SWEETIE fans might want to head on down to Poundland as the discounter is bringing back an array of retro sweets.
From Caramac bars to Flying Saucers to Mint Crumbles there’s something for everyone in Poundland’s selection of tuck shop treats.
Poundland is bringing back a range of retro sweets
The classic sweets will be sold in Poundland stores across the UK and they all cost just £1.
And some of these treats of yesteryear we couldn’t even find being sold at any of the four major supermarkets.
Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all fail to stock Fruity Tubes, Lyons’ Mallows, Rainbow Belts, Mint Crumbles, Crazy Rollz Bubble Gum, Sparx Popping Candy, Toffee Whirls, and Vimto Mini Fizzy Pencils.
Poundland is also bringing back Smiths crisps in simply salted, salt and vinegar, and cheese and onion – something none of the other major supermarkets sell – although they do have their own versions.
Which retro sweets is Poundland selling?HERE’s the full list of retro sweets being sold by Poundland and how prices compare to Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco:
Breakaway, 19g a bar (eight-pack) – All four supermarkets sell these for £1
Caramac, 30g a bar (three-pack) – Sainsbury’s is the only major retailer to sell these and it sells them as single bars for 65p
Club, 22g a bar (seven-pack in mint and orange) – Packets are being sold from £1 at all four supermarkets
Crazy Rollz Bubble Gum, 16g each (six-pack) – None of the four major supermarkets sell these
Flying Saucers, 47g – None of the four major supermarkets sell this brand but Sainsbury’s does its own version for 40p
Fruity Tubes, 300g – None of the four major supermarkets sell these
Fry’s Creams, 49g a bar (three-pack in plain, peppermint, and orange) – You can buy the plain version for £1 at Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco. Sainsbury’s also sells the peppermint version for £1.
Jelly Beans, 500g – Some of the major supermarkets sell their own-brand versions from 25p
Lyons’ Mallows, 21g per treat (six-pack) – None of the four major supermarkets sell these
Mint Crumbles, 260g – None of the four major supermarkets sell these
Multimillions, 16g each (seven-packs) – Tesco sells a seven pack also for £1
Rainbow Belts, 300g – None of the four major supermarkets sell these
Rhubarb and Custard, 280g – Some of the major supermarkets sell their own versions but not the branded version
Ruffles, 135g (raspberry & coconut and peppermint) – Morrisons also sells the raspberry and coconut version for £1
Salted Caramel Matchmakers, 120g – You can also buy these for £1 at Asda
Smiths crisps, 25g a pack (seven-packs in salt and vinegar, cheese and onion, and simply salted) – None of the four major supermarkets sell these but they do have their own versions
Sparx Popping Candy, 6g each (eight-pack) – None of the four major supermarkets sell this brand
Toffee Whirls, 200g – None of the four major supermarkets sell this brand
Vimto Mini Fizzy Pencils, 240g – None of the four major supermarkets sell this brand
Wagon Wheels, 39g a bar (eight pack) – You can buy six packs at Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. The cheapest is at Asda where a six-pack costs 89p
And while some of the major supermarkets stock the likes of raspberry and coconut Ruffles and Fry’s Chocolate and Peppermint Creams, they don’t sell other flavours that Poundland will.
These include peppermint Ruffles and Fry’s Peppermint Cream.
Poundland is also going to be selling a host of old school biscuit bars, such as Breakaways, Clubs, and Wagon Wheel’s but all of the major supermarkets already sell these.
We’ve asked Poundland how many calories are in all of the new treats and we’ll update this story if we hear back.
In the meantime, bear in mind that an adult man should eat around 2,500 calories a day while it’s 2,000 for a woman, according to NHS guidelines.
Poundland has over 850 stores. Use its store locator tool to find your nearest.
But there’s no need to rush as the retailer has confirmed that all of the treats are back for good.
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