With sweets evoking childhood memories, and a tempting selection of modern favourites, you can’t help but smile when you walk into the Oundle Candy Company on West Street. For both children spending pocket money, and nostalgic adults with sweet tooths, the wall-to-wall shelves lined with enticing jars glinting with candy colours present an irresistible display.
The shop is not short on choice, stocking over 250 products, including eleven flavours of fudge and nine flavours of bonbons. Forty percent of their range is locally sourced, with many of the sweets coming from a Northamptonshire confectioner, one of the last in the country that is still making sweets using traditional methods. If you can resist the temptation of simply going straight for the pick & mix counter, gifts for parties, weddings and corporate events can be ordered, such as ‘sweet trees’ and personalised sweet jars.
By Gabriella Wassell