“ Brand: Asda / Type: Jelly „
We have had these a couple of times now. We all had some yesterday aswell as we were out at the zoo so I thought I would share my opinion with you.
As these are an Asda product they are only available at Asda. They are currently on a 3 for £1 promotion which seems to always be on and there are many other sweets included in this offer including both jellies and chocolate.
Each bag weighs 100g and if you would prefer to just buy one bag they cost 38p. The packaging has recently changed from the one shown above and it is now predominantly orange in colour with a black banner at the top stating that they are part of the Asda Chosen By You range. There is a picture of two cartoon children on the bag too.
To open the bag you have to open it as you would a bag of crisps. I found that out of our 4 bags yesterday, 2 didnt open properly because of the hanging tag on the top which resulted in torn bags. The packaging would be better if it had a line to tear along or something but for 38p I cant really complain!
Inside we were greeted by many small jelly babies. They were lots of different colours and each one was dusted with sugar. The jelly babies themselves were quite small, less than an inch in height. They had a nice flavour, they tasted fruity but this flavour was quite subtle. They were quite chewy and each different colour had a different flavour - as with all sweets my favourites were the strawberry and blackcurrant flavours.
The sweets were nice and we all enjoyed them. Personally I would have preffered it if the flavours were a bit stronger but they were nice nevertheless and there were plenty in the bag.
Each bag is 100g which is said to be 4 servings but I would say it is more like 2 servings or just 1 if you are feeling particularly peckish. 100g contains 353 calories, 68.8g sugar, 0.7g fat, 0.5g saturates and 0.1g salt. This is quite high but as with all sweets - they are never going to be exactly healthy!
We enjoyed these sweets and I will definitely buy them again. The flavours are fruity and subtle and they are good value for just 38p a packet or 3 for £1.
In our kitchen cupboard at home we have two large tins full of sweets for when the grandkids visit or for when I feel like nibbling on something, one tin has all the chocolate sweets like milky ways, curly wurly`s and freddos and the likes and the other has the chewy sweets and the fruity sweets such as chewits, wine gums, Haribo`s and these mini jelly babies from Asda.
I had never tried these until just the other day although I knew all my grandkids liked them, I grabbed a handful of them in the passing and I have to say I wasn't that impressed in truth, they are much harder than a Bassets jelly baby and the flavours are a lot stronger.
The green (lime) one was sour and very tangy and not nice at all and the ones that are usually my favourite (the black ones) taste nothing like blackcurrant as they are meant to they have a very strange taste that is simply not enjoyable in the slightest.
These do have the dusting of icing sugar that the Bassets ones have but it is much lighter and not enough in my opinion, these are just like any other jelly sweet rather than a jelly baby and I for one wont be having any more but at only 39p per bag I will continue to buy them for the grandkids as for some reason they seem to like them!
Even though I like most Asda sweets I'm not mad keen on these Mini Jelly Babies. They come in a bag which costs 38p but they come under the promotion that Asda run where you can buy 3 bags of sweets for £1.00.
They are basically smaller jelly babies but I don't think the flavour in these is as nice as other jelly babies I've eaten. The only one you can tell a big difference in is the green jelly baby, I reckon that must be lime because it's got a bit of a sour flavour but it's not very fruity and has got a very fake and weird taste.
There are also yellow (lemon), red (strawberry), orange (orange... what else???) and black (blackcurrant) jelly babies in the packet. The main colour in my pack was the orange ones and that would happen because I'm not mad keen on the flavour of orange sweets! lol
The main problem for me is that there isn't much of a taste to any of these jelly babies, with them being mini I thought they would have a bit more of a concentrated flavour but they're actually quite boring tasting and bland. The jelly babies have got a bit of an icing sugar coating, not enough for me though and most of it has dropped off into the bag anyway so there isn't hardly any left on the sweets by the time I opened them.
They are nice and chewy and this sounds mad but I think these jelly babies are TOO chewy. When I have the proper size jelly babies I love the fact that the jelly is mega soft and I can sink my teeth straight through, these ones have got an actual chewy texture though and I wasn't happy with it.
I won't bother buying these sweets again, it's a shame because Asda sweets are usually wicked but these ones have deffo let the range down. I reckon if you want Jelly Babies you need to buy Bassetts because at least with them you know what you're getting.
Asda Mini Jelly Babies
I normally buy jelly babies for my niece and tend to buy them whether they are the original or supermarket own brand as I often find my niece doesn't notice the different in the taste is too much However I must admit I prefer the original but will dip into any that have been bought.
