Product Type: other Sweets
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Soooo Many Flavours
Jelly Belly Beans
Member Name: greenpomme
Jelly Belly Beans
Advantages: Huge range of flavours, good quality taste
Disadvantages: A bit pricey
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.
Summary: Gourmet jelly beans for those with adventurous pallettes!