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Healthy, Lovely, Liquorice


spaghetti laces traditional liquorice liquirizia meozzi de rosa at taos gifts
Traditional Liquorice laces
Liquorice not only tastes delicious it has been used in many health remedies for thousands of years.

The ancient Egyptians used it as a pharmaceutical, and huge supplies were found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb.
Egyptian hieroglyphics record the use of liquorice as a popular beverage among the men of the time.

Manuscripts from 360 A.D. talk of liquorice helping eye ailments, skin diseases, coughs, and loss of hair.

Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar are on record as endorsing the benefits of eating liquorice.

Today, liquorice can be found in many over the counter health remedies, cough mixtures, mouth ulcer treatments and topical antiviral creams are just a few.

This is wonderful for me to know, because as a total Liquorice lover I enjoy it because it tastes delicious!

Even better, there is plenty of delicious Liquorice variety at TAOS Gifts!

Liquirizia Menozzi De Rosa Traditional Italian Liquorice strong mint menthol sweets at taos gifts
Menthol, Strong Mint with Liquorice Centre
For those of us that love traditional liquorice for a moment of pure self-indulgence we have Liquirizia Menozzi De Rosa
Traditional Italian Liquorice in either bags of the fun Traditional Liquorice Laces or tasty Chunky Tortiglioni Twists.

For instant refreshment Liquirizia Menozzi De Rosa have created the Pioneer Menthol Mint Sweets with a hard liquorice centre, they come supplied in a tin making them easy to store in your bag or car, for instant minty freshness whenever needed.

If you like your liquorice and your mint extra strong you will love the Liquipin Mental Mint Extra, the stylish blue tin contains 40g of  extra strong minty liquorice imps.

liquorice imps in handy tins at taos gifts
A Variety of Tinned Liquorice Imps

Liquirizia Menozzi
De Rosa Traditional Italian Liquorice Imps are available in various flavours and each comes in their own stylish and brightly coloured storage tin.

They are ideal gifts for Liquorice Lovers and perfect for keeping your favourite sweet treat fresh between nibbles!

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Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Style!


Union Jack colour fx hairspray at TAOS Gifts
Fly the flag, on your head!

We love parties at TAOS Gifts and have plenty in stock to help you with any celebration, from party gifts to catering supplies, party prizes, balloons to bubbles, party poppers and glowsticks!

We have  a massive selection of tasty sweets and treats too!

This year is a big one, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee!

The Diamond Jubilee takes place in 2012, marking 60 years of The Queen’s reign. The Queen came to the throne on 6th February 1952 (her Coronation took place on 2nd June 1953).

Show your support and celebrate in style with the Union Jack flying high on buntings, flags, posters, hats and even your hair!

With Colour FX Coloured Hairspray, you can colour your hair quickly and easily and when the party is over, it’s easy to wash out with warm water and shampoo.

In time for the Royal Celebrations we have a special offer on Colour FX Red, White and Blue Hairspray.

union jack colour fx hair gel at TAOS Gifts
Go wild with colour!

The Special Offer Colour FX Union Jack Coloured Hairspray is a bulk pack containing three easy to use cans of coloured hairspray, the colours are wicked white, radical red and bizarre blue.

Each colour is UV reactive giving you a funky glow when you are under UV lights, perfect for parties!

If you want a more sculpted look, then try the Special Value Triple Pack of Colour FX hair Gel.

With funky streaks of coloured tips of your hair you will really stand out from the crowd. The Colour FX Hair Gel is also UV reactive creating a glowing crown of hair for the event of the year!

union jack trolley token keyring at TAOS Gifts
Union Flag Trolley Token
Be Patriotic all year round with one of our Union Flag Keyrings.

Not only is it stylish, but it’s useful too!

No more hunting in your pockets, handbag purse or wallet for a pound coin while you are shopping, simply clip the Union Flag Token off the secure lobster claw keyring and use that instead.

 

Novelty Character Candy for Small Gifts and Party Bags


Toy Story Curly Straw Rock Candy Sticks, Sweet Treats at TAOS Gifts
Fun Curly Straws!
Curly Straws are great fun for all ages, ideal gifts for party bags, party games prizes and small treats. Our funky curly straws are available with various popular characters and come with three sticks of rock candy inside each straw.

On the top of each straw is a clip on character, Toy Story fans will love the Buzz Lightyear and Woody Characters.

For little  Princesses, in pretty  princess pink are the Disney Princess Character Curly Straws with a bright pink straw featuring a Disney Princess clip on character at the top, and three delicious rock candy sticks.

