A Berwick cockle is a Scots style sweet (candy) coloured white with red stripes originally associated with Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. These mints have been made since 1801. They are presumably named in reference to their cockle-like shape, the moulding process giving a flattened shape with an equatorial rib. They are sold loose by weight in paper bags, traditionally in "quarters" - a quarter of a pound. They were originally made and sold in Berwick-upon-Tweed by the Cowe family from their shop in Bridge Street. The current 'post-Cowe' version is described by internet vendors as a 'crumbly' mint. However, the original Cowe product was a hard mint.