Granelli's famous sweet shop in Broad Street, Sheffield with owner Rosita Granelli-Hunt in the doorway
Granelli's famous sweet shop in Broad Street, Sheffield with owner Rosita Granelli-Hunt in the doorway

12 pictures to remind you of famous Sheffield sweet shops from back in the day

When you were little, did you enjoy going into a proper sweet shop with big jars filled with all sorts of goodies?

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 4:26 pm

Or your nannan took you to the Sheaf Market to Granelli’s stall, where you eyed up the flying saucers filled with sherbet that made you cough, fruit salads, pineapple chunks, toffees, boiled sweets, chocolate limes, cola cubes, midget gems… But then again, maybe Woolie’s pick-n-mix was more your style.

Nowadays spice is something different, of course, and sweets mainly come from the supermarket. Granelli’s is still going, though, and there are some lovely posh chocolate emporiums. Here’s some sweet shop memories for you.

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