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      12.06.2013 15:05
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      GO AND GET JELLY TOTS

      When I was a kid, I remember going to the sweet shop and instantly picking up a packet of jelly tots, as I've grown older I've obviously stopped having them as often, but recently I have refound my love for my previous childhood favourite, so I decided to write a review of them.

      Packaging
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      The packaging for Jelly Tots has changed during the years, from an Orange Packet to a now very bright Yellow Packet, I very much like the packaging, although I feel as though it makes it very more aimed at children as they would be attracted to the bright colours, they should seriously include us adults into their approach, we love Jelly Tots too!
      Something Negative I will say about the packaging is that with the new design it is much harder to open them without spilling the contents everywhere, whereas before it was easy to just open the packet.

      Ingredients
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      Sugar
      Glucose syrup
      Modified starch
      Fruit juices 25% (Strawberry, Orange, Blackcurrant, Lime, Lemon)
      Acidity regulator (Trisodium citrate)
      Malic acid
      Citric acid
      Flavouring
      Lactic acid
      Colours (Anthocyanins, Copper complexes of chlorophyllins, Beta-carotene)

      What Are Jelly Tots?
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      Is heaven in your mouth a suitable answer? Probably not.
      Jelly Tots are circular sweets coated in sugar (totally part of your healthy diet!) that come in five flavours in each bag, Strawberry, Orange, Blackcurrant, Lime and Lemon, they have been around since 1967 and thankfully the recipe has never really been changed, generally people mostly like the Strawberry and Blackcurrant ones the best (me included) but the odd few love the taste of the Lemon and Lime flavour.

      Do they taste nice?
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      Absolutely I generally find I can't really pace myself when eating Jelly Tots, I have to eat the entire bag within a space of 5 minutes, they're just so nice and once you go through a phrase of eating them it's hard to stop.
      They're definately my favourite sweet, I just love the sweet taste and texture once your tongue has removed the sugar coating.

      Texture
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      When you first eat a Jelly tot the coating makes them appear hard and almost crunchy, but once the sugar coating is gone, they are soft and chewy and fruit flavour properly comes through.

      Conclusion
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      I am so glad to have refound my love for this delectable sweet and if you've never had Jelly Tots or haven't for while, go and do so, because they're amazing.

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        18.07.2011 21:24
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        A tasty jelly sweet!

        These are one of my favourite sweets, I remember loving them as a little child and squishing them together to make a fruit cocktail!

        You can get Jelly Tots in all supermarkets and sweet shops. They come in a variety of sizes from a small single serving bag to a larger bag you can share. You can also get them in a tube. Prices range from 45p to £2.

        Jelly Tots contain real fruit juice (25%) and no artificial colours or preservatives.

        The ingredients are;
        Sugar, Fruit Juices from Concentrate (25%) Glucose Syrup, Modified Starch, Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate), Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Flavourings, Lactic Acid, Colours (Anthocyanins, Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Beta-Carotene.

        Jelly Tots are little round sweets that have a sugar coating. They come in a variety of flavours including Grape, Strawberry, Orange, Blackcurrant, Lime, Lemon.

        When you open the packet you can smell the sweetness, you also get a citrusy smell. If you eat the sweets one at a time you can taste the individual flavour. The sweets do taste really fruity, the lime one in particular leaves a tang on your tongue. If you mix the sweets together they tend to stick to your teeth, but they are really fruity and fresh. After you have finished the sweets you get a small amount of sugar left in the bottom of the packet, when I was a child I liked to 'drink' it I no longer do this as it's not great for my teeth but you don't think of these things as a child.

        I would recommend these to anyone who hasn't tried these they are sweet and fruity and take you back to your childhood.

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          29.09.2010 19:52
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          Yum Yum

          Jelly Tots yum, yum, yum. These are the kind of sweets you have to eat to remind you of being a child.

          Jelly tots come in a packet which beware can some times be tricky to open, for some reason there is no easy tear to it this is with the smaller, treat size packets I tend to try and rip into them slowly to avoid the package spliting into 2 and the sweets flying everywhere, jelly tots are no good for me on the floor!

