The Gobstopper – Review of Retro Sweets and Giveaway

I recently got asked if I’d like to review some retro sweets from The Gobstopper, an online shop specialising in a vast collection of 80s and 90s retro sweets as well as some old fashioned classics.


I got to pick 3 I’d like in a kilner jar and after much though I went for some Double Dips, sherbet flying saucers and Sherbert fountains, because I am a grown up. They were awesome. I’ve since been eating them stealthily with my head in the kitchen cupboard.


The shop obviously does a lot more than just sherbets (they also do sherbert crystals if you’re interested). Other choices include, and aren’t limited to, white chocolate mice, candy necklaces, bon bons, cola pips, black jacks and more.

The kilner jars come in 3 different sizes and there’s also unique section boxes that would make nice presents.


The site is easily navigable with deprecate sections for medicinal, sugar free, vegetarian and halal sweets.

As always one of the things i look at is if they would make good alternatives to sending flowers. I would definitely recommend them for anyone that has a sweet tooth and has a love of old fashioned sweets.

The Giveaway

If you’d like to win your own kilner jar full of sweets then step this way. All you need to do is visit The Gobstopper site and leave me a comment below telling me what your favourite retro sweet is.

One winner will be chosen at random and will get a kilner jar with their choice of 3 sweet collections in it.

For additional entries you can:

Tweet the following:
“Win a retro sweets jar with the @the_gobstopper and @notmyyearoff ”

Follow @The_gobstopper on Twitter

Follow Not My Year Off on Facebook

Please leave a separate comment for each.

This giveaway will end on Friday 24th January at 11pm, after which a winner will be selected at random.

Please note this giveaway is only open to UK residents.

Good Luck!

This competition is now closed. The winner is Anna McLean Fleming

202 thoughts on “The Gobstopper – Review of Retro Sweets and Giveaway”

  1. Bang goes my new year’s resolution lol! I love Retro and my favourite sweetie form the site is are the Fizz Wizzes! Yummy!

  2. My favourite retro sweets are Floral Gums and Parma Violets – since childhood I have loved the ‘perfumy’ sweets, though I’m certainly not averse to lots of other sweeties too!

    I have tweeted about the comp so friends and followers also get the chance to enter (Twitter username: @Loreleigh)

  3. Heheh just been commenting on retro sweets as my review went up today too! They are just fabulous aren’t they. Shamefully I’ve eaten all of mine from The Gobstopper so I’ll be back to enter your competition to win some. Will take me an hour to decide what I want! Funnily enough we have to make s snowman for a competition at POD’s nursery mwhahaha :))

  4. yeeeeeeeeeh get to re-live my child hood naming sweet :)))))))))

    i loved the sweets from my childhood,even though i srill love sweets now,retro sweet where the best,just tasting them now takes you back to the playground after school,when my mama would bring me either a 10p mix or a double dip dip as i would call them,or some blackcurrant giant flyers,magic colour changing space dust!!!!!!! Am loving this remembering all my favourites πŸ˜€ SHERBET FOUNTAINS!!!! O i soooo loved these,my favourite would have to be??? its so hard to choose would be either tootie fruitees or dib dab’s….i cant choose… ok all of them…hahahaha


    Really enjoyed thinking about my favourite retro sweets cant you tell ??? lol


  5. there is sooo many,wish i didnt scroll through everyone elses favs now,lol.i love liquorice torpedoes (though my teeth dont now!!),butterscotch lollies,bon bons.actually maybe better to list the retro sweets i dont like,lol!!!!

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