Also for Disney Toy Story Fans we have the ready-made Toy Story Party Surprise Bags containing mystery gifts and sweets  featuring your favourite Toy Story characters, Toy Story Bouncy Ball with Candy gifts and the brilliant Toy Story Super Surprise Eggs, each egg is sealed and contains a mystery gift of a collectible toy and 10g of sweeties.

Popping Candy Disney character candy sweets at TAOS Gifts
Tongue Popping Fun

For some eye-popping, tongue teasing fun with your favourite characters, try  our Popping Candy with Lolly Dipper and Sticker sets.

Each pack contains one sticker and strawberry flavour popping candy with lollipop dipper.

You can choose from various characters including Disney Pixar Cars and the popular Disney Princess range.

There is more fun, games and sweet treats with Hello Kitty Party Gift Bags containing mystery sweets and Hello Kitty themed gifts.

Hello Kitty Disney Surprise party gift bags at TAOS Gifts
Hello Kitty!

The adorable little white kitten that everyone loves, features on various Character Candy at TAOS Gifts.

Hello Kitty Party Loot Gift Bags come pre-filled and sealed with a mixture of sweets and Hello Kitty Themed items.

There are also Hello Kitty Bouncy Balls and Candy Gifts with Hello Kitty Featuring on the bouncy ball that sits on top of the tube filled with candy treats.

Have fun filled parties with some of your all time favourite characters from TAOS Gifts!

 

Delicious Gluten and Sugar free snacks and treats


Sugar Free Oat Crunch farmhouse Cookies at TAOS Gifts
Oat Crunch Cookies

Oat Crunch Cookies are sugar-free cookies in a gift tube, delicious traditional English biscuits made by farmhouse biscuits Ltd.

Perfect to serve while entertaining guests, to give as gifts or to treat yourself during your tea break, they contain sweeteners, but no sugar so they may be suitable for diabetics and those watching their carbohydrate intake.

Each tube is 16cm high and contains approximately  9 wholesome Oat Crunch Cookies.

Farmhouse Biscuits also cater for those that need to follow a Gluten free diet, people who suffer from Coeliac disease, Wheat allergies or are Gluten intolerant will still be able to enjoy our delicious traditionally made English Chocolate Chip Cookies.

At TAOS Gifts we have a constantly growing range of snacks and confectionary suitable for specialised diets, although we do recommend you check the ingredients as some may contain naturally occurring sugars.

Perlege belgian Chocolate no added sugar at TAOS Gifts
Delicious Cinnamon and milk chocolate

Perlege (ACAO) Luxury Belgian Chocolate  Milk & Cinnamon is a creamy Belgian milk chocolate with just the right amount of cinnamon added to give it that little extra kick, with no sugar added and gluten-free it is suitable for some specialised diets, but as tasty as it is don’t eat too many bars as it can have a laxative effect.

If you prefer your chocolate dark, then try the luxurious Perlege Belgian No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate with crunchy cocoa nibs, a divine blend of dark Belgian Chocolate with crunchy cocoa an essential treat for any serious chocoholic!

To make shopping even easier we have a whole section dedicated to delicious chocolate bars with no sugar added, with top names to choose from including Perlege, Guylian and Cavalier!

Fruity goodness and no added sugar Cavalier Belgian chocolate at TAOS Gifts
A taste of Summer Fruits
Enjoy the taste of Summer with A small fruity bar of Cavalier Belgian Chocolate with Strawberry , this is a moreish  dark chocolate with no sugar added and  a sweet strawberry and raspberry flavour creamy fondant centre, these small bars are a perfect self-indulgent treat, or gifts, if you can bear to part with them!

The exotic Banana Milk Cavalier Belgian milk Chocolate Bar has a sweet banana creamy fondant centre, lose yourself for a few moments with the tropical flavours and smooth creamy chocolate melting in your mouth, with no added sugar it’s a perfect treat size snack to pop in your hand bag or lunch box.

See our full range of sugar and gluten-free chocolate at TAOS Gifts here!

Nutty, Exotic, Rich, Plain or Fruity? Delicious Sweet Treats


Nutty Chocolate, Mr Toms chocolate peanut bar at TAOS gifts
Nutty Chocolate
Buying gifts for everyone can sometimes be tricky, but it’s hard to go wrong with delicious chocolate or other sweet treats.

At TAOS Gifts we have a huge range of snacks and treats for all those with a sweet tooth, there’s so much to choose from we can satisfy all your gift or party needs.

