When we opened our high street sweet shop in April of last year, we had no idea how popular a confectionery item liquorice actually is. The number of requests we get for it from Customers visiting our shop is amazing and the history of Liquorice is amazing too!

Bassetti Liquorice Sticks

Liquorice was first introduced to the public through chemists as a medicine in the same way as Coca-Cola and Lucozade. This piece of information fits in well with our own situation as the shop in which we have just opened our high street sweet shop had, prior to falling happily into our own hands, operated as a Chemist shop for a great many years, so it all seems to fit quite neatly really. 

Demand at the present time is for everything from Bassett's Liquorice Allsorts and the ever-famous 'Bassetti' Hard Liquorice sticks to Barratt's Liquorice Wands and Old Fashioned Liquorice sticks, Liquorice Novelty boxes, Liquorice Cream Rock, Liquorice Fruit Stripes, Liquorice Satins, Liquorice Cuttings, Pinwheels, Comfits, Torpedos and Black & White Mints and not forgetting the hugely popular Pontefract Cakes (or Pomfret Cakes as they're sometimes referred to).

Pontefract cakes, as the name suggests, were first manufactured in the Northern town of Pontefract – a town which is now home to the hugely famous and ever-popular Haribo Sweets Manufacturing Company – using a process in which soft liquorice was formed into little rounds or 'cakes' and stamped to make what looks like the round wax seal on an old fashioned letter (think, Harry Potter). From the entire range of liquorice we sell, both in our high street sweet shop and also our sweet shop online, Pontefract cakes have to be the most popular!

If you love Liquorice, be sure to check our Liquorice Hamper which is one of more popular hampers in the range!