Friday, 27 February 2015

Jelly Belly "Snapple Mix"


As I've already confessed to my love for Jelly Belly Beans it will probably come as not much of a surprise to you that I'm going to present another mix in this post.
Similar to Jelly Belly "Soda Pop Shoppe", the flavours in the following mix are also based on drinks that actually already exist. Instead of transforming drinks from different soda brands into the famous bean-shaped sugar candy, they focused only on one brand, this time: Snapple!


Whilst the artificial flavouring/ colouring could have been a point of criticism against "Soda Pop Shoppe", Jelly Belly claims to only have used 100% natural flavours as well as colours only from natural sources in this mix.
To be more precise, they used real fruit purees and juices in the production, such as cranberries, lemons, raspberries, cherry juice, grape juice, kiwi juice, mango juice or strawberry juice. Sounds promising, doesn't it?
Let's have a closer look at the 5 different flavours in this mix:


1. Fruit Punch
What a way to start! The taste of this bean could best be described as intensive and fruity. More precisely, it is a nice blend of grape, pineapple, orange and apple flavours. Although I have to say the grape flavour is definitely the most dominant one. This might also be due to the colour which I wouldn’t necessarily associate with pineapples or oranges.



2. Kiwi-Strawberry
Maybe I just haven’t eaten enough kiwis in my life to distinguish the taste in this blend or you actually can’t notice them. All I can perceive would be at most a slightly tangy aftertaste.
However, the taste of strawberries is very well distinguishable. In my opinion, Strawberry-flavoured candy can often taste really artificial which is fortunately not the case with these beans thanks to the all natural ingredients.
All in all, I do like this flavour but I don't think it's too fancy at the same time. If I were to name this sort, I'd consider the name "Simple Strawberry" much more appropriate than "Snapple Kiwi Strawberry".


3. Mango Madness
Well, this one I can definitely identify more clearly! Generally, I like it better when there’s only one flavour/fruit to taste. As soon as there are two flavours or more involved, my taste buds don’t seem to be able to recognize any of them anymore.
Anyway, this bean just tastes like real mango. By that, I don't mean like candy that is supposed to taste somewhat like mango but more like the dried and crystallized mangoes which I like to get at my local supermarket. This is possibly my favourite flavour!


4. Cranberry Raspberry
Again, we've got a combination of two different fruits.
This sort does taste somewhat berry-like (which might, again, be an association based on the bean's colour) but, by and large, it mostly tastes sweet and sugary.
Maybe, if I were to guess, I could have made out a hint of raspberry which certainly is not really distinct, though. Anyway, I wouldn't have entertained the idea that it's also supposed to taste like cranberries even after three attempts. This might be my least favourite sort of the 5 - it's just nothing special.



5. Pink Lemonade
This sort really gets me into a summer mood! (even though it’s currently still freezing cold where I live)
It strongly reminds me of a refreshing pink grapefruit lemonade. I'd describe it as tangy, tart and sweet at the same time. Generally speaking, it's simply a really nice and fresh flavour!




All in all, I can definitely say that I'm a fan of this mix.
Amongst the Jelly Belly "Beanaturals" it is the only mix so far that includes only natural flavours. Maybe they aren't as overwhelmingly intensive as some other flavours with artificial flavourings added but I think that in this manner they can come as close to the taste of real fruits as sugar candies can get.
Of course, an actual comparison to the real prototype drinks by Snapple would be interesting, but they are unfortunately not available in Germany, yet (at least as far as I know).


Have you already had this mix before? Or have you actually tried one of the Snapple drinks?

25 comments:

  1. Oh my god these look so good, I can't wait till lent is over haha! I have never heard of snapple drinks before, but I definitely love Jelly Beans a lot! :) xx

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    1. They're really yummy, indeed! :)
      Maybe they could be your reward when you've finally made it through to the 4th of April :D

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  2. The flavours remind me of Mike and Ike's! Nice post.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Mike and Ike is atually another candy that I've always wanted to try! ☺ Unfortunately, I can't really get hold of it, here where I live :\

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  3. I love jelly beans too! Have you been to Selfridges in london? they do the coolest jelly bean selections! :)
    http://la-fille-lumineuse.blogspot.de/

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    1. Unfortunately, I haven't actually been there yet! There is a chance that I'm travelling to England this summer, though - in that case, Selfridges will be at the top of my "places to visit" list! :))

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  4. Wow, these beans look so good, I love Snapple! Can't wait to try them. x

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  5. I've never tried any of them before. But the Jelly Mix looks sooo yummy

    Shalay,
    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  6. Mmmm... it looks so yummy! Hahhaa

    I made a new post and as it looked as you liked the last one... (: I'd like to know what you think of it!

    http://thelondonsbylaura.blogspot.com.es/2015/02/28th-february-2015.html

    Laura xx

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    1. I'll be sure to check out your new post! ☺

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  7. I don't think I've ever had jelly beans as I'm not much of a candy fan, but this concept is brillant!

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
    Say Cheesy Cake on Bloglovin

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    1. Who knows - maybe they'll turn you into a candy lover :D

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  8. Oh, I Like your blog and your style of writing! Also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! Great job! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  9. Yum, I'm craving these now. Great pictures.

    themeticulousperfections.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! Unfortunately, they didn't really last me for a long time :D

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  10. Oh wow, these look amazing...now I want jelly beans! :)

    http://ourruins.com

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  11. These sound so yummy! Definitely drool worthy lol X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  12. I'm so sad we don't really get these in the uk, I loveeee snapple!!

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B x

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    1. Unfortunately, I have to purchase them online as well where they are mostly so overpriced!

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  13. Mmmm I do love jelly beans and I'm now craving them haha!! Emma xx

    alittlefreckle

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    1. I've already emptied the whole bag as well :D

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  14. My mouth is salivating right now. Suddenly, I am craving for sweet food!! Aaaah!! Would love to try Kiwi Strawberry and and Pink Lemonade!

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    1. Haha, mission accomplished! 8)
      Especially the Pink Lemonade was one of my favourites - so yummy ☺♥

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