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      01.06.2013 22:45
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      Just because they look innocent doesn't mean they are!

      I don't often buy sweets as snacks as I'd much prefer a chocolate bar or bag of crisps as they're much more satisfying, but whenever I'm going on a family outing in the car or taking a trip to the cinema or theatre I feel that sweets are a must and so do my children! Usually we end up with something like a mint assortment or toffees, but not this time! We decided we all wanted Bassett's jelly babies!

      ~ Bassett's~
      Bassett's was a former British confectionery company and is now used as a brand of Cadbury's. It was founded in Sheffield in 1842. Bassett's is probably most well known for it's liquorice allsorts which were created by accident in 1899 and in 1926 the mascot of Bassett's, Bertie Basset was created and is still used to represent the brand today.

      As well as liquorice allsorts Bassett's also produce jelly babies (which I'm reviewing) which were introduced after world war 1 as 'peace babies', Sherbet lemons, bonbons, pear drops, dolly mixture, toffees, Murray mints, mint creams, mint imperials, Everton mints and sour squirms.

      ~ Price & Availability ~
      Bassett's jelly babies are widely available at supermarkets, independent stores and bargain/pound stores. They are available to buy in 190g bags for around £1.48 from supermarkets (Sainsbury's and Tesco's currently have them on offer at £1 until 11/06/13), although I managed to grab my bag for £1 from B & M. The 540g boxes (ideal for gifts) are priced at around £4.00 each and Asda sell little 21g bags of mini jelly babies for 20p each. I personally wouldn't pay any more than £1 for a bag of these because you don't get very many in a bag and I like to feel like I'm getting good value for money.

      ~ Packaging ~
      Bassett's jelly babies come in an eye catching, bright yellow plastic bag, which needs to be opened carefully because it's made of that flimsy plastic that just rips further than you want it to and then you get jelly babies all over the floor! On the front of the bag there are three very cute looking cartoon jelly babies bursting out of the bag and above this are the words 'jelly babies' in multicoloured, fun lettering and the Bassett's logo. In the left hand corner there is a little section of the nutritional information chart telling you how many calories are in ¼ of the bag.

      On the back of the bag there are six little different coloured jelly baby faces telling you what each different colours names are, but not the flavours which is a bit annoying as I'd of thought that was more important than the babies names? Below this is a full nutritional information table alongside an ingredients list.

      ~ Appearance, smell, taste & Texture ~
      On opening the bag, the first thing I noticed was the lack of sweets actually in the bag - at least ¼ of the bag was empty! The smell is a mild waft of mixed fruits which gives you a hint of what's to come. Each jelly baby is roughly around 2cm in height and a bit less than 1cm wide and each one is shaped just like a baby with a little face and belly button! The colours are fairly pale, but still noticeable which makes them look less artificial and more natural and appealing. They are all coated in a sort of floury icing sugary powder which doesn't really taste of anything and just goes everywhere, but I think its purpose is to stop the jellies from sticking to each other.

      There are six different flavours in the bag; strawberry (red), lemon (yellow), lime (green) , blackcurrant (black/dark purple), orange and raspberry (pink). So there are all the normal fruity flavours that you usually get in a bag of sweets and I found them all to be in equal quantities so none of the babies felt left out!
      Each flavour was distinctly detectable and different which makes a change from them all tasting the same and gives the bag of sweets a nice variety. They all tasted very naturally flavoured too and very similar to the fruit of their flavour. The first ones to go are always the raspberry, strawberry and blackcurrant ones as they are the sweetest, but the strongest in flavour are definitely the lemon and lime because they are very citrusy but not too much so that they are bitter.

      The jelly babies texture is very much like a thick jelly without its wobble. If you hold them between your fingers you can squash them and they are easy to bite into and don't really take that much effort to chew but they don't immediately disintegrate into your mouth either. Each bite into the little jelly babies fills your mouth with fruity juices and makes your mouth water for more!

      ~ Other information ~
      ¼ of a bag of Bassett's jelly babies contain: 160 calories, 35.8g of sugar, a trace of fat, a trace of saturates and a trace of salt. The fact that these contain virtually no fat, saturates or salt is great, however the sugar content is incredibly high but I suppose this can't be coughed at considering these are sweets and most sweets are pure sugar. But for sweets the calorie count is also high, especially when most of us don't just stick to ¼ of a bag when the bag isn't full anyway!