These mini jelly babies are by Asda and are in the promotion any 3 for £1 or about 37p each. There are many other types of sweets that can be mixed and matched in the range too. This is a 100g size bag. Asda offer a gaurantee that if you are not a 100% happy you can the product refunded and replaced by phoning up or going on their website to make sure that you lvoe their products!
The packet of mini jelly babies is orange in colour with red across the bottom to allow the price to be clear and visible in bright yellow promoting the 3 for £1 offer. The writing of mini helly babies is in crayola style and has bright colours with a jelly baby making up the letter I. They are visually appealing but as they are mixed up with all of asdaa sweets in this range they blend in.
These are free from artificial colours and flavours though when you do look at the ingredients they could put you off a bit! They are not suitable for vegitarians as contain beef gelatine. They are fruit flavour jelly sweets and also contain sugar,glucose, citric acid, flavourings, colours and spinach extract. Per 100g (size of packet too) there are 339 kcal (15kcal per sweet), 6.0g protein, 78.8g carbohydrates, nil fat and a trace of sodium.
*The Litlte Babies**
They do not look that much smaller considering they are called mini jelly babies ! When you open the packet you get that jelly baby smell like with all pakcets of jelly babies. These ones are not too floury like some are which are caked in some sort of icing sugar. They are not to rubbery neither but in the middle however I would give them a touch more icing sugar for my preference. The smell is quite sweet and orangey seems to overpower the packet. One baby does not smell much different to another depsite the colour/vareity difference. In my packet I have yellow, red, black, green and orange and about 20 sweets overall.
The shape of the jelly baby is a not tht clear to see to be honest and for a min jelly baby they have big tums! It is a case of one bite and they are gone and easy to chew away. When you bite the exterior which is floury you get a more wet jelly like texture on the inside which is a darker shade of jelly. I do prefer the pink and black ones in honesty and will devour them before the green and yellow ones. I find them a pleasant enough sweet that isnt too sickly and the size of the packet is a nice size for one or two to share without making you feel sick off the sugar. I find if you eat them quickly these taste nice enough but one thought to leave is not to eat them too slowly as you get a bit of an unplesant after taste to them which I cant quite explain. I think I have been put off by reading the ingredients to be honest and noticing the beef gelatine and spinach extract!
I would say buy them for the kids that arent too fussy in their brands as they look the same if you take them out the packet and pour into a bowl! If you like the original then these cant compete and I find the aldi version much nicer than these. So for me a bit of a let down and a 3 star product as they are cheap enough but not special.
When it comes to a sweet treat it is not always chocolate I reach for, one thing I love to replace chocolate with is Bassets Jelly Babies. On a recent trip to Asda I noticed that they had their own brand of jelly babies, known as Mini Jelly Babies.
Firstly let me say if you have tried the original jelly babies by Bassets and I am sure most people have, you will find straight away that these are nothing like them but they are a nice sweet in their own right.
One of the first differences I noticed (apart from the fact these are half the size) was the fact that where the Bassets ones each have their own flavour to match the colour, these asda ones all taste alike, they still taste nice and very fruity but all alike.
These mini jelly babies cost 38p per bag but they are on a permanent offer of three for £1 and it does not have to be three bags of jelly babies you can mix them with Asdas large range of other own brand sweets with things like cola bottles, foam mushrooms, white chocolate mice and other such favourites.
All in all I would say these are a very nice sweet and they make a real change from chocolates and other snacks, the only thing I missed with these that I loved with the original jelly babies is the very nice tasting black ones, these do have black ones but they just taste like all the others.
Calories - 339
Carbohydrate - 78.8g
Of which sugars - 69.9g
Fat - NIL
I was recently given a bag of Asda Mini Jelly Babies by a friend, as part of a 'get well soon package', which was very kind. Unfortunately, despite the fact that I normally love Bassetts jelly babies, I was not at all impressed with these.
Jelly babies are fruit flavoured jelly sweets in the shape of little people (or babies!), and these particular mini ones from Asda are aimed at children and are part of their 'Kids' Sweets' range.
They come in an orange plastic packet with cute bubbly lettering and a little clear window so that you can get a glimpse of the babies before purchasing them. The bag contains 100 grams of jelly babies and so is quite small, though not really small enough for a child to eat in one go.
Inside you will find red, yellow, orange and black jelly sweets. They have a little bit of white powder (starch) on them, but not as much as the classic Bassetts ones. They look cute enough, though I am not sure that they are a lot smaller than normal sized jelly babies: I certainly wouldn't call them mini.
