Confectionery group Glisten has teamed up with Sahar Hashemi, the founder of Coffee Republic, to launch a new low-calorie confectionery range for fashion-conscious women.

A limited selection of Skinny Candy products was previously available in small independents and Coffee Republic cafés, but these will be replaced with the new five-strong range of 99-calorie chocolate and bagged sweets, rsp 59p. Variants include chocolate bars, cola bottles and Crispy Bubbles sweets.

This week's launch will be the first time Skinny Candy is available in the multiples.