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Sweet dreams are made of… Fortnum & Mason’s new confectionary department

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Fortnum & Mason confectionary

Photograph: Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason – the sumptuous department store on Piccadilly, decked out in shades of eau de nil – has just unveiled its brand new confectionary department. And the pictures alone are enough to give you a sugar high. 

It’s polished marble, mirrored surfaces and gleaming gold edges. A gloriously vintage shrine to all things sweet. 

Photograph: Fortnum & Mason

F&M is known for hundreds of blends of tea, its iconic wicker picnic baskets and ready-to-eat delicacies. Think stacks of biscuits, jams and treats all (almost) too pretty to eat.  

Photograph: Fortnum & Mason

You’ll find lots of delights, including a refillable hot chocolate station where customers can restock their F&M tins with the good stuff. 

Photograph: Fortnum & Mason

This sweet new space is home to more than 500 types of chocolates, including truffle flavours like Kent honey, rose and violet and… Heinz baked beans, which is a nod to when Heinz was first stocked in the store in 1886. It comes rolled in a toasted breadcrumb for that beans on toast kinda vibe. 

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By Ellie Walker-Arnott

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Ellie Walker-Arnott is Digital Editor at Time Out London, where she’s worked since 2016. She also edits Time Out London’s Escapes pages.

Ellie writes about amazing places to explore in London. She’s really into London’s green spaces, markets and unique attractions, as well as cool fitness studios and hidden pockets of calm. Ellie also loves a day trip and the chance to explore lesser-known corners of the UK. Ellie was born in London and, after a stint in the countryside, triumphantly returned to the city eight years ago. She’s been a journalist ever since, specialising in film, TV and travel before moving to Time Out and getting to champion her home city every day.

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