We're on a half-term break, and thankfully everyone seems to have recovered from colds and sniffles. The weather forecast was rather gloomy for today, but thankfully the first half of the day was rain-free, even if not particularly sunny.
Our friend Jen took us to the Burford garden centre by car, which we all love to visit. Eddie was chirpy and cheerful, especially that we had a stash of Jelly Babies (Maynards Bassetts) with us. We're all fond of these fruity chewy sweets.
They are quite addictive.
The original Jelly Babies are made with natural colours and flavours, and contain fruit juice (apple, lime, orange, strawberry, blackcurrant, lemon, raspberry).
Recently this popular range of sweets has had a new makeover, with an addition of new Tropical flavours - pineapple, mango and banana.
Just like the original Jelly Babies, Tropical ones contain apple, lime, orange, lemon juice and flavourings.
|Top line: original flavour, low line: tropical|
While with the wind whooshing around us in the playground we didn't quite feel ourselves at the Caribbean, we enjoyed the sweet tropical flavours.
These fun sweets are soft, chewy and delectable.
Jelly Babies Tropical are available in most major supermarkets at RRP of £1.32 per 190g bag.
If you are a fan of jelly, what could be better than jelly babies in jelly? Yep, we made a batch of raspberry jelly and have hidden jelly babies inside.
It was a fun activity to make with Eddie, who loved stirring the jelly cubes in hot water, mixing the liquid with cold water and then pouring it in ramekins.
He pronounced them the best jelly ever. He also said that it was more fun, when we put light-coloured jelly babies in, so you could hardly see them in a set jelly. It was like digging for treasures.
Jelly Babies are also a fun decoration for cupcakes.
Disclosure: We received a few bags of jelly babies for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are our own.