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Have you ever wanted to try Japanese sweets? Or maybe Chinese sweets? Or maybe even a chocolate bar with a real, edible scorpion inside? And if that's not your sort of thing I'm sure edible crickets coated in fine milk chocolate would be appealing. Nope I'm not taking the piss here you really can buy all of this - all kinds of sweets from all over the world!
Cybercandy is divided into seven departments where you can view the types of sweets for sale or you can view the sweets on sale through the different nations that they come from. Cybercandy sell sweets from Britain (although many of the British sweets are new to me!!) Japan (weird and wonderful sweets with funky packets with hip writing on) USA (Sweet, sickly crap that's probably got every single chemical that exists in it) Australia (Snakes, insects, lizards - Crocodile Dundee anyone? Just joking, lovely sweets from down under) China (more weird and wonderful stuff with hip writing!!) and New Zealand.
If your morning mug of black coffee doesn't get you awake the caffeinated section is certainly for you. Its full of ultra high caffeine sweets and drinks. One drink that caught my attention was Mountain Dew, it contains 55mg of caffeine! (Mountain Dew costs £24.99 for 24 350ml cans if anyone's interested) Other high caffeine products in that section that caught my eye include pocket coffee, four chocolate squares jam packed with espresso inside and Hypermints. According to the website two of these Hypermints are the equivalent to 12 oz of Cola!
As well as things that you have never heard of Cybercandy also sell different versions of some famous, popular sweets that are sold in England. For example they sell Almond M&M's, as a lover of M&M's and almonds I'm sure I'd love them - just the high price of 87p that puts me off. That is a lot considering a normal packet of M&M's will cost you 30-35p in England. However according to Cybercandy each M&M contains one almond that is coated in milk chocolate and a candy shell. Cybercandy also sell Wild Berry Skittles that have real fruit juice in them!
Well Cybercandy sell sweets that probably have ludicrous amounts of chemicals in them and possibly a load of genetically modified rubbish. (Not that, that matters really as at the end of the day it's the taste that counts!!) But they make up for selling all that chemically stuff by having a large organic sweets section. Though as stuff on Cybercandy is expensive to start with the organic section is even more expensive and in my opinion the organic stuff on there is a rip-off but if your all organic and don't mind forking out ludicrous amounts I suppose its worth a look.
Cybercandy is also good for Americans, Australians, etc. living in England who want to buy sweets from back home, its also good if you want to buy sweets that you tried on holiday or whilst away abroad on business.
Cybercandy deliver orders through Royal Mail and Parcel Force and from my experience orders come through in 2 or 3 days. Sweets deliveries come in a jiffy bag, not too sure about larger deliveries such as canned drink though - have yet to purchase cans from Cybercandy.
Cybercandy accept all major credit and debit cards and if you don't have a card you can pay by postal order or cheque. Paying by cheque or postal order is obviously a lot slower than paying by credit or debit card though.
Cybercandy is a member of the Which? Webtrader code of practise - so there's your reassurance that everything's okay…
Customer care appears a priority on Cybercandy; I have never had to contact them though but there's a telephone number, email address and postal address all listed clearly on the homepage of the website.
Overall this is a great website and one that I'm really glad I discovered. The website is fairly fast and the layout is clear and simple, it could be a bit more colourful though. Its easy to find your way around the site too and the search function is fast and accurate.
Great op ~ made an interesting read ~ Thanks Versatile :O)
Guccilady 21.10.2001 18:27
Ok, as the worlds biggest chocoholic I never thought I'd ever refuse chocolate, however when it has scorpions and crickets inside even I would have to say no!! Yeuk! I'm going to check out the site tho' because I don't want to be missing our on sweeties!! Great op, Angie
kazziebears 21.10.2001 17:29
No, thank you for writing this op! I do like my sweeties! You can keep chocolate I am not interested but I do like sweeties! I might pop along here and have a look only don't tell my gym instructor, will you please! great op!