          The sweets inside the packet are round and in a variety of colours to match there flavours. They are chewy and covered in sugar - alot of sugar. The sweets come in 5 flavours: lemon, lime, orange, blackcurrant and strawberry.

          Jelly Tots according to the packet are suitable for vegetarians and vegans

          The ingreidients in Jelly Tots are as follows:
          Sugar, Glucose syrup, Modified starch, Fruit juices 25% (Strawberry, Orange, Blackcurrant, Lime, Lemon), Acidity regulator (Trisodium citrate), Malic acid, Citric acid, Flavouring, Lactic acid, Colours (Anthocyanins, Copper complexes of chlorophyllins, Beta-carotene).

          The only thing here that means anything to me is Sugar and Fruit Juice but it might mean something to you if you are allergic to the them.

          In each little bag of Jelly Tots contains 146 kcal, and there is no fat in them. These little circles are also free from artificial colours and flavours. So I guess they can't be that bad for you.

          Eating jelly tots your mouth fills with the flavour as you chew and for little sweets they do take so chewing let me tell you. If you put more than 3 or 4 in your mouth you may find your teeth sticking together as you chew.

          4 stars for these little sweeties they loose a star for the having to eat them one at a time so my teeth don't stick together lol.

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          29.09.2010 19:25
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          lovely sweets

          Although jelly tots seem to be seen as a child's sweet, I still enjoy them now and so do many of my friends, they are suitable for all ages! I have them on the odd occasion but its not something that I would have constantly.

          They are part of the rowntree's brand, who make other things such as fruit pastilles and tooty frooties. They are in a yellow packet which I always seem to find really hard to open, and this has ended up in disasters like the packet exploding and sugar going everywhere, so if you're eating them at home then use scissors rather than trying to pull them open! They are sold in a normal sized packet for about 50p, and recently a share bag has been brought out, the size of the big bags of maltesers, minstrels etc - this varies anything from 80p to £2.

          Basically the sweets are round bits of jelly that are coated in sugar, they are in many different flavours and colours including lime, strawberry and blackcurrant amongst others. They are very nice and very addicting! However because of the nature of these sweets they are really not too healthy at all, and have a lot of sugar in and also seem to get stuck in my teeth at times! Also it is important that they are at the right temperature as if they are in a really cold place then they go hard which makes them difficult to eat. I really like these and will probably end up getting some more soon.

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            18.09.2010 20:36
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            Aimed at children but nice for grown ups as well

            I hadn't eaten jelly tots I don't think since I was fairly young but the other day a friend of mine bought me some as a gift which was a pleasant surprise and it reminded me of how nice and fruity they were in taste. They are produced by the famous Rowntree's company and are packaged in a tiny bright yellow bag. You can tell from the packet they come in that they are aimed mainly at children with the name "Jelly Tots" written in lower case red writing with the "o" being a nice smiley face. I also like the fact that on the back of the bag it has a little reminder to clean your teeth after eating them.

            These are fruit flavoured jelly sweets which are reasonably hard and chewy with a covering of sugar. The different flavours you will find in each bag are lemon, blackcurrant, lime, orange and strawberry and each sweet is quite small maybe similar in size to a five pence piece. I think you probably need to be careful when eating these as they could be quite tough on your teeth.

            The flavours are very distinct, you really can appreciate one from the other and even though they are aimed at children I enjoyed them as an older person. I don't see a mention of gelatine which is sometimes present in these types of sweets so they may well be suitable for vegetarians. These would be great to put in bowls at children's parties and can also be used to help decorate cakes.

            Each bag contains 146 calories and has no fat which makes them even better as a treat for a child or an adult with a sweet tooth. They contain no artificial colours or flavours and do have 25% fruit juice. I enjoyed them and it reminded a little of my childhood.

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              13.07.2010 00:00
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              Just mentioning the word Jelly Tots makes me hungry! I absolutely love these sweets and they are one of my favourites!

              Jelly tots are baiscally round discs of jelly coated in sugar. Each one is a different colour representing the flavour:
              Red= Strawberry
              Orange= Orange
              Green= Lime
              Purple= Blackcurrent
              Yellow= Lemon

              As far as I know they do not contain geltine like most jelly sweets do so they are suitable for vegetarians.

