Rodney’s blue Humbugs are sweet for final

Rodney Scott and grandson Riley Nicholl, with the Halifax Town Wembley 2016 humbugs, at Toffee Smiths, Borough Market, Halifax

Rodney Scott and grandson Riley Nicholl, with the Halifax Town Wembley 2016 humbugs, at Toffee Smiths, Borough Market, Halifax

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FC Halifax Town fan Rodney Scott is so sweet on the Shaymen he is selling blue and white Humbugs for the team’s upcoming trip to Wembley.

Supporters are flying the flag for Town’s first ever trip to the national stadium on May 22 .

But while some will support their team by wearing scarves and football shirts at the FA Trophy final, market trader Rodney is selling the blue and white Humbugs - and has trimmed up his stall in the team’s blue and white.

“They are made from boiled sweets and they are good, we made them for the FA trophy,” he said.

Humbugs are made using a mixture of sugar, glycerine, colour and flavouring heated to around 145°C. This is then poured out, stretched and folded. The stripes have smaller piece of coloured mixture which is folded in to the main mixture. The mixture is then rolled in to a long, thin cylinder and cut into segments.

On the chances of his team performing against Grimsby Town in the final after a tough season, he said: “It’s not looking good.”

“I won’t be going to the game unfortunately because I’m working that day, but, I know plenty of Town fans that will be, ” said Rodney, who runs the Toffee Smiths sweets stall in Halifax Borough Market.