Golden Casket Group
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The Golden Casket Group is the largest manufacturer of confectionery in Scotland, encompassing brands including Golden Casket, J & A Fergusons, Buchanans, Fairtrade, Gibb and One Pounders. Established in 1794, J & A Fergusons are Scotland’s oldest chocolate manufacturer, and make each chocolate by hand still. Buchanans are famous for toffees and fudges, and are able to produce over 50 lines at their 75,000 square feet factory in Greenock. The One Pounders range is made up of over 70 varieties of confections, all pre-priced at £1. Lines include chocolates, fudge, boiled sweets, gums, jelly lines and toffees. The leading brands for Golden Casket are Millions and Fudgy Wudgy. As well as manufacturing lines the Casket also market some exclusive lines, including Smiths Milk Chews. Gibb make boiled sweets. Examples of lines include Black Striped Balls, Candy Balls, Mint Humbugs, Sherbet Straws and Rhubarb Rock, as well as Hawick Balls, made to a secret recipe some 100 years old.