Retro sweet of the week!

It’s been wedding sweets galore lately in our retro sweet warehouse! The Chewbz team have been especially busy helping lots of lovely couples bring some retro sweetness to their big days.

To celebrate the last few weeks of summer loving, we’ve picked possibly the most wedding-related sweet of all time for this weeks Retro sweet of the week

Sugared Almonds

Sugared Almonds!

You can’t get more traditional than these sweets. Did you know that Sugared Almonds date back to the 13th Century?

Since then, sweet-toothed couples have been choosing Sugared Almonds as the perfect Wedding Favours. It’s tradition to give 5 to each guest to represent a long life, wealth, health and happiness. Ahh!

Not just for weddings though, a certain member of the Chewbz team (ahem, Dom) enjoys these on an almost daily basis in the Chewbz office!

If you’d ♥ to get your hands on some Sugared Almonds, simply leave a comment on this post. Our favourite comment will win the sweets.

Make sure you leave your comment before 9am next Monday 29th August.

69 thoughts on “Retro sweet of the week!

  1. sharon griffin says:

    lovely sugared almonds in pink and white and blue.
    Silver and gold are perfect if you`re having a wedding do.
    Pretty little treats especially nice for the Mother in Law,
    Give her these and you`ll get some peace cos one bite on these and she`ll break her jaw ;}

  2. Charlotte Cottam says:

    On my way to the corner shop down by the beach in my town where I usually buy my sweets from (including sugared almonds) a large gust of wind came and blew my skirt up in front of all of the holiday makers! One thing they won’t forget – my Tom and Jerry pants :p

  3. SJ says:

    When I was little, Santa left a mini stocking at my Grandparents house for us to “discover” when we visited after Christmas. The stockings really were tiny, no more than 10cm tall but were always filled with lots and every year mine included sugared almonds. Winning some would mean reliving my childhood 🙂

  4. Dolly Daydreamer Fairley says:

    OMG when I think of Sugared Almonds, I think of Christmas – when I was younger we got these in our stocking every single year – loved them too but never had them for years now since leaving home. Many happy Christmas memories!

  5. JoC says:

    Please Dom do me a favour and send some sugared almonds to this sweet nut – share the love 😉

  6. Deborah Wheeler says:

    As a kid I remember my Mum eating these but she never shared with us – said they were grown up sweets!!

  7. gemma brown says:

    wow i thought these were just for wedding favours. mmmmm i’ll be getting these all the time now yummy

  8. louise wynne says:

    WOW! my sweet jar would certainly be brightened and flavoured up with these gorgeous sweets.

  9. ANTwon says:

    A tour bus driver drives with a bus full of seniors down a motorway, when a little old lady taps him on his shoulder. She offers him a handful of almonds, which he gratefully munches down. After approx. 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of almonds.
    She repeats this gesture about eight times. At the ninth time he asks the little old lady why they do not eat the almonds themselves, whereupon she replies that it is not possible because of their old teeth, they are not able to
    chew them. “Why do you buy them then?” he asks puzzled. Where upon the old lady answers, “We just love the chocolate around them.”



  10. Bshree08 says:

    Would love some lovely sugary almonds for my Hubby, as he is mad of these sweets than Me :(…

  11. Ahktar Niamut says:

    Sugar almonds or happy almonds as some kids use to say are very nice and delicious. It also reminds one childhood

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  13. Jo Boyd says:

    Sugared almonds always remind me of Christmas – Grandma used to give me little packet every year, with the blue ones taken out (she gave my boy cousin my blue ones and I got his pink ones!). He was a ‘cruncher’ and I was a ‘sucker’ so mine lasted longer, and he’d badger me to give him some of mine, but he wasn’t allowed!
    Isn’t it strange the way little things trigger memories like that – especialy sweets I think.

  14. keiran crocker says:

    my nans favourite at christmas, would love to treat her to some early! no false teeth for her either biting on these!

  15. Stacey Dickinson says:

    When we were kids my nana had a pretty bag full of these in a cabinet, nso we ate them. Little did we know that she’d been saving them for over a decade from her wedding 🙁

  16. Binky says:

    These were my late father-in-laws favourite sweets, he would buy a packed for himself every Saturday morning when he went for his paper and some other sweets for the grandchildren!
    He would make them last the whole week (such will power!)
    The story he told me behind his choice was that he was given some when he was brought ashore in Japan after being bombed out of his ship during WW2, he said he remembered all the ship mates he’d lost whilst he was eating them.
    He was such a lovely kind man, the best Father-in-law a girl could ask for. Can you tell I miss him loads!

  17. Melanie Edjourian says:

    Sugared almonds r so yummy,
    I’ll eat them till they fill my tummy,
    Such beautiful colours, a yummy treat
    And when u run out, buy more from Chewbz

  18. Kunai Shah says:

    Sugared almonds what a delight
    So many colours such a lovely sight
    Oh i want these so badly
    If i win i’ll be very happy!

  19. Rebecca Smith says:

    Wow, sugared almonds!
    What a great treat!
    Just what you need
    When you fancy a sweet 🙂

  20. Ruth Tesdale says:

    Sugared almonds
    Oh so sweet.
    Pray my daughter
    soon will marry
    Oh that would be neat.
    Give each guest
    Five to remember
    all that we would wish
    For her.
    Now that would be sweet.

  21. Dee says:

    The traditional five sugared almonds that are in wedding favours are, as you pointed out, meant to represent ‘a long life, wealth, health and happiness’. The fifth one reperesents fertility – I think I’d leave that one out myself!!

  22. andi g says:

    HA! I remember these from Xmas when I was little. They were my grandads favourites, one year my brother and i put them in our mouths to crack the coating, remove it, then put the almond back in the bowl. I remember my Dad coming in from work, grabbing a drink and sitting down and helping himself to a handful of “almonds”!! We didnt dare tell him – no could we explain to my Grandad where the sugared almonds had gone! Funny thing is, I absolutely love them now I have grown up!

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