Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mrs Kibble's Olde Sweet Shoppe - Candy shop in London

There's a child in each one of us. Well, there's certainly one in me. I wouldn't be surprised if you could recall the present that you received on the first Christmas that you've properly celebrated, the first toy that your parents bought you or even the first bicycle that you owned.


What about the first time you enter a candy shop? Well, I couldn't, simply because most of my candies were purchased from this grumpy old fella who sits in his provision store with a fan in his hand the entire day.
London's ice cream trucks

Strawberry delight - the preferred summer fruit

Mrs+Kibbles+Olde+Sweet+ShoppeAnyway, stepping into Mrs Kibble's Olde Sweet Shoppe would probably be the closest that you can come to replicating that memory of yours.

Mrs Kibble's Olde Sweet Shoppe, hidden from the hustle and bustle of London's Piccadilly Circus and Shaftsbury Avenue, sits quietly along Brewer Street is a tiny monument in its own right. Serving sugar coated old-fashioned candies, all stocked in big glass jars, the miniscule shop sees a constant stream of customers.

From your cola sweets to apple & custard candies, there is a huge range of goodies within the shop. Selling by weight, most candies would go for just under one pound per 100 grams, which is a bargain really. Come nicely packed in clear plastic satchel, it does make a good gift for folks back home.

Chocolate Perfection

Mrs+Kibbles+Olde+Sweet+ShoppeNot sure about which flavor to get? Just ask the staff for recommendation and you'll get to taste the entire range if you want to!

Well, I'm definitely going to bring loads back for my next visit to Singapore.

Mrs Kibble’s Olde Sweet Shoppe
Address: 57a Brewer Street, London W1F 9UL
Opening Times: 11am - 6pm (Mon - Thurs), 11am - 7pm (Fri, Sat) 11am - 4pm (Sun)
Tel: 020 7734 6633

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Uminya Rama said...

First comentator yeah...
Btw... I dont even remember what was my first candy when I was a child. But one thing that i know is the candy isn't produced anymore. :(
How sad...!!

C K said...

@Uminya Rama,
Hey, thanks for stopping by!

That got me curious, what kind of candy is that? A special flavour perhaps?

Dutchie said...

That pack in ur hand is one of my favourite Cola gummies ! In America they manufactured a type of cola that fizzles when u chew on them. Pity we cant get it anywhere else.

I do browse in sweet shops like Mrs Kibble's - wall to wall, 101 flavours to drive u absolutely craving for them. It's € 0,99 per 100grams too. Quite expensive for a heavy user like me who chew on them idly throughout the day n b4 I know it, 500grams has disappeared !

Junction 8 in Bishan has a store on the upper level. The moment u walk thru a connecting path from parking into the mall, u will see it. They sell pretty much the same variety as Mrs Kibble, at almost the same price.

going2oahu said...

Lol - I have become ADDICTED to this hard candy called Werther's Chocolate Creme Caramels. It has this really smooth and creamy texture even tough it is hard - kinda' difficult to explain but delicious!

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Deb said...

Oh no. My sweet tooth is calling!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Done in true Victorian style.

Emm said...

What a lovely, quaint idea!

Jade said...

Trying to look back growing up in the Philippines ...there were no candy shops to enter. You just knock from the outside and you point which candy you would like to buy.

Now that I am grown up and living in different countries and having seen lots of candy shops, must say never am I tired of visiting them.

C K said...

lol, I went straight for the Cola gummies. No questions asked, Cola it is. I've not tried the ones that fizzles but did manage to finish up the entire pack (a mere 100g) and felt slight ill thereafter.

Really? Darn. Seems that it's more expensive over in London. Then again, the pound is almost on par with the euros. 500gms?! Erm... heheh.. YOu must have a really high metabolism!

J8 used to be one of my favorite haunt as a kid. Have not visited there for quite some time now. Will probably drop by when I'm back home for a visit.

Mmmm... does it come with any creamy chocolate in them? Mmm...

Oh, is the donuts craze still going on back home? I wouldn't be surprised if you're one of those queuing up for a hour or so for those. :)

Oh yah. Is there any equivalent like that over at your end?

So are you the chocolate or the sweet person? ok, that doesn't come out right...

I know what you mean. Curiously, I still feel a bit nostalgic whenever I think of that grumpy old man. lol

Emm said...

No - I understand you so it didn't come out wrong! I am actually more into savoury items than sweet but I am quite picky when it comes to sweets. I'd say I like sweets more than chocolates.