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Sweet Beginnings

Remember sherbet fountains? Who can forget the tingling zest of sherbet on the tongue? That little bit of liquorice which, when sucked upon, transported sherbet into the mouth and onto the back of the throat? That coughing fit which ensued?

Oh, the delights of the sweets of childhood. How boring the sweets of today are in comparison.

The days of the penny chew, liquorice bootlaces, Black Jacks and gobstoppers. The days of four for a penny - and an old penny at that! True value for money.

The excitement of Saturday morning pictures with three pence to spend on sweets which seemed to buy an enormous quantity of sweets for very little.

Making it seem even better by buying an ounce of sherbet pips or Tom Thumb drops, all in their lovely colours which screamed eat me! Eat me!

Love Hearts were always popular and those with particularly pertinent messages were saved to give to the object of childish desire in the playground. How many childhood romances started with that simple gesture?

Remember flying saucers? That lovely wafery cover which stuck to the roof of the mouth and dissolved to allow the sherbet to flood out?

And milk bottles and aniseed twists? Sherbet lemons which made the tongue sore if too many were eaten and Moondust which fizzled and crackled on the tongue?

There were fruit salads covered in wax paper which always stuck to the chew, especially if they were warm and sticky from being in a pocket for too long.

And there are sweet cigarettes, of course. Called names like `candy sticks` today to distance them from the real thing. The children of yesteryear used to pretend to puff away on these, thinking of nothing but the lovely flavour and texture of the sweet. Smoking did not come into the equation!

In those days, when life seemed so much simpler, there were was a vast choice of sweets on the market to tempt children.

The important thing was value for money and getting as much for a penny - and an OLD penny too - as possible.

An entire generation of children grew up looking forward to pocket money day so they could run down to the local shop and spend, spend, spend to their heart`s content.

There is a little bit of the child left in everyone and how better to bring this out than with the sweets of yesteryear? With retro sweets for sale the choice is endless, so indulge and enjoy those sweet memories!


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We deliver all over Bulgaria, Romania and Greece to your home address or any Econt office in the country, including frozen products in thermally lined boxes.

Information on Econt offices and tariffs:

Econt charge a small amount for money handling

***If you require your order to go to an Econt office, please ensure you indicate which office you wish to use for your delivery***

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Customer Testimonials

Elizabeth Buckley
2016-10-19, 09:02
Receiv ed my order promptly and well packaged. I you havent used British Lion before do not hesitate the quality of the food es exceptional, never fa...
Alison Edwardes
2017-01-08, 13:37
Really superlative place - we'll be visiting again and again :)
Сергей Македонский
2016-08-18, 07:30
Мне очень нравится этот магазин - огромный выбор по нормальным невысоким ценам. Ка...

How to order:

Ordering on the British Lion Food Store site:

Add items by pressing "add to cart" under product.

When finished ordering all items, press "show cart".

If all OK, press "order".

Enter delivery details on form and press "confirm".

For your order: Your Full names (minimum 2 First and Last), Full Address with street name and number as well as postal code, (if you are in a block of apartments than we need the apartment number, the floor number, the entrance number, the street number and the street name), Contact phone numbers (ideally 2 - 1 BULGARIAN mobile so that Econt can sms you regarding delivery), email address and other special instructions you might have for the courier company.

You will get a message saying your order has gone through and we will contact you by e-mail, though you will get an automated e-mail confirmation first.

***If you require your order to go to an Econt Office, please ensure you indicate which office you wish to use for delivery.  Frozen products sent via Econt travel  in a cardboard box insulated with polystyrene and containing special frozen gel sachets.  We are not responsible for any damages of any nature incurred by products resulting from Econt delivery procedures.***

***Please note that it is highly preferable for us to send any frozen goods to an Econt office for the client to pick up rather than to an address to minimise transit time.  If  the client chooses to order frozen goods to go to an address/village address, this will be at client risk as the courier may experience delays in delivery - goods may arrive highly chilled rather than frozen solid***

***Please note that  much of our stock is currently delivered bulk packed.  As such, some will have a BBE date on the outer, but not necessarily on the product itself.  We do keep track of everything that is past BBE and these products are offered at reduced prices on the site.  All products are offered with a reasonable BBE - if any customer requires a certain period of product life, kindly e-mail us and we will check and not supply if  we cannot match the requested period***

Contact Us

0885 085633 (English/Russian)

0885 337 506 (Bulgarian/Russian)



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