Edinburgh Rock

Continuing our look this week at sweets which are manufactured in Scotland, our current blog focuses on Edinburgh Rock.

Edinburgh Rock is a distinctly crumbly sweet confection with a fresh fruity flavour and it can be sold either out of a traditional old-fashioned sweet jar as a `weigh out` sweet or packed neatly into little red and green tartan cardboard boxes which make the perfect gift.  In appearance Edinburgh Rock resembles standard cylindrical sticks of rock, but, unlike the usual brightly-coloured seaside rock most of us are familiar with, it comes in a wonderful pastel-coloured mixture of pink, pale green, yellow and white, with the weigh-out version being broken into small bite-sized pieces.

The variety of Edinburgh Rock which we stock, both in our sweet shop and within our online sweets retail business, is manufactured on the banks of the River Clyde in Greenock, Renfrewshire in Scotland and it is made by Gibbs – a sweet manufacturing company which dates back many years and which manufactures a wide range of other sweet delights as well as Edinburgh Rock, including Fruit Buds, Fruit Rounders, Berwick Cockles and Mixed Balls – all equally as delicious in our opinion.