      The ingredients list mainly consists of sugar, gelatine and natural flavourings.

      Bassett's jelly babies are made with natural colours and flavourings and real fruit juice - you can tell!

      Bassett's jelly babies are not suitable for vegetarians

      Allergy advice; may contain traces of gluten and does contain sulphur - WHAT?!

      ~ Overall opinion ~
      Bassett's jelly babies are very addictive and I will definitely be buying them again but I will try and limit how often I buy them because of how bad they are for me, they may be virtually fat free which nearly did fool me but the calories and sugar content are high! But I suppose that the fact they're made with natural flavours and colours does make them slightly better for you than other sweets on the market. They also aren't really very satisfying so it is VERY easy to finish off the bag without really realising it, other than perhaps feeling a big sickly or hyper from the sugar overload. I would recommend these as a treat now and again, especially for children as they seem a firm favourite with mine but I certainly won't be paying anymore than £1.00 for them because of the amount you actually get in the bag!

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        23.06.2011 16:09
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        Famous jelly sweets.

        At first glance it may appear that Jelly Babies are produced with children specifically in mind but obviously they can be enjoyed by young ones and adults alike. I think it is the bright yellow bag with the colourful and youthful artistic impression of the jelly baby sweets that would particularly grab a child's attention. You can purchase smaller quantities but at the moment a 215g bag is £1.48 on the Tesco website.

        These are as expected a jelly sweet in the shape of a small child or baby. In each bag you will find several flavours which are made from real fruit juice and natural colours only. These sweets are fairly soft to bite in to and so are suitable for young children and the flavours you will find are raspberry and strawberry, lemon, lime, blackcurrant and orange. Each jelly sweet has a dusting of powdery sugar on the outside which just makes each one that little bit tastier although depending on how you eat these you can end up with this sugar powder or dust on your fingers or clothes.

        As these are sold in bags they are ideal for pouring in to a large bowl for parties or sharing with friends when watching a DVD or attending the cinema. I didn't realise until I looked though that these do seem to contain a fair few calories with each sweet on average being 20 calories and it looks like 4.5g of sugar so if you can probably best to be self controlled and consume these in moderation.

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          13.05.2011 21:36
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          A nice little chewy but soft centred, sweet

          Jelly babies are really cute! Ive been buying them for the kids on and off since they were young; though havn't bought them for quite a few years; as the kids are getting older now and i thought there would be other sweet tasting things they would prefer. It seems that I was wrong though (at least where my 15 yr old daughter is concerned!

          A few days ago, i noticed a packet of jelly babies in the front room and asked her whose were they. She said she had bought them for herself. The packet she got has the price printed on it (only £1.00) for a 170g bag.
          I asked my daughter where she bought them from and it was in a local shop close to her School. I thought this was quite a low price but i have just seen they are available at Tesco in a 215g bag for only £1.00 (usual price £1.48). I think thats a great offer but it runs our fairly soon.

          Jelly babies are made by Bassetts and were first introduced in 1918. They were actually known as 'peace babies' which was to 'mark the end of world war 1' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelly_baby).

          Unfortunately because of food shortages production had to be halted for some time during world war 2 and was started again in 1953. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelly_baby).

          Jelly babies are really fun little sweets and they even each have their own name!;

          The strawberry one is called Brilliant; Lemon flavour baby known as Bubbles; the Lime baby is Boofuls; The Blackcurrent baby is Big Heart; The orange baby is Bumper and finally Baby Bonnie is raspberry flavour.

          Each little Jelly baby has their own shape too!

          I think Jelly babies are great. I love their slightly hard dusty outer part and the soft slightly chewy centre. They are sweet and sugary. The only flavour i am not over keen on is the orange one; but the rest i love. They are all full of flavour.

          Ingedients; sugar; glucose syrup, water, gelatine (Bovine), cocentrated fruit juices (7%); apple, lime, orange, strawberry, Blackcurrent, lemon, Raspberry, Citric & Acetic acid, Natural flavourings (Lemon, Lime, Raspberry); Natural orange flavouring; Concentrated vegetable extracts (Black carrot, Spinache, Stinging nettle, Turmeric); Colours (vegetable carbon, Paprika extract, Lutein).


