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What’s happening at DaffyDownDilly? Click and collect

Firstly a big hello to you all – we hope you are well and happy and looking forward to a summer of sunshine and smiles 🙂 Say Happy Birthday in style to any fizzy and sour sweet lover We thought it was about time to have a bit of a natter about what’s been happening…

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Milk and Dark chocolate Brazil nuts

1 kilo of assorted milk and dark chocolate Brazils in a gift box Milk and Dark Chocolate Brazil nuts are one of our bestselling gift boxes and it’s easy to see why! Delicious quality Brazil nuts are covered in a thick layer of milk or plain chocolate bringing that famous sweetness to the Brazils. At…

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Fizzy Cola Bottles

Fizzy Blue Cola Bottles sweets are a fizzy sweet favourite, pink and pale blue these are in nearly every pick and mix!

Fizzy Cola Bottles are such a popular fizzy sweet we thought we’d do a little blog about them! So if you’re a fan of the fizzy bottle this is for you! At DaffyDownDilly it’s hard to miss the enduring popularity of the fizzy cola bottle. Without doubt they are constantly our bestselling fizzy sweet. So…

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Happy Birthday Retro Sweet Gift Box

Happy Birthday Retro Sweet Box

Happy Birthday Retro Sweet box now available at DaffyDownDilly online. Our beautiful gift box is packed full of delicious retro goodies and presented with a colourful Happy birthday sticker! If you’re looking for a birthday present for someone special who loves nothing better than a fabulous selection of retro sweets then look no further! Sure…

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Personalised sweet gifts – boxes

Personalised sweet gifts are us!! You will have already have seen no doubt our fantastic sweet gift boxes and we’re proud and delighted to say that all of these are now available online with a personalisation option too! So if you want to buy a box of special sweets for that special someone, look no…

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Say Happy Birthday with a gift box of Pick and Mix Sweets!

Sweet gift box suitable for birthday present for all ages! Do you want to wish someone special a very happy Birthday? Well, a gift box of our very finest pick and mix sweets is just the way to do it! Straight from DaffyDownDilly HQ, our gift box of sweets is packed freshly to order and…

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Retro Sweets

So we have seen a massive resurgence in the popularity of Retro Sweets at DaffyDownDilly Confectioners, Sidmouth. Black Jacks, Flying Saucers and Fruit Salads of course are always popular. So add to the list Candy necklaces, Snowies and Jazzies and funny Money and you have a Retro sweet treat ready to go! So what makes…

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Top 10 sweets we can’t be without!

Top 10 sweets

It’s time for a top 10 sweets round up! One question we get asked all the time is ‘What is your most popular sweet?’ and so…here is our DaffyDownDilly list of the top 10 sweets of all time… 🍬 🍫 🍭 Of course to add a little anticipation and drama we’re counting backwards… Number 10…

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SugarFree Sweets

Sugar Free Spearmint Chews Sweets

Across Europe, Sugar-Free sweets have seen a massive increase in popularity over recent years. Subsequently choice and flavours have become much better and more varied – brilliant we think! We are delighted to be able to offer a really popular range of 26 sugar-free sweet options, from wrapped traditional boiled sweets to jellies, we have…

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Haribo Sweets

The fried egg is one of Haribo's most popular jelly sweets, the Fried Egg is famously delicious and a favourite in many a pick and mix sweet selection

Amongst our most popular sweets are those manufactured by Haribo Sweets. Haribo’s fizzy and jelly sweets are timeless and enjoyed by children of all ages! We have a really super range of Haribo sweets available at our online sweet shop – check these out! Haribo Giant Strawberries – delicious fruit jelly sweets! Giant Strawberries are…

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Corporate Sweets

Corporate sweets, rewards, incentives and sweet gifts. Exciting times at Daffydowndilly. Corporate sweets, rewards and sweet gifts. We’re delighted to announce that we will shortly be launching a Corporate sweets gift section to our website. Making our sweet hampers and candy gift boxes available to buy online for even more customers and businesses. We are…

