“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Jelly „
The packaging of the Tesco Jelly Babies which I'm reviewing is different to that pictured above. The ones I have came in a green packet with a picture of scattered jelly babies and a rainbow design on the front. The front of the packet also carries an at-a-glance nutritional guide, which I have to admit I try not to look at so that I don't have to be reminded of the fact that just 3 of these jelly babies contains 60 calories and a wopping 12.4g of sugar!!
The main reason I buy these Tesco Jelly Babies, is the fact that at 54p per packet, they are vastly cheaper than Bassett's Jelly Babies (which I love). Although I don't enjoy these jelly babies as much as Bassett's ones, they are, on the whole, quite nice. The sweets are a variety of fruit flavours, and the packet claims that they contain no artifical colours or flavours. The texture and consistency of the sweets is just as you would expect a jelly baby to be, squidgy jelly in the middle and more firm on the outside. They are coated with a white powder, probably a bit too much powder for my liking, they have a very 'dusty' feel. The taste of the sweets is quite pleasant, but I have to say I find them extremely sweet. I really can't eat more than about four or five before I start to feel a bit sickly. I find these much more sweet and sickly than a lot of other fruit / jelly sweets, but they are enjoyable in small doses, and for the low price are good value for money.
I have to confess to having a bit of a sweet tooth and every now and then needing to indulge in a little sweet snack. There are no sweets that I love more than the others so, the Tescos three small bags for one pound offer is ideal as then I get to try a few different things, but it is much better than a variety bag as they always get filled with rubbish and only a few nice things.
In my last shopping expedition I decided to purchase the Tescos jelly babies. They come in relatively plain boring packaging, so I can't see them competing with the likes of the bigger brands whose packaging goes crazy to try and attract the children! However I was sold on the offer, as I have my eye out for different things than children.
The bag was easy to open, but was not resealable. This was not a huge problem as the bag was so small I was most likely to eat them all in one go! The jelly babys are similar to the bassets ones. They are all the same size, about 1cm tall. They come in a wide variety of different colours. With each colour tasting different, although if I was blindfolded I would probably not be able to guess what colour I was eating.
The jelly beans have a thicker sugary coating and then a soft jelly inside. The two textures compliment each other well and taste really nice on the tongue, and to chew together.
I would recommend these sweets, obviously there are downsides, like the high amount of sugar, but that's sweets for you!
They are cheaper than the more popular brand, and a small snack sized bag is ideal to try before you buy a huge one!
I love Jelly Babies and in Tesco yesterday I couldn't stop myself buying 3 bags of their own brand sweets for £1.00!
I think they're dead nice, the babies are a bit smaller than the Bassetts ones but that doesn't matter because they're lovely and fruity. There are 4 different colours and they are red, green, yellow and black. The only thing that bugs me about these is that the black ones are more purple than they should be and they just taste like a stronger version of the red ones.
The green ones are lime but the taste isn't that strong and even though I hardly ever eat green sweets I don't mind these because they're still nice and sweet instead of being too tangy.
The Jelly Babies have got loads of yummy dusty icing sugar on them and I'm glad about that because I love sugary coating and a lot of the supermarkets are a bit stingy with it. It makes the babies taste proper sweet from the second you put it in your mouth and the jelly is sweet as well but somehow you don't feel overloaded with sugar with these.
I love the texture of the Jelly Babies because the jelly is solid but it's softer to bite and chews up lovely, it goes softer as you chew and I love how juicy the Jelly Babies are when you're chewing.
I've eaten 2 bags since last night and am eyeing up the 3rd for after dinner! lol
These Tesco Jelly Babies came in a green bag with the Tesco logo, a picture of lots of different coloured jelly babies, nutritional information, ingredients and details on the Tesco 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 250g bag it's hard to resist buying a bag every now and again!
Each 100g of jelly babies has 335 calories and 69.1g 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 fairly 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 4/5 and will no doubt buy them again in the future.