A Sherbet Fountain is more than a delightfully fun sweet; it is a piece of British history. This sweet goes all the way back to 1925, when it came out as a liquorice stick in a small paper package that held sherbet powder. The liquorice functioned as a straw for the sherbet once the top was bitten off. The paper packaging was replaced in 2009 with a resealable plastic tube containing a solid liquorice stick and sherbet powder. In 2013, the brand was changed from Barratt's to Candyland. Despite these changes, the fun of dipping a liquorice stick into fizzy sherbet powder remains undiminished for people of all ages in the UK. Sherbet Fountains make great party favours for children's birthday parties, and for adults, these sweets are sure to bring back fond memories. Reliable sellers on eBay offer wholesale and individual packages of Sherbet Fountains, as well as other retro sweets.