          Im not sure why there is spinache extract/stinging nettle extract in these! It would be interesting to find out why these ingredients are in jelly babies and what difference does it make to a Jelly baby. I suppose i can now say that I have eaten stinging nettles; I have heard of nettle soup somewhere! Actually ive just found out that Stinging nettles have vitamins in them; you can make a sweet drink out of nettles and there is even a stinging nettle eating contest held in Dorset each year!! ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinging_nettle).

          I also never knew there was such a thing as a Black carrott! but its true, they exist!

          You learn something new every day!

          ~~Allergy Information~~

          Jelly babies contain sulphites and may contain wheat.

          ~~Calorie content~~

          In a third of a 170g bag there are 190 kcals, so they are quite fattening.

          Whilst Jelly babies are really targeted at small children, anyone can enjoy these. They really make a nice change from chocolate! I think i might treat myself to these more often.

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            18.12.2010 00:32
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            A tasty indulgence

            My wife is very possessive over her sweets - something to do with the way she was dragged up. She gets extremely cross if I steal any sweets from her. She simply doesn't want to share.

            So for as long as I can remember, every time I want some sweets, I have to have sweets of my own, because if I buy her any, she won't give me one.

            One of her favourite sweets is Bassetts Jelly Babies so when I bought myself some Chocolate Eclairs in Home Bargains, I bought her a big box of her favourites. Again, these were £1.99 and are good value because they contain 600g of sweets.

            They have to be Bassetts. She won't have own brand or any brand whose Jelly Babies are hard on the outside. She likes Bassetts because they are soft all the way through.

            There is something a little odd about eating babies but they are nice and fruity and again, if you have one, you simply have to have more.

            They come in a big bright colourful yellow box and the delicious infants come loose wrapped inside a transparent plastic film bag on the inside. Each of the 6 fruit flavours is given a name and a different facial expression is shown on the box. These expressions cannot be easily made out on the babies themselves, so you really don't know who you are sucking.

            She is making a cup of tea now so I have stolen one (well, three actually) in order to conduct a taste test. I cannot really distinguish between the colours/flavours - they are all lovely.

            Some like to suck them until they melt. Others like to bite their heads off. They are squidgy, gelatinous little babies and as they melt in your mouth you get a strong sensation of sugary naughtiness and they cannot be very good for you.

            Each sweet has 20 calories and is a massive 75% sugar.

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              09.11.2010 00:16
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              I love them!

              Lets face it, we all have our favourite sweets that we reach for when we're in the mood for a bit of a pig out.....and I have to say that one of my favourite comfort foods is to sit eating a box of Bassetts Jelly Babies while sipping (or gulping!) a glass of wine. Wine and Jelly Babies are just a combination that seriously works well together!

              Jelly Babies can be bought just about anywhere.....sweet shops, supermarkets, garages - and yes, even in my local off license! They are a staple sweet of childhood and something that many of us were bought up eating, inspiring such conversations as "Which is your favourite?" and "How do you eat yours?".

              They can be bought in individual or share bags, as well as in boxes. I tend to opt for a 600g box because - lets face it - a bag is just never going to be enough!! A 600g box generally costs me around the £3 mark - which is about average for boxed sweets.

              The sweets, as the name would suggest, are babies! OK - not real babies! But they are made to look like slightly chubby miniture people who are a variety of colours and hence flavors. If you feel them they are slightly soft, and yet solid - but if you pinch them, as with any real baby, they are slightly squidgey....hence the jelly.

              There are six different colours and hence six different flavours. Having said that, while they are very easily distinguisable by their bright and vivid colours, I find the difference in flavours is very subtle:
              Yellow - Supposedly lemon, but I always thought it was pineapple!
              Pink - Raspberry
              Green - Lime
              Red - Strawberry
              Orange - Orange
              Purple - Blackcurrant.

              My favourites, for no real discernable reason, are purple and red - possibly because I think these are the most distinctive flavours and the ones that I can readily identify as what flavour they are supposed to be! But flavours aside, I find them deliciously sweet and the jelly texture to be very moorish.

