What does liquorice allsorts mean?

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  1. liquorice allsorts(Noun)

    A confection made of liquorice, coconut and aniseed.


  1. Liquorice allsorts

    Liquorice allsorts consist of a variety of liquorice sold as a mixture. These confections are made of liquorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavourings, and gelatine. They were first produced in Sheffield, England, by Geo. Bassett & Co Ltd who had taken over Wilkinsons, Barratts and Trebor before being taken over themselves by the Cadbury's consortium. Allsorts are produced by many companies around the world today, and are most popular in Britain, the Isle of Man, continental Europe, and North America. South African confectionery giant Beacon produces substantial quantities of the product, where it is both sold locally and exported to such countries as Australia, Canada and Portugal. Bassett's use the story of their creation in their marketing. In 1899, Charlie Thompson, a sales representative, supposedly dropped a tray of samples he was showing a client in Leicester, mixing up the various sweets. He scrambled to re-arrange them, and the client was intrigued by the new creation. Quickly the company began to mass-produce the allsorts, and they became very popular. Bassett's have released two varieties of allsorts that do not feature any liquorice. Fruit Allsorts feature mixed-fruit flavoured sweets, while Dessert allsorts have flavours such as apple tart and lemon cheesecake. Both retain the shapes and textures of the original sweet. Red allsorts, with fruit-flavoured liquorice, were briefly released in the late 1990s, discontinued and later reintroduced to the UK with flavours including Blueberry Cube, Strawberry Check and a red liquorice "Betty Bassett".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liquorice allsorts in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liquorice allsorts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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