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I absolutely love Jelly Belly Jelly beans. They are without doubt my absolute favourite sweet in the whole world...
Jelly Belly Jely Beans "The original gourmet jelly beans" have 50 official flavours as well as sub ranges including Beanboozled, Sport Beans and Bean Naturals as well as no added sugar varieties. The 50 official flavours change according to popularity and their are rookie varieties on trial ready to take a spot.
Each Jelly Belly bean is marked with Jelly Belly. They are suitable for vegetarians and are dairy free and there are roughly 4 calories per bean. The beans have a firm texture- and are absolutely full of taste. The taste is what really make them stand out from other jelly beans, as they taste so realistic and are absolutely full of flavour.
Some of my favourite flavours are: Very cherry, Buttered Popcorn, Caramel Corn and Red Apple. But some of the other flavours include: Strawberry Jam, Crushed Pineapple, Caramel Apple, Pina Colada and Coconut etc. In fact there are bery few flavours I dont like and that is only due to personal preference.
Jelly Belly also have leaflets giving tasty 'recipe' combinations of different flavoured beans.
Jelly Belly also sell a range of other products co-ordinating with the flavours of the range including candles and air fresheners.
This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
Jelly Belly Beans can be brought from their website and other select retailers including Ebay and Amazon and more specialist sweet shops. It is a real treat when you find a shop that sells them and I tend to stock up (i also have to online order to keep me going). If you buy from a sweet shop you can often put together your own pack pick and mix style. There are a range of premixed packs and gifts as well. Prices vary from greatly but they are expensive as sweets go. Online you can buy 4x 100g bags for £8.03.
I have to say I honestly think they are worth the money, they really do taste like what they are supposed to, they are a real treat to savour and enjoy. Rather than just a quick sugar fix. Once you have tried them you can never go back to regular jelly beans- they become an addiction.
If I'm honest, I'm not really a huge fan of jelly beans and never have been, although I do eat them occasionally if I'm offered. Like them or not there is no disputing that Jelly Belly is THE brand when It comes to jelly beans. The sheer range of flavours and colours that they come in is crazy and is probably what has led to them becoming so well known. You just don't get that range from anywhere else, or if you do I am yet to discover it. You can always tell in pick and mix if they are the real thing because they will have the trademark 'Jelly Belly' usually in white writing stamped on them. The main thing I like about these is that it is like having several different types of sweets at your disposal because you can go from eating something liquorice flavoured to strawberry cheesecake to buttered popcorn. There is something for everyone but then there are also always the ones that are left at the bottom because you just can't stand them, for me it's the cinnamon.
Because of the price of these (£1.60/100g in Tesco) I think they are too expensive to buy often and only tend to have them at Christmas or if I especially want them, they are also quite expensive as a kids sweet in my opinion. Health-wise these are quite a naughty treat, the jelly belly website claiming that 12 beans contain roughly 60 calories and 3 teaspoons of sugar, which is quite a lot if you ask me.
Overall, they are an interesting buy because of the diverse flavours you will come across but do not make it as a regular purchase in our house due to price.
Jelly Belly beans! Well where do i start?! They are possibly the greatest sweet of our time and if you are yet to try one then you are definately missing out. They are also very addictive and do not lie around for long!
You can purchase jelly belly beans either loose where you serve yourself and can choose what flavours you want. Or you can buy packs of them which have already been made up and range in weight and cost.
I reckon that they are the only sweet currently around that you can actually relate to proper fruity flavours. There are officially 50 flavours and personally i would recommend the red and green apple to be personal favourites.
They are not sickly and it is very fun to play games as you can actually guess the flavour without knowing what it actually is! (this is how life-like the tastes are)
A negative of jelly belly beans (although i hate to fault them) is that they are rather pricey and don't last long as they are pretty addictive. They are also quite hard to come about and are not usually stocked in supermarkets.
Overall, i would definately recommend them except for cinnamon but even that one is worth a taste!
WOW! That is all I have to say about Jelly Belly Beans. They are my favourite sweets in the whole wide world and I can never get enough of them which of course is a bad thing for my teeth but a great thing for my taste-buds. They are delicious and so different from any other Jelly Bean available on the market so I will tell you why I recently spent over $100 on Jelly Belly beans and hopefully after reading my review you will want to do the same.
