Scoff Club Subscription Sweets Giveaway

As a child of the seventies, I have strong memories of walking to the local newsagents with my pocket money and choosing sweets.

Oh, the excitement!

Tiny white chocolate teddy bears were a particular bargain at 2 for half a penny, but I also had a penchant for drumstick lollipops, fruit salad chews, pineapple and cola cubes, strawberry and lemon bonbons, sherbet pips, pear drops, sherbet dip dabs, gobstoppers, foam shrimps and bananas, tubes of love hearts, refreshers and parma voilets, candy necklaces and bracelets, plastic-bound whistles and lipsticks and those white cigarettes with the ends painted red…

Today, there is quite a demand for the retro sweets of my childhood and many that were once discontinued are available once again.

Scoff Club is the latest in a long line of food subscription services – sign up and a box of sweets will be posted out to you once a month. Choose from 2 tubs (approx. 500 grams), 3 tubs (approx. 750 grams) or 4 tubs (approx. 1 kilo) priced at £9.99, £11.99 and £13.99 per month respectively, delivery included.

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One of our 3 tub Scoff Boxes

As is the norm with such subscriptions, you don’t get a choice on what your box will contain. For many, that element of surprise is very much part of the fun, and it’s also ideal if you are buying a subscription as a gift for someone else. I found it a little frustrating as one of our boxes had half a tub of liquorice sweets in it, which both of us hate. That said, we have enjoyed the majority of the contents.

The good news is that Scoff have recently introduced a preference centre so you can let them know whether you hate, like or love Jelly & Gums, Sour/Fizzy, Chocolate, Hard/Boiled, Chewy, Sherbet and Lollies. Unfortunately for us, there’s no category for liquorice and given that I’d mark Chewy as Love, I have no way of banning liquorice from my box.

The overall range across my trial of the 3 tub box has been decent, though I have found individual boxes a little lacking on variety – each tub holds only one or two types of sweets in it, plus there are a few extra loose items in the box. The box shown above was a little disappointing, whereas the box with lots of different chews was much better!

Because of the tub format, the boxes are too large to fit through the letterbox so you’ll need to retrieve them from your local Royal Mail depot if you’re not usually home during the day. I’d vastly prefer flatter boxes that could easily fit through the letterbox, which should certainly be possible for the volumes we’re talking about about here.

I’d also like the option of specifying from the start how long my subscription will run – one month, three months, six months and a year. As it stands, it’s an open-ended subscription and you have to remember to cancel when you’ve reached the duration/ budget you had in mind.

That said, this is a fun addition to the subscription trend and a nice gift idea for those with a sweet tooth.

GIVEAWAY

It’s my pleasure to join  with Scoff Box in giving away a three month subscription for the 3 tub Scoff Box to one lucky reader of Kavey Eats! The prize includes free delivery within the UK.

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the giveaway in 2 ways – entering both ways increases your chances of winning:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment sharing a memory of buying or eating sweets when you were a child.

Entry 2 – Twitter
Follow @Kavey on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter! Then tweet the exact sentence (shown in italics) below.
I’d love to win a @ScoffBox subscription from Kavey Eats! http://bit.ly/KaveyEatsScoffBox #KaveyEatsScoffBox
(Do not add my twitter handle or any other twitter handle at the beginning of the tweet or your entry will be considered invalid. Please don’t leave a blog comment about your tweet either; I track twitter entries using the competition hash tag.)

RULES & DETAILS

  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 5th June 2015.
  • The winner will be selected from all valid entries (across blog, twitter and instagram) using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • The prize is a three month Scoff Box subscription to the three tub box and includes delivery within the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prize is offered and provided by Scoff Box.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. You may enter all three ways but you do not have to do so for each individual entry to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kavey at the time of notification. Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email or Twitter so please make sure you check your accounts for the notification message.
  • If no response is received from a winner within 10 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

DISCOUNT CODE

New subscribers are offered 50% off their first box. Enter discount code SCOFF50 on ordering.

