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A Sugar-free Sweet Christmas

Sugar Free Mega Mix Sweets

Sugar-free Christmas sweets? Look no further… A fast-growing proportion of our customers are interested in our huge range of sugar-free sweets. I thought it a good idea to write a little about our fantastic sugar-free Christmas sweets range. And the opportunity to buy sugar-free sweets online for awesome Christmas gifts. For those who are diabetic…

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Secret Santa Sweets

Secret Santa sweets Looking for ideas for the perfect Secret Santa sweets gift and need to stick to that budget? DaffyDownDilly has really got the perfect thing for you! Our Secret Santa sweets are the ideal choice; affordable and fun. Full of exciting, colourful and delicious treats for all budgets and to suit every wallet…

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Snowies and Jazzies chocolates

Jazzies and Snowies chocolates with sprinkles on the top Always at the tip top of the chocolate choices, Snowies and Jazzies deserve a feature of their very own… White chocolate Snowies and milk chocolate Jazzies are the quintessential childhood memory of sweetshops. Those colourful sprinkles that add a crunch to delicious chocolate flavoured buttons always…

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Liquorice Selections at DaffyDownDilly

It’s been a real surprise for us just how popular liquorice is in the UK and we thought we would take the opportunity to feature some of our bestselling licorice lines. No longer just the favourite sweet at Christmas and Father’s Day, liquorice is popular all year round and with a colourful and tasty choice…

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Pick and Mix Box of Sweets

Doesn’t matter how old or young you are, a quality pick and mix is bound to make you smile, just the thought of those delicious flavour and texture combinations is enough to make you mouth water isn’t it? We have hundreds of pick and mix sweets at DaffyDownDilly, from boxes of sweets already prepared for…

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Sugar Free sweets and gifts

As we all start to get back to our pre Covid lives our focus is changing and this is apparent at DaffyDownDIlly with a surge in interest in sugar free sweets and gift ideas. Always popular as an accessible treat for diabetics, sugar free sweets are becoming more mainstream and a choice for many for…

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Boost your teams morale with corporate gifting

Extraordinary times or no, it’s crucially important to recognise the efforts and hard work of your team. We have all needed to be super flexible and responsive over the last year or so to the quickly changing dynamics in the workplace and office of the global pandemic. And haven’t we all risen to the challenges…

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Blue Sweet gift boxes

All new and exclusive for 2021… our new kilo boxes of sweets containing yes, you guessed it – just blue sweets. Whether you’re looking for a fabulous Birthday gift, a tongue painting dream of a Christmas present or a box of sweets suitable for gifting throughout the year, you’ve definitely come to the right place.…

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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! Think popping candy…  If you’re looking for a birthday present for someone special who loves nothing better than a fabulous selection of retro sweets then look…

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Personalised sweet boxes

Personalised sweet boxes 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 personalised sweet boxes for your loved ones, look no further! Not…

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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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Vegan sweets

We’re delighted to say we have found, tested and loved an amazing selection of jelly sweets and fizzy sweets all suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. I know, good isn’t it! And they’re so delicious that these pick and mix sweets are not just for vegans and vegetarians either… well worth a try! From space…

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So who are team DaffyDownDilly Confectioners Sidmouth?

Want to meet the DaffyDownDilly Confectioners Sidmouth team? Intrigued as to who packs and prepares your sweet orders? Want to put some faces to the names? We’re delighted to say hi 🙂 Louise, Keeran and Natalie in the middle of the Christmas mayhem! So we are a small but perfectly formed team with a love…

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Sweet Shop DaffyDownDilly in 2020

Happy New Year from us all at DaffyDownDIlly Confectioners, our Sidmouth sweet Shop. So as we enter not just a new year but a new decade, here are some thoughts on where we’ve been and we’re going over the next few years… So since opening our sunny seaside sweet shop in 2014 we have learnt…

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Chocolate Brazils Box with Milk and Dark chocolate.

Dark chocolate brazil box

1 kilo of milk chocolate brazils in a gift box Chocolate Brazils Gift Box…We’re excited to announce that our delicious milk chocolate Brazils and dark chocolate Brazils in a kilo gift box are now available right here, at DaffyDownDilly. Quality milk and plain chocolate covered quality Brazil nuts… they are so utterly delicious that they…

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Vegetarian sweets box – 1 kilo gelatine free treats!

