Retro sweet of the week

We’ve had a lot of love for this sweet lately, and after last weeks crazy choice we thought it was time for something a bit more… traditional!

It’s a classic British boiled sweet, that would be fantastic to enjoy on a warm summers day (or rainy day the rate this summer’s going :().

Another sweet we like to count as one of our five a day, this weeks Retro sweet of the week is…

Rosy Apples

Rosy Apples!

Mmm these make our mouths water with their fruity juiciness! They are just deeelicious. A Rosy Apple a day keeps the doctor away 😉

Do you love Rosy Apples too?

If you’d like to win some, just leave a comment on this post and tell us why you think you deserve this retro treat. Latley we’ve been recieving poems, stories and all sorts! So as long as your comment stands out, you will be in with the chance of winning the sweets :).

Our favourite comment wins. The competition will close at 9am next Monday the 8th August.


We were so impressed with everyone’s poetic comments this week, you bunch of sweeties!

The lucky winners of a Jar of Rosy Apples each are:

Kelly Martin
k walsh
Suzanne Cook


Kelly Martin

K Walsh

Suzanne Cook

Congratulations guys! We will be sending you an email this evening, so keep an eye on those inboxes!

It was really hard to choose between everyone’s brilliant poems, so to say thank you to everyone that left a comment we would like to give you all a 15% discount code to use on anything from the site :D. So you can stock up on those Rosy Apples!

Simply enter the code ROSY15 at the checkout to receive your discount.

114 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week

  1. Keith C says:

    These are delicious! These scream of the days when sweets were sold from humungous jars (I just caught the end of this era as a kid). A massive jar of these just looks beautiful and a perfect present *nudge nudge wink wink*.

    My memories of these are of them being a classic ‘shut up sweet’ to be deployed by irate parents on a long car journey 🙂

  2. Jenny Jones says:

    I’ve just had tonsilitis and now have a throat infection, boiled sweets are all that is helping at the moment! I need these!!

  3. Stephanie Green says:

    Ummm I haven’t had these since I left school many years ago.
    I always bought a quater of them and would suck them in class.

  4. Jody Whiting says:

    They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away………….not that these would last that long!

  5. katy says:


    If I won them i might even consider sharing them with someone….. maybe not!!

    01 10
    1 1
    ZO ZO

  6. Sophie says:

    I love Rosy Apple Sweets that much that i waited outside the shop at 7.30am for it to open, even though the shop didn’t open untill 8am 🙂 i’m in love with them!!

  7. Tracey says:

    I love Rosy Apple Sweets that much that when my daughter was younger i used to call her Rosy Cheeks, aww brings back so many memories for me.

  8. Jenny says:

    I love these, but if I won I think I would give them to my husband – they are his favourite sweet! 🙂 x

  9. Jen Schofield says:

    Sweet, sweeties, green and red
    How I love thee to eat in my bed

    One sweet, two sweet, three sweet, four
    Those rosy rosy apple are no more!

  10. Sophie swallow says:

    I would love to win this treat
    because rosy apples I like to eat
    My mom bought me them when I was a child
    the delightful taste would make me go wild
    If I were to win, Id share a few
    Who am I kidding, maybe only one or two
    Rosy apples sweetened my childhood
    Id chomp them as I played stuck in the mood
    I still eat them at 29
    when Im watching a movie and drinking my wine.

  11. sam says:

    yellow, green, red and round
    in my mouth they can be found
    they are the most delicious sweet
    and perfect for a daytime treat! x

  12. suzanne cooke says:

    These are fab, I would give them to my daughter as she is the “apple” of my eye.

  13. jane mercer says:

    these are my all time most favourite sweet,i really need to win these to put a smile on my face after the weekend i’ve had,so fingers crossed

  14. Chant williamson says:

    I deserve to win because my husband is a greedy little piglet who once ate a GIANT tub of sweets all to himself without sharing any of them with me 🙁 in fact he is always buying sweets and gobbling them all up before I get a chance to have one! Give,e the chance to rub his face in it for once!!!

  15. Jessica Akery says:

    Because although a Rosy Apple a day won’t keep the Doctor away, it will make me a very happy girl 🙂

  16. sheila says:

    i used to have a siver sixpence to spend on sweets and i must have tried every kind of sweet in the shop but do you know I’ve never tried these! they look delicious- what have i missed? i’d like to find out.

  17. tony says:

    After watching Jamie and the magic tourch, Buttonmoon and Dangermouse with the kids I feel I should also introduce them to retro sweets!!!

  18. David Nicolson says:

    I can remember my dad buying me these to keep me quite on long car journeys – they were delicious.

  19. Maddie Matthews says:

    Rosy apples on the tree,
    Sorry, but you’re not for me,
    There’s only one that’s really neat,
    And that’s the awesome retro sweet!

    Red and green, like apples in a bowl,
    And yellow too, they’re on a roll,
    The best sweet in the shop,
    Once you have one, you just can’t stop!

    They’re sweet and so retro,
    Give me one and away I go,
    If there’s a sweet that makes me say “yum!”,
    A rosy apple is the one!

  20. Julie Johnson says:

    As these Apples are really scrummy and brings back so many happy childhood memories, when my nan used to buy us these on a saturday night when she looked after us

  21. Phil Darling says:

    Hmmm….I’d forgotten about these little gems – had to eat them quickly or they all stuck together in the little white paper bag,

  22. Cathy says:

    I don’t have a garden so no home grown apples for me 🙁 These taste so much better than apples if you ask me hehe

  23. Rob Proietti says:

    Healthy sweets? 😉 Count me in! The dentist will be so glad I’ve exceeded the RDA of rosy apples.

