Christmas is coming and it's time to order your festive treats.
This page will give you an idea of the kinds of products we stock; just roll over the images for further details and prices, then just sit back with a nice glass of mulled wine and think Christmas Carols, snow and ... sweets.
Our chocolate gold coins come in small bags and cost £1.50; marshmallow lollipops smile on us all at £2.50 each, and the Simpkins delivery vans will drive to your house for £9.99 each (they contain 400g of sweets: Jelly Beans, Jelly Babies, Dolly Mixtures and Gold Bears)
Our fairground collection of beautifull tins from Churchill's are always popular. Each costs £12.99. The Helter Skelter contains either Milk Chocolate Chip Shortbread or English Toffees; the Magical Carousel contains Petticoat Tails Shortbread, while our alternative Carousel (but no less magical, honest!) provides Vanilla Fudge and English Toffees. The Big Wheel circles a delicious hub of Salted Caramel Fudge.
White chocolate is especially popular at Christmas and we have a great selection of chocolate bars for £3.00 each as well as sealed bags of Snowies and White Mice for £1.50. Our Moo Bars cost just £1.00 each and are dairy free, gluten free and suitable for Vegans.
Our Christmas hampers are hugely popular and we have four for you: A Children's Hamper full of contemporary favourites for £17.50; a 'Retro' hamper full of old-school sweets for £25.00; a 'Liquorice Lovers' collection for those who love black licorice at £15.00, and the 'Trip Down Memory Lane' for £15.00 releasing childhood memories for all.
For those looking for themed hampers we recommend The Sweet Lorry a company specialising in hampers for all occasions, including anniversaries and corporate gifts. Their range includes sweets, fudge and chocolates and follows such themes as coffee, ginger, gin and whisky.
If shortbread is your thing, then we have animals who can help with that. The Scottie dogs will - a bit excitedly, probably - let you chew on their pure butter shortbread shapes for £8.99, while the sheep will resist the temptation to bleat 'Baa Humbug' and be happy instead to graze on pure butter shortbread fingers for £6.99 per tin.
Tins of treats for children are popular gifts the whole year round but especially when delivered by Father Christmas.. Our 'Dinosaur' and 'Forest' tins contain Jelly Beans and also include little puzzles - each costing £11.99. Micky's Garden Party serves up Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread for £9.99
Like our range of tins, toffee packs are not just for Christmas, but they certainly give it an extra bite. Each also contains its own toffee hammer to accompany that Boxing Day morning feeling. The small Creamy or Nutty Brazil packs cost £4.99 each, whereas their older - and thus bigger - siblings are priced at £6.99. We also have a Luxury selection of Hazelnut, Creamy, Liquorice and Fruit& Nut Toffee slabs for £6.99.
When I was young(er), stocking fillers came in the form of tangerines, a tin of salted peanuts and 'soap on a rope.' These days we can provide bags of chocolate Brussels Sprouts for £3.99; packs of Christmas trees, penguins and fizzy trees (obviously) for £1.50, and a packet of mini candy canes and gummy gingerbread men (do not let them out in the rain) also for £1.50. How times change!
If you're worried about your pets getting cold, we do have tubes of biscuits featuring cats and dogs in jumpers. The cats are smiling because they've rubbed up against chocolate chip biscuits; the dogs prefer fruit and lemon biscuits, obviously. Both tubes cost £6.99 each.
If you need to butter someone up, how about offering them a Brazilian? Our packets of Buttered Brazils cost £3.50 each.
A glass of Baileys over ice sounds great doesn't it? Unfortunately, we can't help you with that, but we do have some beautiful tins of Baileys Luxury Fudge - the larger one costs £8.99 or you can witness the baby in a manger version for just £4.99. There is also a small but perfectly formed tin of Baileys Sea Salt and Caramel Fudge for £4.99
For those who aren't dairy-free, we offer packs of chocolate spoons (Featuring three milk and three dark varieties) at £4.99 per pack; also milk chocolate and caramel stirrers for just £2.00 each. You supply the milk and we'll help you covert it into hot chocolate.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Orange and Lemon Slices would it. Peel open our boxes for £3.99. If you're after chocolate truffles (and who isn't?) we have champagne and salted caramel varieties from Belgid'Or (think Belgian Gold) for £4.99 per box.
