Always on the look out for new products, I noticed an advertising campaign for these Jelly Joiners and decided I must try them, not so much for the flavours on their own but to see if the combinations would deliver.
Cinnamon, Banana, Orange, Raspberry, Lime, Apple
The Natural Confectionery Co. proudly boasts that no artificial colours or flavours are used in their products, a selling point for parents who are concerned about what their kids eat, less so for me as I generally prefer artificial flavours. The flavours on their own were not great, the cinnamon was pretty mild to the point of being pretty bland and all the other flavours were overpowering and a little sickly sweet for my tastes.
Raspberry Lemonade, Cola, Pear, Bubblegum, Mandarin
The true test for the Jelly Joiners, in my mind, was the combinations. Could lime + cinnamon really taste like cola??? In a word, no. The combinations mostly just took on the taste of the most overpowering flavour (there is a reason there are so few banana lollies on the market) and by the end I was struggling to force myself to try the next one.
Rating: A novelty for kids but I wouldn't buy them again, 4/10