I have an incredibly sweet tooth… I love chocolate, biscuits, cakes, puddings and sweets – not necessarily in that order! I seem to have passed on my tastes to O, as he loves all things sweet too. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hand out sweets all day every day, but we do tend to have a little treat every now and again. Costcutter got in touch recently to see if we would like to try out their new Independent range of sweets; how could I say no?!
Independent, the brand owned by Costcutter, offers a range of quality, affordable products across all categories including fresh meats and vegetables through to household items and confectionery, all on your doorstep. The award winning brand is available from Costcutter, Mace, Kwiksave, SuperShop and SimplyFresh stores across the UK.
All of the sweeties we were sent were the traditional, yummy sweeties you’d find in a 50 pence mix. Jelly babies, fizzy cola bottles, pencil erasers, fizzy rainbow belts and chocolate eclairs; yum! Although O isn’t a fan of the fizzy style sweets, I must admit that they’re one of my favourites. I love the sour face that comes with the initial bitter-sweet taste!
We’ve had a couple of sweetie stalls at parties we’ve held in the past. At our wedding, we had a huge sweetie cart for guests to help themselves and, more recently, a smaller version that we put together ourselves at Q’s Christening party. I bought a few sweetie jars from Home Bargains and some paper bags from Amazon and filled up the jars with sweets. They are such a hit with party guests of all ages – I won’t hesitate to make one up again.
Although these smaller bags of sweets maybe wouldn’t be cost-effective on a larger scale like a sweetie bar, they’d be perfect for using for Trick or Treater’s this Halloween, or in party bags for children’s birthday parties. We loved the Clotted Cream Fudge – so yummy! It didn’t last long!
What’s your favourite sweetie? What would you get in a ten-bob mix?
Disclosure: We were sent these products for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are my own.