The taste test comes next, and the results aren't good. All the flavours seem to merge into each other and are a bit tasteless and synthetic. The texture is quite stodgy and sticky, and the lovely distinctive taste and feel of the Bassetts jelly babies is nowhere to be found. These taste cheap.
On the plus side, they are only 37 pence, and are currently included in Asda's offer of three packs of Kids' Sweets for £1. Also, they have no artificial colours or flavours, which is good if you're giving them to kids. However, each sweet has 15 calories and 3.1 grams of sugar. In 100 grams, there are 339 calories and a huge 69.9 grams of sugar.
It's important therefore to eat these in moderation, but given my dislike of the taste and texture, I personally will not be eating them at all!
I really like sweeties. I really don't like spending money. OK the second one is a lie - I really enjoy spending money, but sometimes it is just not possible. And at present I am trying to keep the cost of living down to a bare minimum. So the little things that I enjoy in life like sweets, crisps, the ocassional beer and the ocassional glass of wine are now treats. So no longer can I enjoy sweets made by the 'big' companies like rowntrees or bassetts.
Asda though may be the remedy to this. They have an excellent ranges of sweeties in their own brand and plenty of them too along the sweetie aisle.
These little babies caught my eye and at just under 8 shillings (that sounds a lot when you say it like that) I had to give them a whirl.
And you know something? They are good. I found there was a 'sameyness' in the taste, there didn't seem to be distinguishable lemon or say blackcurrant for example from sweet to sweet, but nonethe less the taste is pleasant.
They are not a bad size either and they will satisfy adults and children.
While we are going through this credit-crunch, recession or whatever you like to call it, get yourself a taste for the own vrand stuff. It isn't that bad
Thank god in these days of the dreaded credit crunch, where families can't afford the simple little luxuries in life and even buying a simple sweet like the classic jelly baby means breaking the bank, we have Asda looking after us...... Well trying to god bless them.
Asda have created their very own jelly babies which they are willing to sell at a price even the poorest family can afford so as long as you are willing to put up with the loss of the nice dusting that classic jelly babies have and get on with having to put a lot more effort into chewing these tough little buggers then you can once again treat yourself.
These babies come in the usual colours and although a bit smaller still have the baby like appearance, they taste nice enough if anything a bit fruitier than the original ones and they are much cheaper. A bag of these jelly babies will cost you the tiny sum of only 38p, or would you believe it even better you can get 3 bags for £1.
So to put it simply for you, they are not as good but they are still ok and they are much cheaper so if money is tight and you are wondering where your next treat or indeed meal is coming from then these are the jelly babies for you!
Everyone on here is going to think I'm a sweet addict. It's true thought that I do like a nice bag of sweets but what I hate is paying a fortune for them, as most of the highly priced sweets do not take very long to eat at all and are definitely not good for you (not that I expect sweets to be). It was once again then Asda's sweets that I turned to when watching a film with the family. The bag in question that I selected from my secret stash (I buy them in bulk saves traipsing to the shops in the pouring rain) was Asda's mini jelly babies. The sweets were definitely worth the money but out of all the varieties I have tried have to be my least favourite.
The Mini Jelly Babies cost 38p a bag but can be bought on offer alongside any two other bags for £1. The bag itself is a very fun orange and has mini jelly babies writing on it in wobbly, multi-coloured bubble writing. The front of the bag also tells us that the sweets inside are free from artificial colours and flavourings, which is always a bonus. The back as usual contains all the nutritional information you could need. I will discuss this later...
When opened you are greeted with a fruity sweet smell, which is very enticing. The jelly babies themselves look like every other brand of jelly babies and are thinly coated in the common powdery substance. My pack contained 18 jelly babies (fruit flavoured jelly sweets) in 5 different colours: orange, red, purple, black and green. This is however were the disappointment creeps in, as I'm afraid that I couldn't really tell the difference between the sweets when I tasted them. To me they all tasted the same. Now don't get me wrong they tasted very nice; very fruity and refreshing but I was expecting them to have different fruit tastes, which I don't really believe they do.
Calories - 339
Protein - 6.0g
Carbohydrate - 78.8g
Of which sugars - 69.9g
Fat - NIL (A plus for anyone!!)
Despite my disappointment however I would still recommend these sweets, as for the price they are still good. The bag is just the right size to be concealed in a handbag and is brilliant for small children. Furthermore the sweets aren't going to bleed you dry and are free of artificial nastiness and fat content. However if you buy them expecting them, like I did, to taste different depending on their colour I'm afraid you, again like me, will be disappointment. If you just want a little treat of something to cure that sweet tooth then these are perfect.
Does not contain babies.