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I love these Jelly Beans, they come in so many different flavours! I have never had a packet of jelly beans with 36 flavours apart from these and some the flavours are so different to usual jelly bean flavours! I love almost all of them too! I especially love the Strawberry Smoothie, Bubblegum, French Vanilla, Pina Colada and Blueberry Pie flavours!! The fruity ones taste just like the fruit they are supposed to be. Some of the flavours are a bit disappointing though, like the Caramel Popcorn one. The Cinnamon flavour is really really hot though! It doesn't taste like it to start with, but it gets hotter and hotter the longer you eat it though! They are good for seeing who can eat it for longest though! Unfortunately though, you don't always get every flavour in the bag, but you don't really notice it because you are so amazed with the range of flavours! You can also get smaller bags with less flavours, but they are all similar, like there is a Fruit Cocktail pack, a Berry Burst pack and a Heart Beats Pack. I love getting the Gourmet ones though, as you get so many different flavours!!!!
I'm not usually a huge fan of Jelly beans. I've never liked the hard outer shell and the soft inside of them but when I was given a pot of these as a gift, I thought I'd try them. These jelly beans were different and I really loved them. I found the inside to be chewier than jelly beans that I'd tried before, and the flavours were so much more exciting and delicious than normal jelly beans.
There are many different varieties available for purchase including the original gourmet variety packet or more fruity varieties like 'berry burst' and 'fruit cocktail'. It is also possible to buy packets of individual flavours if there are certain ones you really like. My personal favourite is the 200g tub with a handy lid to reseal them after you've had enough. These are currently priced in Tesco at £1.83 for 200g. Compared to other jelly beans this could seem quite expensive, so I think it's worth it.
Just thought I'd list these incase anyone was interested:
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Maize Starch, Water, Fruit Juice from Concentrate (Apple, Orange, Pineapple), Acids: Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Fumaric Acid, Glazing Agents: Shellac, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Flavourings, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate, Colours: Turmeric, Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Vegetable Carbon, Mixed Carotenes, Lutein, Anthocyanin, Titanium Dioxide, Extract of Spinach and Nettle.
100g of jelly beans contains:
Energy kCal - 324kCal (not too bad I don't think)
of which sugars - 58.7g (quite a lot of sugar though!)
Fat - 0.0g
of which saturates - 0.0g
Salt - Trace
The jelly beans are GMO, gelatine, fat and gluten free. They are also suitable for coeliacs and vegetarians and are created in a nut free environment. I think this is really good because it means more people can enjoy them.
There are 36 different flavours in the packet, so should be one that everyone likes. However the back does state that not every flavour is guaranteed to be in the pack. Just a few of the flavours included are: grape, pomegranate, English blackberry, peachy pie, pear and bubble gum. My favourites are strawberry smoothie and wild cherry but not a big fan of caramel popcorn. On the back of the packet is a useful picture of each flavour, which are quite accurate, to help you identify the beans to help you pick out any flavours you don't like.
I have quite a sweet tooth and normally find myself easily eating a whole packet of sweets but these jelly beans were quite sweet and after a handful I'd found that I'd had enough. I guess that's quite good for my waist line really!
These are the kind of product I'd buy once in a while for a treat, not really something I'd buy regularly. I found that because I didn't like some of the flavours I had to keep matching each one to the picture to check it would be one I liked. Quite a lot of effort if you just want something sweet to eat. I guess if you're a daredevil type person who just throws it in, you won't find this an issue though.
Overall, I really enjoyed eating them and I'd recommend them.
If you're a jelly bean fan who hasn't tried The Jelly Bean Factory Gourmet Beans, you're definitely missing out! With 36 different flavours, there's something for everyone.
As it states on the company website: 'All products from The Jelly Bean Factory are GMO, Gelatine, Gluten & NUT Free. All products are also Kosher, Halal compliant and suitable for Vegetarians.' which is one of my favourite things about this product, as it is usually difficult to find jelly beans which don't contain gelatine and are suitable for a halal diet.
The flavours range from the usual fruity ones such as 'banana split', 'sour lemon' and 'tangerine' to some of the more unusual ones like 'marshmallow', 'cinnamon' and one of my own personal favourites 'caramel popcorn'.
The beans are available in a variety of mixes for those who are more fond certain flavours more than others. These include 'fruit cocktail' which is full of the usual fruity variety, 'berry burst' and 'tropical burst'. They're also available in a range of different sizes and packages, my favourite being the 200g cup of gourmet jelly beans, simple because of the coffee cup style packaging which can be kept and re used to store little bits and pieces in it.