For animal lovers among you, we have beautiful tins of Vanilla Fudge on a horse theme for £9.99 each. We've also captured the mice from the basement, sprinkled them with sugar and bagged them up at £3.50 per bag. For those customers who prefer plants, we also have Vanilla Fudge in a lovely rose tin for £7.99.
Simpkins from Sheffield are a fine old company supplying travel sweets in beautiful tins that will withstand even accidental falls from sleighs negotiating cloud cover. Our new range of chocolate-centred drops cost £3.50 per tin. Our fun tins cost slightly more at £3.99, proving once again that there's no such thing as a free joke (but they are funny!). We also have a sugar free selection of travel sweets tins.
No need to quiver at the prices of our jellies. Our beautiful Orchard Fruits tins of luxury Fruit Jellies can be purchased for £9.99 each. We also have a range of luxury La Preziose fruit jellies in strawberry, green apple, cranberry, orange and lemon flavours (all of which are suitable for Vegans), as well as raspberry in milk chocolate or orange in dark chocolate flavours. Each packet costs £6.99.
Our old favourite New Berry Fruits still cost £6.99 each, though with a new sugar-free version, also at £6.99
In this era of social distancing it might be fun to fly like Peter Pan around our Big Ben tin of English Toffees for just £9.99 per flight. Little ones might also be captivated by our little Sweet Selection of assorted sweets jars for just £7.99.
We can't go flying kites until the spring, but how about a Balloon tin from Churchills? The red one contains Mini Shortbread Rounds, while blue offers Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread. Each costs £12.99 and will recoup its cost by providing a money box for years after the shortbread has been eaten.
We make up our authentic Olde Sweet Shoppe tins with bags of children's sweets, be they Jazzles and Snowies or Jelly Beans and Dolly Mixtures - you choose. At just £6.00 they also make lovely keepsake tins and money boxes in which little ones can save up their pennies for their next trip to 97a High Street, Worcester!
Christmas Eve is a magical night but it does leave a lot of mess behind. We're out first thing on Christmas morning bagging up reindeer poo, which we then store away in the freezer, ready for defrosting the following Christmas at just £2.50 per bag. If it isn't too wet, we manage to persuade chocolate gingerbread men to help us with the clean-up - even though they charge us £3.99 each.
Our beautiful Christmas tins have returned. The Robin and Stargazer tins cost £8.99 each and contain vanilla fudge, as does the Snowman tin - also at £8.99. For those wanting a little more, the Christmas Village Scene Tin offers shortbread petticoat tails, while the Skaters tin offers vanilla fudge and butter toffees for £12.99 - which we think is pretty good for managing to stay upright.
You can, of course, ask us to make up jars of pick n' mix sweets of your choice. We can do this from any of our £1.49/100g choices in the shop. The smallest jars cost £3.99, £5.99 and £11.99; larger collections cost £20.00 and - if you are feeling really generous - go for the £25.00 size.
Our final selections of treats brings you Koska Turkish Delight boxes containing rose and lemon flavours for £6.50 each; Hot Chocolate packets from the Cosy Chocolate Company with flavours ranging from Orange to Mint, Gingerbread to Maple Spice. They cost £3.00 each and all are suitable for Vegans.
Finally, why not buy a large jar of Jelly Beans from the Jelly Bean Factory itself. At just £25.00 it is (almost) guaranteed to keep even the largest families quiet on Christmas Eve ...
You can contact us by email or phone to ask about any of our products in advance of a trip to Worcester, or maybe you have bought from us previously and are now on the other side of the country and would like to order more? UPS tracked delivery provide reindeer and sleighs - you just need to provide a chimney.
Each of these Christmas presents is currently available in our shop at 97a High Street, Worcester but if you're snowed in (or under) you can email or phone us. After you make contact we will check to confirm availability, price and likely delivery times. If it all sounds good, you can pay us online or via PayPal; we'll then get the elves in the basement on to it.