“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Jelly „
These Sainsburys Jelly Babies came in a green & yellow bag with the Sainsburys logo, a picture of lots of different coloured jelly babies, nutritional information, ingredients and details on the Sainsburys company itself.
Inside the plastic bag are lots of different coloured fruit flavoured jelly sweets. The sweets are shaped like little men and they are around 1-1.5cm in size. There are lots of sweets within the bag and they have a slight powdery cover on them meaning when you bite in to the sweet you have two different colours as the middle has a deeper colour to it.
These are quite sweet and have a nice fruit flavouring too them without being too overpowering. These is a lovely chewy texture
I can tell that there is lots of sugar within these as it's actually the main ingredient of the sweet when I check the ingredients. These are a great treat though and at just 63p for a 280g bag it's hard to resist buying a bag every now and again! Also, these are the same price as the Tesco ones but with an extra 30g in the bag, result!
Each 100g of jelly babies has 332 calories and 48.4g of sugars so these should be enjoyed in small quantities to ensure you keep all of your teeth! I do find that a small handful of these sweets is enough to take the edge of my sweet tooth cravings.
I would personally prefer my jelly babies to have slightly more powder on the outside and it's a little disappointing that these are not suitable for vegetarians (beef gelatine). They are very pleasant sweets though and I would recommend these if you fancy some sweets but want to reduce your shopping budget a little.
I am rating these 5/5 as they are lovely and sweet & delicious and you can mix and match this bag with lots of other ones in the Sainsburys range and get 2 lovely bags for just £1! Bargain.
SAINSBURY,S JELLY BABIES.
Recently i purchased a bag of these jelly babies for one of my younger grandchildren to try, i usually like to keep a supply of these cheaper sweets in stock and as i have a sweetie cupboard in my flat it is really nice to see these type of sweets on offer, as they were in my local Sainsbury,s for a mere £1.00 for two bags.
The Packaging **********
Just a basic simple design a yellow plastic bag, which i didnt have to cut open with scissors, they tore open quite nicely. On the front of the bag it merely says Sainsbury,s Jelly Babies, and has a row of these sweets all lined up in the different colours and flavours, I like the Blackcurrant flavour, and the Strawberry, they do have quite a bit of flavour but not so sickly that you cannot enjoy them.
Inside the bag and they were three quarters full, so you got quite a nice bag full, they have an assortment of all different colours and flavours, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Lemon Orange and Green, well dont know how to discribe the flavour of the Green ones, my least favourite ones, and they are just like a citrus flavour really.
They are shaped like little people well guess they are suppossed to be little babies aye, and they taste all sugary, when you bite into them you can see inside a yelly which is in side all of these little jelly babies, they are really soft, which is why i buy them for the little ones in my family, as they cant get stuck in their little throats, or they would not find them hard to chew if they havnt got their teeth yet.
I thought that they were excellent value and two packets for the price of one, i think they are usually about £1.00 something for one bag so brought four bags, but did get tempted to try some myself, and they are just as yummy as i have remembered.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. XX
As with jelly babies in general, these are loosely shaped like mini people and are sprinkled with a generous coating of sugar. When you take a bite out of one, you can really see the jelly inside but this isn't so obvious from looking at the outside alone.
They taste very sweet and have a bit of a sickly taste if you eat too many in one sitting. Being made from jelly, they can be a tad chewy at times, although nothing like some sweets. As a general rule of thumb, you can eat one of these in three bites or less and often two bites will do the job. Although they are intended to be fruity jelly babies, they don't have the same fruity taste as say Bassetts and sometimes it is easy to forget that the various colours are supposed to taste like the fruits that they represent. In my experience, there is a subtle hint of lemon, orange etc. but it is quite faint on the whole. I guess this is probably to be expected from supermarket own brands but it isn't something that ruins my enjoyment of the sweets as to be honest, I probably eat them for their sweetness really and not for the fruitiness of the various colours.
Typically, a packet costs around 63p for a 280g bag but Sainsburys often run offers where you can buy two packets for £1. This runs on a wide variety of their own brand sweets, and is not just confined to the jelly babies.
As you might expect from my description of them, these sweets aren't exactly healthy. I've already hinted at the sugar content but to clarify, there is 48g of sugar per quarter of a bag, which is over 53% of the recommended daily guidelines. There is a trace of salt but the packaging doesn't say how much exactly. Amazingly, the packaging claims that there is no fat in these jelly babies whatsoever.