Food - Sweets

Chupa Chups - All about the brand

Chupa Chups is a popular confectionery brand sold in over 150 countries around the world. It was originally used on a lollipop. The brand was founded by the Spaniard Enric Bernat in 1958, and is currently owned by the Italian multinational corporation Perfetti Van Melle. The name of the brand comes from the Spanish verb chupar, meaning "to suck".

Clorets - All about the brand

Clorets is a line of chewing gum and mints made by Cadbury Adams. It was introduced in 1951. Clorets gum and candy generally contains Actizol, a proprietary ingredient that has chlorophyll within it, which acts as an active ingredient to eliminate mouth odours. Clorets was originally owned by The Warner-Lambert Company under its Adams division until Pfizer took over in 2000. The Adams division was sold to Cadbury-Schweppes in 2003, which is now known as Cadbury Adams (later acquired by Kraft Foods).

Dentyne Mints - All about the brand

Dentyne mints (pronounced "Den-TEEN") are a brand of breath mint manufactured by Cadbury Adams, a division of Cadbury-Schweppes.

Fisherman's Friend - All about the brand

Fisherman's Friend is a brand of strong menthol lozenges produced by the Lofthouse Company in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England.

Gobstoppers - Jawbreakers - All about the brand

Gobstoppers, known as jawbreakers in Canada and the United States, are a type of hard confectionery. They are usually round, usually range from about 1 cm across to 3 cm across (though much bigger gobstoppers can sometimes be found in Canadian/US candy stores, some stores or stands in Europe and many theme parks, up to 8 cm in diameter) and are traditionally very hard.

Halls - All about the brand

Halls is the brand name of a popular mentholated cough drop. Halls cough drops (categorized as a cough suppressant/oral anaesthetic by the manufacturer) are sold by the Cadbury-Adams Division of Cadbury, now owned by Mondelēz International, and have long been advertised as featuring "Vapor Action". Halls was first made in the 1930s in Britain by the Halls Brothers company (founded 1893). Halls Brothers was acquired by Warner-Lambert in 1964. When Pfizer acquired Warner-Lambert in 2000, the Halls brand came with the entire Adams portfolio (which included Trident gum, Dentyne, Chiclets and Freshen Up, among others). Two years later, Adams was bought out by Cadbury, the company that currently owns the Halls brand worldwide.

Haribos - All about the brand

Haribo is headquartered in Bonn and the name is an acronym for Hans Riegel, Bonn. Haribo made the first gummy candy in 1922 when Hans Riegel, Sr. made the first Gummibärchen (little gummy bears). After Hans Riegel, Sr. died during World War II, his son, also named Hans Riegel, took over the company. Haribo expanded its operations, taking over many local confectionery manufacturers in countries all over the world.

Jelly Tots - All about the brand

Jelly Tots are soft, chewy fruit-flavoured sweets produced by Rowntree's. They are round, sugar-coated gumdrop-like confections about 7mm in diameter, and are advertised as containing 25% fruit juices and no artificial colours or flavours. According to the packaging, Jelly Tots are suitable for vegetarians or vegans as they contain no gelatine or animal-based ingredients.

Life Savers - All about the brand

Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped mints and artificially fruit-flavoured hard candy. The candy is known for its distinctive packaging, coming in aluminium foil rolls.

Liquorice Allsorts - All about the brand

Liquorice allsorts (also spelled licorice allsorts) consist of a variety of liquorice sold as a mixture. These confections are made of liquorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavourings, and gelatine. They were first produced in Sheffield, England, by Geo. Bassett & Co Ltd who had taken over Wilkinsons (Pontefract cakes/mushrooms), Barratts (sherbet fountains/sweet cigarettes) and Trebor (mints) before being taken over themselves by the Cadbury's consortium.

Maynard's - All about the brand

Maynards is a sweets manufacturer in United Kingdom and Canada, and is most famous for its Wine Gums and Sour Patch Kids.

