Gifts Today magazine

Gourmet Candy's new RHS range

Handmade chocolates, nougat, hard-boiled sweets, bonbons and more

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has licensed the Gourmet Candy Company, a market leader in premium confectionery, to produce a range of RHS chocolates and sweets.

The Gourmet Candy Company RHS range will include handmade chocolates, nougat, hard-boiled sweets and bonbons among more than 20 items. Many of the products in the range will offer a gardening theme, such as milk chocolate flowers, milk chocolate and white chocolate Wellington boots, chocolate ladybirds, chocolate bees, and rhubarb and custard plant pots. Classics such as vanilla nougat, strawberry bonbons, toffee bonbons and, of course, milk, dark and white chocolate bars, will also be strongly represented.

All packaging in the range will be branded with the RHS logo and illustrated with images from the RHS Lindley Library, the world’s finest collection of botanical art.

The Gourmet Candy Company RHS range will launch at the end of April. It was showcased on the company’s stand at ISM, the world's leading trade fair for sweets and snacks, taking place in Cologne, Germany from 29 January to 01 February.

The main market for the range is likely to be adult women who enjoy gardening and the outdoors, but a strong gifting market across a wider demographic is also expected. The RHS range will be sold at RHS sites, garden centres and through a wide range of distributors across the UK as well as online at

For the past 20 years the Gourmet Candy Company has focused on luxury confectionery, from the finest British-made fudges, toffees and honeycombs to exquisite private label chocolates and sweets. Gourmet Candy Company products are available through retailers and distributors in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Jaime Waring, Sales Director, Gourmet Candy Company, says: 'We are honoured to have been asked to produce this range, which has been carefully designed in cooperation with the RHS to reflect not only our high standards and love of confectionery but also themes relevant to the RHS and its work.'

Cathy Snow, RHS Licensing Manager, says: 'This delightful selection of confectionery hits just the right note, with witty takes on gardening themes as well as confectionery classics, superb RHS Lindley Library-inspired packaging and, of course, irresistible chocolates and sweets.'

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