What do We Mean by Gourmet Sweets?

Head on down to your local shop or supermarket and you’re sure to be met by many different bags of sweets. 

Bright and colourful and packed with flavour, these offer some good choices, but what if you’re looking for something a bit different?

Enter gourmet sweets, an option that jumps to the next level when it comes to ingredients, texture, and flavour. 

Here at Ask Mummy & Daddy, we create a wide selection of exciting and unique gourmet sweets, including innovative takes on classics and items that are new to the market.

If you hear the phrase ‘gourmet sweets’ and wonder exactly what this means, then our team have created this guide to tell you more, so let’s take a look.

The Rising Popularity of Gourmet Sweets

Sweets are the UKs second favourite treat, just behind chocolate.

While a huge amount of us Brits have a sweet tooth, there are signs that things are changing. While the popularity of sweets isn’t dropping, a shift in the kind of sweets people are buying is. 

In the same study as mentioned above, one of the more popular reasons people would buy more sweets is if more exciting flavours were introduced. 

This is where gourmet sweets can help, offering up exciting new culinary experiences that go above and beyond more traditional offerings.

Not only that, but as the public become more health-conscious, the attitude towards sweets changes. 

Nearly half of Brits are considering reducing the amount of meat they eat, and gourmet sweets offer a solution to this, providing completely vegan sweets as well as items with other health considerations such as gluten free and dairy free.

As we lean towards more sophisticated and artisanal products, gourmet sweets are the perfect way to incorporate delicious treats into any diet, no matter what restrictions are placed on it.

Key Characteristics of Gourmet Sweets

So, let’s get back to the question ‘what are gourmet sweets?’

There are some key elements to look for that distinguish gourmet sweets from more traditional options, and here are five:

  • Quality Ingredients: Here at Ask Mummy & Daddy, we don’t put anything into our sweets that isn’t of the highest quality. Take our coffee gummies that uses extracts of premium arabian beans for example. These aren’t just coffee-flavoured sweets, but instead are delicious bursts of flavour that works either as a gummy or when added to boiling water as a refreshing drink.
  • Artisan Craftsmanship: Gourmet sweets go through an intricate process to make sure they are the perfect treat, no matter the occasion. Our skilled confectioners pay close attention to every aspect of production, from design to the moment the sweets are placed in the jar. Whether using traditional methods, or our own innovative solutions, you can always expect the best when choosing gourmet options.
  • Unique Flavours: We choose our flavours carefully, mixing classic recipes as well as adding innovative twists. We love to make sweets that are exciting and new, and items like our battenberg cake sweets and delicious cocktail gummies are loved by fans for providing bursts of flavour that taste like no other sweets around.
  • Presentation and Packaging: As the famous saying goes, ‘the first bite is with the eyes’, and that’s why presentation and packaging is vitally important. From the moment the package is delivered, the experience begins, and that is why we ensure every jar or box of sweets is designed to look great. Not only that, but most packaging (such as our boxes) is 100% plastic free and biodegradable.

In a nutshell, gourmet sweets are artisanal, high-quality treats that are ideal for celebrating special occasions, or simply indulging in on a quiet night in. 

The Art and Craft of Making Gourmet Sweets

The process of creating gourmet sweets goes above and beyond traditional sweet making. Every ingredient is carefully chosen to provide a lasting impact to the flavour of the sweet. 

The design of the sweets is integral to the eating experience, and our confectioners take every step to ensure our sweets are bright, vibrant, and the perfect size for popping in your mouth. 

Some of our items, including classics like fizzy strawberries and rainbow bites, as well as innovative ideas like our mojito gummies and watermelon gumballs, are made to provide a juicy explosion with every bite, and we work tirelessly to ensure every product that is delivered sticks to our high levels of flavour and quality.

These aren’t just made to be sold in bulk, but individual items that guarantee an exciting culinary experience.

Popular Types of Gourmet Sweets

Gourmet sweets come in all shapes and sizes, and here at Ask Mummy & Daddy, our vast range incorporates many different types.

The Classics

Let’s start with the classics. These are sweets that have been known and loved for decades, and our gourmet selections offer every traditional characteristic but with added flavour. 

This includes iconic sweets such as rhubarb and custards and fizzy cola bottles which are great for providing a touch of nostalgia with every bite.

New Varieties

While we all love a classic, there comes a time when it’s time to try something new. 

Gourmet sweets break boundaries, providing new ideas and different takes on flavours and varieties. Here at Ask Mummy & Daddy, we have some exciting new sweets, such as our chocolate biscuit cake gourmet sweets and our lemon drizzle sweets.

These are one of a kind and unique so if you’re looking for something a little bit different to the norm, this is the option for you. 

Sweet Collections

Gourmet sweets often come in stunning collections that are perfect for parties, or for being used as a gift.

We provide a great selection of share tubs that are made for sharing and packed with an exciting mix of classics and newer varieties. 

Our one of a kind share tub is the perfect introduction to our range of gourmet sweets, with a bit of everything included to ensure you find your new favourite.

Where to Find Gourmet Sweets

So, throughout this blog we’ve touched on why gourmet sweets are a great way to treat yourself, so where can you buy them?

Well, here at Ask Mummy & Daddy, we have a wide range that offers something for everyone. If you’re looking to start your journey into gourmet sweets, then our website is the perfect place to do so, so why not check us out today.