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.

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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.