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Made in Lincolnshire: Watch one of the county’s oldest companies make its signature sweets

Jakemans is one of the oldest surviving businesses in the county, creating millions of menthol sweets every year for the last 110 years. But how do the team make their traditional sweets taste so good?

Lincolnshire Business visited the factory in Sutterton to see the effort that goes into to making the sweets.

Take a look at our Made in Lincolnshire video, giving a guided tour of the factory:

Jakemans was first established in Boston in 1907 and has specialised in menthol based confectionery ever since.

The sweets contain water, sugar and glucose, while other ingredients are added to create their signature flavours.

Jakemans factory. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Business

Sweets produced by Jakemans include:

  • Original throat and chest
  • Honey and lemon
  • Cherry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Blueberry
  • Peppermint

In 2007, the company joined the LanesHealth family, who are leaders in providing alternative natural remedies to many common ailments.