              The jelly tots come in a bright yellow packet with all the different flavours of jelly tots on the cover. I have heard that other people buy the sweets with different covers but this is what they look like at my corner shop.
              On the back it says
              " Remember to brush your teeth!"

              This is fantastic as these sweets to stick to your teeth and contain a lot of sugar. Children are reminded of the importance to brush their teeth which is good news for the parents.

              I find that the JT are very sweet and sugary my favourite being the orange flavour. I love to suck on these and I find they really help a dry throat. Normal cough sweets taste horrible so I use these as an alternative.

              In each packet you get a lot of excess sugar which is sweet and tasty. If you are given these sweets to kids then they can leave a lot of mess. All this excess sugar isn't really needed in my opinion as the sweets are sweet enough without it.

              Each packet contains 144 calories, 24.9g of sugar and 36.2g of carbohydrates. Not too healthy in my opinion and all that sugar isn't going to be good for young teeth!
              On a positive not they don't contain any artificial colours or flavours

              Overall great sugary sweets and I really want a packet right now......

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                02.06.2010 15:29
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                nice!

                Rowntrees Jelly Tots are very popular with little kids and are also very popular with me! I love Jelly Tots and have since I was a little kid.

                I was in the shop and noticed these sweets sitting there on the shelf, I thought I'd pick them up because I havn't eaten them in since I was a kid. They were launched in 1967 and then became very popular with children. I can see why they are popular to children because they appeal more to children for the simple reason of the bright colours of the packaging. Also the sweets themselves are very small a bright.

                There are 5 flavours in each bag, the flavours are: lime, orange, blackcurrent, lemon and strawberry. The sweets are easy to share because they are small and all individual in the packet. I think that they are great for children because they are small and soft. However they are not great for their teeth because each little tot is covered in lots of sugar. Although I do think that they are great for sharing and even for little party bags as they are small packets. If you do enjoy these then you can buy the bigger tubes.

                Overall I found that the sweets are very nice but perhaps a little too sugary for children and even adults. They are quite sweet and I found that the flavouring is just right; they are not too strong but not too weak.

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                  07.05.2010 15:55
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                  JELLY TOT?...BETTER NOT....

                  I am currently on a slimming world diet. I have done really well and lost 9lb in a fortnight. But there is one thing that is playing on my mind and calling me like a drug. What is this temptress I hear you ask?...... A bag of jelly tots!! (i'm so sophisticated me!!)

                  Jelly tots were launched by Rowntrees in 1967. They have always been a massive hit with children as they are soft chewy fruit flavour sweets that are covered in a generous dusting of sugar. The fruity flavours of lemon, lime, orange, blackcurrant and strawberry all work well together in order to create a mouth wateringly juicy and slightly tarte sensation.

                  I would much rather a bag of jelly tots than a bar of posh chocolate. There is something so simplistic regarding these sweets that it makes them really attractive and delicious. The sugary coating mixed with the sharpness of the fruityness. Is a combination which works well. The chewy almost sticky texture of these sweets is also a triumph. The sweets sometimes have a tendency to stick in your teeth, but this is a small price to pay for such a delicious treat.

                  The jelly tots bags come in various different sizes. You can have a family sharing bag, a treat size bag or a normal standard 42g packet. A normal packet will set you back around 50p.

                  Just a word of caution though, these sweets do contain a high degree of sugar content. A 42g bag contains a hefty 25.3g of sugar. This is pretty steep and so I would advise caution when allowing your children to eat these. Which means all the more for you to enjoy!!!

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                    21.04.2010 11:02
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                    My favourite sweets from my childhood

                    I remember eating these quite a bit when I was younger especially when I'd stay over at my cousin's house and my uncle would take us all out in the morning and treat us to something from the newsagents - and Jelly Tots was always by favourite choice.

                    Jelly Tots are little fruit flavoured jelly sweets which are made with 25% fruit juice so they really are very fruity and are full of flavour. They come in a range of different colours and flavours including lemon, lime, orange, blackcurrant and strawberry and each one does taste very much like the actual fruit. They also have a coating of white sugar all over them and this makes them a lot sweeter and gives them that sugary texture that is so hard to resist licking!