              I remember, as a child, we used to have many conversations about what is the best way to eat the Jelly Babies.....and as far as I am concerned, there is only ONE way to eat them and that's to bite their heads off first!! It would just be wrong to heat them while they still had a head!

              Nutritionally.....well, they are just sugar. The packet is a bit misleading as it says they are 100% natural - but actually, although "natural" they really are just sugar and so not very good for you! But sometimes I don't care about what's good for me and I just want delicious comfort!

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                22.05.2010 23:38
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                Excellent quality.

                Bassetts Jelly Babies - Minis


                What are they?
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                A pack of jelly babies!


                Special features?
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                A pack of fruit flavoured jelly sweets shaped the shape of a baby/child. They are made with natural fruit juice and contain only natural colours and flavours.


                What do I think?
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                These are so cute that really, you feel guilty with biting into them, but they are there for that purpose, and so I have my excuse!

                Biting into them, they are very soft, and a burst of the fruit flavour immediately disperses into your mouth, the softness and the authentic taste of the fruit aroma makes ma feel as if these have just been freshly made off the belt. I'm very impressed of these as the different do really reflect the different fruit juices - apple, blackcurrant, lemon, lime and orange.

                The outer texture is slightly more chewy but feels quite crumbly once you start chewing the sweet, the texture, although jelly-like, doesn't stick to the teeth surprisingly and I think this would probably be a good chewy soft sweet for little kids even. I'm not so sure of the white powdery substance that covers the surface of these jelly babies, it doesn't really seem like icing sugar, especially when there seems so much of it and the taste doesn't taste like icing sugar either.

                For some reason the powdery substance tastes very neutral and bland, and it does almost feel like cornflower, but it just doesn't really make sense as to why its there and that there is so much of it - to stop the jelly babies turning sticky? Or maybe, they were quite moist and sticky and by dipping them in a tub of this flour, the sweet absorbs some of the powder to get this tough outer layer...? Anyone know the answer...?

                These cost about 26p for a small pack that contains about 15-20 sweets.

                Excellent quality sweets!


                Thanks for reading.



                ©Leighsa 2010.

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                  12.05.2010 10:39
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                  Not my favourite sweet but definitely a tasty one

                  Bassett's Jelly Babies have been around for absolutely ages and they're probably one of the oldest sweets to have ever been made that are still around today.

                  Jelly Babies are soft gummy sweets that come in the shape of little babies. I'm not sure why but the attraction seems to be the actual baby shape of these and people always seem to be asking each other which part of the baby they eat first! FYI I always bite the head off first and I think this is the way that most people eat them!

                  The sweets come in a variety of different colours and flavours including strawberry (red), raspberry (pink), blackcurrant (purple), lemon (yellow), lime (green) and orange (orange obviously!). As with most sweets my favourite are the strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant ones but every single flavour has a very strong and fruity taste and that is the great thing about these sweets.

                  The sweets are then coated in a sugary starch dusting which makes them a bit sweeter. The sweets have a slightly harder outside coating and the inside of the sweet is a bit jelly like but overall the entire sweet is very soft which makes them really easy to eat for all ages.

                  A pack of these costs around £1.30 whereas a pack of Asda's own jelly babies costs only 38p which is quite a big difference. But even though Bassett's version is quite a bit more expensive than a supermarket's own brand, they are a lot better in quality and taste being that little bit softer and having a much more apparent fruity flavour.

                  These wouldn't be the first choice of sweets that I'd pick, but if there's ever a pack open and I'm around, then I will definitely have a few!

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                    30.03.2010 18:52
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                    Me and the wife hadn't had Jelly Babies for ages, and spotted them in Sainsbury's when the large bags were down the till the other week at half price. Fruit Pastilles were on offer too so we got a bag of each. The 215g of Jelly Babies cost a bargain 64p.

                    You only seem to get them in this large bag. Just a shame you don't get them in smaller individual bags. Well if you do then i've never seen them.

                    The bag was bright enough. It is a yellow colour with little colourful Jelly Babies on the front. No see through part on the bag, so you can't see the sweets before you get them.

