When we say American sweets, we’re talking all time classic Stateside sugar coated sweets, chewy sweets, hard candy and gummy sweets.
To mix it up, we’re counting down our top 10 must try American sweets in true American Billboard fashion, starting at number 10, hold on to your turntable as here we go…
- Laffy Taffy
Just squeezing in to the top 10 is Laffy Taffy from the crazy world of Wonka. The original chewy and fruity Laffy Taffy comes individually wrapped for your enjoyment. That’s the ‘taffy’ and the ‘laffy’ comes from the fact that there is a joke on the outside of each wrapper. Here’s one for you - What's an owl's favourite subject? – Owlgebra of course! You can also get Laffy Taffy Laff Bites and Mini Taffy Candy now.
Coming in at No. 9 is Warheads Extreme Sour Candy sweets. It’s time to prepare for lift off with these extremely sour Warheads hard candies which come with the warning ‘mouth twistingly sour sweets.’ The name Warheads came about from the sour taste alike to a warhead going off in your mouth. This is demonstrated on the wrapper by the brand's mascot, Wally Warheads. You must try Warheads Galactic Cubes and Warheads Double Drops packed full of sour zingy flavour!
- Toxic Waste
Hot on the heels of Warheads, is another sour candy sweet Toxic Waste. It’s the one packed in the toxic waste novelty drum containers. Can you handle this hazardously sour candy? If the answer is yes, you’ve got to try the Toxic Waste Nuclear Fusion with five ultra-sour fusion flavours. Grab a barrel of super sour candy and take the sour challenge today.
- Mike and Ike
At No. 7 on this week’s billboard of American Sweets is Mike and Ike’s soft, chewy and bursting full of fruity sweets. With heaps of great flavours to choose from, if you’re having trouble deciding, check out this Mike and Ike Mega Mix with loads of amazing flavours in one box! They may have been around since 1938, but where the name comes from is still speculation. Some say it could be from the comic strip Mike and Ike (They Look Alike) about identical twin characters in the San Francisco Bulletin.
Tangy and chewy taffy Airheads describes the taste and texture of these American sweets created in the 1980’s. Also available is Airheads Bites bursting with flavour and Airheads Gum in juicy watermelon flavour. Discover the full range of Airheads here.
We’re halfway through our top 10 must try American sweets and at No. 5 is Nerds, another candy from the 80’s and an all-time favourite Wonka American candy. These tiny, tangy, crunchy and neon-coloured mini candies today come in a variety of flavours from Rainbow Nerds to Big Chewy Nerds, we know it’s mind blowing isn’t it!
If you’ve never heard of Twizzlers, firstly where have you been and secondly discover the full low down here - What are Twizzlers? Today the most popular flavour is Twizzlers Strawberry Twists, they make enough Twizzlers liquorice to go around the world 40 times every year! Twizzlers are low in fat too, so don't worry if you accidentally eat a whole packet, we won't tell anyone. Get these Twizzlers in your shopping basket now.
- Swedish Fish
It’s time for the top 3 must try American sweets, and at No. 3 are the cult fish-shaped, gummy sweets of Swedish Fish. Many have tried to identify the flavour of the original Swedish Fish but with a unique flavour all their own, it’s never been confirmed! You can also enjoy these soft and chewy red fish gummies guilt free as they are a ‘a fat free food’. What are you waiting for shop for Swedish Fish now. Want to know more about Swedish Fish? Discover Everything you need to know about Swedish Fish Candy here.
- Sour Patch Kids
At No. 2, Sour Patch Kids vegan friendly American sweets come with the slogan "Sour. Sweet. Gone." Everyone has their favourite Sour Patch Kids flavour, we love juicy Watermelon, but with so many to choose from including Tropical and Extreme, it’s not an easy choice. If Sour Patch Kids is top of your chart then don’t miss out, treat yourself and get your fill of Sour Patch Kids right here.
- Jolly Rancher
In the top spot, it’s none other than Jolly Rancher, famous for their fruity hard candy, today Jolly Rancher is more than just hard candy. Check out the full range of Jolly Rancher sweets from gummies, fruit chews, jelly beans, lollipops and more. Jolly Rancher is one of our best sellers so if it’s your No. 1 American sweet, you’re not alone! Go on add some to your basket now, discover all the Jolly Rancher varieties here.
What’s your chart topping No. 1 Must Try American Sweet?