Dolly mixture

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A plate of dolly mixture

Dolly mixture is a British confection, consisting of a variety of multi-coloured fondant shapes, such as cubes and cylinders, with subtle flavourings.[1] The mixture consists of small soft sweets and sugar-coated jellies.

The origins of the name are unknown, but some people[who?] have speculated it originated around the time of the British Raj in India, where dal (or dahl) is a dried mixture of beans, peas, or legumes of different sizes and colours. Over time the name dhal mixture is thought to have led to the name dolly mixture.[2]

In the UK, Dolly Mix is produced under the Barratt brand, now owned by Tangerine Confectionery.

The Goon Show character Bluebottle was frequently rewarded or bribed, with a quantity of dolly mixture, jelly babies, or similar sweets.[3]

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  1. ^ "Dolly Mixture", retrieved 2013-03-03
  2. ^ "Dolly Mixture", retrieved 2013-03-03
  3. ^ "The Pevensey Bay Disaster". The Goon Show. Series 6. Episode 10. 1956-04-03. 18:14 minutes in. BBC Home Service.