 

Kavey Eats received sample products from Scoff Box.

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74 Comments to "Scoff Club Subscription Sweets Giveaway"

  1. Tracey Peach

    I will always remember in the summer holidays when me & my brother were little Mum would give us 50p each to select which sweets we wanted. It was so exciting!

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  2. Deepa Mistry

    I love sweets, I still eat them every week! I used to go to the sweet shop each day after school for a bag of sweets – arranged into 10p, 20p and if you were feeling flush 50p bags. My favourites were black jacks, fruit salad, strawberry laces and dolly mixtures.

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  3. Heather Haigh

    I used to love buying sherbert dib dabs, but the sour sherbert made me pull funny faces.

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  4. kayleigh

    Even as an adult i love pick n mix .. as a child i use to stand there for what seemed like hours just looking and trying to decide what sweeties to get … bon bons or cola cubes or cola bottles .. but i will always be a gummy and chewy girl at heart … i love my gummies xx

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  5. Lisa Rogerson

    Black jacks and fruit salad where my favourites, followed by white mice and always a hubba bubba bubble gum, oh happy days x

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  6. Hayley F

    I remember going to the shop with my dad on a sunday. We were allowed 50p to spend on penny sweets. Wish they were still available x

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  7. Tracy Nixon

    I always used to buy a 10p tuck bag from the newsagents on the way to school! Loved the beer bottles and me and my friends thought we were cool eating them because we thought they contained real beer! I have tweeted too!

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  8. clair downham

    i remember buying penny sweets from the swweet shop with my grandad

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  9. Miss Tracy Hanson

    I remember taking 20p and getting a huge bag full of penny sweets. 🙂 Still love flying saucers etc now and when I’m feeling very “silly” I have a Sherbert Dab lol. 😀

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  10. Emma

    I remember penny sweets being 1p not 5p I used to love Fridays after school always got sweets

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  11. ellie spider

    I used to love the little twist machines 🙂 you know you put 10p in twist the knob and out would come a handful of sweets – my favourite were the gummy bears and the hard candy coated chocolate peanuts 😀

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  12. Jane Wilson

    1/4 of pear drops and cola cubes from the local newsagent was my weekend treat

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  13. Terri

    There was a shop called the candy cabin when I was growing up and I used to take my pocket money and choose from the wall to wall pots of penny sweets.

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  14. Minnie15

    I remember saving pennies up to buy a 10p mix and then trying to suck the cola flavour out of the cola bottles but always giving up and biting into them 🙂 x

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  15. claire woods

    I remember the penny sweet shop and all the sweets in tubs.

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  16. Tracy Newton

    I used to love the 10p mix ups we could buy from the newsagents. I loved Mojos at 1/2p each

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  17. Natasha Mairs

    I remember going to our local corner shop with my sister and buying Chocolate nibbles, that had to be weighed out. Loved them!! and also parma violets

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  18. claire griffiths

    i always remember going to my grans and grandads at the weekends and them giving me 50p to get a pick and mix

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  19. Arabella Bazley

    I remember walking down to the paper shop with my father on pocket money day and the shopkeeper being eternally patient whilst I asked him to measure out 1 or 2 ounces of my favourite sweets. Then, when my pocket money reached the grand sum of 10 pence, we were only allowed to spend half of it on sweets and with the other half we had to buy a comic so afternoons were spent sucking everlasting toffees and reading the Beano.

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  20. shaheen

    Gob stoppers because they lasted (and now I think of it tasted of nothing) but I was able to give them to my brothers who would shut up for a little while and leave me alone.

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  21. Tracy Mallinson

    Oh what a trip down memory lane! I used to go to our local shop on a Friday, penny arrow bars and bazooka Joe bubble gum with the miniature cartoon strip were a firm favourite, but the choice as a child seemed infinite 🙂

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  22. Angela McDonald

    My favourite sweet memory is going into my local classic sweet shop (which is still there!) called Teddy Grays! I was with my gran and she’d just bought me some lemon bonbons as a treat and bought me a yummy ice cream dipped in sprinkles! As the shop is tiny, a woman turned around and accidentally knocked my ice cream onto the floor!.. But she was so lovely and treated me to another one – such a lovely lady!

