g of each variety. Great for trick or treaters and parties. This big reusable tub costs around £4/£5. 


The Haribo
individual bags are usually sold extremely cheaply at just a pound a bag, sometimes even less, and sometimes on special offers depending on the store.



So if you remember just one thing this Halloween, then remember the Haribo’s. Available almost everywhere!

Try Treats Subscription box 

Published September 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Today’s Subscription box is called Try Treats. This subscription delivers a monthly box of treats from a different country each month. It’s a unique way to try the delights that the world had to offer and snacks that would be hard to find here in the UK. 


The treats may come from any countries in the six main continents (excluding arctic/Antarctic of course). Each month brings a different country with different munchies each time. 

 The service is based in the USA but they offer very low cost shipping rates to the UK and worldwide. As the products come from various countries all over the world; there is of course a chance that one box may just be UK based too. The boxes start at $11.95 per month with a choice of box sizes.  

 My box of treats is all about Argentina. I would have no idea at all what snacks are sold in Argentina but I have to say, I was not disappointed with this selection.

 

Chocolates, biscuits, and a few lollipops all included here. There is a card in English explaining what it all is and another card with a few facts about the country.

 

I think this is a very low cost subscription, low shipping rates considering it’s in the USA and a good opportunity to try new foods too. 

You can subscribe here and “GET 15% OFF A BOX USING CODE BIZZIMUMMY

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Rowntrees less sugar

Published July 24, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Who remembers fruit pastilles from their childhood? They seemed to be a weekly treat for us and they would always be around at Christmas time. I don't remember having packets like they do these days, but more wrapped tubes and I'd usually find a tube of them in my selection box or my xmas stocking.

Of course times have changed and so have Rowntrees fruit pastilles. I think they can still be bought in the tubes, as in the picture above; but they also come in handy share bags now too. It's very hard to share them when in the tubes.

There have been a few other changes too. Firstly they now also come in fruity shapes rather than just the original disc shapes and secondly they come with 30% less sugar than previously. Less sugar however does not mean less flavour as they still taste just as good to me. I would say much more fruitier with distinct flavours rather than just sweet.

This was my first time tasting the Rowntrees ransoms too. These are more squishy and squashy than the pastilles and again now have less sugar.

Rowntrees sweets can be purchased almost anywhere that sells sweets and confectionery.

Degustabox June reveal 

Published June 22, 2017 by Bizzimummy

A few days ago my monthly Degustabox arrived with a Summer bbq theme. 

This time I thought it would be a nice change to do something different with the box, so I decided to make an unboxing video showing all the contents. 

All the products are shown in the video. I am including a few pictures too for those who can’t be bothered watching the whole video.

Snacks 

Brands are – Haribo, Walkers shortbread, &a Light Bites


Drinks

Brands – Eisberg, berrywhite, Westons cider & ENRJ drinks.


Cupboard items

Brands – Spoon Granola, Capsicana, Schwartz & Original O’s


Degustabox normally costs £12.99 per month with box contents adding up to much more than what you pay. If you use my DISCOUNT CODE” 0MES2 then this gives a massive £7.00 off a box.
Find Degustabox at http://www.Degustabox.com and on social networks:

Instagram: @Degustabox_uk                   Twitter: @DegustaboxUK                 Facebook: @DegustaboxUK

Choc nibbles & win some! 

Published June 19, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I’m sure most of us parents who grew up in the 1980s/90s will remember these! 


The memories of coming out of school and straight into the local shop to buy a quarter of choc nibbles  for 30p with left over dinner money or (if we were lucky!) pocket money.

I loved and still love choc nibbles. If you don’t remember them, then maybe you just didn’t get out much. The best way to describe them is like a mixture of soft caramel, mixes with choc lick (another old favourite) and maybe a bit of ground biscuit and something else, then coated with chocolate and made into little sticks which taste delicious. 

It’s a shame how most corner shops have changed over the years, I loved looking at all the plastic sweet jars behind shop counters frantically browsing for the choc nibs.

 Although the shops may have changed and the majority of the cheap sweets in big jar memories are long gone, I am happy to say that Choc Nibbles are still around and here to stay.


You see I have discovered a place on the internet that loves those old fashioned chocolate sweets just as much as I do, it’s even called Choc nibbles. Their tasty treats aren’t available via the website but their are several stockists around the UK, including one just a few minutes away from me. 

The choc nibs can be purchased as jars or in bags or from sweet shops by measure. 

I never understood what exactly a quarter was, which we all would ask for as kids. A quarter of what exactly? Who knows but it was always a pretty big paper bag full. 

The bags contain 250g of sweets, yes even the measurements have changed over the years. 

These taste just like I remember. It is possibly the only thing that hasn’t changed about the nibbles over the years. 

They also make a slightly different variety too. 


These are similar in taste but appear to have been a little jazzed up with an extra shiny chocolate coating giving them a smoother and brighter appearance. Thus less cocoa powder on the hands like the original version. 

They do a few other versions of chocolate nibbles too such as toffee crumble nibbles and a Jammie version too. Also original choc lick, remember the chocolate dust stuff in white paper bags, that we dipped wet fingers in and licked off? Then by the time half had gone the bag got soggy and we ended up with chocolate dust all over our white tops! Oops!!


It’s like being a kid again with all these sweets! 

Giveaway 

I have two bags of choc nibbles to give away. If you want to win them then just click the link! 

ENTER HERE!
The giveaway is for two bags of choc nibbles and will close on July 3rd 2017.


Mr Big Tops sweet subscription 

Published June 8, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I don’t go many days on here without a good old subscription box and this one is all about the sweets.


This is Mr Big Tops sweet box. There are a few options of box size but what you get each month is a box full of retro sweets, the type most of us remember from our childhoods.


In this box I got six packets of sweets including black jacks, fruit salads, bananas, strawberries, rain drops, white mice and fizzy bottles. The sweets differ each month giving even more of those nostalgic memory moments with each box. 


The boxes come with lift up flaps too with four open sections to put the sweets in when opened. These look a little like something I’d expect to buy at the cinema and sit munching on whilst watching a movie.

I know sweets are not the healthiest thing for myself or my children but I don’t think a once a month box like this really does any harm. 

This is an inexpensive fun box of sweets, delivered monthly for just a few pound. 

Mr BigTops

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