Vegetarian sweet selection

Our vegetarian sweets box. It’s new. It’s ace. And it’s vegetarian. Our new Vegetarian sweets box has hit the shelves and we couldn’t be happier! Vegetarian sweet box 1 With a delicious mix of vegetarian fizzy sweet, vegetarian jelly sweets and vegetarian chocolate this sweet gift box is the bomb. Often we hear the people…

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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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Fizzy Sweets and Sour Sweets Online

Fizzy Watermelon Slices are a super popular fizzy and sour sweet with a green and red colouring

 Fizzy and Sour sweets Our Huge range of fizzy and sour sweets is truly awesome. And available to anyone wishing to buy sweets online from our Award Winning UK sweet shop. Whether you like a gentle tang or a super sonic sour hit, we’re sure to have just the right fizzy sweet for you! Fizzylicious…

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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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Liquorice Box for Father’s Day!

Liquorice box selection

Father’s Day 2018 and our Liquorice Box. Like Mother’s Day, the date for Father’s Day in the UK changes annually but always falls on a Sunday. Father’s Day always falls on the third Sunday in June, and is celebrated in various ways. So whether with cards, gifts and exciting days out or in our experience…

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Corporate sweet gifts page now live!

Traditional style sweet jar containing a fab fizzy sweet selection

We are over the moon to announce that our Corporate Sweet gifts page is now live! You can find it right here. DaffyDownDilly have been working with the Corporate sector for some time now and we wanted to formalise our offer. We have already worked with numerous local, National and International companies to brand and…

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Quality pick and mix box – product feature

Pick and Mix sweet box. In front of our yellow presentation sweet box, a image of 1 kilo of assorted sweets. the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth, chocolates, jelly sweets and fizzy sweets all nestle together in this stunning, colourful and delicious display.

Welcome to our most popular gift and treat product feature – it’s our fantastic quality pick and mix box. Using our extensive customer and product knowledge we have designed a fabulous 1 Kilo assorted quality sweets pick and mix box. Which is available to buy online from our award winning Devon sweet shop as well…

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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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Traditional Sweet Choices and Retro Sweets

Strawberry Fizz Wizz, a packet of popping candy in Strawberry Flavour

Traditional and Retro sweets are consistently popular sweet choices and available through our online sweet shop. And to be honest, it’s really easy to see why! Who doesn’t love a traditional sweet? We all love a sweet that we know, that makes us feel good, that we associate with someone, or that evokes special childhood…

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Sweet news for DaffyDownDilly Confectioners

Gordon and Natalie from DaffyDownDIlly confectioners

The nation is set to get that little bit sweeter as Devon based confectionery shop DaffyDownDilly throws open the doors of its new online emporium. Located in the seaside town of Sidmouth, Devon. The award winning family owned business has grown in leaps and bounds since opening in 2014. Now, the owners are ecstatic to launch a…

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Buy sweets online – A day in the life of Daffy sweet shop

An image of the front of our Sidmouth sweet shop

What’s it like in our sweet shop? So now we are in our third trading year. I thought it might be interesting to talk about what life is like on the other side of the counter. Our super busy sweet shop is going from strength to strength. Our website www.daffydowndilly.co.uk offers customers throughout the UK…

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Easter Sweets and Treats at DaffyDownDilly

Photo taken from the outside of the sweet shop showing much of our sweet jars and American candy stock

Easter Sweets and treats. The sun is shining, the trees are full of budding leaves and the promise of a beautiful seaside summer, there’s even a bird nesting in my parent’s bird box… it can only mean one thing – Easter is nearly here! Our sweet shop is busy, buzzing and happy and that’s just…

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Buy Sweet Hampers Online

Large retro sweet hamper selection

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 gift 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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Retro Sweet 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

Quality Retro sweet hamper options from our sweet shop Retro sweet hampers are an ideal sweet gift for a special someone as they contain such an amazing mix of traditional sweets, retro sweets, fizzy sweets and jelly and gummy sweets as well as the very best in packets of sweets. If you’re looking for a…

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Why you should buy sweets online

Fizzy Watermelon Slices are a super popular fizzy and sour sweet with a green and red colouring

I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about the many advantages of being able to buy sweets online. As well as in our Sidmouth based award winning sweet shop. It’s a modern world out there, we hear this a lot. Times are changing and our perceptions and expectations of shopping and related experiences are…

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Our Online sweet Shop from Sidmouth

Internal photo of our sweet shop showing some of our 350 sweet jars and a selection of our American Candy

We’d love to tell you about our sweet shop and Sidmouth, the beautiful town we live in! Where is your Sweet Shop and online sweet shop based? Daffy-down-dilly, our sweet shop is based in the beautiful seaside town of Sidmouth in Devon. We count our blessings all the time that we are lucky enough to…

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Our Third and Sweetest Christmas Yet!

