April 12th is National Liquorice Day, and so to celebrate we have decided to delve a little in to the history of liquorice and bring you all of our favourite liquorice retro sweets that will let you join in the celebrations for the day!

Liquorice is certainly a taste that isn’t for everyone, but here at Retro Sweet we definitely love it! It’s a nostalgic taste that has been enjoyed for generations, and we are sure will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Liquorice Cream Rocks

These little liquorice cream rocks are the perfect sweet treat to see you through National Liquorice Day! Fill one of our sweet bags, or even create a sweet bouquet full of these little black and colourful treats and send your taste buds into a taste overload.

Liquorice Wheels

These black wheels are the ultimate sweet treat to take you back to your childhood, the wheel shaped liquorice sweets are a Retro Sweet favourite. And we know they are enjoyed by generations, with a distinctive taste that we’re sure won’t be forgotten about anytime soon. 

At Retro Sweet our liquorice treats can even be personalised too, why not get one of our ‘My Lovely Liquorice Wheels’ Sweet Jars for a loved one that you know really likes liquorice and personalise it with their name and a special message?

Old Fashioned Sweet Hamper

We know that liquorice isn’t to everyone’s taste so why not stop the disputes in the family or office with our Old Fashioned Sweet Hamper, which is full of everyone’s favourite old fashioned retro sweets. It is the perfect option to make sure you satisfy everyone’s tastes when you want some liquorice.

Liquorice facts you might not know!  

Liquorice has been around for centuries, and is used in many different ways other than just the sweet treats we know and love today. The liquorice root can be used to quench thirst, and as a herbal tea, it was first brought over to England to be used in Pontefract Cakes in Yorkshire, where there were fields created to harvest liquorice in this country. Unfortunately, due to the climate in England, the last liquorice harvest happened in – and it is now sourced and imported from warmer climates including Spain, Southern Asia and Africa.