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  23. laura banks

    cycling to the shop before school with my mate to go and get blackjacks we were always late as school started at 9am and the shop opened at the same time

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  24. Iris

    I grew up in a small village in the mountains and we didn’t have a shop on the way to school, but I remember going to the vending machine at the trainstation most days and spending all my pocket money on these big pink bubblegums. Then shared them with my friends.

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  25. frances hopkins

    I remember my mum giving me 10p for a bag of sweets, you used to get loads!!

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  26. Zoe G

    I used to see my Gran every week and she would save all the coppers up over the week for me and the 5ps when they became small, I remember she used to grumble about the size of them! She would hand me the coppers over and I would spend ages piling them up into groups of tens and then running down to the sweet shop usually buying herbal tablets as they were my favourite

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  27. Emily Hutchinson

    Going to the local shop and getting 10p mix-ups, the excitement of what might be inside!

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  28. Jo Young

    I can remember the excitement of being given 10p to spend on sweeties and the amount I could get in my little white bag @BoostieBoo

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  29. Louise Comb

    Love reading everyone’s memories of sweet munching – it takes me back to my youth. I think the memory I’ll throw in to the pot is those jars of broken chocolate. They would weigh it out for you in paper bags. You got a lot of chocolate for your money. Does everyone remember that? I don’t suppose health and safety would allow it now 😀

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  30. leanne weir

    Every Friday my mum used to send me to the shop for some 50p moxes

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  31. Lisa Parker

    I remember when I was younger and I used to go to my local sweet shop and buy a ten pence bag of broken easter eggs. It was serve in a little white sweet bag and it had lots of different types on chocolate in it.

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  32. Danielle Cresswell

    Walking to the shop with my parents during the warm summer evenings and getting £1 of penny sweets in a mix up.

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  33. Amy Beckett

    Sweet memory has to be buying sweets at the pix and mix stand at Woolworths.

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  34. joanne torrance

    i remember i used to get 10p per week and me and my sister used to buy pick and mix at the local corner shop. we used to buy 2 sweets for half pence

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  35. Kristy Brown

    I remember getting 50p on a Sunday and the lady in the sweet shop hating me, as lots of the sweets were 2 for 1p…..and I could never make my mind up!

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  36. Christine Caple

    I was very luacky as my parents had a grocers shop with a large sweet selection, and I spent a lot of time viewing and *tasting* the sweets!

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  37. Hazel Christopher

    Every Saturday growing up my mum would have to work, so my nan and grandad would look after us for the day. My grandad would take us to the local tobacconists where they had shelves of sweets in jars. Each week I’d pick a bag of sherbert pips and my brother would get murray mints. Then we’d go back to nan and grandads house and pontoon using our sweets to make bets.

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  38. Angie Hoggett

    I remember walking to the sweet shop with my brother and thinking 50p each for sweets was brilliant and when we got a £1 we were rich!

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  39. Tania Atfield

    I remember going to our village shop to buy penny sweets, we were only allowed 10 pence worth.

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  40. Layla Thomas

    We lived out in the country so when we did actually go into town I was always allowed to go into the store and pick out a treat. I loved the Gold Nuggets gum in the little draw string bag.

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  41. Hannah Igoe

    I remember going to the shops with my 20p pocket money and buying 20 penny sweets with it!

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  42. Sheri Darby

    My sister and I stored all our sweets for weeks and weeks for a midnight feast, fell out and ate them all separately

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  43. Lisa Ellert

    I remember going to the shop and getting one of those little white bags and choosing the 1p and 2p sweets. I remember teddies were the best deal as they were 2 for 1p!!