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Father’s Day 2017

sour and fizzy sweet box selection

So what’s Father’s Day like in our sweet shop? If you’re looking for some amazing ideas for sweet gifts for your Dad we hope this will help. From traditional and retro sweets to Liquorice, bonbons and the most delicious fizzy sweets and jelly sweets, we’ve got it all… Not long now until Sunday 18th and…

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Buy Sweet Hampers Online

Retro Sweet Hampers and American candy hampers Did you know that you can buy sweet hampers online from DaffyDownDilly? Sweet Hampers are a popular option for anyone looking to buy sweets online and we wanted to tell you all about ours! Quality fizzy sweets, jelly sweets, traditional and retro sweets and chocolate in a fabulous…

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Liquorice product Feature

Liquorice selection box

Quality Liquorice gift box assortment available directly from our online sweet shop! Liquorice We would like to introduce our latest kilo sweet box and this time it contains nothing but Liquorice! Beautifully presented in a colourful and attractive presentation box, our sweet kilo boxes really make ideal gifts for any sweet lover. We have an…

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Buy Sweet hampers online

A photo of one of our retro sweet hampers showing the hamper and all of the fabulous sweet contents

Daffy-Down-Dilly has created a fantastic range of American candy hampers and retro sweet UK hampers. All of our sweet hampers are available to buy online from our UK award winning sweet shop! Our Retro sweet hamper selection are filled to bursting with the best selection of retro sweets. Including Anglo Bubbly, Flying Saucers, Black Jacks, Fruit Salads. Refreshers, Pear Drops,…

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Sweet Shop news

A huge arrangement of beautiful sweets, every variety and colour you can imagine!

The children having gone back to school after a very busy summer season. It’s time for us to start planning our autumn and winter season. Both in store and at our online sweet shop at DaffyDownDilly Confectioners. There’s a place for sweets at every turn of the calendar and we like to be prepared. So…

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Why I love sweets!!

An external photo looking into our sweet shop with a shot of some of our 350 sweet jars

So Daffy-down-dilly Confectioners is now in it’s third year of trading as an Award Winning sweet shop and online sweet shop. Providing our customers with the facility to buy sweets online– awesome huh? Fancy a bit of background reading as to why we started our beautiful sweet shop and subsequent online sweet shop? Read on…

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Sweet Shop Social Media

Our Medium Retro Sweet Hamper is presented in a sleek modern hamper and filled with an amazing and colourful selection of old fashioned and traditional sweets - the perfect gift!

Our Award Winning sweet shop is sure to have just the sweet treat you’re looking for whether you prefer to buy sweets online or in store. From the very best in sour and fizzy sweets, gummy and jelly sweets, American chocolate, retro sweet hampers and American candy hampers. To quality traditional sweets and retro sweets,…

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Father’s Day presents

black and white image of a small child grasping a mans hand

The perfect ideas for Father’s Day presents! Well already it’s June… amazing! In all the shop hustle and bustle and preparation for the hectic summer season in Devon, time is genuinely flying! Our stockroom and shelves are filled to bursting and new staff are building up confidence and speed as they go – we’re looking…

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American Candies and Sweets

American candy confectionery category Daffy Down Dilly

We love our selection of American sweets, candy and foods from across the pond. The colourful packaging and weird and wonderful flavours and concepts make a really interesting and diverse choice. Especially good if you’re looking to reminise about a wonderful American holiday, or just looking for something a little different. It make the most…

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Gummy and Jelly Sweets

Friendship Rings Jelly Sweets

In our quest to find the nation’s favorite sweet, it’s the turn of Jelly and gummy sweets this week to face our popularity test… We love jelly sweets… from soft and squishy Jelly Bones to Giant Strawberries, Happy Cherries to Baby Dolphins. Jelly sweets are timeless and not restricted by any means to our younger…

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Fizzy Sweets

Fizzy Mix Fizzy Sweets

Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking at the most popular sweets in our retro and traditional sweets section. My view? To identify the UK’s favourite sweets and this week it’s the turn of fizzy sweets – yum! Easily the most popular sweets particularly with our younger customers, our fizzy sweets are a real…

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Super busy DaffyDownDilly Easter – and it’s our Birthday too!

