Now Bonfire Night is over, Christmas is already on the horizon. It only seems like five minutes since we were bagging up last year’s wrapping paper!
With only 6 weeks to go, it’s time to start talking presents, and if you’re shopping for a family, or one of those people who are impossible to buy for – we all know at least one of them, and they’re usually male! – then a Christmas hamper is a great way to go. And if you fancy a break from the chutneys and jams, retro sweet makers, Swizzels might just have the answer!
If you were a child of the 70s or 80s, there would have been few things more exciting than a trip to Woolworths or your local corner shop with 50p clutched in your soon-to-be sticky little mitts. The penny sweets beckoned in all their sugary glory, all you had to do was choose where your pennies would go. With Swizzels hampers, you can recreate that sense of glee for adults, or bring it alive for the kids you have in your life today.
Swizzels really have something for everyone this Christmas, from single sweet sensations, to mixed boxes of all flavours. The Parma Violets Hamper might be an acquired taste, but for those of a certain age they’ll certainly bring a smile, and with 560g in a box that smile will last a good long while for just £7.99!
If you’re looking for variety, the mixed hampers range from £10.99 to £21.99, and they’re packed with all sorts of childhood favourites, from Love Hearts (Remember those? Who did you give your prized messages to?) and fizzy Double Dips, to the more recent innovations of Drumstick Squashies.
And here’s something you might not know – Swizzels also offer a collection of dedicated vegetarian and vegan sweets hampers.
For years, veggies have struggled to indulge in sweeties because such a huge number contain gelatine derived from animals. Understanding this frustration, Swizzels substituted the gelatine for plant-based alternatives in an enormous range of their sweets, from Drumsticks to Refreshers (do you remember that mighty sherbet rush tingling on your tongue as you chewed your way through your Refreshers?!), without changing the taste. So, your veggie friends can enjoy a tasty trip down memory lane along with everyone else this Christmas.
Sweet hampers are a really great choice for Christmas. They’re affordable. They’re tasty. And they’re guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face. What more could you want?
If you’re in the mood for a freebie, I have two smashing Swizzels Retro Sweet Hampers (£20.99) to give away.
Each hamper contains:
In addition to a 500g mix of classic Swizzel sweets, you will also get: 2 x Giant Parma Violet rolls, 2 x Giant Love Hearts rolls, 2 x Giant Fizzer rolls, 1 x 160g bag of Drumstick Squashies (Original flavour), 1 x 160g bag of Drumstick Squashies (Sour Cherry and Apple flavour), 1 x 160g bag of Drumstick Squashies (Bubblegum flavour), 3 x Refresher Stick pack (Original flavour), 2 x Refresher Stick pack (Strawberry flavour), 2 x Drumstick Stick pack (Original flavour).
The dimensions of the hamper are 10.5cm high x 30cm wide x 18cm deep.
Total weight of the hamper is approximately 1.75kg This is comprised of 1.4kg of sweets, plus the weight of the hamper.
Entry is via the GLEAM widget below and the giveaway is open to UK entrants only. Terms and conditions apply which can be found on my giveaways page.
The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 2 December.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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