Our boiled sweets are some of the best hard boiled sweets you’ll find across the UK. We have a long history of boiled sweets and despite the advances in technology, we still stand by our traditional manufacturing methods and recipes. That’s the secret as to why our boiled sweets taste so great.
Whether you are trying our cola cubes, pear drops or anything else from our boiled sweets line-up, you’ll be able to taste the difference.
We don’t use robots, instead prefer huge copper pans, sugar and lots of flavour to create our boiled sweets. We’re lucky enough to have some of the most experienced and skilled group of people manufacturing our boiled sweets and its something we’re extremely proud of!
We’ve got a massive range from traditional boiled sweets such as sherbet lemons, fizzy boiled sweets, chewy centred sweets and so much more.
Whether your big passion is 70s sweets, 80s sweets or timeless pick n mix, you've come to the right place! We're a leading UK manufacturer of the finest boiled sweets just as you remember them from childhood, and all made using the finest ingredients and traditional recipes. Our customers give us five-star reviews for our absolutely delicious sweets which are made with real skill and passion by some of the best sweet-makers in the business.
Types of Boiled Sweets available - Flavours and variations
Our huge range of old-fashioned boiled sweets is sure to delight all fans, and you'll be happy to discover some of your old favourites in our collections, as well as new hard candies that you might not yet have tried! Check out some of these hard boiled fruit sweets for inspiration...
Our cola cubes come in solid boiled sweet or chewy varieties, depending on your preference. Many people have tried to get their hands on our cola boiled sweet recipe, but no one has ever been able to match it! We use huge copper pans, real sugar, plenty of cola flavours and perfection in our cooking process - and it works!
Another five-star favourite, these hard sweets are a national treasure! The ultimate hard candies that have stood the test of time, pear drops actually date back to the 18th century. We pack ours with flavour, and you'll notice that the yellow sweets are juicy with sweet flavour and the red hard sweets are filled with sour and tangy deliciousness.
If you love mouth-watering hard boiled fruity sweets, these fruit sherbets are the hard boiled sweet for you! Fruity sherbets and other sherbets in our range are some of the most popular hard boiled sweets in the UK, and they are an absolutely mouth-tingling delight. Whether you crave strawberry, lime, lemon or pineapple, our sherbet hard boiled fruit sweets are filled in the centre with wonderful fizzy sherbet - just like you remember from childhood.
Speaking of classic hard boiled sweet choices, barley sugar has to be right up there! Again, voted by our customers as one of the most popular boiled sweets in the UK, these have been pleasing sweet fans for generations. Remember the wonderful melt-in-your-mouth flavour of childhood and that sweet caramel barley? From the golden colour to the wonderfully moreish caramel barley flavour, this is the ultimate carefree sweet packed with rich flavour and simple pleasures.
Sugar Free Rhubarb and Custard
Many of our customers ask for sugar free sweets and these are a hot seller. Who can resist traditional rhubarb and custard with its mix of tangy and smooth flavours, packed with delicious sweetness and that reminiscent flavour of childhood? These are sugar free too - like many of our sweets which we make in sugar free versions to meet our customers' varied needs. After all, if you need to reduce or avoid sugar for any reason, we don't believe that should get in the way of a well-earned treat now and again! Our sugar free sweets make it easy to avoid sugar and enjoy sweets, and we also offer gelatin free sweets, vegetarian sweets, gluten free sweets and vegan sweets to accommodate all diets.
Q. What are boiled sweets UK?
Boiled sweets are available in a wide range of delicious flavours and styles, made by the expert team here at Berrymans. We make old fashioned boiled sweets using traditional manufacturing methods, quality ingredients and original recipes that have stood the test of time.
Q. Why are they called boiled sweets?
The process of creating old fashioned boiled sweets involves heating a secret mixture of ingredients in a large copper pan to high temperatures.
Q. What are the examples of boiled sweets?
Here at Berrymans, you will find no less than 50 products within our boiled sweets category! They range from classic hard boiled barley sugar through to pear drops, cola sweets and fizzy fruit sherberts.
Q. How long do boiled sweets last?
We use high quality, natural ingredients, so the shelf life will be determined by the individual product and will be clearly indicated on the packaging however if stored correctly, they can last for years. Once purchased, they are so delicious they probably won't last very long at all!
Q. What are Parkinson's boiled sweets?
S. Parkinson & Sons were a manufacturer in Doncaster, credited with the invention of butterscotch boiled sweets. They became famous after presenting Queen Victoria with a tin in 1851.
Q. Are boiled sweets good for you?
Our sweets are designed to be an indulgent treat. They are made from high quality, natural ingredients and, for those who need to limit their sugar intake, we offer a range of delicious sugar-free boiled sweets. Berrymans also produce a number of popular diet and allergen-specific versions in our vegetarian and vegan ranges.
Q. Are hard boiled sweets vegetarian?
Most boiled sweets are suitable for vegetarians, however this is determined by the ingredients in each individual product which is listed on the packaging and our product page. The team at Berrymans are keen to ensure that everyone can enjoy our delicious hard boiled sweets in the UK, so we also produce a popular range of vegetarian sweets.
Q. Are hard boiled sweets vegan?
As for those with vegetarian dietary requirements, we produce a special range of delicious vegan sweets to ensure that everyone can enjoy the Berrymans experience!
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Our boiled sweets are some of the best hard-boiled sweets you'll find in the UK. We have a long history of boiled sweets, and despite the advances in technology, we still stand by our traditional manufacturing methods and recipes. That's the secret as to why our boiled sweets taste so great. Whether you are trying our cola cubes, pear drops or anything else from our boiled sweets line-up, you'll be able to taste the difference. We don't use robots, instead prefer huge copper pans, sugar and lots of flavour to create our boiled sweets. We're lucky enough to have some of the most experienced and skilled people manufacturing our boiled sweets and it's something we're extremely proud of!