I first discovered Jelly Belly Beans when my Dad bought me some back from his trip to America and this was years ago. I remember eating them like any other sweet and thinking they were very nice. Over the years I have come to show an appreciation for them and now I eat them one by one and savour them entirely.
Jelly Belly are a make of Jelly Bean which is a slightly chewy sweet which is shaped like a bean. They have a sugar outer shell and then are soft in the middle. All Jelly Belly Beans carry a Jelly Belly stamp on them to show they have perfectly come through the factory process, (I know this as I have been to the factory and watched how they are made - sad I know). There are a range of flavours which I will go into detail in a bit and they are a range of different colours which reflect the flavour that they are supposed to be.
The Jelly Belly logo is a huge red Jelly Belly bean with Jelly Belly written in yellow letters in the middle of it. They also have the slogan of the original Gourmet Jelly bean. Ok so now lets get to the flavours.
Jelly Belly beans have 50 official flavours but now they also have so many others. Lets go through the normal ones first. So the original flavours include flavours such as caramel apple, red apple, green apple, wild blackberry, Mango, kiwi, watermelon, cotton candy and very cherry. The thing about Jelly Belly beans is that they take so long to make that Jelly Belly have perfected their flavours so if you have a red apple, your bean will taste exactly like red apple.
My favourites out of the original flavours is very cherry as this is delicious and cherries are one of my favourite fruits anyway. This bean is a nice deep red and as you bite into it you get the lovely cherry taste and the whole bean tastes of it. My other favourite is liquorice which is black and again it tastes so very strongly which is great and what you want. I could go on and on but the other favourite is berry blue which is a bright blue bean and tastes of like a tropical berry it is yummy in a really yummy way!
Other flavours you can actually get in mixes so you can get a sours mix which I hate as I don't like sour flavours. In this though you get sour cherry, strawberry, blueberry, lemon, raspberry, apple orange and a few others. I have tasted these and they are extremely sour but you can definitely taste what they are. Again the colours do represent what they are and there will be a part on the packet which shows you what is what.
Then you get the smoothie mix which I love as it all is delicious and I like every single flavour. This includes Mandarin orange and mango, mixed berry, cherry and passion fruit and then strawberry and banana. These again taste exactly how you would expect them to and they are so yummy. The smoothie ones I like and they don't taste as strong as the official flavours which means that you do tend to eat more of them which is not good.
The final mix is a very new one as I only found out about them in America on Honeymoon and this is the ice-cream parlour mix. This has apple pie, birthday cake, chocolate chunk, mint chocolate and strawberry sundae. Now this is based on coldstone ice-cream flavours which is big in America. These are delicious but I do find the birthday cake one a bit sickly so I like this pack as I cant eat the whole thing in one sitting.
So that is a taster of the flavours and now I will give you a flavour of how and what you can get Jelly Beans in.
Now they come in various size of packaging so I will start with the smallest. You can get very small packs which are around £1.25 and I usually find these in House of Fraser or Selfridges. You get about 20 in a pack so you can get a taster on if you like them. Then the next size is actually in a plastic Jelly Bean which goes up to almost £3. You get quite a few though in here, I would say about 75. Then you get slightly bigger packs or boxes which are about £4 and you get loads in here which is ace!
If you are like me though and like to know what you are eating then you can buy flavour boxes in 10s, 20s, 40s and then the official 50 box. This has the jelly beans in their own compartments separated by flavour which is great so you can eat the ones you want. These do cost though. I think the 10 is about £6, 20 about £12 and then the 50 is usually around £20 - 25. They are great presents though!
You can also get other Jelly Bellly stuff which includes sports beans which give you energy. These are slightly bigger beans and taste very nice and are a lot squidgier than the little beans. You can also get Candy canes, liquorice and candy corn as Jelly Belly does not just make the beans. There are also bamboozled beans which are horrible as they have horrible flavours such as rotten egg and black pepper and they will mix them in with nice flavours such as popcorn and plum but the beans look the same so you don't know what you are going to get. Funny but only when you give them to somebody else.