                    When I opened the bag I was surprised at how powdery they looked. It was like they were covered in a fine flour like substance, and you could taste the powdered taste a bit. It wiped off a bit, but you were still left with a bit powder on your fingers.

                    These tasted quite Juicy and natural fruit juice tasting. There was a few different colours and they tasted a bit like the fruits they were from eg the orange one tasted like oranges, the red one was a bit like strawberry.

                    These were large enough and although the outside part seemed firm, when you bit into these the inside was nice and a harder Jelly consistency.

                    There were ok, but think they should lay off all the powder that is on these.

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                      20.03.2010 12:59
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                      good quality product

                      I have an incredible sweet tooth and love my sweets, cakes and biscuits, I just love sugary sweet things to eat and although I do eat healthily too I just cannot resist some things and these jelly babies are one I just cannot stop eating once I open the packet.

                      They have been around for many years, they are made by Bassetts a well know confectionary company and are very good quality.

                      They are available in any supermarket or small sweet shop and garages.
                      They have different sized small packets and family bags, also they come in boxes. I usually buy the 215g bags and they cost around only 99p but they are sometimes on offer for 2 for the price of £1.50 so that works out at only 75p each bag.

                      They come in a bright coloured plastic bag with pictures of babies on the front and I do think the bags are a little bit difficult to open at times but they can be cut with scissors if needed, I do not have a problem with the opening myself but I have given them to my daughter for my grandson and she said they can be a little hard to get into for her.

                      Inside the bag are different coloured babies, each one coated in a dusting of icing sugar and although they look very sweet they are just right, they are all the same baby design and they are in green, black, red , orange, yellow and pink, they smell kind of perfumey but do not taste of perfume, they are a very soft jelly when you eat them and they are ideal for small children as they can easily chew and swallow them.


                      I recommend them to anyone who loves jelly or sweets and they are good to put into a dish for guests to have one or two when they visit, but I must admit they do not stay in the dish for long in my home and when my visitors arrive they tend to always go to the dish and take one.

                      They are excellent tasting and I highly recommend them to anyone and are excellent value for money

                      They are a good sweet to learn children to share as they are brightly coloured and I do not know what it is about colours and sweets and children but they always tend to share when coloured, in my opinion that is. They are ideal for taking outdoors on picnics etc as they do not melt.

                      I rate it 5 stars

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                        20.03.2010 10:18
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                        Biting The Baby's Head Off!!!!!

                        Loads of shops sell Jelly Babies and Bassetts are one of the main brands, they deffo make the best jelly babies and you can taste that as soon as you eat the first one! lol

                        Bassetts Jelly Babies are quite a bit bigger then the ones you get from the supermarket. They have also got a better shape so that you can bite the head or legs off easy... you can even bite the arms off because they stick out a bit like proper arms!!!

                        These jelly babies come in green (lime), orange, red (strawberry), yellow (lemon) and black (blackcurrant). They have all got a delish fruity flavour that I think is mega refreshing and fun to eat. My fave is the red because it's lovely and fruity and even though it's very sweet they don't get over powering with sugar.

                        I love eating these jelly babies because the texture of them is perfect, the jelly is majorly soft and you can chew it up good. The outside of each jelly baby is a bit harder than the jelly inside and has been coated with a bit of icing sugar. As you chew them you get loads of juice in your mouth and that makes them taste wickedly fruity, you can also stick a couple of different flavours in your mouth at the same time and then you get like a mixture of tastes that go proper nice together.

                        These Bassetts jelly babies are deffo the best ones, you can get LOADS of different jelly babies but these are perfect. They've got a wicked fruity taste, yummy chewy texture and are quite big compared to some jelly babies.... I got some from londis the other day and they was half the size of these and not anywhere near as nice tasting.

                        They're not all that expensive either, a big sharing bag costs about £1.29 by me and I don't think that's bad because they're so delish!!!

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                          19.02.2010 14:24
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                          lovely and moorish

                          The power of a conversation, we had my mother in law round for tea last week and inevitably the conversation turned to sweets and she mentioned she'd not had a jelly baby for years.

                          So I was in the supermarket the following day and knowing she was still at our house bought some home. I don't think I've had a bag of jelly babies since I was a teenager.

                          What are they?

