Our Picks For The Best British Sweets Available On The Market

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Our Picks For The Best British Sweets Available On The Market

British sweets are arguably the best kind of lollies available anywhere in the world. Their variety, flavour, colours and designs are unrivalled, and can are easily the better option when looking on the market to fufill your cravings. American candy is popular only really in America, and everywhere else in the world it is considered to be the bottom of the barrel. There are some obvious staples in the British sweets market which everyone must try as an introduction, however if you are coming from a country where candy is not the best (looking at you, America), then you may have no clue as to where to even start. With so many different designs and variable textures, it can be hard to know what you are buying and trying, due to often vague looking packaging.

For this reason, we have made this list to try and introduce a newcomer to the world of British sweets, and open up their palate.

Cadbury Dairy Milk

Cadbury Dairy Milk is probably the most well known product of British sweets on this list, due to its prevalence in not just the UK but also across the world. This is considered by many to be the staple item in British sweets, and for good reasons too. The Cadbury Dairy Milk bar is packaged simply, however its design and logo is recognizable everywhere. The product is a simple plain milk chocolate which melts in the mouth and oozes pure chocolate flavour and bliss. Regardless of the weather, setting, where you are or who you’re with, a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar is always the way to go.

Wine Gums

Wine gums

Ah yes, wine gums.

If you have ever lived in the UK or possibly even across Europe, you will likely have seen your dad or grandad chewing on one of these in your lifetime. The wine gum is a classic, a brightly coloured lolly of differing designs and flavours which go well after a full and hearty meal. Usually used as a light snack which is consumed slowly due to its density, it can also make a good decoration in a bowl, adding a pop of colour to the room. Many consider wine gums to be an old man’s lolly, however these British sweets can be enjoyed by any generation regardless of their age. These British sweets go well with relaxing at home after a meal.


The flake is a popular form of British sweets, however usually used in a different way. The chocolate and bark-like product can be eaten on its own, however it is often seen placed into an ice cream as an addition. An ice cream cone without a flake seems a bit empty and having that cold chocolate crunch really adds to the experience. If you ever feel like a dessert is just missing something, then adding a flake can’t hurt at all. Give it a try next time you have a cold dessert, it’s a pairing that goes well together.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange

Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a classic when it comes to British sweets. It is an instantly recognizable product due to its unique design. The design involves a large orange wrapper, and underneath a chocolate ball which has an orange flavour to it. Some people love it, and some people hate it, there is rarely an in between opinion. This is something that you will recognize instantly and is widely available throughout the UK.

These have been our picks for the best British sweets available on the market. Any of these will be a great introduction to British sweets.

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