I'm a hardcore jelly bean lover, i can't get enough of them, and they're so cheap too, they're fantastic. These particular branded jelly beans by The Jelly Bean Factory stand out from the rest. I found a 200g cardboard cup of these in my christmas stocking last December and there's so many that I still haven't finished them!
My first impressions were "oh my god, so many flavours!". The 200g tub is infact a cup chaped packet, made of cardboard with a plastic purple lid. I've found one porblem with the packaging to be the lid - it often comes off with the slightest amount of pressure, meaning if it fell over, OOPS!...jelly beans everywhere. On the packaging they have the amusing slogan "There's never been a better bean!" (- there has), accompanied with a statement declaring the tub to be free from gluten, gmo, gelatine and nuts, which means more people can enjoy them, yay! I asked my mum where she bought them from because I honestly cannot get enough of them, they were from a local newsagent, priced just less than two pounds there, which I suppose seems quite expensive compared to other jelly beans you can get, but trust me, the number of flavours and the quality of the taste is worth the money. However i've been fortunate enough to have had even better tasting jelly beans and they were cheaper!
The back of the cup shows all 36 flavours, I had to count the illustrations of each bean, then I read the smallprint which then stated the number of falvours, so I wasted my time counting! Also in the smallprint it says that they cannot guarantee that every flavour will be included, they also apologise if you missed out on any, how thoughtful of them. The illustrations are great, and they enable you to recognise any you dislike so you know which to avoid before you put them in your mouth. On the contrary, you can locate your favourites and eat them all! The flavours are as follows: Butterscotch, Tangerine, Pomegranate, Pink Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Granny Smith Apple, English Blackberry, Banana Split, Strawberry, Blueberry Pie, Hawaiian Pineapple, Sour Lemon, Peachy Pie, Tropical Punch, Marshmallow, Grape, Passionfruit, Lemon and Lime, Candy Floss, Pear, Caramel Popcorn, Bubblegum, Liquorice, Cola, Pina Colada, Cafe Latte, Mango, Strawberry Smoothie, Watermelon, Wild Cherry, Cranberry and Apple, French Vanilla, South Seas Kiwi, Raspberry Jam, Mint Sorbet, Caribbean Coconut.
The ones which I don't like are Tangerine, Cinnamon, and Peachy Pie. Unfortunately I can't tell the difference between Tangerine, Peachy Pie, Passionfruit, Mango, and Hawaiian Pineapple, so it's all down to luck for me when it comes to the orangey coloured beans. I love Butterscotch, Banana Split, Marshmallow, Lemon and Lime, Candy Floss, Caramel Popcorn, Strawberry Smoothie and Caribbean Coconut. These are the ones I search through the cup of beans for, they're soooooo nice!
The ingredients in the beans are: Sugar, glucose syrup, maize starch, water, fruit juice from concentrate, malic acid, citric acid, fumaric acid, shellac, beeswax,carnauba wax, flavourings, sodium citrate, turmeric, copper complexes of chlorophyllins, caramelised sugar syrup, vegetable carbon, mixed carotenes, lutein, anthocyanin, titanium dioxide, extract of spinach and nettle.
So yeah I'm really not sure what some of these ingredients are - malic and fumaric acid? shellac? lutein?
But I don't care much about ingredients, as long as it looks and tastes good, and as there are no gelatines or nuts and apparently no E numbers (which I don't believe) then feel free to indulge yourself with no worries!
The jelly beans are great flavours (apart from a few) and you get at least your fair share for the amount of money you pay. There are other jelly beans of larger sizes (these ones are about the size of a fingernail), but they lack the range of flavours which this brand has. If you like to explore new tastes, or you love confectionary and jelly beans etc then these are a must! A leader in jelly bean retail!
I was given a 100 gram tube of these in my stocking for Christmas.
On the packaging it boosts of 36 different flavours (it says it cannot guarantee that all 36 flavours will be in every pack). On the back of the tube it has a picture of all the different beans and their flavour so you know what you are eating incase there is a flavour you dont like. The pictures are quite accurate so you should not get any nasty surprises! Just some of the flavours include Granny Smith Apple, Cola, Carribean cocnut, Pina Colada, Bubblegum, Candy floss, Banana Split, Cafe Latte, and lots of various fruit flavours. The pack i received was in a handy slim line tube with a purple lid. Easy to store and open and close when you fancy a few - if they last that long and you arent tempted to eat them in one go!
