Retro sweet of the week!

Monday again eh?

Well don’t despair! Chewbz is back with another delicious Retro sweet of the week that’s sure to make those Monday blues disappear and get your week of to a sweet start :D.

This retro sweet is a real favourite in the Chewbz office, and a popular choice for weddings and parties.

A bag of these hard fruity treats not only taste delicious, they also keep you entertained and even educated!

We had loads of fun making sweet phrases with these at our last photo shoot.

Of course, this weeks Retro sweet of the week is…

Alphabet Letters

Alphabet Letters!

Fancy winning some of these classics?

Well, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Our favourite comment, as chosen here at Chewbz HQ, will win a yummy jar of Alphabet Letters.

Just think of all the sweet spelling opportunities! Write your name, leave someone a little note or even say sorry 😉

All comments need to be received by 9am next Monday the 22nd August, when the competition will close.

86 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!

  1. Chiao Lee says:

    This, my mum said, was a great way of teaching me the alphabet. I would spell out a word, and if I got it right I’d be able to eat it. Apparently I’d mix up the ‘m’s with the ‘w’s. This’ll certainly bring back memories!

  2. Lauren Andrews says:


    Alphabet letters are the most AMAZING sweets ever! They are so LOVELY that I always line up my spellings PERFECTly so they look AWESOME. But they taste so BRILLIANT that my words soon disappear and it’s EXCITING to gobble up the amazingly TASTY treats!

  3. Keith C says:

    It was all about making rude words with these, and leaving them spelt out on the kitchen table and trying to get my sister in trouble for it, naughty me!!!

  4. Denice says:

    Oh wow, remember trying to spell my name all the time with these but was always a letter short, and they were just so tasty

  5. tony says:

    yummy! I wouldn’t be spelling too many words out with these, I would be too busy scoffing them!

  6. Grace Harvey says:

    ▂ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ █ 100%

    Would dearly ♥ 2 win XoX

  7. Orla Double says:

    Mouth wateringly good! Educational and scrummy at the same time. I don’t think they would be any good for teaching spelling to my class though…there would always be letters missing from me not be able to help myself from munching away on them half way through the lesson 🙂

  8. natalie tod says:

    Fabulous prize me and my daughter would have hours of fun. And would also be very full yummy yummy

  9. Charlotte Cottam says:

    I was always very grateful having a longer name when it came time to buy sweeties – it meant more alphabet letters!

  10. Diane Cooper says:

    I think these sweets were responsible for at least two of my childhood fillings. I haven’t had any of them in years, but if I win them, I promise to brush and floss after eating them all.

  11. Charlotte Ali says:

    My boyfriend won’t eat sweets any more,
    they make him fat and give him moobs.
    But i don’t care i’ll eat them all
    So thank-you all at Chewbz!!!

  12. JoC says:

    These little cuties were sweet. I used them to spell out my name, that’s when I wasn’t scribbling it down over and over in my notebooks. Think that’s where my O.C.D. started 😉

  13. Kathryn says:

    My mum used these to teach me to spell, although there was always a fight between me and my brother for the letters our names shared.

  14. Karen says:

    Before the days of Healthy Eating in schools, I used to give these as a treat/reward to the children in my class. They loved the extra challenge of choosing the correct letter for one of our words of the week.

  15. Jamie-Lee Norris says:

    Never knew an alphabet could taste so yummy till i tried these. wow wow wow next challenge for my hubby is to see if he can make every word in the dictionary with these letters haha doubt it very much but well worth a try xx

  16. Tracy Nixon says:

    I used to love these sweets – would always spell my name out or eat them in alphabetical order!!! Used to do the smae with Alphabetti Spaghetti and this alphabet shapes potato thingies you used to get (and can still get!) yes more happy childhood memories – amazing what sweeties can do!

  17. gemma brown says:

    i looooved these. i used to line them up alphabetically then eat them in order. if i has 3 ‘A’s they would go in together. gone all nostalgic now lol

  18. Gemma Harrison says:

    I loved these, the white ones always tasted the best and I always liked the letter ‘I’ as it was thin and easy to crunch.

  19. cindy griffin says:

    Alphabet sweets are always a treat
    our family agree that they taste swell
    and learnedd us to spell (sort of!!)

  20. Julie Booth says:

    I had some of these recently. Bought from a car boot sale of all places. I hope that yours contain more vowels cos I had great difficulty making up words with one E, and all consonants. I felt like Carol Vorderman! Great fun!

  21. Sarah L says:

    Aww the memories. I use to get these they were 50p for a paper bag and then it was called a 1/4. I use to eat or the letters that werent S,A,R or H. If im honest I have brought a bag recently and still 20 years on my mum and I will have a good giggle making up words. Lets never grow up.