Abstract Christmas Tree and a Happy Christmas wish!

Well with only one more day before Christmas Day 2016, we’d like to wish all of our amazing customers and friends a very Happy Christmas from your favourite sweet shop! This year has been a really incredible one. We’ve continued to grow and flourish. This has enabled us to further extend our product range and…

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WHY BUY A SWEET SHOP FRANCHISE?

Two men shaking hands firmly and in a friendly manner

Daffy-down-dilly, our award winning sweet shop is now inviting expressions of interest for one of our sweet shop franchises! Interesting? Read on! Why would you consider buying a sweet shop franchise when you could set up in business on your own? Well, the biggest clues to your potential success if you buy a franchise are…

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Buy Sweet hampers online

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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When is Christmas acceptable in store?

Knitted candy canes on a snow covered Christmas tree

Right lovely ones, I have a genuine question for you. Now Sidmouth Folk week is over, it’s our traditional time to start planning our Christmas in store sweet offers. Designing new American candy hampers and this years ‘in’ sweet gift. We have a cracking traditional sweet Christmas Eve pack in mind for this year –…

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The faces behind our award winning sweet shop

Photo of the outside of our sweet shop looking at through the door at some of our 350 sweet jars

We’re so proud and happy to report that DaffyDownDilly’s award winning sweet shop is growing. Our Award Winning Sweet shop and Online sweet shop offering customers the opportunity to buy sweets online are super popular. And to support that growth we have a strong and knowledgable team in place to ensure that our strong standards…

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Mega Sour Sweets and Vomit Beans!

The rise of challenge level mega sour sweets is truly amazing. There will always be a place for traditional and retro sweets of course, but our younger cutomers particularly are very much looking for the extremes in confectionery. If you’re up for a sweet challenge we’ve got just the sweets for you. Whether you want…

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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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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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And the most popular traditional sweet is…

So our Traditional Sweets section is super popular and growing as more and more younger people are introduced to the delights of Sherbet Lemons. Winter Mix, Grays’ Herbal Tablets and Victory V’s. Whether you prefer to buy sweets online including of course traditional sweets. Or in our award winning sweet shop you can be sure of…

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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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Mother’s Day – Say it with Sweets!!

Wonderful wicker hamper filled to the brim with the very best in Retro Sweets - meet our Extra large Retro sweet hamper!

This Sunday 6th March is Mother’s Day in the UK – hope you’ve all remembered!! The Day when we all offically say thank you to our Mums. No matter how old we are they remain our constants, our supports and they’re just pretty fabulous really. I’d certainly be lost without mine! These days, more and…

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Wedding Favours and Sweets

A group photo of several wedding favour bags tied with gold ribbons and filled with love heart sweets, jelly heart sweet and chocolate heart sweets

The Wedding Season and it’s wedding favours is fast approaching and we love it at DaffyDownDilly! It’s fabulous to be part of a couples’ plans and special day. And we take great pride in delivering quality and stunning favours and sweets. From sweets for candy buffets, to tiered Candy Cakes and individually designed favours. We…

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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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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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Father’s Day sweets are here!

Father's Day sweets - A compilation shot of some of the sweet gifts available at our sweet shop

Now, please don’t panic… but Father’s Day is nearly upon us. We’re always looking for that perfect, special and original gift to let our Dad’s know how great they are and how much we appreciate them, right? Father’s Day sweets! Well, we have news… Lots of Dads like sweets 🙂 and we have lots 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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Valentines Day sweets now in stock!

Valentines Day treats from Daffy-Down-Dilly

From fantastic boxes of jelly hearts, to Sweethearts, to beautiful hand prepared boxes of delicious chocolates and Valentines candy cakes, we have plenty to choose from to make Valentines Day 2015 extra special! Just pop in and ask if you have a favourite you would us to present for you. So Valentines Day Sweets are…

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Award Winning Sweet Shop!

Daffy Down Dilly wins New Enterprise of 2015 Sidmouth Business Awards.

Award Winning DaffyDownDilly We are proud and delighted to announce that on the 10th January 2015 we won the New Enterprise of 2015 Award as part of the Sid Valley Business Awards. Well, are we chuffed? Especially in our first year of business… We would love to take the opportunity to thank our amazing supportive…

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