Fewer and fewer people will actually remember the traditional sweet shop. Once a staple of every high street, finding all manner of wonderful sweets on hand that could be bought in whatever quantity you liked seemed to die with the invention of the pick and mix. By doing it yourself you could get the exact number of sweets you wanted and didn’t have to rely on someone else to measure out the sweets for you.
However, a typical pick and mix offers very little choice, and many people miss the days of the traditional sweet shop when the sweets were not only far more diverse, but consisted of many far nicer sweets which are extremely hard to find these days.
So, is the traditional sweet shop dead? Well, like all the best trends, it seems to be making somewhat of a comeback. Vintage fashion is very much in, with anything retro selling very well, and what takes us back to shopping trips of days gone by better than a traditional sweet shop?
The internet has helped too, with sweet shop supplies being readily available online. Many shops are incorporating traditional sweets into their selection whilst whole new sweetshops are springing up in their own right. Such sweet shop supplies are not the mass produced foamy sweets that we have known for the past few years, but instead genuine classics that appeal to all ages.
So with the supply of wholesale sweets growing, and people looking to the past to dictate the fashion of the future, the traditional sweet shop may not be dead after all. It was merely slightly ill for a while, but before long may well have made a full recovery. If you are still waiting for one to show up in your area, why not buy some wholesale sweets yourself and see just how popular a sweetshop could be for you?