Glucose syrup, Sugar, Water, Palm oil, Colour (Vegetable Carbon), Beef gelatine, Acid (Citric acid), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Aniseed oil, Spirulina concentrate.
May contain traces of milk
Nutritional information per 100g
Energy: 1612 kJ, 380 kcal
Fat: 3.7g of which saturates 1.9g
Carbohydrates: 86.3g of which sugars 48.8g
We are working very hard to ensure all our product ingredients and descriptions include all allergy advice and information.
We manually handle a lot of the pick and mix sweets, weighing them out by hand on industrial scales. This means we come into contact with peanut, wheat, soya and milk products.
We can not ensure that any of our products are free from peanuts, soya, milk, wheat or gluten, so if you have an allergy to these seek further guidance.
Most branded sweets come into our warehouse pre-packed so are sealed and will have detailed allegy information on the packagaing, however again as we handle other products and pick orders in the same location we can not rule out allergy partical transfer.
We have specific categories for dairy free sweets, gluten free sweets, halal sweets, sugar free sweets, vegan sweets and vegetarian sweets - so you can view these products much more easily.
If you need further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Jack Penny Sweets – No Longer 1p
Black Jacks are a soft chewy aniseed flavoured black coloured sweet which was super popular in the 70s and 80s and used to cost less than 1p each!
Times have changed however and although they are still black, still aniseed flavoured and still super popular inflation means that they no longer cost 1p and in fact the RRP is around 3-5p each now!
The sweets were first made in the 1920s and have been in production ever since, with numerous changes to the recipe and packaging to ensure the sweets are kept up to date and also politically correct.
Back in the day they used to feature a gollywog on the packets, which of course is no longer acceptable, and this is why they are called black jacks. During the 1970s they were rebranded with a pirate figure on the packaging and he was given the name of black jack. During the 1990s they were rebranded again and the character was removed and replaced with a simply swirl pattern instead.
What is the flavour of black jacks?
Black Jacks are an aniseed flavoured sweet, similar to liquorice. This sweet aniseed flavour is not to everyones taste (the office is split 50/50 on these at OPS) but if you love liquorice then you no doubt love these too.
Each black jack sweet is individually wrapped to ensure they are super fresh and kept secure. This means you can have a handful in your pocket at all times, just for emergencies and you do not have to worry about having a sticky surprise at the end of the day.
How much do black jacks cost?
Here at One Pound Sweets we sell the in a 100g bag for £1 – hence the name of our business. In this 100g bag you get around 20-24 sweets which is more than enough to satisfy any retro sweet craving you may have. However if you are a super black jack fan then we recommend buying 2 or more bags as you will be very upset when they are all gone!
As prices go up the cost of being these sweets increases too, however people’s perception of something that cost 1p in 1980 means that it should still cost 1p in 2019… it doesn’t work like this guys sorry!
So we get a lot of comments like “why are they not 100 for £1” – if we could sell them for this price we would, but we can’t as they cost us more than 1p each to actually buy from the manufacture.
If you think black jacks should still be 1p each and you want to buy them for this price just think would you sell your £500,000 house for the £45,000 – the price it was worth in 1980? Didn’t think so!
Can I buy a full box of black jacks?
At the moment we do not sell a whole box of 400 black jacks but we may do during the Christmas period as we know these make a great retro gift for a loved one.
We do sell them in a gift jar however and these do make a great gift for somebody or just as a treat for yourself.