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Retro sweets are back and nostalgia matters!

Welcome to Natalie’s Blog…


The Summer holidays are well underway now… the kids have broken up and it’s time for long days, BBQs and holidays with family and friends.

I am just back from a week abroad enjoying the delicious local food and sampling some of the local brew. While I was away I discovered my new favourite summer drink, Pernod drunk the French way with ice and cool water.

The French aniseed drink transported me back to my childhood, to days when I would sit with friends in the school playground sucking ‘Blackjack’ chews and seeing who could turn their tongues a putrid black colour the quickest!

Apparently the ‘sweets of yesteryear’ are now proving hugely popular with people of all ages, which is not surprising given my Blackjack memories!

Older people like the reminder of tastes and colours from their childhood, with all the positive sticky memories they bring, of the corner sweet shop and long summer days… younger people enjoy trying something different, such as a fruity sweet, a fizzy Lemon Sherbet, a minty Humbug or a colourful Rhubarb & Custard chew.

Why not try giving your customers some personalised ‘retro sweets’ because whenever you can engage your customers emotionally you are winning!

Retro sweets are a great way for you to tap into the demand for reminders of the past and the positive memories often associated with them, creating an instant reaction from your customers, arousing their affections and transporting them to their youth.

A positive emotional response from a customer means they will connect much more strongly with your business, brand, organisation… whether you are a restaurant, hotel, manufacturer, professional services company, retailer, travel company etc.

By giving a retro sweet to your customers, wrapped in a colourful wrapper with your personalised messaging, you create a talking point… customers love the gift and pay attention to your special offer, promotion, social media and website details etc… and it costs you next to nothing.

We stock a range of fruity boiled sweets and Humbugs which can be supplied at short notice in quantities from 500, in flow-wrap printed with your logo, graphics and/or messaging on the front and in two places on the back.

These personalised sweets are perfect for giving with refreshment, in a reception area, at a trade show or exhibition, at a celebration, birthday, anniversary or wedding etc.

We can also supply a wide range of other retro sweets on a bespoke basis.

It takes a little longer to supply sweets on special order but whatever retro sweet you want we can probably supply it in personalised wrappers, in 2 weeks or less! (Just give us a call to discuss what you have in mind and we’ll give you a cost and timescale.)

Find out more about our range of boiled sweets, low pricing and how you can use personalised sweets to build customer loyalty and sales by calling Richard or Gabrielle now on 01932 571180.

As we like to say… everyone is a sucker for a sweet!

(Natalie’s Blog, 11 August 2017)

Meet… Natalie Atkinson (Managing Director, Delvaux Ltd)

Natalie is the Managing Director of Delvaux Ltd, a family-owned business originally founded in 1985 by her mother Monique as a division of Rombouts Coffee. Natalie leads the ‘delicious marketing ideas’ team at Delvaux, experts in helping Delvaux’s clients to use personalisation and gifting as ‘edible advertising’.

Since Delvaux’s early days supplying petit fours to Restaurants and Hotels and supplying retailers such as the House of Fraser, Conran and Harvey Nichols with luxury chocolates, glace fruits, nougats and nuts, Delvaux has developed into a thriving independent business supplying personalised chocolates (Neapolitans and Petit Chocs) and confectionery in individual wrappers printed with messaging, logo, special offers and promotions etc.

Delvaux has been in business for over 32 years supplying 1000s of businesses, associations, charities, institutions and individuals with millions of personalised Neapolitan and Petit chocolates over that time. More recently Delvaux has expanded under Natalie’s direction with the addition of Mints, Sweets and Chocolate Coffee Beans to the product range.

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