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A quarter of sweets - what does that mean?

Posted by Olivia on

We get asked all the time about what "a quarter of " means, and with the EU regulation around labelling we thought it might be helpful to explain the main facts.

  • A quarter of sweets was a term used to buy sweets which were a quarter of a pound in weight or 113 grams.
  • The sweets of olden days would be sold from jars in a traditional setting.
  • Most sweets in days gone by were boiled products which allowed for a long shelf life.
  • The scales of old are now sadly outdated (pictured below) and to meet the stringent requirements most are now digital.

Sweet Shop Scales

  • Thankfully the range of sweets we now have cover liquorice, foam, mints and the old favourite's such as pear drops.

Liquorice Sweets

Pear DropsMilk Teeth

Although we don't sell in the old 113g weigh outs we do sell in 250g , 500g , 1kg and full cases.

We hope you will find this article helpful and look forward to updating more interesting facts about sweets on our blog in the coming months.