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Juicy strawberry tops sweets chart

The juicy strawberry has beaten the fizzy cola bottle to be named Britain's favourite sweet, according to a survey.

The cola bottle, which has held the top spot for years, was beaten by the berry outsider in a poll of more than 2,000 people by woolworths.co.uk.

Traditional favourite the Liquorice Allsort attracted just 7% of the vote.

Woolworths brand director Matthew Hardcastle said: "Woolies is home to the original pic n' mix and our chart is a way of documenting the nation's likes and dislikes.

"Taste in sweets change as much as any other trend. We had previously seen a movement to nostalgic sweets but the juicy strawberry is definitely the sweet of the moment and is a very contemporary choice."

The most popular sweets according to the survey are:

1. Juicy strawberry (21.3%); 2. Fizzy cola bottle (15%); 3. Chocolate egg (14.5%); 4. White chocolate snowie (13.3%); 5. Jelly bean (10.9%); 6. Fried egg (9.7%); 7. Jelly baby (7.9%); 8. Liquorice Allsort (7.3%).

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