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Yorkshire Dales traditional sweetshop launches new online store

Posted 31st March 2010.

Bah Humbugs is an old fashioned sweet shop in the North Yorkshire market town of Masham selling nostalgic sweets from yesteryear.

Opened in May 2004 by sweet-toothed local entrepreneur Lucy Scott-Paul, Bah Humbugs has already gained fame for appearing on Emmerdale and for its amazing portrait of Elvis made entirely from Jelly Belly Jelly Beans that stood in its shop window, causing quite a stir.

Bah Humbugs is now set to gain a worldwide profile with the launch of its brand new website and online store meaning people cross the world can now buy bags or hampers of Cherry Lips, Midget Gems, Pontefract Cakes, Sherbet Pips, Kola Cubes, Coconut Mushrooms, Aniseed Balls, Torpedoes, Sweet Peanuts, Lemon Sherbets, Rhubarb & Custards, Black Bullets, Wine Gums, Whirly Pop Lollipops, Hum Bugs and myriad other types of retro and traditional sweets that they wont be able to get from their local store (unless they happen to live in the Yorkshire Dales and can visit the Bah Humbugs store themselves!).

Visitors to the website will be able to register and buy sweets securely online in any quantity, find out about featured products, special offers and best sellers, and read the always lively and entertaining Bah Humbugs blog. Lucy and the Bah Humbugs team are also very active on Facebook and Twitter, so fans can keep up with them that way, too and theyre worth keeping up with because theyre always coming up with fantastic, whacky ideas for Bah Humbugs. Bah Humbugs owner Lucy Scott-Paul says:

The new site website is the bees knees when it comes to buying sweets online, with loads of areas for customer interaction. Not only will people be able to order their favourite sweets and hampers online but they can join in with all the Bah Humbugs banter as well! There arent any other sweet websites out there like this one and were delighted to be the ones at the forefront of online sweetshops.

Due to launch on 1st April, the new website has been built and designed by burgeoning digital agency Intune Media, based in nearby Knaresborough. Jessica Kemp, a director at Intune Media, said of the Bah Humbugs project:

How could we not have been excited by a project like this? We loved the concept of Bah Humbugs straight away: the idea of selling sweets that bring back nostalgic memories of childhood for adults as well as introducing todays kids to traditional and retro sweets that they might not have come across before.

Its always lovely to make a trip to Masham to buy sweets from the store, but its fantastic that people from around the world can now buy bags and hampers of these wonderful sweets online at any time.

The new Bah Humbugs website will replace the existing website on 1st April 2010 www.bahhumbugs.com

Editors notes:

1.For more information, call Bah Humbugs owner Lucy Scott-Paul on 07734 794 377 or at the store on 01765 688 997, or email her at lucysp@btconnect.com. Lucy is available for interview
2.The Bah Humbugs store is located at 2 The Market Place, Masham, Nr Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EB United Kingdom
3.Lucy Scott-Paul was raised on a farm in Masham and opened Bah Humbugs in May 2004. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the shop, online sales, marketing and PR
4.Logo and shop front image attached. Other images available upon request
5.Intune Media are a full service online business development agency based in Knaresborough, established through a desire to create holistic business solutions that provide real benefit and return on investment to their owners. For more information, call 01423 864 987 or visit www.intune-media.co.uk