Mr Tom Chocolate Peanut Bar is bursting with nuttiness!

If you like the original Mr Tom Peanut Brittle Bar, you will love this modern chocolate twist, with small crunchy pieces of caramelised roasted peanuts covered in creamy milk chocolate in 25 bite sized pieces. Made in Germany by Hosta

For a delicious blend of exotic flavour mixed with nutty goodness SEBAHAT LOKOUM Deluxe Turkish Delight Mixed Nuts is just one of their blends to satisfy that nutty desire.

Delicious Turkish Delight filled with hazelnuts, pistachios and almonds, each piece covered in a dusting of icing sugar.
Lokoum evokes the refinement of the court of the sultans.  It’s origins go back to the 14th century.

Delicious, Luxury Turkish Delight by Sebahat Lokoum at TAOS Gifts
Exotic Turkish Delight made with only the finest ingredients

If the exotic appeals to you more than the nutty you’ll love  the Rose & Lemon Flavour SEBAHAT LOKOUM Deluxe Turkish Delight. Sweet sugar delights with subtle aromas, offering the delights of a dainty delicacy that will leave you reaching for more.
Made in Belgium by Sebahat from only the highest quality fruits and natural flavours, with the greatest respect for tradition, suitable for vegetarians.

A must for any Turkish Delight lover or sweet tooth, great hostess gift or thank you present.

You’ll find more fruity goodness in the Lemon, Orange and Strawberry Deluxe Turkish Delight from  Sebahat Lokoum, also made with high quality fruit and natural flavours, spoil yourself, you know you want to.

If you love Turkish Delight and also enjoy the fresh taste of Mint, then you will not be able to resist the gorgeous Minty taste of the Mint Turkish Delight by Sebahat Lokoum. Perfect to treat yourself, give as gifts or share during the party season.

Kimberlys of rangemore luxury handmade chocolate in gift box at TAOS Gifts
Luxury Handmade Champagne Truffles

Enjoy the rich luxury of Handmade  Chocolate from Kimberly’s of Rangemore, presented in pretty gift boxes with a ribbon there are various tempting flavours to choose from;

Coffee and Orange Fondant Creams a delicious box of Coffee Fondant Creams  with a sweet creamy coffee flavoured fondant smothered in rich dark chocolate and finished with a chocolate coffee bean and Orange Fondant Creams, tangy orange flavoured fondant encased in smooth dark chocolate and finished with a slice of jellied orange.

Rose and Violet Fondant Creams
Rose Fondant Creams contain a sweet rosewater flavoured fondant smothered in rich dark chocolate and finished with a pink sugared petal
Violet Fondant Creams are a delicious floral violet flavoured fondant encased in smooth dark chocolate and finished with a purple sugared petal
Supplied in a pretty coloured gift box containing 12 of the finest handmade in England milk chocolates.

See our website for many more delicious Handmade Kimberly’s of Rangemore Chocolates and Truffles.

Fruity Jelly, Luxury Liquorice, Delicious Dark Chocolate and Moreish Marzipan


Gelco assorted fruit jellies, sweet and sour mix at TAOS Gifts
A perfect mix of sweet and sour

Customer satisfaction is very important to us here at TAOS Gifts, so when I was asked to sample the latest delights write about the latest confectionary in stock I jumped for joy at the chance. I take my work very seriously so this time I made sure I was alone in the office.

The first sample I chose from the box was a red fruity liquorice stick with fondant filling,  from the Assorted Fruit Jellies and Sour Sticks pack.

The sharp sherbet was the first thing to hit my taste buds, making my mouth water, followed by very satisfying chewy and fruity flavoured sweet, it was so tasty I just had to have another from the pack.. and another…and another. Very tangy and tasty.

After such a tangy experience I thought I’d try the Fruity Jellies from the same pack, they are deliciously juicy and sweet, some flavours are chewier than others and the soft ones calmed my tingling taste buds.

Gelco Sour Jellies and Liquorice Fondant Sticks are  a great combination for anyone with a sweet tooth, a big thumbs up here for the mix of  tasty Italian Sweets.

Being a huge Liquorice fan I was keen to sample the Saint Valentines Liquorice (again)

traditional gourmet liquorice tin assorted saint valentines sweets TAOS gifts
Heaven in a Tin

There has been some debate in the office over which is best, the Saint Valentines Soft Finnish Liquorice Sticks or the Saint Valentines Hard Traditional Gourmet Liquorice.

