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SWEET-TOOTHED businesswoman Mel Richings is living out her childhood dream after launching her unique candy van company.

Inspired by her favourite film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 30-year-old Shirley mum bought a retro Bedford 1976 ice cream to convert into a mobile sweet shop.

Inspired by her favourite film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 30-year-old Shirley mum bought a retro Bedford 1976 ice cream to convert into a mobile sweet shop.

Decked in traditional pink and white, Charlie’s Sweet Shop sells a huge range of traditional favourites such as rhubarb and custard sweets, liquorice sticks, gobstoppers, and lollies, straight out of their old-fashioned glass jars.

“I’ve always liked sweets but I couldn’t afford the overheads for a shop so I came up with my own unique idea,” said the former air hostess.

The mum-of-two is also hoping to offer alternatives to dessert at weddings, parties and social events.

For more details call Mel on 07967 363747, email charliescandyshop@yahoo.com. or visit www.charliescandyshop.co.uk.

 

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