                    Usually I always prefer the strawberry and blackcurrant type of flavours in sweets but every single flavour of these is really lovely tasting. Even the lemon and lime ones, which I'm not usually so keen on, are too sweet and fruity to dislike.

                    The reason that I like these sweets so much is because they are so addictive. They are actually really tiny little round sweets, smaller than Skittles even, so a few of them is just never enough. Even the little individual bags they come in rarely leave me satisfied now as what's inside them is so tiny.

                    Because they're so small I think they're a great little treat for young children as they're very easy to eat and not overly chewy like most jelly sweets but are actually quite soft.

                    They now come in larger sharing bags though and, because they're so small, you do get an awful lot of them in there so I much prefer to go for the bigger bags now.

                    These were my favourite sweets when I was younger and I still go crazy over them now if I ever come across a pack!

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                      13.04.2010 20:14
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                      Excellent for everyone

                      Jelly Tot's have always been one of my favourite sweets since I was a child, they have been around since I can remember. They are made by Rowntrees and are perfect for all ages.

                      Jelly tots are small discs of jelly, in five different flavours; strawberry, blackcurrant, lemon, lime and orange, they are all coloured to symobilise what flavour they are, e.g red for strawberry, yellow for lemon. Each disc is a bit smaller than a 5pence coin and is coated in sugar. They contain no artificial colours or flavours.

                      The packaging for Jelly Tots has changed a bit since I was a kid, it used to be a totally yellow bag with Jelly tots on the front in red writing, with a few pictures of jelly tots. Nowadays, the bag has changed to a more orange colour, with the original jelly tot font changing to a larger purple colour that fills most of the front of the packet. There are still pictures of jelly tots on the front, but it now tells you about the no artificial colours and flavourings too. It also tells you that they are now made with real fruit juice.

                      The taste of these, to me, is as good as it has always been, they are really juicy and have a lovely fruity flavour, I love keeping a pack of these in my car or desk at work as they are so easy to eat, when you get to the bottom of the bag there is often a load of sugar left over which goes down a treat.

                      If you are giving these to children it is best to supervise them, they're not like chocolate that just melts, these need a good chew before you can swallow them. I would say be careful giving them to under 3's.

                      Jelly Tots are available in many size packets, a 42gram bag, a 195gram sharing bag, and also 28gram treat size bag. For Christmas, my girlfriend actually got me a 1.2kg tub of these from www.online-sweets.co.uk, even though I am now 22, it was still one of my best presents, 1.2kg of these is heaven!

                      100g of Jelly Tots contains 342 calories but no fat, they're not too bad for you considering, as mentioned earlier, all flavours and colours are natural, they contain 25% fruit juice!

                      Overall, I love the fact that they still look and taste the same, and I would tell anybody of any age to give them a try!

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                        Good sugary sweet!

                        Today I was extremely tired at work so I popped to the shops to find myself something containing a bit of sugar. When I saw Rowntree's Jelly Tots in their bright yellow packet on the shelf I just had to buy them. I was quite surprised at how expensive they are now compared to what they used to be - 49p! Saying that, I did buy them from Spar in the town centre of Manchester so it was probably more expensive than your local newsagents.

                        When I opened the pack and got eating I was quite disappointed to find that most of the sweets were yellow and orange ones. For some people this will be good but for me they are my lest favourite flavours (orange and lemon).

                        For those of you who don't know Jelly Tots are little jelly sweets covered in sugar. They are made by Nestle and they appear to be marketed towards kids. This is quite worrying really because the amount of sugar that you get in the pack is ridiculous! When I had finished the pack I would say there was a full tea spoons worth of sugar lay at the bottom, needless to say I tipped it all down my throat and it gave me that sugar rush that I needed to pick me up!

                        The sweets are very tasty but do tend to get stuck in your teeth. The flavours are orange, lemon, lime, blackcurrant and strawberry.

                        On the back of the pack there is a little note for the kids saying "Don't forget to brush your teeth." The fact that a pack of sweets says that just shows how much sugar they have in them. Their is 146 calories in each pack and the pack states that this is 8% of a childs recommended daily allowance.

