Poppets were first sold 1937 in cinemas and the boxes designed to fit inside what were at that time, futuristic vending machines!
Toffee was the first flavour, closely followed by orange, mint, fruit creams, coconut, peanut and raisin.
According to the website of "paynes" who make poppets, 10 million Poppets are munched per week. That means in a year we've chomped our way far enough to reach the centre of the earth!!