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Grumpy's Sweet Shop

How did you come up with the name?

The name Grumpy's is loosely derived from the character of our MD


Why did you decide to specialise in retro sweets?

We are a small family business, we all love retro sweets, and wanted to share our love and passion for sweets with everyone!

We started out with a small shop on the Welsh coast, and after high demand decided to offer our selection of sweets on the internet too.


Do you have a team of people whose job it is to discover retro sweets?

The whole family is always on the look out for sweets we remember from our youth. Of course, we have to taste test all of them, before we even think about offering them for sale, to make sure they are of the highest quality!

We have an ever-growing following on Facebook and Twitter and we like to keep in touch with our customers and followers and find out which sweets they would like to see in our shop and on our website.


I love that you sell Gelatine & Gluten free sweets, what made you decide to include them?

At Grumpy’s we want to cater for everyone, everybody should be able to enjoy Retro Sweets!

You may not realise, but there’s loads of sweets that are Gelatine or Gluten free, so we decided to put them into easy to access categories meaning our customers can browse a whole selection of sweets knowing, that they are all Gluten or Gelatine free and not have to worry.


What's the most popular selling sweet?

Strawberry Bon Bons, all year round!


Describe what a typical day is like for you?

Each day varies.. From sourcing and taking images of new sweets to upload to our website (and taste testing!), to coming up with new and exciting gift ideas for festive periods, each day is fun!

Although one activity you can always guarantee will be challenging is trying to pack all of our orders before the postman arrives!

We like to make sure we are doing everything we can to offer the best service possible.


What do you most enjoy about your job?

Finding “new” Retro sweets to add to our product listing is always fun, we recently managed to find a regular supply of novelty Wonka Bars and they’re selling like hot cakes!

We love talking to our customers - gaining feedback on their shopping experience is really important to us. It doesn’t get much better than when they tell us how much they enjoyed their sweets and how it took them back to their youth.


What’s your favourite retro sweet?

Chocolate Nibbles, every time!

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