Jelly Baby Glow by ajisaac

Jelly Baby Glow

Just messing around with some jelly babies (unfortunately not Bassetts of Sheffield ) but the Haribo ones had to do - hope you like my pic.

Below is a potted history of the Jelly Baby for your edification!

'Jelly Babies' are known at least since advertisements by Riches Confectionery Company of 22 Duke St, London Bridge in 1885, along with a variety of other baby-sweets including 'Tiny Totties' and 'Sloper's Babies'.But the pricing of these at a farthing each suggests that they were very much larger than the modern Jelly Baby.

The sweets were invented in 1864 by an Austrian immigrant working at Fryers of Lancashire and were originally marketed as "Unclaimed Babies".

By 1918 they were produced by Bassett's in Sheffield as "Peace Babies" to mark the end of World War I.

Production was suspended during World War II due to wartime shortages. In 1953 the product was relaunched as "Jelly Babies".

The most noted modern manufacturer of Jelly Babies, Bassett's, now allocate individual name, shape, colour and flavour to different 'babies': Brilliant (red - strawberry), Bubbles (yellow - lemon), Baby Bonny (pink - raspberry), Boofuls (green - lime), Bigheart (purple - blackcurrant) and Bumper (orange).

The introduction of different shapes and names was an innovation, circa 1989, prior to which all colours of jelly baby were a uniform shape.

In 2007, Bassett's jelly babies changed to include only natural colours and ingredients.
Love the edit
January 10th, 2019  
@sarahlth Thank you.
January 10th, 2019  
Do you eat them head or feet first though????
January 10th, 2019  
Love your edit and the information!
January 10th, 2019  
Made me smile!
January 11th, 2019  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond The choice is yours!
January 11th, 2019  
@jacqbb Thanks very much - glad you enjoyed the info.
January 11th, 2019  
@angelar Thanks.
January 11th, 2019  
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