An interior shot of our sweet shop showing sweet jars and a selection of our tempting American candy

Wowzers, what a busy DaffyDownDilly Easter we’ve had! So many children in with their pocket money choosing a selection of their favorite sweets… it’s been brilliant! And the number of boxes of Beanboozled jelly beans that have left the building is extraordinary. Hope you’ve all enjoyed the experience? I will never forget those flavours, that’s…

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Beautiful Bonbons

Blue Raspberry Bonbon Sweets are our most popular bonbon sweet because of their bright blue colour and fantastic, slightly sour raspberry flavour.

Our range of bonbons is increasing due to their increasing popularity with our customers, so I thought I’d write a little bit about them. It’s an unusual name if you think about it, that originates from German and translates as meaning candy, or sweetie. Bonbons are a real traditional sweet, with the first report of…

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Sweet Shop Sidmouth

Our home town - Sidmouth town and sea taken from the top of Peak Hill and featuring our theme flower, the Daffodil

A recent article in the Daily Mail featured our wonderful town and some of it’s heritage. And it’s inspired me to write this time about what a fantastic place Sidmouth is to live and work in and just how lucky we are! Daffy-down-dilly Confectioners is a family business and we are local to the town.…

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Pancake Day Ideas

a stack of pancakes all ready for Pancake Day

I can’t believe it’s that time again! Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday to give it it’s proper name, is on Tuesday the 9th of February this year. The word ‘shrove’ derives from the English word ‘shrive’, which means to obtain absolution for your sins by making a confession and paying a penance. The custom was for…

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Chocolate…

Delicious really milk chocolate coated peanuts

What is it about chocolate? It’s a well-known fact amongst confectioners that sales of the brown stuff always go up in the winter… We’re always interested in why our customers choose the sweets that they do. We have an awful lot to choose from so why chocolate raisins and not coated cinder toffee? Why Chewing…

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Christmas Candy Canes

a cluster of red and white candy canes

Well, Christmas is nearly upon us and the most asked question of the week in DaffyDownDilly must be ‘Have you got any Christmas Candy Canes?’ ‘Absolutely we have – which size would you like?’   I wondered what started the tradition of hanging minty hooked sticks of candy from our Christmas trees in the first…

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Gift Hampers

a genuine quality wicker hamper containing our very best in retro sweets. Flying Saucers, Fizz Wizz, Drumsticks, Dolly Mix, Shrimps and too many more sweets to name

GIFT HAMPERS There can’t be many affordable presents that are as well received as a wicker hamper crammed full with the recipient’s favourite treats. Quite often gift hampers contain items that you love to have but they’re a bit of a luxury. So you don’t buy them very often for yourself. They’re fabulous to receive…

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Trick or Treat?

With only a couple of weeks to go, we have Halloween firmly on our minds at DaffyDownDilly. Our shelves are full of skulls, pumpkins, ghosts, snakes, rats and frog sweets and candies… yum! But being surrounded by all these themed sweets got us thinking… Where did Trick or Treating come from? How did it start…

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SWEET WEDDING CAKES

A colourful and attractive three tied sweet cake that we made for a customers wedding. Containing a wonderful mix of fizzy and jelly sweets

Sweet Weddings It’s no surprise to anyone that sweets and candies at weddings and family celebrations are incredibly popular. Indeed, what better things could there be to add to a sharing table than a beautiful sweet wedding cake and a candy buffet! We’ve found that retro sweets in particular are a fantastic talking point and…

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Sweet Candy Cakes

A close up shot of one of our candy cakes made entirely of sweets and using jelly and gummy sweets and chocolate

Sweet Candy Cakes With the summer party feeling as though it’s firmly on it’s way (in Devon anyway!), we thought we would share some of our Daffy-down-dilly sweet Candy cakes. Over the last year we have tweaked and adapted our candy cakes which can be made with your own choice of sweets in colour or…

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Candy Cakes

Candy Cakes

Candy Cakes Are you looking for something just that little bit different to celebrate a special birthday or event? Candy cakes could be just the thing you’re looking for. At DaffyDownDilly we specialise in creating to your specification delicious cakes made entirely of sweets – brilliant huh? Cakes can be singular or displayed in several…

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