Derbyshire sweet-maker to feature in new BBC documentary series

A new BBC documentary series is to go behind the scenes at Derbyshire sweet-maker Swizzels.

Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 2:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:41 pm
The Love Hearts packing room at the Swizzels factory.

The New Mills factory features on one episode of the Inside the Factory series.

Set to air next Tuesday, August 23 at 8pm, the programme will show Gregg Wallace helping to unload a tanker full of sugar from Norfolk and following it through Swizzels, one of the oldest sweet factories in Britain. He’ll then see how over 500 workers and the state-of-the-art machinery at Swizzels transforms it into a hundred million individual sweets in just 24 hours.

Gregg will also find out how the company make 500 Fizzers a minute using a tablet pressing machine that uses three tonnes of pressure to create each sweet.

Watch the show on BBC Two on Tuesday August 23 at 8pm.