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It’s A Gin Thing

It is believed that 47 million bottle of gin were bought in 2017 in the UK. We have contributed a little to that with our best selling gin truffles. The white chocolate truffle gets rave reviews as the mellower chocolate allows the gins floral notes to come through more strongly. Following this success we are now launching our very own gin sweets. Which really are fabulous ‘little circles of joy’ was what one of our team members called them! We have had a fantastic response to our prosecco sweets that... Read More

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Pink Prosecco Truffles & Gin Sweets

Now that Easter is over it surely means it’s summer! And whilst everyone has been busy eating a wide array of chocolate bunnies, eggs and hot cross buns; here at Friars HQ we have been planning to make it an extra tasty Summer. Chocolate dinosaurs, train sets and pirate ships are coming to jazz up our kids range. By they way…our pirate ship comes with a chocolate treasure chest and parrot! What’s not to love. With the hot weather just around the corner (I’m sure it will happen) we will... Read More


Buttered Brazil Steeped In History

The history of buttered brazils is a bit of a mystery, it is believed they were first made in Scotland by John Buchanan & Bros. They started making sweets in 1869 but quite when the first buttered brazil was made is unclear. Buchanan’s Confectionery Works in Cowcaddens, c 1940s   We have been selling buttered brazils for the last 40 years and it truly is one of the great nostalgic British sweets. Whole Bolivian brazil nuts wrapped in a brittle and buttery toffee shell; making for the perfect combination of... Read More


Shhhhhh….. Whisky & Coke Sweets … and Cider Sweets

We thought we had done pretty well with the development of our delicious Prosecco Sweets and Chilli Jellies, if you haven’t tried them yet they are a must. But our sweet developers haven’t rested on their laurels and we are about to launch our new Whisky and Coke Sweets! A hard boiled sweet made with real Scotch Whisky and beautifully combined with Coca Cola. As with all our products we have experimented with the recipe and done lots of taste test (it’s a tough job) in order to get the... Read More


Jelly Belly Game (dare to compare)

Summer holidays can be tough when thinking of endless activities to entertain the kids. Worry not we have a game that will keep the kids entertained for at least an hour (our pleasure). Spin the wheel, see what colour jelly bean it lands on then try your luck. Two Jelly Beans will look identical but have a different flavour. Will it be buttered popcorn (yum!) or rotten egg (yuck!)? Or maybe you’ll get peach (yum!) or barf (yuck!)? Now you can get Harry Potter Bertie Botts jelly beans. With flavours... Read More


Chocolate That’s Great From The Fridge

Normally if you said you stored your chocolate in the fridge one of our staff here at Friars would give you a ticking off (in a nice way!). A cool dark place is what we suggest as the taste and appearance of the chocolate can be affected if it is exposed to extreme changes in temperature. The appearance changes as the sugar can rise to the surface making the chocolate look like it has gone mouldy, this is known as blooming. The chocolate will still be edible, although the texture... Read More