As a self-confessed sugar addict, it probably came as no surprise to Carrie (Queen Bitch) that I promptly volunteered myself (before she had time to elect anybody else) to sample the latest offering from British confectionery giant Swizzels Matlow Ltd. With Halloween looming darkly around the corner, they’ve brought out a whole host of spooky themed sweets to delight trick or treaters — and I wasn’t about to miss out!
So when this lot arrived in the post, I felt suitably smug in snapping them up.
Along with Swizzels Matlow’s trademark Love Hearts, Drumsticks, Fizzers, New Refreshers and Fruity Pops, there was also a big bag (and a huge tub) of Halloween themed treats that would be perfect for a party — including Trick or Treat Lolly Mix, Monster Treats and Spooky Treat or Trick Mix. The Mega Drumsticks have also undergone a Halloween makeover with black and orange wrappers, while Double Dips have transformed by moonlight into Spooky Dips, with a blackcurrant flavour that leaves your tongue black. Frightful!
The creepy packaging makes Swizzels Matlow’s latest range perfect for Halloween, so I’d thoroughly recommend stocking up on them now before the supermarkets sell out in anticipation of Wednesday night’s scarefest.
But because I couldn’t wait that long, I decided to whip up some gory jam-filled cupcakes (it’s supposed to look like blood, ok?)
Then painstakingly arrange them on a three-tiered cake stand, complete with spooky sweet decoration — which is not as easy as it sounds when the lollies won’t stand up!
In the end, I settled for shoving them into the cakes, quickly photographing, then moving on to the business in hand…
Washing them down with a nice cuppa, in my truly spooktacular skull mug (courtesy of Denise O’ Sullivan).
Love Dolly xx