So what gave our name its sweet tooth? Well many folk will give you many tall stories as to why, but here’s the most popular one.
Finger Licking Good
There used to be a sweet factory near here in Polegate. Sugar syrup was delivered to the factory in large barrels. When the barrels were empty local children used to eat what was left of the syrup from the edges of the barrels. Like an extreme version of licking the spoon, the barrels literally became treacle mines.