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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bright and fruity, gorgeously juicy and bursting with flavours such as;
Blueberry, Bubblegum, Buttered Popcorn, Chocolate Pudding, Coconut, Candy Floss, Green Apple, Island Punch, Lemon, Lemon Lime, Liquorice, Orange Sherbert, Peach, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Tangerine, Toasted Marshmallow, Tutti-Fruitti, Very Cherry and Watermelon.
Or for those that like it sour, try the Sours Jelly Belly Jelly Beans with Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Peach, Sour Raspberry, Sour Cherry, Sour Lemon, Sour Blueberry, Sour Watermelon, Sour Grape and Sour Strawberry.
For those that like it smooth and fruity, you have to try the delicious Smoothie blend jelly beans from Jelly Belly. With tasty flavours including Pineapple Pear, Cherry Passion Fruit, Mandarin Orange Mango and Mixed Berry, they are popular with anyone with a sweet tooth.
If you just can’t get enough of them you can now surround yourself with the sweet and mouth-watering smells of your favourite Jelly Beans with the fun and funky, gorgeous smelling Jelly Belly Scented candles by Wax Lyrical.