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Where to Buy Sweet Jars

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As Christmas approaches it’s easy to run out of inspiration for Xmas gift shopping. Wares of Knutsford can come to your rescue with plenty of great gift ideas!

Buy sweet jars and fill them with old favourites

One of the simplest but most appreciated gifts this season, a jar full of sweets will be welcomed by anyone – adults or children, friends and family, co-workers, your child’s teacher, your postman, in fact by everyone except maybe people on a diet!

It helps to know if the recipient has a favourite sweet, in which case you go for a whole jar of sherbet lemons or rhubarb and custards or cola cubes whatever is appropriate. However you can also make up mixtures of your own!

Buy sweet jars of all sorts of sizes at Wares of Knutsford, including traditional large glass jars and more modern angled jars. Once the sweets have all been eaten, the jars can be re-used in all sorts of ways!

Sweet jars but not sweets!

If you are buying for people who are a bit health conscious, who are trying to cut down on sugar or who simply don’t like sweets (do such people really exist?!), you can still buy sweet shop style jars to make amazing personal gifts. There are few women out there who won’t appreciate a little pamper package – simply fill a sweet jar with miniature bottles of bath bubbles, body lotion and foot scrub, then add a sachet of face mask, a pair of exfoliating gloves, a nail file and a nail polish. Try and buy pampering treats in co-ordinating colours and complementary scents for a professional looking package, and make sure you add a label and a ribbon. This works as well for men as for women – just change the contents around a little bit to include a smart razor, exotic shaving oil and miniature aftershave samples, a grooming kit and men’s facial scrub and moisturiser.

You can also make jars designed for children – it’s only fair to add a few sweeties, but bulk out the package with plenty of colouring crayons, lego pieces, marbles, small toy figures, socks, a party horn and a bubble blower!

You can construct a sweet jar for crafters to include items such as ink pads, glitter tape, chalk markers, letter stamps, beads, a tape runner, needles, threads, and a roll of twine. A similar idea themed around sewing could include needles and threads, a cute thimble, a pin cushion, scissors and a tape measure, for example.

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Sweet Jars for Shops and Stalls

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Wares of Kutsford’s sweet shop jars category is full of sweet jars that fit the traditional picture of a sweet shop jar and some more creative options.

Standard tilt or tall sweet jars

The model described as a sweet jar is round with a screw top and flat bottoms and sides so that it can be tilted or stand upright. Don’t feel restricted by the description of ‘sweet shop jars’, because this model provides great, practical storage for all sorts of goods, in the kitchen and elsewhere in the house.

The clear glass container means you can easily see what’s inside, while the jars are easy to access when tilted, even when stored up high. This shape comes in a range of sizes, starting at 130ml and going up through 180ml, 192ml, 395ml and 870ml to two litres. The jars can be bought singly or in packs. The 130ml, 192m, 395ml and 870ml versions come with a choice of lid colours, while the 180ml and two litre versions come with silver lids.

Traditional sweet jars

Pot club jars offer a classic look for storage. They look great filled with colourful sweets but can also make even mundane foods such as pasta and rice look elegant. Group a number of the jars together for serious visual impact.

Pot club jars come in packs of three, six or eighteen and in sizes including 250ml, 500ml, 750ml, one litre, 1.5 litres and two litres. With straight sides and glass lid topped with a ball, this is a timeless look for any kitchen. The Bronte jar offers a more traditional alternative with a quaint look, in five litre, 2.8 litre, 1.4 litre and one litre variants. Using attractive storage jars is the easiest way to turn necessary storage into a decorative feature in your kitchen, bathroom, craft room or anywhere you want to get organised.

Modern sweet jars

A new addition to our sweet shop jars range is a set of modern, sleek looking storage jars with coloured lids. These come in 0.5 litre and one litre sizes and are very practical as they can be stacked on top of each other in any combination – ideal when space is at a premium. The secure, screw top lids come in orange, green and raspberry.

If you are worried about using glass, the sweet shop jars category also contains a number of plastic varieties of jars, for safety and easy transport.

