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Old-time favourite sweets including Sherbet Fountains and Dip Dabs are to be sold in Christmas selection tins for the first time.

The £5 box called Sweet Champions will also contain Refreshers, Fruit Salad Chews, Black Jack Chews, Kola Frosties, Milk Bottles, Dolly Mix and Wham Minis.

Makers Tangerine Confectionery believe the 500g tin will compete with other festive brands such as Cadbury Roses and Mars Celebraton.

The firm, based in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, stepped in to save Wham toffee bars after its Scottish ­makers collapsed in 2011.

It has also brought back Highland Toffees.

Earlier this year the firm ­relaunched Refreshers, Wham bars and Fruit Salad sweets as soft gums, but this will be the first appearance of the old favourites for the festive season.