RETRO sweets are set to make a comeback to cater for huge public demand. A survey carried out by Waitrose as part of its Great Sweet Revival campaign to find out Britains most loved sweets saw more than 2,000 people respond. Now high street stores have moved to fill the gap in the market -- created partly by the closure of Woolworths famous picknmix aisles -- and acted swiftly to exploit the nations fondness for comfort eat- ing in the economic downturn. It comes as Marks & Spencer has seen a 70 per cent hike in sales of sweets such as fizzy cola bottles, rhubarb and custard and wine gums. And upmarket stores such as Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser are in talks with confection- ary makers to bring back traditional sweets sold in sweet jars. Topping the list of the publics favourite sweets were aniseed balls, which the supermarket will sell along with sherbet pips and choco- late mice. But the much- loved aniseed balls will be white instead of red. Waitrose confectionery buyer Matthew Jones said: The colour of our aniseed balls will certainly raise a few eyebrows with candy connoisseurs. However, it is great we are able to bring back these much revered sweets. We received a fantastic response to our campaign so I think our new retro sweets will be as popular with children today as those who remem- ber tucking into them in decades past. The sweets will go on sale at Waitrose in January. The move comes on the back of news that people are buying more traditional cuts of meat, such as pigs trot- ters, and old favourites such as roly-poly pudding. 22 Friday, 30 October 2009 London Lite Sancerre qarpet (qoffee3 Various colours, 4m wide hength cut to requirement, stain resistant 100% pol6prop6lene felt backed saxon6 pile carpet for hea96 domestic use WsS 14 per m2 1190 SsVo 210 15% off shh eosRoST STdRo Check di6ucom or phone 0745 750 0175 (calls charged at local rate)u cRdpUCT sVskhsrkhkTY 9aries b6 store so please check before tra9ellingu dcoekem ldURS gost stores gon4nri 7am49pm, Sat 7am47pmu Sun ongland and Wales 10am44pm (where permitted)u Scotland 9am47pm and eorthern kreland 1pm46pmu dffer excludes nextda6udi6ucom and Tradepointu Lets do it diy.com You wont find it cheaperuuu rut if you do well refund the difference chUS gi9e you 10% dnn the lower priceu eow thats a price promise! Terms and conditions appl6u See in store for detailsu Youll find a trul6 incredible choice of flooring for e9er6 room in 6our home plus selected take away solid wood flooring hoire qarpet (penim3 Various colours, 4m wide hength cut to requirement Stain resistant for hea96 domestic use WsS 10 per m2 850 eatural qhoice Sheet Vinyl (qhagall 7193 Various colours a9ailable 2m, 3m & 4m wide, length cut to requirement, hard wearing oas6 to clean WsS 18 per m2 1530 qountry dak clank offect haminate nlooring 2u5m2 per pack, eas6 to fit glueless locking s6stem lard wearing, eas6 to clean WsS 4u98 per m2 423 SsVo 75c qolours cink Scroll Rug 120 x 170cm (dther si5es a9ailable3 WsS 49u98 4248 SsVo 750 qlassic eaturals lickory qarpet Tile 500 x 500mm, eas6 to fit eo glue required, hard wearing WsS 2u98 253 SsVo 45c eatural hacquered 83mm Solid dak nlooring 1u195m2 per pack, 100% solid oak 17mm thick, will age with time qan be sanded and re4lacquered WsS 35u98 per m2 3059 SsVo 539 Kevin employee since 1995 SsVo 150 SsVo 270 s9ailable to order from larger stores onl6u cick up our sutumn nlooring rrochure in storeu kts full of fantastic flooring ideas from r&Qu per m2 per m2 per m2 per m2 per m2 per m2 per m2 per m2 per m2 per m2 carpet, vinyl and rugs take away laminate and RealwoodhdC cack price 10u57 cack price 36u55 Return of the sweet shops Supermarketdeals fuelboozeabuse ALL-INCLUSIVE supermarket meal deals should be barred from including wine, an alcohol abuse charity said today. Campaigners fear that popular 10 food and wine for two offers by Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsburys lure in commuters keen to wind down and looking to save money in the recession. The British Liver Trust said the deals normalised excessive drinking. Spokeswoman Sarah Matthews said: If a couple shares a bottle a night, the women would be more than double their limit by the end of the week and the man way over. Waitrose and Sainsburys said their deals included an alternative to wine. by KEVIN WIDDOP Old favs back again the top ten 1 Aniseed balls 2 Shrimps 3 Sherbet pips 4 Lemon bonbons 5 Sweet peanuts 6 Chocolate mice 7 Strawberry bonbons 8 Liquorice torpedos 9 Toffee bonbons 10 Foam bananas index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html