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Jars for Sweets

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The Wares of Knutsford range of jars for sweets has a number of uses. Not only will the traditional sweet shop style jars in plastic or glass lend a colourful, retro look to your kitchen when lined up on a shelf, filled with goodies, but they also look brilliant to furnish a sweet bar for weddings, parties or other events and, filled with goodies, make lovely gifts.

Traditional sweet jars

Wares of Knutsford’s Pot Club Storage Jars or Bronte Jars are glass sweet jars in classic sweet shop style with straight sides and a ‘knobstopper’ lid. If that’s the look you’re going for but are worried about glass breakages, the Plastic Victorian PET Jars are a safer option when there are children around.

You may prefer the easy access tilted sweet jar, which can stand on end or on its side and comes in glass and plastic versions, with lids included. If storage is an issue, square jars are neat and convenient and the range again includes glass and plastic options.

Of course you don’t have to stick to sweets – Wares of Knutsford’s range of jars for sweets can be used to house all sorts of goodies. Dry goods like pasta, rice, cereal, flour and sugar can be elegantly decanted into the attractive jars while Pot Club Jars are a glamorous way to store all sorts of bathroom or dressing paraphernalia such as cotton wool balls, cotton buds, hair accessories and make up.

Milk bottle sweet jars

Wares of Knutsford is particularly pleased with the vintage style small milk bottle that has recently been added to the range. The 250ml bottles come with lids in a choice of colours and are a quaint reminder of being served milk at school, in individual bottles with straws. Those days are long gone but modern children are likely to be charmed by the novel idea of drinking milk this way. However that’s not the only way to use these cute bottles, as they also make great containers for small sweets such as sherbet pips, jelly beans, dolly mixture, floral gums or jelly tots. Fill the mini milk bottles with a selection for a more sophisticated take on a party bag. Coloured sherbets will look beautiful viewed through the clear glass. The smaller size is great for children (or adults!) who might not have enough self-control with a larger jar!

Remember that with Wares of Knutsford there’s a flat delivery charge, no matter how much you order, and there are special prices for bulk buying – the more you buy, the cheaper they get!

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Sweets in Jars

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The old-fashioned sweet shop is every child’s favourite place – and a few adults! There nothing quite as nostalgic as that sugary scent and the look of rows and rows of huge sweet jars filled with the most amazing array of colours, shapes and flavours.

Top 10 Retro Sweet Jars

These traditional sweets were probably your grandmother’s favourites, kept in sweet jars, weighed out in lbs and ounces and sold in white paper bags and are still as popular now. If you haven’t tried any for a while you’ll find yourself rushing out for a sugar fix after reading this delicious list:

  • Shrimps
  • Sherbet Pips
  • Rhubarb and Custards
  • Pear Drops
  • Sweet Peanuts
  • Chocolate Mice
  • Sherbet Lemons
  • Aniseed Balls
  • Jelly Beans
  • Toffee, Lemon or Strawberry Bon Bons

Fill Your Own Sweet Jars

Whether you have hordes of grandchildren, are aiming for a candy retro style décor or simply have a sweet tooth, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t create your own old-fashioned sweet shop at home.

The first step is to invest in a set of sweet shop jars – you could go for the kind that stand on end or sideways, for Le Parfait style jars or curvy cookie jars, just make sure they all match and don’t forget to create some pretty labels!

The best place to find traditional sweets these days is online, in one of the numerous online stores specialising in retro candy, or you could always make your own:

Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 400g caster sugar
  • 125ml full-fat milk
  • 200g marshmallow fluff (available in larger supermarkets)
  • 350g peanut butter (smooth rather than crunchy)

In a heavy based pan bring the milk and sugar to the boil and cook for three minutes over a medium to high heat. Stir in the marshmallow and peanut butter until well-combined and pour into a square glass baking dish of about 23cm and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in a cool place in sweet shop jars.

Rocky Road Bites

  • 350g good-quality chocolate
  • 30g butter
  • 397g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 350g digestive biscuits, broken into small pieces
  • 500g miniature marshmallows

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bain-marie or very gently in a microwave. Add the remaining ingredients and stir the lot together well. Drop the mixture in spoonfuls onto a sheet of greaseproof paper and leave to set. Store in a cool place in sweet shop jars.

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