Jelly Belly beans are not that bad for you and here is a bit of nutritional information. There are about 4 calories per bean which is not too bad. Per 40g serving though which is around 35 beans is 148 calories, 0 protein, and 36.8g carbs. They have a lot of natural flavouring in them too which is good. They still get sugar on your teeth though which is not too good.
In conclusion I don't think I can recommend Jelly Belly Beans or candy enough to people. They are the most delicious sweets ever and I cant get enough of them. They have a huge variety which is great and everybody should be able to find something they like. They are very easy to eat and great for presents and they are the only jelly beans that taste exactly how they are supposed to so I love them!!!
Thanks for reading.
Jelly Belly is probably the best known jelly bean brand in the UK. Admittedly that's not saying a great deal - go on, I challenge you: write down ten jelly bean brands that come into your head. Okay, I'll stop there before this review starts looking like a particularly dull (and unfortunately very common) market research survey question, but you get the point. Jelly Belly don't really have a lot of competition in the name recognition stakes.
Jelly Belly is, as you might expect, a US company, producing no less than 15,000 tonnes of "candy" (well, these people are American) every year. They're tremendously popular on the western side of the Atlantic, having even been sent up to Space Shuttle astronauts in the 1980s on behalf of Preisdent Reagan, a noted fan of the sweets. However, they're now fairly common in the UK as well, and British-spec boxes are available in many shops - though even large supermarkets don't always have them, so you do need to search around a bit.
My pack was a small 30-gram cardboard box, which came from a garden centre gift shop and cost around 70p: I think that's a little bit expensive considering how small the box is: I got just 27 beans in mine. You can buy larger packs, though: there's even a huge 1.5-kilogram bag, which is most easily bought via mail order or very large department stores (Selfridges in Birmingham stocked it last time I looked) and costs around £25. You do need to be awfully sure that you like these jelly beans to buy one of those, though!
The box design is fairly simple: the front shows a collection of multi-coloured jelly beans on a white background, plus the Jelly Belly logo and a small plastic window (such as crisp packets used to have) through which you can see the box's contents. Around the back is a graphic representation of the included flavours. There are 50 flavours in the Jelly Belly range, though for some reason assortments often include just 49, leaving out jalapeño. However, the small boxes have only ten, and they are: Top Banana, Blueberry, Tutti-Frutti, Lemon, Juicy Pear, Very Cherry, Green Apple, Coconut, Watermelon and Tangerine.
Apart from the label mentioning "assorted flavours" (yes, with a U - told you this was British-spec!) the only other thing of interest on the box is the ingredients list: note that there is *no nutrition information* provided anywhere, which I think is a bit off even for a tiny box like this. As for those ingredients, well... the good news is that there's no gelatine, so vegetarians can indulge. There's also some real fruit juice, though it doesn't look like much. There are *eight* E-numbered colourings, however, including the dreaded tartrazine. Jelly Belly beans are made in a plant that processes peanuts; no other allergy information is given.
Opening the box doesn't really reveal a smell of anything except cardboard, but that's okay; the eating is what matters! And here, I have to report that the results are mixed. The beans are quite soft and chewy; you won't lose your fillings eating them! Usually with sweets such as these, the most reliable flavours are the citrus fruits, and Jelly Belly follows form: the lemon bean is zingy and refreshing, while the tangerine isn't bad at all either. I was also impressed by the Tutti-Frutti bean, though perhaps because I miss tutti-frutti ice cream (where *has* that stuff disappeared to?), and the watermelon, though a bit thinly flavoured, did at least taste like watermelon.
The main disappointment was the so-called Juicy Pear bean. I don't know what American pears tend to taste like, but if this is remotely close then I'm not surprised we don't import them. It had a frankly rather nasty, metallic edge to it, and I was quite relieved that the box contained only one. The Top Banana flavour is a brave effort, but not a successful one: it tastes almost, but not quite, entirely unlike banana. And despite the apparent cult status of the Very Cherry bean in the US, I didn't think much of that either: American cherry flavour sweets seem to me to lack the tartness essential to the fruit's appeal. (I found the same with cherry M&Ms.)
