The Little Box of Delights
Being on the edge of the village right next to the main car park is a great location for our shop. Coach parties pop in and many conversations started over our glittering array of traditional jars of sweets, every jar is a memory for someone and an exciting discovery for many a younger visitor. School children return again and again to pick their own bags of pocket money sweets; flying saucers, blackjacks, fruit salads, chocolate bananas, chocolate tools, traffic light lollies and of course the strawberry and cola laces!
Our cut and serve fudge and the recently added Roly’s fudge are certainly popular with visitors – locally made in the traditional way, our slabs or chunks of fudge of various flavour can be weighed and put into our bags for quick eating or into our lovely gift boxes as gifts.
Walkers buy sweets to keep them going on their travels, a quarter of (although officially 100 grams) Kendal Mint Cake or Fox’s glacier mints, humbugs, Coltsfoot Rock, Barley sugar and Floral Gums. The local community call in and support us, they too have their own favourites and although we are a fairly new shop, after a couple of months some of our stock is disappearing at lightning speed – the proof of the pudding as the saying goes.