Haribo (Dunhills) Pontefract Cakes – Traditional Sweet English Liquorice
Haribo (Dunhills) Pontefract Cakes – Traditional Sweet English Liquorice
Haribo (Dunhills) Pontefract Cakes – Traditional Sweet English Liquorice
Haribo (Dunhills) Pontefract Cakes – Traditional Sweet English Liquorice
Haribo (Dunhills) Pontefract Cakes – Traditional Sweet English Liquorice

Haribo (Dunhills) Pontefract Cakes – Traditional Sweet English Liquorice

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  • Free gift message option
  • Same day dispatch
Regular price£4.55
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Product Description

A traditional favourite, HARIBO Pontefract cakes are soft in texture with a mellow liquorice flavour and an aroma of molasses. This recipe has been enjoyed for over 250 years!

George Dunhill founded his company in the 1700s and was the first one to add sugar to the original Pontefract Cake recipe, creating the sweet we know today. Haribo to over Dunhills in the 1980’s and continues to produce them in Pontefract to this day.

We know that many Pontefract fans are loyal, if you are in the other camp, we also stock Taverner Pontefract cakes

About Haribo

Founded in 1920, this German family firm is now a global market leader in fruit gummies and liquorice. Haribo sweets are available in 120 countries and manufactured in 16 (Including Pontefract in the UK).


Treacle, glucose syrup, sugar, starch, caramelised sugar syrup, WHEAT FLOUR, gelatine, liquorice extract (4.5 %), salt, glazing agents (Beeswax, carnauba wax)

Please note that all ingredients information is as provided by the manufacturer. Allergy Information is in bold.


Due to the nature of how we handle our stock, we are currently unable to ensure that all risks of cross-contamination are eliminated and therefore this product may contain traces of nuts (including peanuts), gluten and dairy. Therefore, if you suffer from a food allergy or any form of intolerance, we strongly recommend you contact us first at support@liquoriceheaven.com


Typical values per 100g.

Energy 1257 kJ / 296 kcal
Fat 0.5g
    of which saturates 0.1g
Carbohydrate 68g
    of which sugars 47g
Fibre 0g
Protein 5.3g
Salt 1.3g


Is your liquorice a gift? We offer the option to include a personalised gift message with every order, free of charge.

To include a message, just write what you want included in the note in the gift message section in the shopping basket.

We will then include a written note in the box with the liquorice sweets (and no receipt!) - it is as simple as that!

Free shipping

Free UK Delivery when you spend £20 (After discounts applied). 

For international orders and sub £20 UK orders we never charge excessive amounts for postage and packaging. Our P&P charges are made up of the Royal Mail charge for the service plus a small contribution towards the packaging materials, plus VAT, which we are legally obliged to charge.

Same Day Dispatch

We aim to ship all items as soon as payment is cleared. This means that items ordered and paid for by 12 noon (UK time) Monday-Friday are dispatched on the same day. Items ordered and paid for after 12 noon or over the weekend are sent on the next working day.

Pre-order Products

Occasionally we may offer products available for pre-order e.g. advent calendars. For these items, we take payment and dispatch once they are in stock with us in the UK. If you check out with both pre-order and in stock items in your basket, shipping will be calculated separately for those in-stock items and they will be dispatched immediately.

Standard / Free UK Delivery

As standard, we ship using Royal Mail 48 (Second class) recorded delivery service which is a 2-3 working day service (approximately).

Please be aware that delivery to certain UK postcodes will take longer due to their remote locations. We cannot be held responsible for delays as a result of sending to these destinations. 

Express UK Delivery - DHL

Upgraded delivery via DHL Express is available to delivery addresses in England & Wales and offers a next business day service.

Express UK Delivery - Royal Mail

Further UK destinations are available for express delivery via Royal Mail Special delivery. This offers next business day delivery to UK mainland but has the following limitations for some harder to reach areas.

Royal Mail delivers within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:

PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

Royal Mail delivers within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:

KW16 - non Town
PH30, 41 - 44

International Delivery

International shipping costs are calculated at the point of sale and depend on location, total shipping weight (Including the packaging) and the best pricing we can obtain from our shipping partners. We currently ship to Europe (Max 2kg), the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Max 10kg). Weight limitations are imposed on us by our shipping partners and include the weight of all shipping materials.

If you want us to ship to a destination country other than these (and the UK),  please just get in touch we will see what we can do to help.  

International Taxes & Importation Fees

British VAT (at 20%) is not charged on any purchases with delivery destinations outside of the UK.

Additional VAT, duties, tariffs and customs clearance fees may be due at the destination country to enable customs release and delivery.

If you order Products from our site for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties, taxes (Such as VAT) and customs clearance fees. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.

Additional payments may need to be paid to the relevant authorities at the country of destination, including VAT, duties, tariffs and customs clearance fees.

Please note that we are legally required to declare the correct value & country of origin of all products as this is used to calculate the tax and any tariff duty due.


We ship all of our liquorice in boxes to ensure it arrives undamaged and in pristine condition upon arrival. Wherever possible, our liquorice is shipped in letterbox friendly packaging. 


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Ex: Shipping and return policies, size guides, and other common questions.

The majority of our postal packaging is made from recycled materials and 100% of it is recyclable. Once you have received your liquorice, we encourage you to help us protect the planet by recycling it.

For freshness, the liquorice itself comes in variety of packaging, depending on supplier. Once you have finished enjoying your liquorice, please dispose of it in an appropriate way, following any recycling guidance listed on the packaging.

To minimise potentially unnecessary paperwork, we don’t include an invoice/receipt with the delivery but a link to a printable copy can be found on your order confirmation email. 

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Haribo liquorice - UK Stockist - Lakritz German Haribo

Est. 1920


The famous brand founded in 1920 near Bonn, Germany by Hans Riegel: HARIBO (HAns RIegel BOnn).

They are now a global leader in fruit gummies and liquorice, manufacturing in 16 countries (Including the UK) and with nearly 1000 products worldwide.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Martin H.
Pontefract cakes

These weren't as soft as the ones i remember maybe they were proper Pontefract cakes?

Hi Martin

If you remember them being softer, they are probably the Taverners brand ones (We also stock these).

Simon E.
Very tasty

Excellent product, full of flavour

Ponty b.
Excellent product and service

Very pleased with product and service was if the usual exceptional standard.

Berkshire, l.l.

Bought for Xmas, present haven’t tried them yet

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