Thursday, 23 May 2013

Bonds Confectionery New Website


I am pretty happy as I have been asked to feature Bonds Confectionery's new website. They sent me a sample of some of their goodies and as you can imagine, the family were conveniently hovering happy to help with the review, hmm funny how they're not around for the cleaning product reviews!

I used to love visiting the sweet shop as a child and sadly most are now only found in seaside towns and popular tourist villages. I stock up when in Cornwall, its a great treat to gaze at the jars, talk about childhood memories of lemon bonbons, bonfire toffee and lemon sherbet.
Grab some bars of Highland toffee and munch them all, usually before we journey back home.


But now I don't have to wait for holidays to stock up as  Bonds are now selling online, not only that but delivery is free when you spend  a very low £5, not hard to do at all when you start to browse the wares! Prices are amazing, the aforementioned Highland toffee 20p a bar, you have to buy a minimum of 5, think I can cope with that hardship! 

Then there are  jars of sweets, from baby sized jars to giant sweet shop size. I could start my own mini shop. 


Plus all manner of bagged faves! Here is a selection of the ones I received. I was happy with the fudge, Chris dashed off with the chocolate coated peanuts, Paige just wanted all of them. 


I decided to get the message across loud and clear, I used the only available props I
had to hand.


A national survey of 2,000 UK consumers, commissioned by Bonds Confectionery, has revealed that over a third of people admit to having a sweet tooth and to buying sweets every day, with another 37 per cent claiming that their favourite sweet treats are guaranteed to cheer them up when they’re feeling down. Forty per cent of confectionery lovers buy their sugary snacks to share on a cosy night in with their partner or family and when they are planning trips to the cinema or theatre.

The research also found that over 70 per cent of people now buy some of their sweets in the supermarket, as part of their weekly shop, with less than 25 per cent choosing to visit their local convenience store or newsagent. Another 18 per cent buy their sweet treats from discount retailers whilst 14 per cent pick up their confectionery at the same time as filling up with petrol. Even when budgets are tight most people don’t give up their sweet snacks. Whilst 20 per cent of people give up takeaways to reduce spending and another 15 per cent cut out trips to the cinema, only six per cent are prepared to give up their favourite sweets.

Commenting on the research findings, Philip Courtenay-Luck, managing director of Bonds Confectionery, said: “The survey results confirm what we have known for some time and that is that in Britain we love our sweets, but that the way that we buy them has definitely changed.

“The days when a visit to our local sweet shop, to stock up on our family favourites, was part of our normal routine have all but disappeared with most of us now choosing to do this as part of the weekly shop. This has reduced the range of sweets that we have to choose from, as supermarket aisles are largely dominated by big confectionery brands, but at Bonds we know UK sweet buyers still want their traditional favourites as well as household name brands. It was this knowledge, coupled with the phenomenal growth of online retail, that prompted us to launch the new consumer website.”

The Bonds Confectionery website offers over 450 sweet ranges from bagged chocolates such as the indulgent Honeycomb, Caramel Barrels and Chocolate Mix to the ever popular sweet shop range which offers traditional lines like Sherbet Lemons, Fruit Jellies and Chocolate Limes. Also on offer is the hugely popular Retro Classics bag and an extensive range of kid’s sweets such as Fizzy Cola Bottles, Teeth & Lips and Dolly Mixtures.

Sweet lovers also admitted that chocolate is by far their favourite sweet indulgence, with over 40 per cent of people naming it as their top choice of treat with jellies and gums in second place at 10 per cent and old fashioned boiled sweets coming in third with eight per cent of the vote. The lowly marshmallow came last on the list with only one per cent of people choosing it as their favourite.

Philip added: “The survey also found that six per cent of people already buy their sweets online and with the rate of growth of online retail almost 10 times that of the overall retail market coupled with the fact that in Britain we love our sweets there is a real opportunity to recreate the traditional sweet shop experience online.”


For more information about the Bonds Confectionery range of products visit:

29 comments:

  1. I love sweets in jars like this. They look awesome!

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  2. I do too,there is something special about jars,maybe that you can see all the goodies?

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  3. When they're in jars for some reason I always end up buying more! I'm addicted to Rosy Apples...!

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  4. Thanks for the head up and review! Will check it out!

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  5. great range available, i love the old fashioned sweeties which can be difficult to find

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    1. I do too, still wish Spangles would come back!!

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  6. Tasty Sweets ftw, thanks for the review

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  7. Its great that the free delivery is on such a low buy. Most companies delivery charges put me off but this sounds great I will look it up. Thanks

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  8. Exactly my thoughts, so good, I always but more if I am not having to pay much for delivery or free.

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  9. Ooh I love this review, they have lemon Sherbets at 39p and a comp to win sweets, my new favourite. Bookmarked.

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  10. I'll be checking that out, I do have a bit of a sweet tooth and with free delivery for over £5 you really can't go wrong. I wish I'd get a yummy review like that to do, I'm sure all my kids would be wanting to help me out too.

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  11. oooof!! I want some!!

    I've nominated you over on my blog hunny :-)

    http://carsonsmummy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/liebster-award.html

    Love Jo x

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  12. Gonna send my mum some treats :) xoxo

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  13. Just ordered some sweets for my dad for Father's day and some for me and the kids too of course!

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  14. Love lemon bonbons - not had them for ages though!

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  15. My fave sweets are pear drops closely followed by cola cubes Yummy

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  16. I just love the shops with the old fashioned sweeties in the jars. It reminds me of the shop in the original film of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

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  17. I think sweets in jars, like these, make a lovely extra birthday prezzie, or are even great just for a little Thank You

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  18. I just adore old fashioned sweets rosy apples and rubarb and custards are just yummy!

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  19. Just ordered for father's day!

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  20. i haven't had rosey apples for years! i loved them as a kid! yumm

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  21. Reading this review has made me hungry :O @mandsmanc

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  22. I love sweets in jars they remind me of old fashioned sweet shops,fab review :)

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  23. These are the best sweets. A trip to a stall in my local market is a regular haunt of mine.

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