Overall, Jelly Belly beans are not at all bad, but they're really not the screamingly wonderful premium product the manufacturers would like us to believe. They're a little bit too sweet on the whole, and the presence of several frankly rather poor flavours, together with the high price, detracts from what is otherwise quite a nice assortment. This would be 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding down for the lack of even basic nutrition information on the box.
These are the best jelly beans in the entire world. I have eaten lots of jelly beans over the years ( they are one of my indulgences) but nothing beats a back of jelly belly beans.
They can be quite hard to come buy - stockists include tk maxx, specialist sweet shops, and the internet. ( i love buying them online, you can get bags of just your favourite flavours.
They come in attractive bright packaging, with the flavours listed. There are over 50 flavours listed, and the great part is that it comes with a little menu with each flavour and what it looks like, so you can identify them. it even has little cocktails too, such as which flavours go well together.
Each one tastes as good as the last - and the best part is they ACTUALLY taste like they are supposed to, rather than of red, blue or green flavouring.
The only downside is that they are quite expensive in comparision to other beans, however for a gift or special occasion they are well worth the money
The first time I tried jelly belly jelly beans was actually as a freebie as I was told that on there site they give away so many freebies a month so I ordered some for free, and sure enough they came.
They only sent out a really small pack though which had about 15 beans in however not bad for free I guess.
From that moment on I noticed these for sale a lot more frequently as before this I hadn't really looked out for them, I used to get these from Woolworths before they closed down as you used to be able to actually pick what you wanted and how much you wanted as there are so many flavours.
There are actually 50 different flavours of these jelly beans which is just fantastic really so there should really be something for everyone and that means even if you get a pretty big bag of them you still mite not even get one of each flavour.
My favourites are the banana flavour as they just taste so strong in flavour and taste pretty much like the real thing, and also the coffee/cappuccino flavour too as I love the milky coffee flavour that these beans have.
To be honest though all of the beans I have tried I found quite nice, you do get the odd dodgy flavour that isn't too great but they all taste so well made with great unique flavours and I always enjoy these whenever I have them.
Cappuccino, caramel apple, peanut butter, pine colada and strawberry cheesecake. The flavours I can never get enough of. The problem is, when I'm walking around town and I feel a bit peckish, its not exactly normal to be carrying around a jar of peanut butter, a box of cheesecake and a pina colada. In fact, if I saw someone digging into this sort of picnic I'd probably think they were mad.
A solution I hear you ask? Well, isn't it obvious? Turn them into beans!
Jelly belly jelly beans have been around for years and are becoming increasingly more popular as more flavours are being introduced. The latest being chilli mango (which I'm not ashamed to admit that I am very excited about). From apple to jalapeno, the flavours are varied to pleasure every bodies taste buds
So do they really taste like what they claim to taste like? Well, its not like eating the real thing but, for a bean, its pretty darn close. I often try and guess what flavour I am eating and tend to get them right but whether that's due to years of practise (which is just a 'cooler' way of saying wasting my money on sweets) or whether jelly belly's are in fact the real food disguised as beans, I don't know. The point is if you want your candy tasting like alcohol or spices, jelly belly beans are probably the closest your going to get.
If you haven't noticed already, I am a huge fan of these little miracle beans. As a result of this, my reward is not only my inevitably unhealthy teeth but the knowledge of all the best bean deals you can get. After searching for the cheapest deal I could find I came across my bargain. For £1.98 you could get 300g at Asda which, when buying directly from jelly belly, could come to about £5! So thankfully, when you're all addicted to the sugary goodness, your wallets wont be completely empty!
Beginning to fancy a apple flavoured bean then? What about vomit? I'm not joking either. Harry potters, berty botts every flavoured beans have come to life with jelly belly's recent creation 'beanboozled'. They are intended for pranks or games with your friends rather than pleasuring your taste buds and should only be eaten knowing that, although you may have the delight of swallowing the plum or popcorn flavoured beans, chances are your going to be spitting out the skunk spray or mouldy cheese flavours.
