Pick and mix sweets is the definition of a "something for everyone" treat. Whether you fill your bag with chocolate or jelly beans, the fact that you can have a little of everything means it's become an institution in cinemas, theme parks, malls and street hero Wilko. But have you ever wondered which combination is best for you and how many calories you burn in one session?
The answer is probably no, and we're not going to pretend that picking and blending are suitable for your body — a fair amount of sugar, after all, with added nut fat and buttercream.
Milk Chocolate beanies: 4 calories, 0.1g fat
The lowest calorie candy on the market is made of chocolate - who would have thought? Beanies are the answer to the smart UK pick and mix sweets, but if we're honest with ourselves, they have excellent nutritional value because they're so tiny.
Jelly Gourmet Nuts: 6 calories, 0g fat
If you prefer a fruity taste, jelly beans Pick and mix sweets are only six calories each, although the size matters the same. A bonus celebration for you if your local stand has Jelly Belly for two fewer calories (it doesn't sound like much until you pour a spoonful).
Chocolate Raisins with Milk: 9 calories and 0.3 grams of fat
Is it part of your five days if dried fruit is covered in chocolate? Ignoring all reasonable advice, we choose to believe the answer is yes, so put your mitts in the raisin trough, Stat.
Berries: 15 calories, 0 g fat
Not to be confused with chewy blackberries and raspberries, berries are little jelly squares topped with crunchy balls: Delicious and very filling due to their strange yet delicious texture.
Milk Chocolate Mini Egg: 15 calories, 0.6 g fat
The only problem with these is that they're not as good as Cadbury's. In spite of that, the solid centers of these eggs remain among the best chocolate offerings (as long as you chew them instead of crunching them, obviously
Fizzy dummies: 16 calories, 0g fat
Fizzy dummies are one of the bigger, lower-calorie cakes for your buck, and like many jelly cakes, it's completely fat-free. They're super easy to make and last long; plus, they have the perfect sour punch.
Milkshake bottles: 17 calories, 0g fat
It's a double-flavour whammy —sweet, chewy strawberry on a frothy milk base—so you can cover twice as many cravings in one candy bar. They are also significantly lower in calories than many other "bottles" (more later).
Wine gums: 17 calories, 0g fat
Contrary to popular belief, grape UK pick and mix sweets don't get you drunk. However, they provide a sugar solution for a relatively small number of calories, and because they stay in your teeth for about the next 48 hours, they are of excellent value.
Gummy Bear: 18 calories, 0 g fat
If you can force yourself to bite the head off their cute little bodies, Pick and mix sweets, gummy bears aren't a bad addition to your collection — you can eat five and still not break the 100-calorie mark.
Brazilian chocolate: 81 calories, 5.1g fat
Brazil UK pick and mix sweets contain minerals like selenium and magnesium, a dose of vitamin E, and lots of healthy unsaturated fats that are said to be good for the heart. However, they also contain the highest amount of saturated fat of all nuts, and that's before you coat them with a delicious layer of chocolate.