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  44. Samantha Sugden

    I remember as a kid my dad would take me and my little brother to a little corner shop that just sold sweets in jars and we were allowed to different sweets I would choose jazz balls and strawberry bon bons.

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  45. Victoria Prince

    We used to have a lovely little newsagents just down the road that sold penny sweets. I have so many fond memories of going in and getting a little white paper bag and then choosing what I wanted from the selection! Sometimes it would only be 10p, but that 10p still seemed to go quite a long way!

    My absolute favourites were the blackberries and raspberries that were little jellies covered in crunchy sugar balls

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  46. Sarah B

    My Dad would take us to the Newsagents to choose our sweets on a Saturday, and I’d always hang back so that my younger sister couldn’t copy my choice (I don’t know why it bothered me, but she always did!).

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  47. Karen R

    I remember buying sweets on the way home from school sometimes. I used to get 2 oz of something, like cola cubes, or strawberry bonbons, and I used to treasure the sweets in their little white paper bag 🙂

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  48. Louise M

    i usedto get a 10p mix of my favouries on my way home from school everyday. I loved toffee logs and refresher chews the most. On a Saturday my Nan used to buy me 2oz of pineapple rock or fairy satins – wonderful times.

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  49. Louise M

    i used to get a 10p mix on my way to school everyday. I loved toffee logs and refresher chews the most.
    On Saturdays my Nan used to buy me 2oz of pineapple rock, fairy satins or cop cops (remember those?) – wonderful times.

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  50. Jamie Millard

    There used to be a sweetie factory in the industrial estate near me. I used to save the 20p from the bus home from school and walk home. There was a little shop in the factory where you could buy the rejected sweets – 10p for a huge bag. Walk home once – get 2 big bags of sweets. There was nothing wrong with them – just slightly squished or sticky wrappers.

    Well worth walking home for.

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  51. Sheila Sloan

    I can remember buying penny Daintee Bars on the way to school … and that was a penny in old money!

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  52. Jean Vaughan

    I used to get 3d pocket money and my first memory of going to the sweet shop was when I spent the whole lot in one go- I got 4 fruit salad, 4 Black Jacks and 4 flying saucers- 12 sweets for 3 old pennies!To me, that was the best treat ever.

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  53. Sarah Lewis

    I always remember that Wednesdays were sweet days when I got to go down to the local tuck shop with my dad and pick a 20p mix of sweets and some chocolate. Used to live for Wednesdays!!

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  54. Emily Knight

    I remember when my brother and I could still go down to the local shop and buy a quarter of sweets…damn metric system changing all of that!! 🙂

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  55. Kirsty Sparks

    I remember always buying pick n mix after school on my way to the bus stop when i was younger.

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  56. louise morgan

    I used love spending my pocket money on a bag of mix penny sweets,such as flying saucers mojos,refreshers and jelly dummies and snakes to name but a few,i also remember a little cloth bag of gold nuggets chewing gum,sweet tobacco and cigarettes,oh the 70s were great,also pacers and toffos were another favourite ,thank you for helping me to take a trip back in time and remember all those lovely treats.

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  57. Susan Pringle

    My Nana’s next door neighbour used to have a sweetie drawer. Sh ewas always giving kids loads of sweets.

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  58. Andrea A

    I remember going to the corner shop once a week to get 10p or 20p bag of penny sweets and swapping the ones I didn’t like with brothers or friends.

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  59. Clare Hubbard

    I remember looking forward to every Friday as a child as my Dad would always buy my brother and I a quarter of Jelly Teddies from the market stall on his lunch break. Still love Jelly teddies now 🙂

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  60. sharlene speakman

    my favorite memory as a child was my grandparents coming over on the weekend with a goody-bag of sweats and chocolates for each of us my favorite part was the pick and mix i loved the jelly cola bottles

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  61. Natalie Crossan

    I used to go sweetie shopping with my grandma 🙂 It’s nice to tell my daughter becuase she isn’t around anymore xx

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