Ashton Candy manufactured the biggest bar of rock in the world, leading to it to being published in the Guinness Book of Records. The bar weighed approximately 153kgs, measured 7ft long and was 15 inches in diameter. It was auctioned off by the Duke Of Edinburgh in London for the Variety Club Charity and raised over £100,000!
John and Doug continued the family tradition. Doug founded Fylde Coast Confectionery in the early 70s and John followed suit in the late 70s with his own company, Jaydee Candies along with his sisters. Originally John trained in engineering but inevitably fate took a hand and he joined the family tradition of manufacturing candy.
It was also at this time Doug broke his father’s record and replaced the former Ashton Candy Company in the Guinness Book of Records. This time it was a 9′ 2″ candy monster, weighing in at approximately 255kgs with a 19″ diameter! Unfortunately, this record has now been beaten, but it was Loynds who got there first!