Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Jakemans' Secret Sweet Shop

To celebrate the very best of British sweets this winter, traditional confectionery manufacturer Jakemans is opening the Jakemans Secret Sweet Shop at Whiteleys Shopping Centre in London on the 9th, 10th and 11th of December and offering FREE sweets to all its visitors. Rhubarb and custards, cough candy twists or liquorice sticks… we all love sweets that take us back to our childhood – and there’s nothing better than a traditional sweet shop! The Jakemans shop will transport you back to Britain in the early 1900’s with vintage sweet jars, old-fashioned weighing scales and lovely candy stripe bags, as well as masses of delicious free confectionery. Jakemans has been producing confectionery since way back in 1907 and their products are available in both the UK and the US at a wide variety of retailers.

On offer at the Jakemans Secret Sweet Shop, amongst a selection of other British favourites, will be all five varieties of Jakemans – Throat & Chest, Menthol & Eucalyptus, Cherry Menthol, Honey & Lemon and Blueberry Menthol. They contain no artificial colours or flavours and are suitable for vegetarians.

Jakemans very kindly sent me samples of all five of their delicious varieties – and it was perfect timing as I had just begun to develop a cold! Now I have to be honest, I’m not a fan of normal cough sweets – but Jakemans are something else. Not only do they work really well – soothing a tickly throat and helping to clear your head and nose – they taste absolutely delicious. I’m particularly partial to the blueberry and cherry varieties.

I highly recommend Jakemans, and if you are in the London area, a visit to their Secret Sweet Shop sounds like it would be great fun. It will be on the First Floor of the Whiteleys Shopping Centre, Queensway, London, W2 4YN on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th December 2010 from 11am – 7pm.

If you are unable to visit the Sweet Shop, you still don’t want to miss out on Jakemans’ great products. Available in the UK from a number of retailers including Sainsburys, ASDA, Tesco, Boots and Superdrug, Jakemans are also available in the United States from Whole Foods and many other retailers. They are definitely the most delicious and effective cough sweets I have ever tried.

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