Nature is a big inspiration for Sea Sugar sweets. Only natural extracts and essences are used, which is why you won’t find any information on the labels about additives and preservatives.
The sweets are handmade in very small 3-4kg batches, thus ensuring a consistent high quality. The hot liquid sugar is poured onto a marble slab and the flavourings and colourings are added. The sugar is then left to cool for a little bit before the still very hot sugar is pulled by hand until it has reached the stage where it is sanitised. That is, it has taken on a very shiny mirror-like appearance as a result of millions of tiny air bubbles being incorporated into the sugar.
The sugar is then rolled, again by hand, into long rods, which are then allowed to set until they are hard. The rods are then chipped into small pieces before being weighed, bagged and labelled, ready for distribution.
Sea Sugar sweets are free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives, gluten- free, dairy-free and fat-free.
What They Do
Natural hard hand-made confectionery
Flavours include Spearmint and Green Apple, Lemon and Elderflower, Rhubarb and Vanilla, Lime and Mint, Totally Tropical, Peach and Raspberry, Cherry Berry, Tangerine and Cardamom, Rhubarb and Strawberry, Pineapple and Thyme, Pineapple and Coconut, Apple Pear and Ginger and Black Cherry and Vanilla.
Great Taste Awards 1 star 2016 Green Apple and Spearmint, Lemon and Elderflower 2017 Carrickfergus Business Awards 2017 Best Artisan Company
Where To Buy
Farm shops, visitor centres, delicatessens including Arcadia Deli, QUB Welcome Centre, Warke’s Deli, Picnic Deli, Blackthorn & Willow, Poacher’s Pantry, Yellow Door Deli and local markets. Buy online.