Hancocks vegan Tongue Painter sweets

Confectionery wholesaler Hancocks has revealed its 2022 vegan sweets range ahead of Veganuary.

The firm’s Kingsway brand offers a plenty of vegan pick and mix favourites including Meerkat gummies, Tongue Painters, Flying Saucers, Flying Saucers, Dracula Teeth, Giant Strawberries, and Veggie Bon Bons in Orange, Toffee, Apple, Lemon, Bubblegum, Cherry flavours.  

For fizzy sweet lovers, there are Fizzy Twin Cherries, Fizzy Cherry Cola Bottles and top seller Fizzy Cola Bottles, now with a new recipe.

Skull Sweets in Cool Melon, Cool Cola, Sour Raspberry and Lemon and Sour Skulls are available from Swedish confectionery brand BUBs. 

Chocolate lovers are also covered with vegan products from Tony Chocoloney, Moo Free and Dirty Cow. 

Customers looking for vegan treats may be surprised to learn that they can enjoy the classic experience of PEZ, adds Hancocks, which offers refill packs in a range of flavours including fruit mix and fizzy mix.

Other sweet vegan friendly treats available are Rowntree’s Giant Jelly Tots 130g and Fruit Pastilles Tubes 115g.

Chris Smith, marketing communications manager at Hancocks, said: “Veganuary is a huge movement that has grown year on year. Vegan confectionery has grown in popularity in recent years and with round three per cent of people in the UK following a vegan lifestyle and seven per cent a vegetarian, is only likely to grow. We encourage retailers to ensure they have plenty of stock to appeal to customers taking part in veganuary and at the beginning of the year, when customers may be looking for treats that adhere to their new year’s resolutions.”