Bassetts Jelly Babies are a favourite for many sweet lovers and it’s easy to see why. These delicious sugary jelly treats are in many ways the perfect sweet.
They were originally launched in 1918 as Peace Babies, to celebrate the end of the First World War. It appeared that these lovable jelly treats had been consigned to the annals of history when they disappeared due to Second World War rationing.
Thankfully Bassetts Jelly Babies re-emerged in the 1950’s to the delight of all sweet lovers and have been going strong ever since.
Most popular with customers in United States of America (USA), France, Canada, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark and Japan, but you can buy Bassetts Jelly Babies for delivery worldwide.
One of our Bassetts branded products.
May Contain Wheat.
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Gelatine, Concentrated Fruit Juices** (1 %) (Apple, Lime, Orange, Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Lemon, Raspberry), Acid (Citric Acid), Flavourings, Colours (Anthocyanins, Paprika Extract, Vegetable Carbon, Lutein, Curcumin), **Equivalent to 5.5 % Fruit Juice.
- Storage Type: Ambient.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Pack Type: Hanger.
I remember watching Tom Baker's Dr. Who over here in the US and wondering what a Jelly Baby was. We don't have them here. Imagine my delight when I first tasted one! I have tried several brands, and these are my favorite. They are soft and chewy, with a distinct, delicious fruit flavor in each type.
There's no way Jelly Babies should be good. The texture is unusual, they look freaky, and the sugar dusting makes them look like something has gone very wrong. But I loved these as a kid, and I still do. Bite the head off a Jelly Baby and you'll be hooked.
Jelly babies are quite unlike any other sweet I know and when my girlfriend tried them during a visit to England she thought they were fantastic. Good as they are with the slightly 'harder' coating' around a lovely soft jelly, it's probably not a good idea to eat too many at once. They can be a bit too much!
Jelly Babies are a great hit with my friends here in the US. They had the misfortune of not growing up with them, so they are an exciting new discovery! I always have some requests for them when I'm putting in an order at the British Corner shop. For me, they are a reminder of my childhood. And Bassetts are the best!
I love jelly babies! They are hands down one of my very favorite, if not most favorite, candies. I was surprised at the texture at first, living in the US I was expecting them to be more like gummy bears. They are softer than gummy bears on the inside, and they have a slightly crunchy sugar coating on the outside. When you chew them they have a gritty sugar texture too. I love them!
A childhood favourite that still lives up to expectations! The wifey and I almost ate the whole bag in one sitting. There are so many different coloured jellies in the bag, each representing the multitude of juicy flavours lime, orange, strawberry, blackcurrant, lemon raspberry. They are soft, chunky and delicious. Make sure to order multiple bags because one is never enough!
It is so good to be able to get the real thing in the States again... Bassett's are one of my favourite nonchocolate sweets. The flavours are distinct, and fresh, and the texture is unique the slightly harder exterior shell surrounding the softer jelly interior and the cornstarch coating to keep them from getting sticky in the bag. When you try to explain them to people here they always compare them to those dreadful gummy things... and they're not like that at all. They're slightly chewy, but soft while 'gummies' are like trying to chew tyre rubber. Another thing I particularly like the colours are somewhat muted compared to many in the confectionary world, but that's because they don't use artificial dyes or sweeteners a big plus in my view. I can still remember the first time I had a Jelly Baby it was given me by a tall bloke I'd never met before. I knew I wasn't supposed to talk to strangers, but he was nice all teeth and curls, and he had a floppy hat and this absurdly long scarf. Never saw him again, but I've been hooked on JellyBabies ever since.
Seriously delicious sweeties. Each baby has a different colour which has a different flavour, and each baby has its own shape, too.
They have a very unique texture, a soft, chewy and ever so slightly sticky. The outer one or two millimetres are slightly hardened, and provide a very satisfying bite to the Babies. They're coated in corn starch so they don't stick; the only downside is occasionally wiping a floury hand on black trousers.
Loved them for years and will continue to do so. Highly recommend Jelly Babies to anyone with a sweet tooth.
Now the only question is - do you eat the head or the body first?
Jelly Babies are lovely little sweets that do taste like fruit juice, the white coating prevents them from becoming sticky and both the young and the young at heart can enjoy them.
It is my personal philosophy that Jelly Babies are rather like people, different on the outside but are all basically the same on the inside, regardless of colour.
I've always wondered who had the idea of making little jelly babies for people to eat! Strange thing to do if you think about it... anyway, Bassetts Jelly Babies are chewy, fruity and delicious. The best part about them is the very thin outer shell, slightly different in texture than the jelly within. Kids love them but so do most adults so a big bag is a good idea!
Jelly Babies are nice, chunky sweets that are very tasty and fun to eat.
When I was younger I had a particular way of eating them, as most people did.
The fruity taste is something that can get sickly if you eat them in great quantities but as long as you do not eat a full bag in one sitting I am sure you will be fine!
It is going to be tough not to give 5 stars to most of the products sold by BCS. Bassetts Jelly Babies are an easy 5 stars. Exactly the same taste as I remember 40 years ago, different from any other candy sold in the US, Other reviews cover the details, these sweets never get sticky in the bag, consistent quality, very easy to eat more than you planned so buy more than you think you need.
What a great deal! Only £1.99 for a bag full of fun. My kids love biting the heads off these babies, just as I used to do when I was a child. Not just the usual gummy chewy sweets, you can tell they are made with extra care by the way they don't all stick together in the bag.
These are the best Jelly Babies in my opinion, and trust me, i've tried a lot of Jelly Babies!
These are dusted in a fine floury textured powder to stop them sticking together, but gives them a velvety smooth outside... They have a slightly differently textured outer coating of matt jelly, while the inside jelly has a dazzling crystalline look.
Bassetts are, I believe, the original jelly babies... originally launched by Bassetts after WW1 and called "Peace babies".
They are delicious.... and moreish.. which is why they come in big bags or even bigger boxes :-)
i never used to get these when i was a kid because my mother didn't like me biting the heads off! I love their fruity taste and the slightly 'crisp' outer coating of jelly. Very tasty and surprisingly not to sickly sweet. Kids love them too, so it's worth getting a large bag of them.
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