                        I wouldn't suggest giving these to your kids, but if you need a bit of a pick up and don't want a coffee or red bull it's quite a good substitute!

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                        15.01.2010 14:45
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                        Ahhh brings back the memories

                        I write this review to you as i eat a packet of jelly tots (no i'm not just saying that, i really am!).

                        Jelly Tots are porducred by Rowntress, who also make fruist pastilles, fruit gums and many more confectionary sweets. Before now i couldt remeber the last time i had them. Probably in my teens when i used to pop down the local sweet shop and buy a pack. back in those days they were about 20p but nowadays they have shot up to about 30p-40p which is abit steep considering how small the pack actually is.

                        It comes in a nice yellow packet with colourful pictures of fruit on it which is probably to make it appealing to the kids (and me!). on the packet is claims to have no artificial colours or flavours and contain 25% fruit juice. Looks my one portion of five is sorted with this!! :-P. They contain the following fruits and will try to put them according to the colours of the sweet aswell.

                        Lime - Green
                        Lemon - Yellow
                        Orange - Orange
                        Purple - Blackcurrant (although does have a slight appley taste to it)
                        Red - Strawberry

                        On the pack is also states it has grape in it aswell as the apple but noy sure where the grape is, sorry. These are small (somehow smaller then before) round soft chewy sweets covered and i mean covered in sugar. I would not recommend giving this to your kids as they will have one hell of a sugar rush. Theres nothing worse than a cola sugar rush then a jelly tooting kid! To tell you how much sugar there is, when your on your last jelly tot, tip the packet in your hand to catch the last one and you'll see what i mean!

                        The sweets (bar the sugar) taste very nice and you can actually taste the actual fruitiness of it which is really nice and shows they are not lying lol. From my experience the purple ones seem to be the softest out fo all the flavours for some reason and the green ones now and again are the hardest. I dont know why they just are, i may just write to mr rowntree himself. Even thought they are hard i quite like the green ones but sometimes my inner child comes out and tend to throw a hole lot in my mouth so i get my fruit mix!

                        Overall this is a great packet of sweets and would recommend you to ty a pack. Dont have them regularly as you may not having any teeth left and please unless you want your child to be one of those duracell batteries that go on and on and on.

                        This may be bad advice buy Tescos are currently doing the big sharing packets for only 70, so it might be a good invest and eaten over the whole week or even to share with friends or work colleagues. Just dont eat them all, save me some to!

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                          13.01.2010 15:44
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                          Totally yummy childrens sweets for all ages!

                          The other day when I went into a sweet shop to get some bon bons for my dad I spotted a packed of Jelly Tots by the till I used to always eat these when I was younger so I opted to buy a pack..
                          The pack cost me 35 pence, which seems a little steep for a little bag of sweets, but in comparison to chocolate bars they didnt seem so bad...

                          Nutritional Information for a 42 g bag:-
                          Energy 619kj/146 Kcal
                          Protein 0.1g
                          Carbohydrate 36.4 g
                          of which sugars - 35.3 g
                          Fat Nil
                          Fibre Nil
                          Sodium Trace

                          On the front of the pack it also states that there are no artificial colours or flavours and they contain 25% fruit juice...surely that makes them good sweets!

                          So i emptied the bag out into a dish, the bag is easy to open which is especially good for children. I then counted the sweets and there was 47 jelly tots and a mixture of colours.

                          Jelly tots are small jellys coverd in a sugary substance.

                          The colours are Yellow, Green, Orange, Purple and Red all of which have different flavours.

                          Yellow = Lemon flavour
                          Green = Lime Flavour
                          Orange - Tangy Orange
                          Purple - Blackcurrant
                          Red - A mixture of Strawberry and Raspberry!

                          My favourtie flavour has to be the purple ones, they always seem to be more softer than the other flavours and my least favourite one is the Lime flavour, they are harder and seem to have a different texture than the others.

                          I really enjoyed eating the Jelly Tots and it reminded me why I used to eat them all the time when i was younger... much more preferable that a sticky bar of chocolate and I just love the left over bits of sugar at the bottom of the bag that i can dip my finger into..

                          All in all a fantastic pack of sweets for a good price.

