Monday, 7 December 2015

Jelly Belly Christmas 40 Flavour Gift Box

Anything that I get sent that can be eaten or doesn't work out for me personally almost always ends up in the middle of the kitchen table in Katy's uni house to be split out between everybody (sharing is caring, after all) and these had Katy's housemates names all over them when they arrived. Still, before they could get their paws on them, Katy and I dove into the Jelly Belly Christmas 40 Flavour Gift Box to give everything a try.

Historically, I've always been a big fan of the Jelly Belly Sours, and so I was more than excited to dive into this box which contained 40 of the more traditional flavours. With flavours ranging right from Cappucino to Toasted Marshmallow, to Cream Soda, To Liquorice - there really is at least one flavour for just about everybody (there's also at least one in this box to make just about anybody gag), but it's a good addition to your Quality Street on Christmas Day if you're that kind of family - and it's a bit lighter than chocolate.

The notably good tasting flavours within this box are on the sourer side in my opinion; or at least most are fruit based. Berry Blue, Lemon and Lemon Lime are amongst my top picks, however I do have to give an honourable mention to Cotton Candy, Bubblegum and Caramel Apple (and Peach is a solid favourite, surprisingly). Katy and her housemate picked out Strawberry Daiquiri, Strawberry Cheesecake, Tutti-Fruitti, Margarita, Toasted Marshmallow and Cantaloupe as solid favourites too - but I suppose it entirely depends on your favourite foods etc.

There are a couple in here that I just couldn't get on with, and this seems to be unanimously agreed - right up there are sizzling cinnamon (although this is an age old disliked one if I remember correctly) and, to my surprise, Juicy Pear, which just has an odd aftertaste. There are a few that I don't dislike but seem completely the wrong texture for the flavour - like Coconut, Vanilla and Top Banana; like I said though, it entirely depends on your tastes and likes and dislikes.

All in all - these were a fab little way to brighten up my day last week when they arrived, and we had a cracking time testing them out with all of Katy's housemates (whilst blagging we hadn't already eaten half the box the night before, of course). These were intended to go into a Stocking Filler gift guide, but considering that they're only £12.80 (a bargain, which took me by surprise a little), I figured that I'd give them their own honourable little post for those of you who might be looking for an alternative to selection boxes or boxes of chocolate around Christmas.

Let me know your alternatives to chocolate.

Sammy xo.

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