Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Tuck Box

I received this wonderful present from my brother yesterday and I have got to share it with you. It is a Tuck Box from Fortnum and Mason. Fortnum and Mason is the most amazing department store on Picadilly in London, it has been around for years and specialises in food hampers at Christmas time.

Tuck is a school term for sweets, (candy). Most schools have a Tuck Shop, a little shop in the school which sells sweets, crisps, and drinks. I was very lucky as our school Tuck Shop was amazing.

So I opened my box and saw this glorious box:

I opened the lid and this is what I found:

I then tore apart the tissue paper to reveal the 'loot':

It is full of old fashioned sweets, sweets that I had when I was a child. Sweets that I haven't seen, let alone eaten for over twenty years. So I want to say a huge thank you to my brother and his wonderful American wife and his beautiful children - you know me too well!!

I must admit that I have hidden my Tuck Box, I have told Prince Charming about it but haven't showed it to him yet. I might share some with him, if he is good but I have no intention of sharing it with the Oompa Loompas. I mean for them it is just a source of sugar, they would be as happy with a packet of M&M's. But for me each sweet will be a journey, a long journey back down memory lane. I couldn't be happier with my gift, it is just so perfect, I just wonder how long it is going to last!!!


  1. Gosh look at those refreshers & fruit salads. When I was little I used to go to piano lessons with my brother. He used to sit on the saddle of my mum's bike & I used to push it. One week I decided that it would be far more fun to carry on pushing the bike, past the teacher's house, straight to the sweet shop. Boy was that a sugar packed adventure. There was a lesson, that week, but not one at the piano. The one we learnt was that no matter how sneaky we were mum would ALWAYS find out...

  2. This is so cool! I wish I had my own Tuck Box!!!!

  3. oh wow - it looks so yummy. have fun and enjoy your goodies.

  4. what a GREAT idea!!! its like a little walk down memory lane, how thoughtful!