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Days during lockdown have consisted of a lot of Animal Crossing, work and scrolling through social media for a ton of hours. But during those times of endless scrolling through social media, occasionally an AD pops up that catches my attention, usually, it’s centred around food, pretty makeup or hair dye. On this particular occasion, it happened to be an advert from So Sweet, and it was a pic filled with brightly coloured treats. After capturing my attention, I headed over to their website and found it to be filled to the brim of Candy from around the states. As someone who can easily be swayed by bright colours, it wasn’t long until I had filled my basket up with goodies and a few days later, my haul arrived by post and I was chuffed when I opened the box to see the contents. It was super sunny on the day my parcel arrived, so I decided to ditch my usual setup and head to the garden to grab some pics before diving in.
So what was in my haul I hear you say? Keep reading to find out.
Who are So Sweet?
The company who have 6 shops based in the UK and pride themselves on being able to get unique products which are hard to source outside of the US. As well as a number of retro and novelty favourites from the UK and beyond. If you want to visit a So Sweet store, you can find them in the South West of England. However, if you live elsewhere in the UK, their online service provides quick delivery and an easy to browse website.
These drinks were the first thing to catch my eye, with triple melon lemonade and ocean blue lemonade being flavours that excited my tastebuds. Served in the sun, after being well shaken these drinks are the ultimate summer treat. If you’re a fan of lemonade without the fizz, this is the drink for you. Although these can be purchased on Amazon and some other small American suppliers, I found these to be the best price at £2.99 each.
With my all-time favourite chewing gum coming in next, it’s the mint chocolate chip and sweet watermelon gum from Extra. Despite Extra being a brand we can easily access in the UK, these flavours not so much. I first purchased these when I went to Florida back in 2014 and bought an unholy amount back. Then I did a similar thing when I visited Pittsburgh with my Dad in 2016, however, I haven’t been since and getting hold of these bad boys online is a bit of a nightmare. As much as I love the Sweet Watermelon flavour and the summer vibes it brings, it is nowhere near as tasty as my mint chocolate chip gum, which honestly feels like you’re eating ice cream whilst chewing on gum. It’s truly a one of a kind experience when it comes to chewing gum. The gum costs £1.39 for the watermelon and £1.99 for the mint chocolate chip, which is a little pricy for gum, however, it’s a great treat for once in a while.
Sour Razzles are unique candy/chewing gum combination that I have never come across before, with the pack containing tons of little sour sweets within and then after you’ve chewed the sweets it turns into bubblegum. Although like most bubblegum, it loses the flavour super quickly, however, the sour element that it starts with definitely makes this gum more enjoyable. The blue raspberry was the sourest one, followed by Cherry. The sour razzles cost £1.59 which is a decent price considering how many you get in a pack.
Think popping candy and chewing gum together and you’ll get PopRocks, what starts out as a bag of popping candy, quickly turns into bubblegum. It’s honestly an amazing experience to try it out, however, the gum doesn’t taste good after a few minutes which makes me sad, but, the experience of the popping candy makes up for it. The Pop Rocks cost £1 which is a little steep for how long a pack lasts.
Throwback to 2016 when I was fully obsessed with Airheads, so much so I got a huge box shipped over from America as part of a haul I did. My best friend and I ate them for weeks on end and the supply didn’t seem to go down. Once I’d gotten sick of them, I gave them to my other friends and then when I saw them on the So Sweet website, I knew I had to get some again. As the cherry and apple ones were my favourite last time, I decided to grab a bunch more this time. Each airhead bar costs 49p which is really reasonable for the size of the bar and the fact it is imported too. You can also get airheads gum which I had no idea about until seeing it on SO Sweet. Although I am not a huge fan of the gum as it has so many flavours within, Will likes it so it’s a matter of opinion.
Throwback to this bad boy, with the bubble tape from Hubba Bubba. It was one of my favourites from the shop as a kid, of course, you need to open it and then cut it using the packaging. Let me know if you guys did this too? I need to know if I’m alone in this.
With that, my haul is complete! Hopefully, you enjoyed this haul and let me know if you’d like to see another haul similar to this.