All Sorts of Sweets!

Licorice Allsorts are one of my

What's not to love... bright colors, the bite of licorice, a slight hint of coconut, and soft fruit flavors - YUMMY!

Original Licorice Allsorts were first produced in Sheffield England by Geo. Bassett & Co Ltd. , which was eventually taken over by the Cadbury company.
Alas! It is difficult to find the old Bassett's boxes and wrappers in the U.S. 
 Bertie Bassett is the sweet candy man mascot for All sorts
 Personally, I don't have a preference as to which combination is my favorite - they are all so delish... 
.... but the pink is particularly pretty don't you think?.

Here is my "Ode to the Allsort" 
Jumbo 2" - 3" paper mache Licorice Candy
 These sweeties will be listed on the 
April Pfatt marketplace update. 
Each candy has been varnished for durability. 
 Pile them up in candy jars, use them to decorate dessert buffets or hang them as ornaments (hang wire added on request)

Visit on the 10th to see more!

1 comment:

Len said...

They are great! I love your work!

I did two posts about liquorice allsorts back in 2010. One post I mentioned the history behind the making of liquorice allsorts, here it is below.

"I have known for along time about the happy accident that created Licorice Allsorts but for the life of me I could not find the information in the books I have about candy, so I checked online. Wikipedia says "In 1899, Charlie Thompson, a sales representative, supposedly dropped a tray of samples he was showing a client, mixing up the various sweets. He scrambled to re-arrange them, and the client was intrigued by the new creation. Quickly the company began to mass-produce the allsorts, and they became very popular." History was made!"