Liquorice Allsorts Set of 5 Recycled Felt Food Sculptures
by British Cream Tea
Liquorice Allsorts have been an essential in the British sweetshop since 1899. Liquorice allsorts consist of a variety of liquorice sweets sold as a mixture. They are made of liquorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavourings and gelatine. They come in little square "sandwiches", coconut "wheels”, tubes, sprinkle covered jellies and little liquorice Berties. They were first produced in Sheffield, England by Geo. Bassett & Co Ltd and this is the make that is foremost in the British child's memories mainly because of their mascot: Bertie Bassett, a jolly figure constructed entirely from Allsorts ;) Allsorts were the product of a happy accident. One day in 1899, a company salesman, Charlie Thompson, was showing a potential client a tray of different types of sweets. The client was seemingly distinctly underwhelmed until Thompson accidentally knocked the tray over, whereupon the resulting chaotic mix of sweets invented themselves in the client’s eyes as an instant new brand. This listing is for 5 liquorice allsorts: 1 chocolate sandwich, 1 lemon and white sandwich tower, 1 pink coconut wheel, 1 yellow coconut wheel and one liquorice tube. The third in the new range of pick'n'mix sweets... Use them as separate pincushions, unusual play pieces in board games, Christmas table decorations, table place gifts or display them in a glass bonbon bowl to brighten up a dull corner. They will arrive to you wrapped in a traditional stripped paper sweetie bag. Made from felt and stuffed with polyfil. Completely hand sewn and stuffed.