They are free from Gluten, Gelatine, Nuts and GMO.
Ingredients are : Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Modified Food Starches, Water Acids: Citric Acid, Funmaric Acid, Glazing Agents: Beeswax, Shellac, Carnauba Wax, Falvourings, Acidity regulator: Sodium Citrate,
Colours: E102, E110, E129, E132, E133, E150d, E171.
I love these and will definately be buying more in the future. They are full of flavour with a widfe range of flavours too. I would recommend as a treat for a adult rather then a child. They are quite sweet and even tho i will quite happily eat a whole packet of sweets i could only manage a few of these at a time. In a way that is a good thing they last longer and you dont put on the pounds as quick.
A taste bud tantalising treat or a quirky present for someone. Either way fab sweet and even though they are a bit pricer then others on the market they are well worth it.
Jelly beans are addictive. Not many people know that. I have been a jelly bean addict for the past seven years.
I first bought them from the handbag in Birmingham where they have the all the flavours for sale in separate containers. I started with the luscious Water melon and worked on to the sour Granny Smith flavour, Pina Colada, Strawberry, Peach and Pear. That is just for starters. There must be at least fifty flavours, and I've tried them all. I never tasted a jelly bean I did not like. The flavours are as close to the real thing as you can get without it being the real thing. You actually need to eat the fruit to get closer.
These Jelly Beans are not to be confused with the sugary treats you buy for children. These are strictly for adults. The price alone at about £2.25 for 100 gram tells you that. You have got to taste them to know that they are worth it. They come in a variety of ingenious novelty packages as well as boxes tins tubes and packets.
You can get them at all high class confectionery shops Rackhams Selfridges and Tesco so there is no need to let yourself run out.
The Jelly Bean Factory Gourmet Beans are sweets which are just like ordinary jelly beans. However, there is a total of 36 different flavours of beans produced: butterscotch, tangerine, pink grapefruit, pomegranate, cinnamon, granny smith apple, english blackberry, banana split, strawberry, blueberry pie, hawaiian pineapple, tropical punch, grape, sour lemon, peachy pie, marshmallow, passion fruit, lemon and lime, candy floss, pear, popcorn, liquorice, bubblegum, cola, pina colada, mango, strawberry smoothie, watermelon, cafe latte, wild cherry, cranberry and apple, french vanilla, south seas kiwi, mint sorbet, raspberry jam and caribbean coconut.
Each of these flavours are a different colour so you don't need to worry about getting a flavour you dislike. You just don't eat the jelly beans that are that colour. There is a little chart on the back of the packets which tells you what each colour represents so you don't need to try and work it out.
You can buy these beans in the form of a bag, a polystyrene cup with a lid, a small jar and a large jar, all of which are well worth the price they are sold for. The shop which I usually buy them from sells the bags for £1.50, the polystyrene cup for £2, the small jar for £4 and the large jar for £10 but I think these prices are reasonable for the amount and quality you're getting.
My own personal favorite flavour would have to be Cinnamon. This isnt the flavour that children should eat though because it is extremely spicy in flavour and makes your tongue tingle for some time after eating it.
My least favorite would have to be the popcorn because it just tastes disgustingly plasticy and fake. It leaves a nasty flavour in your mouth and tastes as if it has gone out of date.
The bag and polystyrene container the jelly beans can come in are blue with the purple logo and a picture of the jelly beans on the front. The jars are see through.
The ingredients are: Sugar, glucose syrup, modified food starches, water, acids (citric acid and fumaric acids), glazing agents (shellac, beeswax, carnauba wax), flavorings, acidity regulator (sodium citrate) and colours (E102, E110, E129, E132, E133, E150d, E171)
Being a vegetarian its difficult to find sweets that do not contain some 'kind of geletine ingredient. I'd never had jelly beans before for this very reason so was really excited to see that The Jelly Bean Factory jelly beans are 'gelatine free'. i immediately bought a box, just a small one incase i did not like them because the price was more than i would pay for sweets but this was a treat. The flavours were really nice and so many varieties although the popcorn flavour is one that i destest, it has a really weird taste but the others are great. it just means i have to take all the popcorn ones out to avoid any nasty surprises. Flavours incluse amongst others: watermelon, liqourice, coffee, strawberry, orange, lime, grapefruit. They are also the kind of sweets that do not get stuck in your teeth which is a real bonus.