                          Jelly Babies are made by Bassett's, they are baby shaped jelly confectionary with a harder surface than the inner and are coated in sugar. They are baby kin shape with a big head and a round belly, they do have arms and legs. They come in a variety of flavours including red, yellow, pink, purple, green, black and orange. They have a soft inner core and are very very sweet.

                          Taste and texture

                          Jelly babies are a national institution, they are hard on the outside meaning the eater has to crack the exterior with his teeth, then are soft and quishy in the inside. The outside is sugar coated meaning that the eater gets an immediate sugar rush.

                          The eating

                          The main question about jelly babies is do you bite the head off? Well as a father of two baby boys I say yes, you should take this opportunity to rip the head of a jelly baby as it can be easily replaced, your son's less so. Once the exterior is breached the inside is just about the right level of gooeyness to make eating it enjoyable. Jelly babies are simply moorish in every eay, they are pretty big in relative terms to other sweets and have a satisfying feel in the hand. Of course the eater can take his time and slowly dismantle the jelly baby first by taking the head off, then the arms and legs before eating the body or you can simply pop the whole in the mouth and let it melt slowly. Letting it melt slowly does let you taste the differences between the flavours of jelly babies but as with most confectionary after a few jellies picking the difference can be hard, probably something to do with sugar killing your taste buds.

                          They are of course bad for you, loaded with sugar and totally unsuitable for your teeth or your diet but as a one off they are great and a bit of fun on the side.

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                            10.01.2010 01:04
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                            A delicious high carbohydrate snack (yeah right!)

                            Jelly babies have been around for a long time, almost 92 years in fact! They were launched in 1918 as "peace babies" and have stood the test of time ever since.

                            They come in a bright yellow box or packet and as other reviews have pointed out are very appealing to children and adults alike.

                            Jelly babies come in 6 delicious flavours and each baby has its own name: Strawberry (Brilliant), Lemon (Bubbles), Lime (Boofuls), Blackcurrant (Big Heart), Orange (Bumper) and Raspberry (Baby Bonny). Note the alliteration, Baby Bubbles, etc.

                            They are made with natural flavours and colourings but are high in sugar and calories (20 per baby) and have 7% real fruit juice. Many sports people eat jelly babies as a high carbohydrate snack but they can afford to as sugar burns off during exercise, so beware!

                            They are extremely moreish and once you start its hard to stop, they have a crusty exterior, which sounds off-putting but its not, and a lovely fruity flavour. The blackcurrant is my favourite as it seems to have the most taste.

                            When I was a kid my mother used to say that jelly baby boys had more on them (for obvious reasons) but funnily enough this has made me check for jelly appendages ever since, and rather prudishly I would refuse to eat a jelly willy if I ever came across one!!!!

                            I completed the Great North Run last October with the certain knowledge that I would be able to scoff the bag of Basset`s jelly babies found in my goody bag with guilless abandon as I had done in 2003. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that they no longer compose a portion of your other-wise useless reward!!

                            I picked my last two 600g boxes for £5 on offer at Morrison`s last week but I recommend that you but these sweets only occasionaly if you do not want to end up the size of a house!

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                              02.12.2009 22:06
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                              Classic sweet that will be around forever

                              Bassetts Jelly Babies are the original and the best I think, most supermarkets and shops have tried to copy them as best they can but Bassetts do the best I think.

                              The look?

                              These are little jellies in the shape of little babies hence the name, they come in a variety of colours and flavours and the colour does relate to the flavour, so red is strawberry, orange is orange and so on. The come covered in a white flour which I have always found odd as to why, but I suppose they would stick together in the bag maybe. In a standard 215 gram bag you get a lot for your money.

                              Price?

                              215 gram bag will cost around £1.39 which makes these 32.1p per 100 grams, so not too bad price wise I think

                              About the Taste?

                              The flavours are very juicy and you will not be disappointed, the flour bizarrely adds to the flavours and neutralises them a bit too which is good. They are soft and do not take too much chewing as these are a soft jelly

                              Healthy?

                              335 kcal per 100 grams 79.5 grams per 100 grams is carbs, so these are understandably sugary

                              Conclusion?

