JELLY BUTTONS AKA SPOGS OR HORSE CAKES
We had a lot of requests for Jelly Button sweets when we opened our Traditional sweet shop,
being quite new to the candy business we relied on our customers to describe the sweets as so many were known to people by different names. Jelly Buttons, Spogs and Horse Cakes and “you know the sweets that are found in the middle of a Catherine Wheels” to name a few.
So Jelly Buttons as we know them as, are aniseed flavoured jelly sweets that come in blue and pink and covered in little bobbles.
We wonder why Jelly Buttons are sold in pink and blue only, when there were orange ones in the Catherine Wheels. If you know why then please leave your comment.
JELLY BUTTON HISTORY
They have been part the Liquorice Allsorts mix for 111 years. Which apparently came across by accident when one of the companies sales man dropped his tray of confectionery samples. The client he was seeing in the Sweet shop loved the look of the mixed sweets and placed an order there and then. The rest is Sweet history.
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Cornflour, Gelatine, Spirulina . Colours: Blackcurrant, Carrot, Radish, Spinach, Nettle, Flavours: Aniseed Oil,
( you can eat more of these as looking at the ingredients it contain fruit and veg hooray!)
© Jo Steele 24th August 2014. All rights reserved. Page: Jelly Buttons, Spogs, Horse Cakes. (British Sweets)