While I was at the video store renting some DVDs for the rainy weather I looked for something tasty to snack on. I spied these jellybeans and realised I hadn't had any jellybeans for years and years and decided to remedy the situation. They were £2 for a tub - I don't know if that is a reflection on video store pricing but it seems rather expensive. I'm almost certain you can get them much cheaper from ASDA and the like.
The jellybeans come in a 200g purple paper tub with a purple plastic lid. The tub provides you with a flavour guide made up of pictures which explains what each of the flavours look like. The flavour guide did not actually help me much when trying to work out what flavour each one is as a lot of the colours are very similar.
The top was not very secure, so be careful not to knock the tub over or you'll be picking up jellybeans for months!
There are 36 flavours of jellybeans although the packet does warn you that you might not receive all flavours in each pack. The flavours are hugely varying, but the majority are fruit flavours. Some other flavours include caffe latte, mint sorbet and popcorn.
With so many flavours, everyone is bound to have ones they hate and ones they love. I found that each jellybean did actually taste quite different, and did taste like the flavour they claimed. My favourites were cola, cranberry and apple and cinnamon. I was amazed at how much the popcorn flavoured jellybean tasted like popcorn, but I didn't actually like it.
After eating more than was probably healthy, however, everything just started tasting like sugar and the flavours started running together and were less unique.
Sugar, sugar and more sugar. With glazing agents, flavourings and colours thrown in.
It's a jellybean - it is pretty much pure sugar. So expect low levels of fat but very high levels of carbohydrates and sugar.
The odd thing is that there was no nutritional information on the pack. They do provide a link to their website jellybeanfactory.com but the information doesn't appear to be on there either after a cursory look.
They are free from gluten, nuts and GMO ingredients. They are also free from gelatine, and as this is the main ingredient that renders products unsuitable for vegetarians, I think these might be OK for vegetarians.
I am fully capable of eating an entire big bag of gummi bears, but I found with these that I got sick of them after a handful. This is actually a good thing - they satisfy my sweet cravings without me devouring them all. If I have too many they all start to taste the same and get very sickly sweet. Best enjoyed a few at a time so you can appreciate all the different flavours.
When browsing the aisles of Tesco today my eyes spotted a 200g tub of The Jelly Bean Factory Gourmet Beans (36 varieties) and after recently reading a nice positive review on them I decided to pick some up.
The tub is a cardboard tub with a polythene seal and a plastic purple lid. The tub is fairly eye catching and displays the usual nutritional information, company information and shows you a picture of each of the 36 varieties.
For the purposes of this review we poured the entire contents out in to a bowl and then deemed to work out way through each of the 36 varieties each eating one. At around one hour of sampling the different varieties we have tried around half with me not liking around 1/3 of these and my other half loving all of them except one.
On the tub it shows you a picture of each jelly bean and it tells you underneath what each of the flavours are so it should be relatively easy to identify what each flavour is. There are many weird and wonderful flavours and some relatively normal ones such as granny smith apple, tangerine, cranberry & apple and then some of the weirder ones are popcorn and candy floss. All of the flavours that we sampled have indeed tastes just how the real thing would taste and as we picked one colour at random and then had one of that colour each it meant that I ended up with a few that I wasn't very keen on such as liquorice.
The beans are very colourful and made my mouth water, the tastes were amazing and I was really astounded by how realistic most of them tastes. As I said above there was a few flavours that I wasn't very keen on and this definitely marred the enjoyment a little.
There are many flavours and I'm sure that there would be something for everybody. It does seem that there is around 100 beans and at least 2 or 3 of all of the varieties so you can sample them a few times just assess whether or not you actually enjoyed the flavour.
I paid £1.75 from Tesco for the 200g tub and I do think this was a little overpriced, however, it was fine to try something different. I won't be making these a regular addition to any junk food shopping trip though as they are just a little expensive and weren't quite as nice as I imagined them to be. I'm obviously a normal girl at heart as I longed for lemon, lime, orange, strawberry etc without having any weird flavours in between!
Also, I would not recommend just throwing a handful in your mouth at any one time as the different flavours will mingle together and the result probably won't be very nice, however, if you hand pick some that would usually blend well together you might be surprised.
I can't comment on the calories or any of the nutritional information as unfortunately (or fortunately?!) this is not displayed on the tub.
I am going to rate these jelly beans 4/5 and I would recommend them as a novelty kind of sweet but it's not something that I'm going to be purchasing long term partly due to the price and partly due to some of the more weird flavours.
