Lickety Splits is a firm favourite of Edinburgh Spotlight, despite it having only been open since the end of July. It’s a few doors along from one of our favourite takeaways – The Tempting Tattie
Walking into the shop takes me right back to my childhood when sweet shops were magical places. The shop is run by Jude Ross and her friend who worked together for 10 years in the fashion industry but decided to embark on this new business together.
Their experience from the fashion world shines through in attention to detail of the shop displays and tasteful decoration.
The jars on the shelves are nothing short of tempting and almost look too good to eat ! All the old favourites make an appearance here such as soor plooms and sweet peanuts .
There are giant tea cups and pails full of sweets with favourites such as wham bars, love hearts and parma violets.
I wondered if Lickety Splits would pass the true ‘good sweet shop’ test of stocking Chelsea Whoppers and I am pleased to report that they do
Samples of some of the sweets are available to try and look out for their offer in next week’s Evening News of a free Caramac or Curly Wurly !
Buckets of Sweets
Lickety Splits also cater for corporate events and weddings, as well as doing fantastic presents of packaged sweets such as the ‘best packed lunch box in the world’ which is literally a packed lunch box full of retro sweets. I would be over the moon to receive this as a gift, but could easily opt for ‘The Challenge’ which is a huge jar full of even more sweets.
They offer a limited delivery service if you are within 10 minutes of Jeffrey Street – just call them up and have them deliver a selection to your office or home.
Since the infamous Casey’s shut down nearby, I do feel that there is a new shop needed to fill their famous shoes and feel that Lickety Splits are the Jimmy Choos of the Edinburgh sweet and candy world.
Which ones to choose ?
You can find Lickety Splits at 6 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DT . Telephone 0131 558 7006. Open Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm and Sun 12 – 5pm
Suitable for disabled ? There are 2 small steps up as seen in the above picture, but the rest of the shop is on one level with ample room to move around.