A Sugar Free Retro sweet of the week

Did you know that we have a range of Sugar Free Sweets? Well now you do!

So many of you asked for them, and we’re really pleased with our Sugar Free offering. So if you can’t have, or don’t want to have, sugar for any reason then you can still spoil your sweet tooth!

To help celebrate another of our favourites, this weeks competition is a Sugar Free zone!


Sugar Free Pear Drops

Now we know these look a little different to your average Pear Drop, but they definitely taste just as good as any you had way back when. To be extra sure they are really, really good we’ve taste tested (scoffed a jar in the office) these again just for you.

If you’d like to win some of these super tasty Sugar Free sweets, simply leave a comment on this post and tell us why you’d like to get your sticky fingers on a Tub.

Our favourite comment, as voted for by team Chewbz, will win the sweets. Just make sure you comment before 9am next Monday, the 12th March.

Now get entering… before we eat them all ;).


Thanks again for another week of great comments Chewbz fans. So pleased to hear that so many of you love the idea of Sugar Free Sweets.

We found it hard to choose between our two favourite entries this week, so we sent a Tub of Pear Drops to…

Jade and Kathryn Casbolt.

Congratulations guys, a Chewbz parcel should be popping through your door very soon!

112 thoughts on “A Sugar Free Retro sweet of the week


    I would love to win a tub, nothing can beat the taste and smell of Pear Drops! Added bonus being sugar free, I can eat twice as much!

  2. Fiona Battigan says:

    Firstly, I love sweets. End of. Secondly, I always have a secret stash hidden underneath paperwork thats in the desk drawer in my bedroom (currently, lemon sherbets and a few blackjacks…but SHHH…don’t tell the other half or my little boy). Thirdly, I manage to persuade the other half that I’m “out of sweets so need to order some” more often than is required. Fourthly, my good friend Rosie sent me lots of little bags of sweets from you when I was going through a really rough patch in my life and cheered me up no end. Fifthly, my fore mentioned son is allergic to many, many things, and these sweets would cheer him up no end (pulling at the heartstrings here!!) And lastly….retro sweets rule FACT. Ah, I remember the days when the Chonp was 10p and HUGE, and a curly wurly was 12p and HUGE! and when typical 1p sweets were *SHOCK HORROR* 1p! xxxx

  3. ally says:

    mmmm……pear drops, unique aroma! everyone knows when you’re eating one of these – which is bad because then you’re expected to share 🙁

  4. kay adeola says:

    i would love to win a tub as i love pear drops they are my fav and to have them sugar free means i cant eat them all the more 🙂

  5. lee says:

    i would love to win these sweets so my kids would be quiet for hours and hours without it costing anything and maybe pinch some myself

  6. sharon griffin says:

    i would love to try some of these sugar free pear drops because i adore pear drops but the sugary ones don`t do my waistline much good so these would be wonderful as an alternative ;}

  7. Danial Wilson says:

    I would love to win these pear drops, due to the main reason of that it brings me back to my childhood! Every long car journey my father always had a tin in the glove compartment and would treat me to them for being a great co-pilot 🙂 mmmmm the taste of youth 🙂

  8. Maryam Kearns says:

    I’m diabetic with a sweet tooth! Terrible combination so when anything sugar free pops up I love it!! It’s a great little treat for occasions and nice to share with everyone else who are just watching their waistline’s!

  9. hayley says:

    I would love love love to win some sweets just to help me stay awake. I have a 5 month old little boy – Charlie Bear who only sleeps for 3-4 hours a night & doesn’t sleep much in the day – so winning some would very much cheer me up. xxxx

  10. Miss Elle says:

    As one who doesn’t eat many sweets because of the sugary content (candida problems!), and hasn’t had a pear drop in years… this would be amazing to win!!!

  11. mrs wendy williams says:

    I would love to win these because i havent tasted them for so long and they bring back lots of happy memories from my childhood.

  12. amanda walsh says:

    i would love to win some pear drops! they remind me of my nan she always had a bag in her pocket when we were little.

  13. emma cowell says:

    i would love to win these because im a sweet’oholic and these are my favourite!!!!!! 🙂 xx

  14. Jade says:

    I would love to win these for my father in law to be!! He has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and these would put a smile straight back on his face!! Plus I would gain a few brownie points lol x x

  15. Jean Bolsover says:

    These were my most favourite sweet when i was little, mind you they weren’t sugar free. I am desperately trying to put on weight, so these won’t destroy my teeth, not like the amount of other sweets i’ve been eating!

  16. christine dowds says:

    pear drops and kola cubes bring back lots of childhood memories of school trips when you could buy them for 10p a quarter

  17. teesh naga says:

    yum yum, pear drops… its been a while since i had them 🙁
    ah good memories…as roberta said its better as sugar free 😛

  18. Liesl says:

    Mmmmm, love pear drops, haven’t had them in years though. Winning these would be a great way to get back into the habit and my teeth would thank me too!

