Edinburgh Rock, Pan Drops, Oddfellows, Ginger Creams etc.
Again I have chosen a very old traditional confectionery manufacturer, with a tremendous history for quality and reliability. Ross’s were started by James Ross in a small sweet shop, near the University in Edinburgh in 1880. After the first world war James’s son Andrew came back to join the family firm. Andrew wanted to expand so they started supplying other shops mainly with traditional Tablet. The business continued through the second world war but at that time sugar was severely rationed so the taste for harder longer lasting boiled sweets took off and Ross’s developed there range of Pandrops, and other boilings. It was just after the second world war that the famous yellow box of Edinburgh Castle Rock was introduced. The business is still owned and run by the Ross family with the present managing director being the founders great grand-son.
I have visited the factory and got to know Graham Ross over the years and I am sure you will agree with me that his standards and quality are superb.