I have had the rather...unfortunate experience of playing this game and not entirely sure I can call it fun. With my friend happily eating her pile of peaches and pears I went through my pile of boogers and ear wax... So if any of you choose to take the risk, don't say I didn't warn you!
So although these irresistible treats can be quite expensive they are totally worth it and I doubt you'll be able to stop yourself after the first beans been eaten!
Thanks for reading!
After hearing friends and co-workers discuss the irresistible taste of jelly belly original gourmet beans my curious and inquisitve self of course simply had to try them. Upon entry to a small pick and mix, back-street sweet shop, i was suprisingly terrfied. The seemingly infinite number of flavours engulfed the majority of the shop. As i attempted to examine the flavours, i found myself swimming through crowds of people, thrusting jelly beans into there jelly belly® pick and mix bags, having no patience for there next fix. I scooped some of every flavour, scraping the last few cafe latte and sizziling cinnamon before paying for the shockingly expensive beans. I feared that it would not be worth it, but after trying a mix of berry blue and blueberry i discovered it can bring anyone to a state of orgasm. Since then i've been a shameful jelly belly junky.
Jelly belly stores span across 16 countries. You may not realise but there will be a jelly belly store close to you. At a average pick and mix store, the jelly belly beans cost about £1.99 per 100g. However when buying them already packed the prices will vary.
Jelly belly beans were invented in 1976 and were the first jelly bean to be sold as single flavours. They started with eight flavours Very Cherry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Lemon, Liquorice and Grape. These got customers interested. After bringing out a new flavour, chocolate pudding, jelly belly beans got an even greater fan base. Since then they have been creating more and more flavours. You will be overwhelmed with the choices availible and will definitely find something to suit your taste.
The jelly belly beans now come in 50 flavours which include strange flavours from jalpeno to pina colada. There is also the assorted sour range, which includes 10 beans and a smoothie blend assortment, which has 5 beans. Well if you fancy getting high on sugar i recommend the the great taste of the profoundly alluring jelly belly gourmet beans to anyone who dare try. enjoy xD
I first tried these a few years ago when my friend had a huge jarful at her house; needless to say I eagerly helped her finish them off over a period of a few days. These are absolutely delicious, addictive American jelly beans invented in 1976.that led the way in terms of outrageous flavours for jelly beans.
Each tiny jelly belly is packed with awesome bursts of flavour and there are currently 50 different flavours available. My favourites are toasted marshmallow, strawberry cheesecake, buttered popcorn and coconut. However, the cinnamon one absolutely disgusts me, on the other hand after tasting that on, I had an excuse to scoff down all the others in an attempt to get rid of that one and only foul tasting one.
These are available at some large department stores but you can also buy them online in huge kilo packs, more manageable packs, or a more selective assortment such as the 5 flavour 'Smoothie Blend'.
Though very expensive wherever you try to buy them from, they are definitely worth the price once in a while as an extravagant treat.
I was no jelly bean fan and aoart from Jelly Belly Beans i'm still not. These are amazing!!! There is so many differnt flavours from the delicious to the rediculous. From my memory some of the flavours they have are kiwi fruit, cinnamon, jalepino peppers, root beer, cherry, lemonade, butter popcorn, chocolate, a range of sour flavours, strawberry shortcake, coffee (the coffee are bad) Liquorace and lots and lots. Whats great about the flavours is most of them taste exactly like they are meant to the flavours are strong even though the beans are quite small. I think they have about 49 flavours at any one time.
Most people advise eating one at a time which in general is the best way but you can also mix flavours to come up with new taste sensations eg a recipie they give you is 2 x lemmon and 1 x toasted marshmallow is meant to taste like lemmon meringue pie not sure if it actually does but it tastes great.
I also like to put a handfull in my mouth but only bite one at a time every now and again you come accross a coffee or a jalepeano pepper which isnt good but its all part off the fun.
They are expensive for a small bag of 100g you will propably be about £4.00 but well worth the money.
I absolutely love these and could eat them until they come out of my ears. There are so many flavours to choose from so they never get boring.