Putting aside the fact that I am a lifelong liquorice lover and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every sample, I would say only buy the soft Liquorice sticks, they are delicious, if you like liquorice you will love these!

The Hard Liquorice is very rich, chewy, just the right texture, but I don’t think you’ll like it so don’t buy any, because I’m planning on buying all of the remaining stock.

Honestly? It’s the very best Liquorice I’ve ever tasted!

Saint Valentines Traditional Gourmet Liquorice is presented in a stylish tin that contains a mixture of  filled liquorice shapes (cutz), twists and stic in flavours such as chocolate, apple, strawberry, banana and tutti frutti.

A tasty and perfect Christmas Gift for any Liquorice fan!

I was deliciously satisfied after my long, sweet testing break, so I saved the other contents until later.

It took a few hours before the Marzipan finally broke my willpower, with its bright packaging and zesty promises I just couldn’t resist. I chose the Lemon Long Stick of Niederegger Marzipan covered in smooth milk chocolate.

With six bite size pieces of rich Zesty Lemon  Marzipan covered with melt in the mouth milk chocolate they are perfect small gifts or indulgent treats. Bursting with so much fruity flavour I’m certain it must count as one of your 5-a-day!

Dark Chocolate Guylian Belgian Chocolate at TAOS Gifts
Delicious, Rich Dark Guylian Belgian Chocolate

After Liquorice, my next favourite thing is dark chocolate, so for me it made sense to save this bar until last.

Sadly it was the end of the working day and I was forced to share it with my partner.

As I love Guylian Dark Belgian Chocolate I thought I’d ask him for his honest review.

Dark, Rich, Guylian, Quality, Mmmm,

Was the general review, but as soon as he said it was too rich to eat a whole bar, I kindly offered to help. Well, after all it is my job and it’s not fair to delegate.
As I knew it would be, smooth very rich with 72% Cocoa, delicious and immensely satisfying.

Very Highly recommended!

Party Time for little Monsters this Halloween


squishy mutants rubber halloween horror heads Halloween Party TAOS Gifts
squishy mutants rubber Halloween horror heads

It’s nearly that time of the year when little monsters appear everywhere, be prepared!

Taos Gifts has everything you’ll need to have a frightfully good party!

Decorate the party room, make monstrous spiders and creepy things with modelling balloons and Glowsticks!

Paint freaky faces with Face Crayons,  the push up design makes them easy to us, and they’re just as easy to wash off with soap and water.

Stretchy Skeletons are great for either hanging around, or filling freaky party bags for your little horrors, they’ll love the way you can stretch and stretch these Boney freaks from 16cm right up to 100cm!

We have plenty of sweets and treats for the little trick or treaters knocking on your door,  to fill party bags or give as prizes.

The Toxic Waste Pucker Sucker Lollipops will really get them pulling faces with the sour flavours and fizzy centres.

Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge chew bars are super chewy, super sticky and super sour apple flavour, dare the bravest monsters to eat one without pulling funny faces!

Eye Poppers Mega Sour Bubblegum are hard sour candy with a soft bubblegum centre (not suitable for little monsters under 5), or your can torture their taste buds with the Brain Licker sour candy drink style candy that is most definitely for fun, NOT refreshment! 😆

For prizes, party bags and trick or treat gifts we have Light up Halloween Pens with eyes that light up as you write, choose either Pumpkins, Witches or Vampires.

Freaky feet will love these Halloween Crocs or Shoe lace Buttons,the packs contain Ghosts, Skull and Crossbones, Pumpkins, Skeletons and Eyeballs, you can either tag Crocs or use the supplied adaptors to thread them on shoelaces.

Halloween Pencils with Erasers shaped as Ghosts, Skeletons and Zombies are perfect Party bag fillers.

pirate skull crossbones small black bouncy balls at TAOS Gifts
pirate skull crossbones small black bouncy balls at TAOS Gifts

Give a bit of Gore to the older monsters with the Gruesome Tattoos, Skin Growths,

Ripped Torn, Open Wounds, Scars & Stitches, Long Slashes, they’re awful, but don’t worry, they are only temporary and easy to remove.

TAOS Gifts also has some brilliant Pirate themed party bag gifts with Skulls and Crossbones they are perfect for Halloween, just search our shop for Pirate and you’ll find Black Bouncy Balls with Pirate themed Skulls and Crossbones, as well as Notepads, Bomb shape Bubble necklaces and much, much more!

Happy Halloween!