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Cocktail candy floss and sour whisky fruit pastilles: 'World's first' edible alcohol sweet shop to open in London in time for Christmas

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A new shop is offering the nostalgic flavours of our favourite childhood treats with a very grown-up twist.

Smith & Sinclair's Eat Your Drink store claims to be the world's first edible alcohol shop. It opens on the ground floor of Benefit on Carnaby Street from 18 November until Christmas Eve - and yes, there will be samples. 

It will offer boozy handmade versions of the sweets we grew up with - from cocktail-flavoured candy floss to whisky-drenched fruit pastilles.

Former chef Emile Bernard and ex-PR Melanie Goldsmith, both 26, came up with the idea, as a way to let people experience alcohol in new ways - from chewing sweets to licking lollies.

As well as their own online store, some of their creations are stocked in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

The Carnaby Street shop will sell a range of sweets not yet available online, including vodka glasses made from edible candy floss - in flavours of black cherry and hibiscus or beetroot and bubblegum.

“The vodka melts the candy floss, flavouring the alcohol and revealing edible alcoholic jewels,” Melanie tells the Evening Standard

More of Eat Your Drink's boozy takes on retro sweets

  • Dip dabs in pina colada and mojito flavours
  • Cocktail fruit pastilles in whisky sour, spiced rum and gin and tonic flavours
  • Tequila, rum and gin lollipops

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