19 May 2013

Bonds Retro Classics

Bonds Retro Classics

When I was asked to review Bonds Retro Classics I got very excited :)  I imagined being taken back in time to when my Grandparents owned the local newsagents and I lived on Black Jacks and Fruit Salads.  At that time you could buy a big bag of sweets for 10p and sit slurping away at a variety of flavours and sherbets all afternoon.

The Retro Classics bag claims to have 'All your favourites in one bag!' and on the packet shows images of Love Hearts and Lipsticks, Dennis & Gnasher Chewbies, Blackjacks, Fizzers, Parma Violets, Lollies, Drumsticks and Refreshers.
On the reverse it states "Mix Not Guaranteed" which is good on their behalf as the mix in our bag contained 4 different items!  We had Drumsticks, Parma Violets, Refreshers and a few Blackjacks.

To be honest - I was disappointed.  The sweets we had we the same as the ones we got in a mega bucket for a couple of quid at Halloween, there were no sweets that I hadn't tasted for years or any varieties that I could have chatted to my daughter about.

I know they cannot guarantee the contents but I think they could have made a bit more of an effort to give a wider selection.

Anyway a little about Bonds:
Bonds of London is one of the oldest confectionery companies in the UK and began making handmade sweets in 1895. Many of the original recipes are still used in today’s products.  

Bonds produces old fashioned jars and gift jars as well as traditional bags, plus the UK’s leading small 39p bag range. In addition the company wholesales a range of top selling kid’s products as well as a large range of novelty confectionery, ideal for the gift and seasonal markets. Bond’s is also one of the UK’s leading suppliers of own label products for many household name stores and discount retailers.

With well over 450 products in its portfolio (and now all available on the Bond’s Confectionery website) Bond’s is the one stop shop for all the UK’s favourite sweets. Bond’s Confectionary aims to offer fantastic products at fantastic prices, coupled with outstanding service to meet the most demanding standards.

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