Barratt Jelly Babies

Barratt Jelly Babies

Barratt Jelly Babies
Barratt Jelly Babies are soft, flavoursome chewy sweets with a delicate soft white sugar dusting. one of the most popular retro vintage sweets around in the UK. 

they were first created in the early 20th century. According to legend, the Jelly Babies were originally called “Peace Babies” and were created to celebrate the end of World War I in 1918. They were shaped like babies as a symbol of
the hope for a peaceful future. Looking at the state of the world today with all of its conflicts, I think they should have retained their original name as “Peace Babies“
The sweets gained popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, through clever marketing with the Bassett company, however during World War II, production of the Jelly Babies came to an abrupt halt due to sugar rationing, however thankfully coming popular again post World War 2.
in the 1950s, the sweets were rebranded as “Jelly Babies” and were given different colours and flavours. The history of Jelly Babies is one of reading and adapting to marketing trends and yet remaining popular for generations of candy sweet lovers.
Pop Culture
The Classic BBC TV Sci-fi drama Dr Who is now synonymous with Jelly Babies even though there are references to Jelly Babies throughout many of its series it was however, Tom Baker’s depiction of the 4th incarnation of the Dr, that was the most memorable and his fondness for dashing out Jelly Babies to friends and foes alike, the gesture of giving and sharing is still held firmly by the team at MyCandybay with their 1 kg Share pouches.
A note of interest is that Tom Baker was associated to two items, firstly his fondness for Jelly babies but also his long scarf which surprisingly never gained fashion icon status unlike the Jelly Babies.

Barratt Jelly Babies are Dairy Free and Gluten Free as well as having No artificial colourings and No artificial flavours.
Barratt Jelly Babies are NOT vegan or vegetarian as they contain Beef Gelatine


Sugar, glucose syrup, water, beef gelatine, maize starch, acid (citric acid), flavourings, colours (anthocyanins, curcumin, paprika extract), plant concentrates (safflower, spirulina).

Which are the best Jelly babies?

There are many different jelly babies sweets, its hard to pick a favourite as they all have their difference such as the popular Haribo Jelly babies. View all Jelly Babies.


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