  19. sue says:

    I would like to win so i can put a smile on my father-in-laws face he is in hospital waiting to have chemo for a tumour in his stomach as he is a diabetic aswell sugar free sweets are great for him and who can resist a pear drop

  20. Emma Gallagher says:

    I love pear drops and would share them with my husband we both grew up in the 80’s so would appreciate them.

  21. Emma says:

    I love pear drops and would share them with my husband we would both appreciate them as we grew up in the 1980’s.

  22. Tracy Spencer says:

    Loveee old fashioned pear drops and kola kubes..and even more so since im getting married in july, am loving the sugar free option all the more can still eat them and fit in my dress! 😀

  23. laura banks says:

    always remind me of my gran she was always eating these and all you could hear were her false teeth rattling

  24. lisa says:

    would love to win these for my mum. she is diabeticand these were her favourye sweets growing up before she became diabetic 🙂

  25. stephen pye says:

    Pear drops, great to eat and always a treat
    brings back memories of being young and sweet!

  26. Elizabeth Murray says:

    What’s that you say? Pear drops that won’t turn me pear-shaped? What’s not to love?!!

  27. Chantal ELlis says:

    I would love to win these pear drops so I can send them to my diabetic grandmother in Zimbabwe 🙂 she loves sweets but sadly not much variety available for her where she lives, a tub of these would make year extra special 🙂

  28. keith mitchell says:

    Pear drops, pear drops, buy them from the shops,
    pear drops, pear drops, I love them lots and lots.

    from the man i am now and all the way back,
    i have always looked forward, to getting my hands on a pack.

    keeping the taste oh so good, whilst making them sugar free
    what a wonderful way to stop me becoming too chunky

    Chewbz bring forward with us, those sweeties from the past
    my desire for a tub cannot be surpassed,

    Please send me some sweeties 🙂

  29. natalie castledine says:

    me and the kids LOVE sweeties , the fact that they re now sugar free is even better !!!!
    yum yum movie night with sugar free sweeties ! 🙂

  30. Kelly Hanson says:

    Would love to win a tub of these. Don’t usually eat sweets because of the sugar content but it would be great to treat myself!

  31. Sarah Burke says:

    I’m about to start a crash diet to help reduce my blood pressure – sugar free pear drops will definitely help me to adjust!

  32. Rikka Borston says:

    I used to love pear drops, they used to remind me of the smell of ……I think it was nail varnish. I would like to find out if I’m remembering correctly.

  33. sarah hall says:

    Being a type 1 diabetic restricts me on what i’m allowed to eat but these are perfect. It wonderful to see companies like this investing into treats making them suitable for people like myself or for others who wish to have a healthly version of a true classic sweet.

  34. terri stammers says:

    would love these for my 3 yr old son he wouldn’t know the difference 🙂 and plus i am on a diet so will be so gooooooooood for me lol x

  35. siobhan marie says:

    ooh id love to win these for my dad its his birthday soon and hes a diabetic so he cant have so much sugar theyd be fab as these were his favs xx

  36. Jackie Ponting says:

    I have been told to cut down on my sugary treats but I love my sweets.These would be ideal

  37. Vicky Louise Brett Robinson says:

    Absolutely love pear drops! They were a real childhood favorite of mine! Sugar free sounds even better as no guilt trips about eating too much sugar!

  38. katrina day-reilly says:

    I would love to as I would like to hide in the corner eating them while no-one is looking haha

  39. claire griffiths says:

    i would love to win as i love pear drops and being sugar free is ideal for me as its so much healthier and i encorage my kids by showing them sugar free still tastes as good

  40. Mel Chambers says:

    YUM! Pear drops .. I’m already thinking ‘WHY haven’t I had any for years?’

  41. Karen says:

    I’d love to win these because I’m trying to stick to a low carb diet, but would like to have sweets as a treat

  42. Suzanne Roberts says:

    Pear drops are my all-time favourites. As a kid I would eat them one after another until the roof of my mouth was very sore!! lol

  43. JANE says:

    I would love to win these are they sugar free and I am a diabetic I find it hard to come across sugar free sweets that are not toffee’s or chewies. I can not eat things that are like toffee as they pull my dentures out. I found out I was diabetic a bit too late I only found out because the sugar levels rotted my teeth away. I reckon these pear drops would be perfect for me.

  44. Margaret Smalley says:

    It would bring back memories of childhood – without upsetting the teeth or the waistline!

  45. Wendy Simpson says:

    Oh wow sugar free pear drops!!! Mouths full of nostalgia without the guilt; just heaven.

  46. Tami Ritchie says:

    whooah!! i would love to win a tub of these as i can eat them and not have to worry about my teeth rotting as they are sugar-free!! am sure my dentist will be happy to hear this… plus i have a mega mega sweet tooth..!!

