NATIONAL Express has created a range of sweets with quirky flavours to remind you of popular destinations - including a fish and chips flavour for Scarborough.

In celebration of people being able to get back on the road, National Express has launched the first-ever range of regionally inspired travel sweets. 

The Tastes of Normal limited-edition treats are a homage to the pleasures of travel.

One of the sweets tastes like fish and chips, which the company says should remind people of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

The unexpected range of flavours have all been inspired by favourite dishes in different parts of the country, including pork pie, cornish pasty, Wensleydale cheese, Eccles cake and curry.  

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The six boiled sweet flavours are:

  • Fish and chips - enjoyed with fresh sea air at ever-popular choices for a day trip to the seaside or coastal holiday such as Devon, Brighton, Margate, Scarborough and Blackpool 
  • Curry - in honour of Birmingham, the home of the Balti triangle and National Express
  • Cornish pasty - a must-taste treat for anyone visiting the ever-popular coastal county of Cornwall
  • Pork pie - the classic British snack from Leicestershire, home of the Melton Mowbray pork pie
  • Wensleydale cheese and cranberry - a nod to Yorkshire and popular destinations such as Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford.
  • Eccles cake – the only ‘sweet’ sweet in the tin, representing Greater Manchester. 

But you can't just buy the quirky range, instead they will be given away to the public via National Express social media channels.

Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach, said: “We suspended all services for 11 weeks at the beginning of the year so we’re delighted to now be back on the road with full measures in place to ensure passenger comfort and safety. 

“As the UK’s largest coach operator, we’ve always been part of seeing friends and family, going to events, on day trips and holidays. We wanted to mark helping make this happen again in a fun way. 

“Fish and chips and pork pies might not be the kind of flavours anyone would expect to taste in boiled sweet form, but each confectionary celebrates the wonderful diversity of the UK.

“We hope the tastes will take people to a place they’ve missed and can now happily and safely return to with National Express.”