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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
The juicy strawberry has beaten the fizzy cola bottle to be named Britain's favourite sweet

The juicy strawberry has beaten the fizzy cola bottle to be named Britain's favourite sweet, according to a survey.

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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%).

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