  22. Karis Boone says:

    I wont lie and say I loved alphabet letters as a child, because i’ve never seen them before in my life.

    But I did love alphabetti sphagetti as a child and would love the oppurtunity to try their sweeter counterparts.

  23. Caroline French says:

    To be honest i wasn’t a bit fan of eating them, i just used to rearrange all the letters for hrs on end ha! Maybe i could give these to my little girl for her to do too!

  24. mike hutchins says:

    learn to spell and have a lovely treat at the same time Alphabet Letters what more could you ask for

  25. Rachael says:

    me and my nana used to spell out funny words about my poppa and he would try to see and i would eat them quickly. lovely memories for me from these sweets as he passed away over 8 years ago now. thanks for reminding me. x

  26. Elizabeth Coates says:

    I had totally forgotten about these sweets!!! Didn’t particularly like the flavour or the texture, but for passing a few minutes of time, me and my sister would enjoy trying to make words out of them. 30 years later, I would love to introduce to my own children!

  27. Julie Johnson says:

    These will be brilliant for my daughter, she can hopefully spell before she goes to school, as she is only two, but loads of fun making words, brilliant

  28. J Farley says:

    We used to have these with us in lectures at college – a long time ago, we meant to be learning about art history but we would be sat giggling at the rude words we could make out of them – well there was education in there somewhere!!!

  29. Holly Seager says:

    I looooove these sweets! Every week when my mum goes shopping we go to the local sweet shop and buy alphabet letters 🙂 So this would be great!! XD

  30. lorraine says:

    i would love to introduce my daughter to the fab memories that i had with these’s sweets and for her to make her own.
    love them

  31. Leanne James says:

    These remind me of holidays to Wales as I would always be given a quarter of them to eat on the journey!

  32. Craig J says:

    I love these sweets. Love spelling rude words and leaving them on my Desk. I nip over to asda every week and buy 3 packets for £1. They are not as good and tasty as the originals..Please can I have S.O.M.E of these little beauties.

  33. Nicola Leigh-Firbank says:

    Well have had an awful week and seeing these made me smile brings back memories. A sweet that helps with spelling a total winner in my eyes LOL

  34. helen watson says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway I would use these at my wedding in October I would spell out everyones names on their plates for an unusual name card as long as someone doesnt come along and eat them!

  35. Rachel says:

    Best. Sweets. Ever. Used to eat loads of these at uni, the papershop at the bottom of the road sold ’em by the quarter.

  36. Binky says:

    WOW another great sweet memory jogger. My eldest son used to use these when we sat and watched countdown. He would find the letter that Ms Vorderman pulled out and then re-arrange them into the winning word.
    It was great when the end conundrum came on as we had the letters close at hand to look at! lol
    He would then proceed to eat the conundrum of course.
    He will be soon doing this with his own little boy, whose due at the beginning of September.

    Thanks so much for the memory

  37. kieren best says:

    wow i all ways had them sweets when i was younger each sweet just one bit of them memory the sweet soft gentle taste of heaven with each jumping from one taste bud to another like the dreams we use to have when we was about 3 with the dancing stuff. just them good old days i wish they were back not all this new stuff and the way the world is better that way :’)

  38. Corinne Faulkner says:

    I used to have these as a child and would love to try them again because I don’t have children I feel silly buying them although my niece would love them 🙂

  39. Kimberley Howes says:

    These would be great to teach my daughter to spell. A little education and a treat 🙂

  40. Jamie Glew says:

    See, I’m trying to diet – and failing – and loving the fact that I’m still eating naughty stuff because that’s what life is all about. If I won these, I’d spell them into words like ‘fattychops’ and ‘thunderbutt’, then take great delight in chewing them down. Sorry – might not be a twee story but there you go!

  41. Rachel Edney says:

    Whether celebrating or comiserating exam results these little gems would be the highlight of any party.

  42. Rachel Edney says:

    I just remembered that my boyfriend when I was away at Uni in the 80’s sent me a letter and used these letters for the address and covered it in clingfilm. It was very ‘sweet’ but sadly the relationship didn’t last. My love for these sugary delights however, hasn’t wained!


    oh i used to love these can never find them anymore only the softer version just not the same!

  44. Georgie Aronin says:

    My four year old is very stubborn and won’t let me teach him his letters. He loves sweets though so I’m sure these would be a real incentive – I wouldn’t let him eat one until he got it right!

  45. nikki reynolds says:

    i love these sweeties 🙂 Educational for kids with out even realising it as they make words and learn letters and spelling with them 😀

  46. Rebecca Denyer says:

    My Grandad used to buy these for me and my brothers when we were little, they were always 3 bags for a pound at the local market so we had one each but my mum used to go mad because we always used them to spell out horrible names to each other and see who could get the worse

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