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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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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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Why DaffyDownDilly?

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

DaffyDownDilly What on earth has the name DaffyDownDilly got to do with a Sidmouth High Street confectioners and on-line sweet shop? Well, it’s the name we chose for our business and we chose it for a very good reason. But why DaffyDownDilly? Any guesses? I can tell you for starters that the name has nothing…

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Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat? 2

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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New additions to our sugar free sweets selection!

Sugar Free Sweet Range added to Daffy-Down-Dilly

In response to the huge and growing demand for Sugar Free sweets, we have just expanded our range to include 25 varieties of boiled, jelly and chewy Sugar Free sweets. Why not try a sugar free sweets selection to find your favourite? Gift box filled with sugar free sweets

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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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