Open every Saturday and Sunday from now until 11th October.

10am - 4pm

we're right next to the Birnbeck pier in Weston-Super-Mare

call 0787 6088176 to check if we are open as The Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe relies on the kind volunteers at The Friends of the Old Pier Shop in order to open up.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


I stood on my camera yesterday and broke it, so there's no more new photos from the Shoppe for today i'm afraid. Instead I bring you this fascinating insight into sales in sweets over the last four weekends.

Top Five Selling Sweets:

1. Jelly Beans
2. Chocolate Peanuts
3. Rhubarb and Custard
4. Lemon Bon Bons
5. Sherbet Lemons/Strawberry Bon Bons/ Kola Cubes

Bottom Selling Sweets:

1. Humbugs (no sales at all!)
2. Mint Imperials/Barley Sugar
3. Army and Navy/ Chocolate Limes/ Cough Candy/ Fruit Pastilles/Liquorice Toffees
4. Dew Drops/Pineapple Cubes
5. Aniseed Balls/Sweet Peanuts/Butterscotch

To be fair to the bottom selling sweets, it's only Humbugs that haven't sold at all- oh and we've sold 134 flying saucers at 2p each!


In terms of art, the top selling item in the shoppe by a long way are the teeny tiny charms, but maybe that's because they are so cheap! And they are closely followed by the marvelous postcards from Simon.

In our online shoppe it's The Sea Horsicorn by Peskimo that is leading the race.

There's only one more weekend to go before we shut up Shoppe- we've had some lovely visitors, it would be great to see some more of you!

ps- thanks to Elaine for coming and being the guest keeper yesterday, and for Jason for keeping me company today.


Anonymous said...

Aniseed balls should be a higher seller - it wouldn't be a sea side town sweet shoppe without them. Though an acquired taste, perhaps.

I did enjoy my chocolate peanuts/strawberry bonbons

dropstitch said...

Doesn't the unicorn on Simon Daly's postcard look like Sue Perkins?

Camilla said...

I wouldn't be surprised! He does have a bit of a thing for her...