Maynard's Wine Gums - All about the brand

Wine gums (or winegums) are chewy, firm pastille-type sweets similar to gumdrops without the sugar coating. While generally manufactured from gelatin, at least one winegum brand, Swedish Fish, contains no gelatin. All brands have their own recipes containing various sweeteners, flavourings, and colourings. Wine gums are popular in Ireland, the United Kingdom, many Commonwealth nations, and several northern, middle European countries, and Kuwait. Common brands include Maynards, Bassett's, and Waterbridge.

Mentos - All about the brand

Mentos is a brand of mints, of the "scotch mint" type, sold in many markets across the world by the Perfetti Van Melle Corporation. Mentos was first produced in the Netherlands during 1948. The mints are small oblate spheroids, with a slightly hard exterior and a soft, chewy interior. They are sold in rolls which typically contain 14 mint discs, although the new "Sour Mix" flavor contains only 11 discs per roll. Certain flavours are sold in boxes in Australia, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil and the United Kingdom, and the rolls are available in four packs. The slogan of Mentos is "The Freshmaker". Most Mentos packages describe the mints as "chewy dragées." The typical Mentos roll is approximately 2 cm (0.79 in) in diameter and weighs 38 grams.

Pez - All about the brand

Pez (trademarked PEZ, in capitals) is the brand name of an Austrian candy and their mechanical pocket dispensers. The candy itself takes the shape of pressed, dry, straight-edged, curved-corner, blocks (15 mm (5/8 inch) long, 8 mm wide and 5 mm high), with Pez dispensers holding 12 Pez pieces.

Polo Mints - All about the brand

Polo is a brand of confectionery whose defining feature is the hole in the middle. The peppermint flavoured polo was first manufactured in the United Kingdom in 1948 by employee John Bargewell at the Rowntree's Factory, York, and a range of flavours followed. The name 'Polo' is reportedly from the word 'Polar' and is to symbolise the cool and fresh feeling one gets from sucking a Polo.

Rowntree's - All about the brand

Rowntree Mackintosh was a confectionery business based in York, England. It is now a historic brand owned by Nestle, used to market a range of fruit gums and pastilles formerly owned by Rowntree's. Following a merger with John Mackintosh & Co., the Company became known as Rowntree Mackintosh, was listed on the London Stock Exchange, and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It was acquired by Nestle in 1988.

Rowntree's Fruit Gums - All about the brand

Rowntree's Fruit Gums are circular sweets formerly made by Rowntree's, who were later acquired by Nestle. They appear in different colours, each with a different flavour: strawberry, orange, lemon, blackcurrant and lime. The sweets were originally marketed as Rowntree's Clear Gums - "The nation's favourite sweet" - and were available in twopenny tubes and sixpenny packets.

Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles - All about the brand

Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles (rebranded in Australia as Wonka Fruit Pastilles after the 1988 acquisition of Rowntree's by Nestle and as Frutips in Canada) are small round sweets measuring about 1.5 cm (0.6 in) in diameter; they have a jelly-like consistency, due to the gelatin they are made from, and are covered with sugar. They contain fruit juice, have no artificial colours or flavours, and come in five flavours: lemon (yellow), lime (green), strawberry (red), blackcurrant (purple) and orange (orange).

Sen-Sen - All about the brand

Sen-Sen is a type of breath freshener originally marketed as a "breath perfume" in the late nineteenth century by the T. B. Dunn Company, currently produced by F&F Foods. Sen-Sen bears a strong resemblance to Vigroids, a liquorice sweet made by Ernest Jackson & Company Ltd.

Smint - All about the brand

Smint is a type of minty candy. Every Smint candy has a triangular shape with an engraved "S".

Tic Tac - All about the brand

Tic Tac (officially styled as "tic tac") is a brand of small, hard mints, manufactured by the Italian confectioner Ferrero, and available in a variety of flavours, in more than 100 countries. The individual candy pieces are commonly called Tic Tacs.