Saturday 29 March 2008

Hope & Greenwood, North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London

A small, but fantastical and colourful shop, Hope and Greenwood is brimming with a dazzling array of sweets and chocolates. Behind the counter are nostalgic glass jars containing wine gums, jelly beans, gobstoppers and other old-fashioned favourites. The counter itself is laden down with a wide selection of chocolate truffles and other grown-up delicacies. Opposite the counter, at the right height for kids armed with plastic baskets, are trays containing big blue rubbery fish, refresher chews, lollipops, pink skulls, sherbet-filled plastic strawberries and many other weird and wonderful goodies. But don't go wild - a handful of sweets can easily set you back a pound or more. 7/10