  24. JoC says:

    Rosy Apples are incredible, roll them on your tongue and get a hit of three different juicy flavours. True gems of the sweetie world – the apple of my eye 🙂

  25. Kelly Martin says:

    Rosy Apples they fill my cheeks,
    Make me look like a hamster full of sweets,
    And An apple a day keeps the doctor away,
    Or two or three to simply brighten up my day.

    Its harvest time and i’m in for a treat,
    So please give me these delicious Rosy Apple sweets!


  26. jane steels says:

    If I won these I would give them to my grandchildren , maybe it’ll shut them up for a while!! 🙂

  27. Jesse Partington says:

    Give them to the grandchildren? Not likely! I’d scoff them all myself in secret. Gimme sum!

  28. Dale Smith says:

    I love apple flavoured sweets and these look amazing! Delicious juicy Rosy Apple sweets – Yummy!

  29. Victoria Grogan says:

    I’ve just had an op
    So I’m feeling a bit sore
    To win would be top
    I’m sure I’d order more!

  30. Sarah Laycock says:

    I used to eat these til my tongue was scraped clean, love the sweet and sour effect

  31. kayleigh beirne says:

    I deserve this yummy treat as I have been being good to make sure I fit into my wetsuit on hols in October and am need of some treats! 😀

  32. Nick Thompson says:

    Rosy Apples are the best sweets of all time,
    They taste so great and help my spirits climb.
    Please send them my way to a worthy winner,
    So I can eat them all up for a yummy dinner.

  33. Laura Anderson says:

    1 Rosy apple a day will not keep the doctor away but thats the reason im doing it….my doctor’s quite hot.

  34. Donna says:

    Rosy Apples oh yes please,
    they bring the kids begging to their knees.

    “One more mummy and that will be our lot”
    However once they tasted one I just know its not.

  35. fiona mcbride says:

    have not tasted these sweets for about 20 years, would love to try them again and let my kids taste old fashioned pleasures in a paper bag

  36. Chris Jones says:

    WOW! This takes me back to my childhood, they where the best back then wonder what there like now? well if you give me them i guess i can find out…

  37. Hannah Legg says:

    A rosy apple (or 10!) a day keeps the doctor away but the dentist might not be so happy!

  38. Louise says:

    Retro Sweets are such a treat,
    Always such a pleasure to eat,
    Whether at work or driving in your car
    Rosy Apples are the best by far

  39. k walsh says:

    My tastebuds love to have a dabble
    With the humble rosy apple
    The most delicious sweet ive found
    Who cares if they make me round?

  40. Natasha Gonsalves says:

    R ed n rosy
    O ne is never enough!
    S uckable
    Y ummy

    A sk me why I want these and I will say…
    P lease,
    P lease,
    L et me…
    E at these yummy treats again!
    S plendid!!

  41. Sean Hubbard-Read says:

    I would love to win because
    Roses are red
    Oranges are juicy
    Suasuges are saucy
    Yes I love them all!

    Apples keep the doctor away
    Sweets! sweets! sweets!

  42. joanna smith says:

    OMG OMG OMG!!! These where my all time childhood faves! I was only talking to my husband about these last week and how you can’t buy quarters of sweets anymore. I would LOVE to win these sweets!

  43. Saxon Roach says:

    Well, I don’t really want to win these because I know my lovely beautiful intelligent daughter really likes them and would eat them all day if she could (and in fact is probably eating them now when she should be in bed) but since I’m a caring and forgiving father (and I am definitely not my daughter pretending to be me) I’m gonna say that she deserves these sweets because she managed a whole day without attracting flies…

  44. andi g says:

    Rosy Apples, sweet and sour,
    bet the bag wont last an hour,
    don’t feel guilty, chomp away,
    call them part of your “five a day”!

  45. Teresa Barnard says:


  46. kim dolman says:

    i would love these to give to my husband to get peace lol and he does like them so thats good .

  47. Laura Sterling says:

    have just brought some of these my mum has hide them as are her fav so please let me win so i can have some of my own

  48. jean poyner says:

    I can take or leave

    R hubard and Custard
    O ld Fashioned Pick ‘n’ Mix
    S trawberry Bon Bons
    Y ellow Bellied Snakes

    A cid Drops
    P ear Drops
    P ineapple Cubes
    L emon Sherbots
    E verton Mints
    S trawberry Sherbets

    Just give me Rosy Apples!

  49. stephen ripley says:

    my daughter asked me for an apple product for her birthday,and this seems to tick all the boxes))

  50. keiran crocker says:

    i need these to keep my other half quiet for 5 mins.. though im sure she will still manage to talk with a mouth full of these!

  51. nicola harrison says:

    have`nt seen them in ages good old memories of been a kid , i used to buy a quarter of them every week out of my pocket money x

  52. Lauren Andrews says:

    Rosy Apples give me rosy cheeks, as I smile at the thought of the delicious sweets. They are perfect for a summers day, the fruity goodness lightens the shades of grey. They are the retro sweet of the week, which is my silver lining as i’m a sweetie geek.

  53. Kirsty Common says:

    I just love rosy apples. Especially when u leave them to dissolve in a bottle of vodka then drink it. Extra scrummy!

  54. Laura says:

    Rosy apples: sweet and skittish
    Unmistakeable and classically British
    Much like rain, and Pimms at noon
    Or queuing for cider at Wetherspoons…

    But what sets apart these fruity spheres
    Are the memories that bring good cheer
    And who could need good cheer more
    Than a bad poet in a candy store?

    So, whilst I’m not looking for your pity
    I’d like some recognition for this ditty
    I should be working but my conscience grapples
    With a world more rosy; how do you like them apples?!

  55. Heather Shaw says:

    An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a pack of sweets a day will means the dentist shall play!! 😉

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