“ Brand: Asda / Type: Jelly „
My boyfriend and I were looking for sweets while we were in Asda. We decided to get some from the 3 for £1 multibuy offer and these jelly beans were included in that offer. The packet is pink with pictures of Jelly beans on the front in different colours. There is a clear section so that you can see the product inside. As with most the the Asda range these sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours. The flavours in the packet are lemon, orange, raspberry, blackcurrant, pear and lime. I couldn't find any allergy information on the packet though. The bag of sweets is 100g in size and a serving size is recommended at 1/4 of the bag. 1 serving will give you 95kcals, a trace of protein, 23.5g of carbohydrates of which 16.5g are sugars, 0.1g of fat which is all saturates, a trace of fibre and sodium. The packet was quite difficult to rip open. The sweets are brightly coloured which will appeal to children. The shell of the jelly beans was quite soft and they were quite sticky in the bag. None of the flavours really tasted like the flavours on the bag and I didn't think that the different coloured sweets tasted that much different to each other. They were juicy though and are not quite as unhealthy as many other sweets.
I used to really enjoy jelly beans and my grandkids love them so the other day I grabbed a bag of Asda jelly beans to try and I have to say they were quite good, I have tasted better beans but these were decent and certainly good value for money. 37p for a 100g packet and they are part of the ongoing three for £1 offer so you can save a few pence more on them if you get them with another couple of bags of sweets from the range. The jelly beans are brightly coloured and will of course appeal to kids, the beans are different flavours though I think they forgot to put any flavour into the pink ones as they taste of nothing other than sugar. These sweets are full of sugar so although kids will love them it is best to limit the amount they have although the slight sickliness of them might do this for you. I think the main difference between these and the brand names such as Jelly Belly is that the flavouring in these ones is not as strong, the purple one is tasty but the rest are mainly sugary sweet. The nutritional value of these doesn't make good reading, although 100g of these only has 0.4g of fat it has a whopping 68g of sugars and 364 calories so bad for the waistline and the teeth.
Asda Jelly Beans aren't the best sweets in the world but they are deffo better than the other supermarket versions of these sweets. If you want PROPER jelly beans then you need to go to Selfridges and get some Jelly Belly beans, but we can't all afford a tenner a bag so us mere mortals have to make do with these 100g bags for 38p! For 100g you get loads of jelly beans and I think they're a proper bargain. There's not a lot of difference in the flavour of the different coloured jelly beans but they've all got a yummy fruity flavour that goes proper nice with the texture of them. The main taste of all of them is sugar but that shouldn't be surprising because that is the main ingredient of them! The inside is soft chewy jelly and that is covered with a harder sugar coating, I think most of the flavour is in the coating because if you bite that off first there isn't that much taste in the jelly underneath. I love the fruity flavour of these jelly beans, the only one that tastes quite a bit different to me is the green jelly bean and that's because it's got a bit of a sharp limey flavour. I don't like green sweets much so that could be why that one stands out for me, it's funny though because the taste of the green jelly beans aren't that bad and I can eat them even though deep down I'm not keen. Like I said when I started this review, these aren't the nicest jelly beans you can buy but they are cheap and taste proper nice. I'm not that fussy when it comes to sweets and these suit me fine but my dad who sometimes buys Jelly Belly tubes won't eat these cheap Asda ones because he says they're just jelly bean shaped lumps of sugar. He's right I know but I still like them because they hit the spot and have still got a nice flavour even underneath the crazy sweetness of them. Recommended!
As a child I couldn't abide jelly beans, there was something sinister about the "jelly" part of the name that I couldn't suss. Jelly was wobbly, jelly sweets were soft, yet "jelly beans" were almost crunchy. My love affair with the beans started when I was pregnant and craved anything sweet and green, various types of sweets were tried to fit the craving but jelly beans came out on top. Of course there was never enough green ones to beat the craving so I struck out and had to eat the other flavours too. Over the ensuing years I've tried most brands, even dipping my toes in the high end market with the all flavoured variety, of which I'm not a huge fan. I came to the conclusion that Asda brand Jelly beans were the beans of choice. They have just the right amount of fruity flavour to convince you that what you're eating is good for you, with a fantastic texture. The crispy outer shell melts after first bite and leaves you with a good semi-firm jelly bite. A 100gram bag (part of the seemingly constant offer of 3 bags for £1) will provide you with around 360 calories. The ingredient list isn't pretty reading but it's what you'd expect from such long established family favourite. I'd like to point out that to date, I've not seen any side effects of the green bean craving in either of my daughters, but time will tell.
I love Jelly Beans, but don't often have them, as the 'proper' jelly beans made by the Jelly Belly company are incredibly expensive. So when I saw these at Asda I was tempted. They cost just 37 pence for a 100 gram packet and are also part of Asda's 3 for £1 promotion on certain sweets, so if you take advantage of this they will cost you only 33 pence. The jelly beans come in a brightly coloured pink and red packet. In the centre it has a see through circle which lets you look at the jelly beans before purchasing them, a feature I always think is helpful, especially with supermarket own brand sweets when you can never be sure what you're going to get! Inside the bag are lots of jelly beans. Unlike some other more expensive jelly beans, they are mostly in pastel colours rather than bright and vibrant colours, but this isn't too much of a problem as they are still attractive and are a nice large size. The jelly beans taste OK. The white ones have a hint of vanilla, the yellow ones taste lemony and the pink ones taste purely of sugar! The green ones have a bit of an apple taste to them and the dark purple ones taste of blackcurrant. They are all very sweet and probably the overriding taste is of sugar. The flavours are not really strong enough so after a short while they start to taste a bit bland. 100 grams of these sweets will give you 364 calories, 0.4 grams of fat and a huge 68 grams of sugar, however I would find it difficult to eat too many in one go and definitely could not go through a whole pack!