Juicy strawberry tops sweets chart
Published 21/07/2010 | 12:12
The juicy strawberry has beaten the fizzy cola bottle to be named Britain's favourite sweet, according to a survey.
The cola bottle, which has held the top spot for years, was beaten by the berry outsider in a poll of more than 2,000 people by woolworths.co.uk.
Traditional favourite the Liquorice Allsort attracted just 7% of the vote.
Woolworths brand director Matthew Hardcastle said: "Woolies is home to the original pic n' mix and our chart is a way of documenting the nation's likes and dislikes.
"Taste in sweets change as much as any other trend. We had previously seen a movement to nostalgic sweets but the juicy strawberry is definitely the sweet of the moment and is a very contemporary choice."
The most popular sweets according to the survey are:
1. Juicy strawberry (21.3%); 2. Fizzy cola bottle (15%); 3. Chocolate egg (14.5%); 4. White chocolate snowie (13.3%); 5. Jelly bean (10.9%); 6. Fried egg (9.7%); 7. Jelly baby (7.9%); 8. Liquorice Allsort (7.3%).