6 Classic Pick N Mix Sweets For an Unforgettable Lockdown Movie Night
With the country likely to be under lockdown until Easter, many of us are missing some of the familiar comforts that brought magic to our lives. Like taking the whole family for a night at the cinema. But in an age of huge screen TVs and powerful yet affordable home cinema systems, we can replicate the magic of the movies at home. But, as any cinephile knows, a film without a treat is like a day without sunshine. So, if you’re planning an unforgettable lockdown movie night, make sure you include plenty of classic pick n mix sweets for the whole family.
The right pick n mix sweet combinations, can add a little extra magic to your movie nights and help your tastebuds escape to a world of flavour that’s as powerful and dynamic as the action of the big screen. Whether you’re watching Avengers assemble, snuggling to a quirky charming rom-com, or taking the whole family on an adventure in a galaxy far, far away, make sure you take these classic cinema sweets along for the ride…
1. Jelly Beans
The best cinematic experiences are those that keep us guessing. The ones that bring us the pleasant surprises that we never knew we needed. And what greater confectionary equivalent is there than the humble jelly bean? Bursting with flavour, there’s a surprise in every bite!
2. Flying saucers
From The Day The Earth Stood Still to Independence Day, to ET and even Man of Steel, strange visitors from other planets have always been a source of fascination for us. From alien conquerors to benign protectors, we’ve always been fascinated by the occupants of UFOs. Fortunately, there’s nothing sinister hiding in these tasty flying saucers. Just a fizzy, tangy sherbert surprise that’s both vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
3. Chocolate mini eggs
Some movies take a little time to get into. But when you make the effort, they’re all the more satisfying for it. A pleasure that’s artfully replicated in these tasty chocolate mini eggs. Bite through the sweet, crunchy shell and you’ll find a deliciously smooth center of indulgent milk chocolate. A classic for the whole family, including vegetarians.
They’re juicy, succulent, delicious… and so chewy that you’ll find that a little goes a long way. Strawbs are the perfect cinema sweets. They’re big on taste and long-lasting, so you can spend more time engaged in the film, and less time rustling around in your bag of treats. Succulent and chewy though they may be, they’re completely gelatine-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
5. Fizzy cola bottles
They’re tangy, they’re tasty, and their flavour is as intriguing as any mind-bending science-fiction flick. Fizzy cola bottles are an absolutely essential addition to your movie night pick n mix. The combination of sweet and sour is a perfect accompaniment to a bittersweet drama or historical epic. Yet just as perfect for a lively comedy flick!
6. Foam shrimps
Crustation v Confectionary: Dawn of Deliciousness! Don’t worry, these tasty foam shrimps are blessedly seafood-free. Although they do contain gelatine to give them that light and fluffy yet satisfyingly chewy texture that’ll keep you trawling for more.
Which classic cinema pick ‘n’ mix will you include in your next lockdown movie night?
With so many classic pick n mix treats to choose from, you’ll find that there’s a sweet to match every genre of film. Whether you’re perched on the edge of your seat for a pulse-pounding thriller, or chuckling away at a rib-tickling comedy. So make your movies even more magical by creating your own delicious cinema pick n mix bundle. Feeling spoilt for choice? Not sure where to start? No problem! Treat the family to a lovingly pre-packed movie night bundle that’s guaranteed to have something for everyone.
We’ll see you at the movies!