Here are the results of a rather unscientific poll conducted by the UK’s Marks and Spencer on people’s favorite candies. Fizzy cola tops the list, which contains a plethora of distinctly UK treats that are rare in the US. I’ve tried rhubarbs and custards (beautiful, but I don’t get the appeal), pear drops, chocolate limes, sherbet lemons, and more from the list. See my British Boiled Sweets Duo, parts I and II.
At least you can easily find fizzy cola in the states! And I’m intrigued by the new M&S confectionary range that seems to be due soon.