SWEET-toothed Somerset shoppers are in for a treat next week - and could scoop some FREE sweets - when the new Haribo store opens in the county.

The store, at Clarks Village, Street, will officially welcome shoppers on Thursday, August 22 at 11am.

And the first 50 lucky shoppers will receive a sweet surprise in the form of a tasty Haribo goody bag, as well as being able to enjoy a host of tempting offers available on the day.

Rebecca Fox, retail manager at Haribo, said: “We’re super excited about our latest store launch; it’s more than just a place for people to purchase their favourite treats, they also get to immerse themselves in ‘The Happy World of Haribo’.

“We’re so looking forward to welcoming guests to our Clarks Village store and to delivering lots of moments of childlike happiness to shoppers in Somerset – who knows, we may also receive a surprise appearance from a very special guest.”

Haribo fans can expect a selection of Haribo favourites from around the world, as well as branded merchandise and a fun Pick ‘n’ Mix zone where they can scoop up their favourites.

Chris Davis, centre manager at Clarks Village, said shoppers were looking forward to the opening.

“There’s been such a buzz around the new Haribo store and people can’t wait to see inside," he said.

“We’re excited to experience the ‘big reveal’ alongside our shoppers, I’ll be making a dash for the Pick ‘n’ Mix.”