My husband and son both have real penchant for sweets, with their particular favourite (at the moment anyway!), being jelly sweets, with that in mind when I went shopping, I saw these on offer and threw them straight into the trolley.
The product I will now review is - "The jelly bean factory gourmet beans - 300g tub"
The packaging itself is a plastic tub with a push in metal lid, that keeps the beans fresh after opening them and also prevents them from spilling into the sweet draw in my fridge...I know how sad, actually having a specific draw for sweets!
Within the tub there are around...and please do not pull me up on this as it is a guess, around 300 jelly beans, if not more!
As stated on the side of the tub there are 36 different flavour of beans, though they do say they cannot guarantee that each tub holds all 36 flavours, though who would know!
The jelly beans themselves are tiny, around ½ - ¾" in length, the beans are all bent up at the ends slightly like you would expect from a bean and are all in a vivid variety of colours.
Even though the beans are small in size they more than make up for there shortcomings, in flavour, and boy do they pack a punch!
Within the "36 flavours" scope there are flavours ranging from fruity ones, e melon, kiwi, tangerine etc, through to more obscure flavours like candyfloss, cola and pin colada.
For a full list of flavours visit - www.jellybeanfactory.com
When these were first released a few years ago I remember buying them to see what all the hype was about. When first released it was sold as a mix and match bean, by this I mean if you so desired you could make your own flavour combinations by eating two or three different flavours at once, say melon flavoured popcorn or peachy pie flavoured marshmallows.
There is none of this advice on this tub, so whether it was a merchandising ploy that never caught on I don't know!
As mentioned earlier these really pack a punch with each flavour being incredibly alike to it's realife counterparts, so there will of course be flavours that you will completely detest, and when I find one it always reminds me of that scene in Harry Potter with the bogey flavoured sweets!
There are only two flavours that I don't like, these being caffe latte for the obvious reasons, I don't like anything coffee flavoured unless it's...well, unless it's coffee!
The second is cinnamon, this is unpleasant not so much for the initial flavour, but more the fact that it leaves a burning sensation on the tongue, not nice!
The problem with there being one's you don't like is the fact that due to amount of different colours within the tub, some of the colours are very similar, so you assume you are eating cola and it turns out to be coffee!
There is no nutritional information on this product, though I would assume it is high in sugar, though you really would struggle to eat more than a handful at a time, being satisfied more with quality and not quantity....I can't believe I just said that!
Price wise these were purchased for £2.99, not bad value at all considering the tube that is also on sale is not much less than that, and it contains considerably less.
These are a nice product with the benefit of not being able to over eat them!
Thanks for reading x
The Jelly Bean Factory "gormet beans" are sweets, very much like the Jelly Belly beans which you can get, but at a fraction of the price.
There aree 36 flavours of bean:
Strawberry, Tangerine, Pomegranate, Grape, Granny-Smith, Hawaiian Pineapple, Lemon and Lime, Banana Split, Blueberry Pie, Sour Lemon, Cafe Latte, Caribbean Coconut, Bubblegum, English Blackberry, Pear, Pink Grapefruit, French Vanilla, Popcorn, Peachy Pie, Candy Floss, Marshmellow, Tropical Punch, Mint Sorbet, Passion Fruit, Wild Cherry, Watermelon, South Seas Kiwi, Mango, Rasberry Jam, Cranberry and Apple, Liqorice, Strawberry Smoothie, Cola, Pina Colada, Cinnemon and Butterscotch.
There are a few in there which I don't like (Coconut, coffee, pina colada, pop corn...) but most of them are yummy!!!
When I saw them in Asda I was mistaken and thought they were Jelly Belly, until I saw the price, for a 300g tin of them, it was £1.79 (app.) unlike Jelly Belly which are around £6 for the same amount of beans!!! And as I have tried both, they are very very similar, the only difference really is that they doln't have all the same flavours, there are probably double the amount of flavours if not more in Jelly Belly, but they tend to be as follows Strawberry Pie, Strawberry and cream, strawberry daquiri, strawberry punch etc so the flavours are only slightly different.
The Jelly Bean Factory BEans are scrummy, and an excellent variety of flavours. The sweets themselves are much like normal jelly beans, a hard coating on the outside and a chewy centre, the gummy part sometimes gets stuck in your teeth, and after you have eaten around 20 beans, you have a funny taste in your mouth which is probably from the sugar!!
I recommend these as a variation to Jelly Belly beans if those are your preference, give them a try I think you will be pleasently surprised!! :-D