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Alcoholic jelly sweets launched in the UK

A UK confectionary company has claimed to have created the world’s first cocktail-flavoured pastille sweets containing either whisky, rum or gin.

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Confectionary company Smith & Sinclair has claimed to have created the world’s first alcoholic cocktail-flavoured pastilles

Smith & Sinclair has today lauched its six-strong range of alcoholic pastilles in Harvey Nichols, debuting flavours including: Gin and Tonic, made with violet-infused gin and lemon sherbet coating;  Mixed Berry Daiquiri, with summer barriers, dark rum and pink perppercorn-infused coating; and Whisky Sour, with a sour grapefruit coating.

Other cocktail flavours in the collection include the Spiced Rum, Spring Clean and Cake Icing. Each handmade pastille is crated using fresh fruit, real spices and a choice of either whisky, rum or gin.

Smith & Sinclair said the launch marks the first time a food product will be sold on an alcohol shelf and that consuming a whole box would exceed the recommended driving limits at 2.6 alcohol units for all six.

Smith & Sinclair’s Cocktail Pastilles are now available from UK retailer Harvey Nichols at an RRP of £8.95 for a box of six.

In August this year, Scottish firm Mackie’s at Taypack launched the world’s first whisky-flavoured crisps.

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