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                            cheap at the moment

                            These sweets are amazing and give you the ultimate sugar rush!

                            They have been out for a long time now and are one of the most popular bags of sweets made by Rowntrees. These sweets come in the larger park which is 195g or the smaller pack which are available in lots of different places!

                            What are they?

                            Basically, these are tiny jelly sweets that come in lots are flavours and they are coated with sugar! The flavours that these sweets come in are lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, raspberry and strawberry!

                            Where can you buy these from?

                            These sweets can be brought from anywhere that sells normal sweets. They are really common and at the moment the large pack is on offer at 66p in Tesco!

                            Health-wise

                            Per 1/4 of the bag there is 168 kcal, nil fat, nil fibre and 42g of carbohydrates. So, this is not too bad but it could be better i suppose. They are quite sugary so this is probably the problem!

                            Good Points

                            These sweets are really tasty and they are actually a lot more fruitier than I would expect! They are also not very expensive and can be bought from anywhere! Another good points is that they are so small and you get loads in the pack!!! They have a distinctive flavour and they are quite different to the fruit pastels.

                            Bad Points

                            These can be really sugary and quite bad for teeth. Especially if you were to give these to children. Also another point about the sugar is obviously it can be bad for your health. Unsuitable for children is the main thing.

                            In my opinion I like these sweets in smaller quantities, they are lovely but if you eat lots of them, they can make your mouth taste really sour. Also, the after taste is not too nice!

                            I would recommend these to anyone at small amounts.

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                            08.11.2009 15:15
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                            see review, thanks for reading.

                            A few days ago I wrote a review about Rowntree's Tooty Frooties and pretty much slated them. To redress the balance this review is going to focus on another sweet in the Rowntree's family which pretty much gets the thumbs up from me - Jelly Tots.

                            Half price at 66p a bag at the moment in Tesco, these plus the aforementioned Tooty Frooties were purchased in a nostalgic attempt to revisit a sweet from my childhood.

                            Contained in a bright yellow bag (different to the one shown above) there are illustrations of fruit and little jelly tots pictured, the bag informs you that there are "No artificial Colours or flavours" and that they "Contain 25% fruit juice"

                            The bag weighs 195g and a ¼ bag serving provides:

                            168 kcals
                            29.2g sugars
                            Nil fat
                            Nil saturates
                            0.1g salt

                            So, if you compare to my previous review of Tooty Frooties these are a much better choice, the sugar content is still high and represents 34% of a childs daily recommended amount but a quarter of bag is a generous serving and should easily satisfy a sweet tooth.

                            Opening the bag you are met with the sight of dozens and dozens of little Jelly Tots, they are a raised oval shape smaller than the size of a penny and are brightly coloured in orange, red, green, pink and purple, each Jelly Tot has a sugar coating and look very appealing.

                            As you put one (or a few lol) onto your tongue the sugar and fruit juice makes your mouth water and biting into them they have a chewy and sticky texture. They are very sweet and fortunately for me I only need to eat a few before my sweet tooth is satisfied.

                            I dont suppose any sweet is particularly good for you and these are no exception, but compared to other varieties a few of these wont hurt that much, and at least they contain no fat or saturates.

                            Ingredients are listes as including: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Modified Starch, Fruit Juices (6%) (Strawberry, Orange, Blackcurrant, Lime, Lemon), Acidity Regulator (Trisodium Citrate), Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Flavourings, Lactid Acid, Colours (Anthocyanins, Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Beta-carotene).

                            There are no allergen warnings listed on the pack so cant comment if they would be suitable for everyone, presumably you know if these are okay for you.

                            To conclude then; I enjoyed these, they were fruity and chewy and tasted very nice. I experienced no aftertaste that you sometimes get with fruit sweeties and all in all I would recommend them. Getting 4/5 Dooyoo stars for me, Im deducting a point for the high sugar content for the reasons stated above but all in all they were an enjoyable sweet and I would buy them again.

                            As stated these are half price in Tesco at the moment at 66p and can be found on the confectionary aisle among other bagged sweets.

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                            Fruit flavoured jelly cubes. Lemon, Lime, Orange,Tangerine, Raspberry & Strawberry Flavours and sugar free varieties.