I’m coming over all Willy Wonker …courtesy of The Treat Kitchen

I’m a big sweet and chocolate fan, so you can imagine my delight when I was invited by The Treat Kitchen to sample some of their goodies.

I almost snapped their hands off.

Look what arrived a few days ago…


A selection of goodies from The Treat Kitchen…

  • Diddy Pear Drops
  • Coconut Mushrooms
  • Radioactive Sours
  • Truffles

All the above came in handy re-sealable pouches apart from the truffles.


The Treat Kitchen is a gourmet confectionery retailer selling over 300 different varieties of sweets, chocolates and hand made fudge. They currently have stores in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester

It is opening a further 2 more stores later this year. One in Coventry and one in Meadowhall, Sheffield.  

Yes you heard correctly Sheffielders…bang on our doorstep.

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Sweet shop heroes come in the way of Coconut mushrooms … you little beauties.

They are extremely moreish; I think I devoured the lot in under an hour (and that was me being disciplined)

They didn’t stand a chance. I can resist most things apart from temptation!

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Radioactive Sours were the only sweets  I received that I wasn’t too sure about?

They came with a warning ‘continued consumption within a short space of time will cause irritation of the mouth or stomach.’ I was almost too scared to try one.


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Apparently they have taken a traditional boiled sweet and coated it in Malic Acid.

Having braved it and tried a couple for myself I can confirm that the first 30 / 40 seconds of  sucking on this sweet are very unpleasant and the faces you (may) pull are hilarious.

I handed them out to our builders and watched in amusement at their pained  ‘oohhhhh awwwwww’ faces.

Some cursed me, others surprisingly liked it. One couldn’t cope and spat it out!

Me … I was rolling around laughing.

Hours of fun (if your evil)

Diddy Pear Drops (below) can be found amongst the traditional boiled sweet section sat along side other delights such as rhubard and custards, kola cubes and rosy apples.

I do love a good pear drop … its a very under-rated sweet.


I saved the best until last.

I am an official chocolate lover – my ever increasing hips and bum are testimony to this.

I was sent a couple of boozy truffles whisky and a strawberry and champagne.

They ‘arrived’ in a white paper bag with a Treat Kitchen sticker on the front to seal it. I like the plain  paper bag detail as it has an old-school feel to it. It reminds me of when I was younger and used to pop into the local shop on the way home from school to treat myself to a 10p mix.

I made myself a ‘posh’ coffee, got comfy on the settee, ripped open the bag and dove right in.

They didn’t disappoint.


I wanted more.

All chocolates are hand-crafted by Belgian chocolatiers and there will be over 50 flavours to choose from.

Its going to be a chocolate lovers dream.

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So there you have it my first taste of The Treat Kitchen and what a pleasure it was.

Sheffielders (and surrounding areas) remember you’ve not got long to wait  until you can go and have a look around and indulge yourself at the opening event.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled. I understand that they are aiming for September 3rd.

I’ll keep updating my twitter feed @naughty_forties and I’d suggest you also keep an eye on @TreatKitchen.

Are you a chocolate, a boiled sweet or a fudge lover…? Does a new exciting confectionery excite you ? As always I’d love to know.

Until next time, Tracey x

  • All goods received were PR samples but all opinions are strictly my own*

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7 thoughts on “I’m coming over all Willy Wonker …courtesy of The Treat Kitchen

  1. Sunita says:

    You lucky thing! I’d love to received sweets in the post. Obviously I’d need to eat them in secret away from the kids! X Sunita #brillblogposts

  2. Karen says:

    Oh yummy. not sure if I’m going to tell the children. Lucas will be a definite for trying the radioactive ones…. Me the chocolates xx

    • lizandtracey says:

      Mike had to spit the radioactive one out… I’ve grown quite partial to them! I have asbestos gob :)) I’m all about the chocolate too. Thanks for your comment , Tracey xx

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