Imported candy from Sweden.
Basset's Liquorice Allsorts are the original Allsorts. A popular British candy that is also popular in Sweden and can be seen on my Pick-n-Mix walls in Sweden. They are also common in Scandinavia, where they are called Engelsk konfekt or Lakridskonfekt.
In 1899, Charlie Thompson, a Bassett's sales representative, supposedly tripped over and dropped a tray of samples he was showing a client in Leicester, mixing up the various sweets. After he scrambled to re-arrange them, the client was intrigued by the new creation. Quickly the company began to mass-produce the allsorts and they became a successful product.
Bassett’s began life in Sheffield as a small confectioner in the nineteenth century. Today it is a much loved sugar confectionery brand and includes Bassett’s liquorice allsorts and Bassett’s Jelly Babies as part of the family.
Ingredients: Sugar, Molasses, Glucose Syrup (contains Sulphites), Wheat Flour, Desiccated Coconut, Starch, Gelatine (Bovine), Colours (Plain Caramel, Beetroot Red, Curcumin, Vegetable Carbon, Paprika Extract, Anthocyanins, Lutein), Fat-Reduced Cocoa, Liquorice Extract, Flavourings, Vegetable Oils (Coconut, Palm Kernel, Sunflower in varying proportions), Caramel Sugar Syrup, Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax), Concentrated Blackcurrant Juice, Concentrated Vegetable Extract (Spirulina)