Candy is termed "sweets" among the British. The British seem to prefer their chocolates complicated: creme filled, cherry filled, surrounding a wafer, mixed with nuts or bits of dried fruit, dark chocolate surrounding milk chocolate. Licorice also seems to be very popular. "Licorice Allsorts" is a cultural icon: the candy everyone had as kids. "Allsorts" is a bag or box of licorice pieces in different ("all sorts" of) shapes and colors. I heard a sermon where the preacher made use of Allsorts as a metaphor and everybody (but me) was nodding their heads in understanding.