  47. jill horn says:


  48. Patricia Edwards says:

    My husband is diabetic and I’m constantly on the hunt for different flavour for his sweet tooth

  49. Gareth says:

    Unlike most boiled sweets pear drops have a unique flavourand as they are sugar free, I can share them with others who are trying to cut down on sugar…not that I would 😉

  50. Lauren Main says:

    I’d love some of these. I’m trying to cut down on my sugar intake, and these would allow me to eat sweets and not eat sugar at the same time! 😀

  51. lorraine polley says:

    nothing beats the taste of pear-drops, only problem is if there sugar free i have to share them with my hubby who is a diabetic, damn and blast

  52. Sheri Darby says:

    Pear drops would be such a treat
    always been my favourite sweet,
    just as tasty, sugar free
    wish i had them on a tree

  53. joanne liddement says:

    I don’t like my son having too much sugar so these are ideal for him and taste so nice

  54. Jackie says:

    My husband has such a sweet tooth and loves all the ‘old’ sweets – but he’s just be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes – these would be a lovely treat for him x

  55. ali mckenzie says:

    because they’re sugar free
    i’d like to win a tub
    they sound great for my diet
    they wont turn me into a chub
    unless of course i fry it

  56. Sam Dooley says:

    In the words of Peter Kay…. “Sugar Free!” … “Sugar Free!” ….. “Sugar Free!” …. PEAR DROPS!!!! … I cant beleive theres such a thing! … but i tell ya what … these have just got to be tried… Lovely Jubliee xx : )xx

  57. Hannah Whitling says:

    they bring back good memories from my childhood, and make me think of the good times with my mum as she loved them. It’d be nice to enjoy them again, with the added bonus of them being sugar free.

  58. Shirley Kinnear says:

    loved pear drops when i was a child,bet you i would still love them as a pensioner

  59. Angela Morgan says:

    these would be perfect to keep my sugar cravings at bay whilst I am on my diet, yum yum

  60. JANE says:

    Pear drops always remind me of my great grandma who always had a jar of them sat on the coffee table and we always got to have one when we went to visit yum 🙂

  61. katrina white says:

    Pear drops always are a classic sweet,
    I’d love to win these for a not so naughty treat.
    I know it’s my mothers favourite as well,
    And with mothers day coming up, to win would be swell!

  62. Steph Armstrong says:

    Love Pear Drops – takes me right back to my childhood. If I had too many it used to take the roof of the top of my mouth – still good though!

  63. Wendy Guy says:

    I love the taste, it reminds me of my chidhood. I would love topass this experience on to my children.

  64. Mel K says:

    pear drops always remind me of my childhood. They taste great and just instantly transport you back. I remember our chemistry teacher mixing up ethers to smell like pear drops, he also said it was scientifically proven to be one of the most appealing smells in the world

  65. Catharine says:

    Pear drops were one of my favourites as a child, currently doing the dieting and giving up smoking thing, these would be the perfect treat!

  66. Bethany Courtney says:

    I’d like to win these for my mum, as she’s diabetic and really misses being able to eat sweets!

  67. Amelia says:

    Because my grandad is diabetic and he loves pear drops, but cant eat normal non sugar free ones so it would be great to win them as he hasnt had his faveourite pear drops in aaaggggeeeesss, thank you x

  68. Angela Walton says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmm love pear drops. They were my favourite sweet as a kid and now as sugar free I can indulge and not damage the diet. Thumbs up!

  69. wendy burman says:

    i love pear drops brings back memories of when i was younger and you had old fashion sweet shops

  70. Wendy Tyler says:

    I’m on a sugar free diet (still trying to lose everything I put on over Christmas) so guilt free Pear drops sound absolutely like heaven right now!

  71. sarah dixon says:

    would love to win a tub pear drops, it reminds me of the good old school days when the teachers would tell us off for eating them he he they where well worth a dentention 🙂

  72. Kathryn Casbolt says:

    I have already purcased these, and others from your sugar free range, for my mum who suffers from diabetes. Fabulous product at a fantastic price – really nice to see sugar free items where the price has not been majorly inflated. Please will you consider a mixed jar of sugar frees, it would make a great gift.

  73. Jill says:

    Pretty Enticing Appealing Really (P.E.A.R)
    Desirable Rounds Of Perfect Sweetness (D.R.O.P.S)

    I personally am Diabetic AND on a strict low sugar diet so these sweets would make my mundane menus a tad tastier 🙂

  74. JENNIFER BAKER says:

    Pear drops remind me of when i was younger, everyday after school id pop into the sweet shop.. brings back lovely memories! sadly the sweet shop is no more 🙁 and ive not had pear drops for years… but hearing about sugar free ones is AMAZING! Ive been doing slimming world for 6 months and i can eat these without feeling guilty! FANTASIC 🙂

  75. Michael Ward says:

    Firstly, I’m a student coming towards the end of my term, my loans running low and I’ve been reduced to beans on toast and pot noodles, the shame of it! I’m really, REALLY craving something sweet and everyone knows pear drops are just like, awesome!
    Plus, they’re my mums favourites back from when she was a girl (a long time ago mind, don’t tell her that though!) so if I somehow manage to resist eating them all, I’m sure it’d make up for a bit of a lousy mothers day present considering the whole student lifestyle.
    Plus, sugar free means the dentist won’t have a go at me as much… hopefully…
    p.s. you guys are awesome for running this competition!

  76. Mandy Wan says:

    I would love to win a tub of sweets because im a sweetaholic and I can eat these without them rotting my teeth and less calorie intakes 🙂

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