UK confectioner and retailer Thorntons has launched an online sweet store in a tie-up with Tangerine Confectionery.

The range, on sale at, includes Butterkist popcorn, Barratt’s Dip Dabs and Sherbet Fountains.

The company said the move would help consumers “ rediscover their childhood and be like big kids in a sweet shop”.

“These are a collection of the nation’s favourite sweets that will not only be familiar to our customers but will also mean something to them. Everyone seems to have a favourite that makes them smile or recall a childhood memory,” Hannah Legg, head of Thorntons Direct, said.