Sweets From Heaven. The name doesn’t lie.
For those who crave sugar on a divine scale, a visit to one of their stores is hallelujah on a plate. Or in a bag, rather, which won’t stay closed for long. As your hand scrambles for something new in your packet of loot, being elbow-deep is the naturally assumed position from the moment you pay at the counter until the very. last. mouthful.
Where else could you arm yourself with a heavy-duty swag bucket as you search your own private candy land for sugar on demand? Around you: kaleidoscopes of colour. Treasure that shines in all shapes and sizes. Soft and gooey. Stretchy and chewy. However sweet your dreams may be, this is probably the one place that they’ll all come true.
Which is all good and well when you return for a refill, but what do you between visits to your happy place? A tough question that now has an easy answer. Rolling out across SA as we speak, your all-time favourites will soon be stocked at your local supermarket and corner cafe. So you don’t have to wait to go to Heaven if Heaven can come to you!
Pitstop packs are available in the 8 of the most popular varieties and flavours:
Sharks could cause a frightening feeding frenzy because they’re so fun to eat, with spongy white bellies and turquoise jelly tops. Take a bite and see if you taste blueberry first and vanilla second. Or the other way around. Take a few more bites just to make sure, but be careful of your fingers.
Cola Gums are the classic jelly bottles that quench your thirst for something tart and sweet at the same time. You’ll instantly recognise the familiar flavour of cola and love being able to taste the real thing in every bite.
Happy Beans deliver handfuls of jelly bean happiness, with a hard sugar outside and soft, chewy inside. Packed with an explosion of colours and fruity flavours like apple, grape, lemon and strawberry, it’s hard to believe that such big flavours come from such small delights.
Vampire Teeth are sweet snack essentials that are yummy to eat and perfect for silly selfie fun on camera too! Finally, a strawberry and vanilla fruit jelly that you can really get your teeth into.
Sour Worms are deceptively sweet to start, thanks to a light dusting of sugar on the outside, before getting down to puckering business in true sour style. Eat them as they come or see how far you can stretch the little guys before gobbling them whole.
Gummy Bears are everyone’s go-to gums for a burst of flavour that bounces here, there and everywhere! Enjoy them in strawberry, apple, orange and blueberry jelly on top, with smooth vanilla underneath.
Strawberry Rings are only available in everyone’s number one fruit flavour, balancing a tangy strawberry jelly ring with a vanilla cream base and a light sugar dusting for an irresistible taste combination.
Heaven Mix is the perfect party pack to get tongues wagging and in the mood to groove. Pop open a packet and take your pick of gummy bears and strawberry, grape and lemon fruit-shaped gums for a good time, anytime.
But wait. There’s much more fun where that came from.
While it’s totally normal to want to start downing these straight from the packet, we thought it’d be even more fun to see what else we could do with them. How could we elevate them from a heavenly experience to something absolutely sublime?
Could we make sharks even more perilous to sweet eaters everywhere?
Cue Jaws music and get ready to swim for your life! Set in a treacherous sea of blue bubblegum jelly, the deadly shark jellies eye their gummy bear prey bobbing on the waves in strawberry ring life preservers. To save the bears and please your taste buds, fish the sharks out of the waves before the waters turn a nasty shade of red!
How Now, Brown Cow?
A Coke float with all the ingredients you need to make you feel like a kid again.
Cola bottles smashed together with vanilla ice cream, lashings of Nutella, glugs of full cream milk, bundles of mini marshmallows and a light smattering of hundreds of thousands. For afters, there’s bubblegum-dipped pretzel sticks and finger biscuits, bejewelled with fruit gums and rainbow pearls. Who needs a time machine?
Now, it’s your turn!
How sweet can YOU go? Whether you’ve bursting with new ways to consume candy or have that one special sweet sensation that your kids beg you to make for bake sales or birthday parties, now’s your time to shine.
Sweets From Heaven is giving away a JELLY JACKPOT of 20 bags of their new takeaway sweet collection to one of our lucky foodies. Come up with a fun, unique and droolworthy recipe or idea that incorporates one of the 8 candy favourites here (swing by a Sweets From Heaven store to grab some ingredients, if you don’t already have them) and share your pics on Twitter. Mention @foodiescoza and use the hashtag #sweetsfromheaven to enter.
The grand prize winner will be chosen on 31 August 2017. And yes, getting as many retweets and likes of your entries will help get the judges’ attention :)
Need some extra inspiration? Check out these tempting inventions to get your creative juices flowing:
The clock’s ticking. See you on the 31st. Until then, sweet dreams and even sweeter eating!