                              Great tasting soft jellies, great for sharing

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                              29.11.2009 21:41
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                              Jelly Babies are made by Bassett's and when they were first launched they were called peace babies!!

                              I love these so much because they make that bond between me and my mum. That sounds really weird but we love to took into some jelly babies because they have been our favourite since good knows when....

                              These have been around since the end of the world war one but obviously had a different name...

                              They come in a distinguishable yellow bag with the two logo's on the front- one Bassett's and one jelly babies! Underneath this there are three jelly babies. One is green, the other red and the other yellow.

                              There are six different flavoured jelly babies: strawberry, lime, orange, lemon, blackcurrant and raspberry. These all have the colours to suit the flavour.

                              So you are probably wondering what they are. These are small flavoured fruit jelly babies. They are in the shape of little cute babies and they are covered with a floury sort of sugar which makes them taste great.

                              From past experience, I know it is not good to eat too many of these, it can make you feel sick! They have 20 calories per sweet which is a little bad compared to the amount of sweets that are in the bag. You can buy these from supermarkets and local stores for around £1.50 for the 215g bag.

                              I like these because they smell fruity- they are made with real fruit, they taste great and they are not too expensive. You can get these in smaller bags which are around 50p. Jelly Babies are the way forward... 5/5

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                                ***Packaging***

                                Jelly Babies come in a bright yellow bag. This is very eye catching and noticeable. The bag is very eye catching especially to children as there are different colour jelly baby characters on the front of the bag. These are in bright colours with a bold black outline which stands out against the yellow bag.


                                ***Price***

                                For a 215g bag these cost around £1.50 at my local newsagent. Asda currently have 215g bags of Jelly Babies on special offer for £1.00 per bag which is great value. These are a larger "share size" bag therefore many cinema's sell Jelly Babies in their range of confectionary for £3.00 per bag.


                                ***Jelly Babies***

                                Jelly Babies come in six different flavours, therefore when you open the bag you get a sweet sugary scent that hits you with a mixture of fruit scents. I always feel this fruity scent is quite citrus and orange and lemon scents are most prevalent.

                                With all of the sweets they are quite strong tasting in flavour and you are hit as soon as you bite into the sweet with a fruity flavour. Because the sweets are coated in a powdery sugar (very much like icing sugar) you are left with a sweet sugary taste in your mouth and fingers covered in icing sugar.

                                Red - strawberry
                                The strawberry flavour Jelly Babies are my favourite. The strawberry flavour is quite strong and juicy and makes my mouth water as I chew this flavour sweets. Although a strong flavour this is not bitter and in fact quite a smooth creamy strawberry type flavour.

                                Yellow- lemon
                                I'm not usually a fan of lemon flavoured sweets however lemon Jelly Babies do not have a particularly strong lemon taste. The taste is quite refreshing and subtle and not at all bitter or sour in the way some lemon sweets are.

                                Pink- raspberry
                                These are my second favourite flavour Jelly Baby. The raspberry flavour is sweet and tangy and has a lovely sweet refreshing taste which leave a lovely after taste in your mouth.

                                Orange- orange
                                The orange flavoured Jelly babies are tangy and citrusy without being over powering. This taste is quite strong and leaves a strong after taste after swallowed the sweet.

                                Green- lime
                                This is my least flavour Jelly Baby. The lime flavour is very bland and lacks any sort of tang or citrus flavour.

                                Purple- blackcurrant
                                The blackcurrant flavoured sweets are tasty however the taste is very subtle and quite bland. Compared to the other flavours this is juicy but does not leave a strong after taste in your mouth.


                                **Nutritional Information**

                                Per 100g
                                375 calories
                                70g sugar
                                0g fat

                                As you can probably guess Jelly Babies are not the greatest food for you nutritionally. In particular the sweets have a very high sugar content. The claims on the packaging are that Jelly Babies contain real fruit juice.


                                ***Overall***

                                Jelly Babies are a fantastic sweet treat, great for children and adults alike. Very sweet tasting but with a variety of flavours the taste is different with each bite. However as these contain a very high amount of sugar it's probably best that you eat in moderation, otherwise you will have to resort to eating baby food as your teeth will soon disappear!

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                              • Product Details

                                12 x Bassett's Jelly Babies 190g Bags.