Just in time for Christmas, Woolworths’ famous pic’n mix is coming back, with 100% of the profits going to a charity partner.
11 years after stores closed in the UK, you can grab a jar of the sweets the chain was famous for.
Jars of the stuff are available now exclusively from Very.co.uk with some of the nation’s favourite sweets, including Black Jacks, Fruit Salads, Cola bottles, Dolly mixture, Twin cherries, Pear drops, Jelly snakes, Kola cubes and Liquorice allsorts.
You can get the traditional pick and mix for £15.99 or if you have a favourite and want a jar of that exclusively such as liquorice or jelly snakes, you can get the stuff for £16.99.
The online retailer, who now own the Woolworths brand name in the UK, is offering the nostalgic goods to raise money for Coram Beanstalk, a charity that recruits and trains volunteers to provide one-to-one reading support in primary schools.
To accompany the launch, Very commissioned research exploring Britain’s love of confectionary.
They found that nearly 40% of the 1,000 people surveyed admitted to enjoying sweets at least once a week, with 28% confessing to having sweets every day.
Whilst frequent trips to the sweet shop may be a thing of the past, nearly half of the participants have purchased sweets online.
Jeremy Stevens, Very category director, said: ‘So many of us have fond childhood memories of Woolworths’ amazing selection of sweets. The launch of this much-loved product is a fun and nostalgic way to support our charity partner, Coram Beanstalk, to help them raise much-needed funds for the great work they do.’
Ginny Lunn MD of Coram Beanstalk said: ‘Coram Beanstalk is as happy as a child in a sweet shop to be receiving 100% of the profits from Very’s launch of Woolworths Pic’n Mix.
‘The money raised will go towards helping those children who need extra support to catch up after this year of disrupted schooling.’
You can buy the childhood favourites on the Very.co.uk website.
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