Lollies, American Candy or Sweets for unique Christmas Gifts available in NZ


Do you call confectionery lollies, sweets or candy?

Your answer may depend largely on what country you’re from. Lollies seems to be the accepted term for Australia and New Zealand (NZ). If you have a United Kingdom (UK) background then you’re more likely to call them sweets. The Americans refer to lollies and sweets as candy.

It is all very confusing if you have lived in or visited these countries! Fortunately seeing many American movies means that candy is a term widely recognised around the world. Australia and New Zealand are happy with their southern hemisphere lollies. It could initially be confusing for someone from the UK who would think that lollies is slang for lollipops though!

Whatever your preferred term what’s your favourite sweet treat?

Here’s a list for you to identify your favourite childhood sweet treat that you still enjoy now. Can you choose one favourite? Do you love them all equally? Or are there some you really don’t like e.g. aniseed is such a strong flavour, you either love it or hate it!

  • Gumballs
  • Jelly Beans
  • Milk, dark or white chocolate
  • Rock candy
  • Aniseed
  • Chews
  • Hard boiled sweets
  • Toffee
  • Fudge
  • Gobstoppers
  • Gummies
  • Liquorice
  • Nougat
  • Sherbet
  • Sour
  • Sugar free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Dairy free

Sorry, can’t write a list long enough to include all the different mouth-watering varieties!

Confectionery in all its forms has traditionally been associated with gift giving especially for birthdays and Christmas gifts. Whether for stocking fillers, Christmas tree decorations or just because Granny loves Ferrero Rocher, and only indulges in her favourite chocolate at Christmas! Do you have a Grandad who loves Terry’s Chocolate Orange from the UK? They only ever seem to be available for Christmas!

Have you noticed how beautifully packaged all the chocolates, biscuits and sweets are for Christmas? They hardly need any extra wrapping up at all. For something a little bit special and unique you could look at suppliers of hand-made sweet treats. Granny Annies based in Dunedin have a fabulous array of homemade fudge in NZ and confectionery for a special gift idea. Yes, Granny Annies do ship internationally so, consider sending them direct as a gift if you need to send overseas.

As well as homemade fudge and confectionery Granny Annies stock a dazzling selection of American candy, lollies and UK sweet treats so, very likely to have your favourite. From rock candy to Hershey bars, soft chews to hard boiled drops, sherbert to liquorice and more! The handmade range is complimented by all your favourites from the major confectioney companies from around the world, including real Dutch liquorice! Shop candy online in NZ for more products.

With the advent of so many different food allergies and dietary preferences you can now find gluten free, dairy free, nut free or sugar free versions of many confectionery items. Nut allergies are on the increase and some confectionery is manufactured in dedicated nut free facilities which is good to know when a trace of peanut could send you into anaphylactic shock!

Where can you find the best selection of American candy and UK sweets in NZ?

Granny Annies of course! Stocking a fabulous range of all your favourite American Candy in NZ and available to order online, make Granny Annies your first stop for all your favourite sweets, lollies and candy. Lolly shop online in NZ quickly by visiting Granny Annies at before your favourite sells out!


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