Flavour groups include berry flavours, citrus flavours, tropical flavours as well as coffee, candy floss, toasted marshmallow, sherbet and liquorice and loads more.
The great thing about these is that to fully appreciate each flavour, is that you have to eat each jelly bean individually so this can be an advantage as they last longer as you cant stuff a handful into your mouth each time. However by placing a few certain flavours together you can create wonderful concoctions for example, a chocolate bean and cappuccino bean you can create a mocha coffee, or a banana bean and a coconut bean you can create a pina colada. It's great fun trying out jelly belly recipes.
One problem with these beans is that there are a few that are very similar in colour, but have different flavours. For example the apple and lemon/lime flavour beans are both a very similar green colour, so it can be difficult to differentiate between the two.
They can be quite pricey but I've found that if you are a member of Costco Wholesalers you can get a massive jar for under £15 which in terms of price per 100g makes it cheaper to buy this way than in most stores. Even though they are expensive, they do last long, for the reasons said above.
In terms of health, they are fat free but are packed full of sugar, but if you compare that to a bar of chocolate which is full of fat and sugar, the jelly bellies are slightly better for you.
Jelly belly beans...oh my god i absolutely love them.
I first tasted these jelly beans when i was little and ever since i have been hooked. They are basically just like a normal jelly bean but have an amazing range of fantastic flavours, some are to die for and others are apsolutly revolting (but to be fair if you go by the name of the flavour you will be fine).
My favorite flavour must be popcorn (luckly there are 3 different variations yum yum), but i have come accross some damn bizare flavours like garlic, bogie and licorish which i hate. As the brand has become bigger they have brought out more different types of flavour combos, such as fruit bowl, sours and smoothie, smoothie is defently worth a try.
One thing i have always wanted to do is go to the jelly belly factory in america, unfortunately i missed out when my friends all went. However they did come back with some goodies for me which included a bag a jelly bellys (flavours included coca cola, sprite and fanta) now these were nice, but i very much doubt you can find these in the uk.
Jelly bellies are fairly difficult to come by in the uk, as only certain shops stock them. Woolworths used to before they closed down, harrods in london (but you can't buy them in pick and mix), a garden centre in plymouth, but you can occasionally find the basic tube of the beans in a lot of shops now.
first time i went to buy some Jelly Belly's i just thought they'd taste like all the other sweets but with a selfirdges price tag. Even so i decided i wanted to try some because there were so many flavours available they couldn't all taste the same surely??
Nope they're all completely individual and unique, most of them are very yummy, some are pretty yukky but it is all part of the fun of trying each and every one. the place they're most widely available to my knowledge is selfridges but since i decided i loved them i've kept an eye to see where else i can get them.
so far i've found a few places and the best upto now is TK Maxx, yes TK Maxx beleive it or not so now my favourite sweets are available with out the selfridges price tag but still with all they're yummyness, another good place to try is the official website where you get novelety and seasonal gifts plus if you're super lucky you can get free samples :).
These Sweets are good to give as presents like a little stocking filler, or even better to treat your self too... in fact i'm going to eat mine now yum yum yum.
Oh yeah p.s. my fav is Very Cherry
I first tried Jelly Belly Beans when I was attracted to the colourful display within a Selfridges, since then they are one of my favourite indulgancies.
You can either buy them in a pick and mix style from department stores (watch out this can get costly) in small bags usually for different taste types (such as sours or sports) or if you're lucky enough like me a giant tray with 50 flavours all sepearted into different comparents with a guide on the lid telling you what is what.
What sets jelly bellys apart from other jelly beans is the huge variety of flavours, the intense taste and the general texture. The website states there are only 4 calories per bean and zero fat, they dont contain gelatine and are certified kosher and vegetarian.
If you want to try before you buy, go and visit the website and they send out sample packs (they are tiny bags though with only about 5 in each )
My faveourite flavours include candy floss, berry blue, very cherry and bubble gum.
I like to pop one in my mouth and them guess what flavour it is, and sometimes you may be unlucky enough to get one of my not so favourite flavours such as root beer, cinnamon and jalepino.
Definately give them a try
Jelly Belly Gourmet Jelly Beans in 100s of flavours.