Friday, November 4, 2011

Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips Mint

Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips MintWhen I heard that Jelly Belly was making chocolate covered jelly beans, I simply assumed that mint would be in the initial mix. But when I tried my first box of them, it was all fruity. It makes sense that mint would be sold separately, as they can overpower other flavors.

I found the new Jelly Belly Mint Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips on sale at TJ Maxx. They were a much better deal than I usually see for the Dips, only $1.69 for the bag. They look like an ideal candy for snacking at the movies. The fact that they’re a chocolate covered jelly candy means that they’re a bit lower in calories than a regular chocolate bar. It’s only 106 calories per ounce, instead of the typical 140-160 calories per ounce for straight chocolate products.

The Dips are rather interesting because they’re just the center of a jelly bean covered in chocolate, there’s no candy shell. This creates a smoother experience, but there is a more subtle experience. Gourmet jelly beans are usually constructed of two parts - the lightly flavored center and the intensely flavored shell.

Jelly Belly Chocolate Dips Mint

They’re beautifully panned, the chocolate coating is consistent and shiny. They smell like dark chocolate: deep and slightly smoky. The chocolate turns creamy very quickly when I chewed the beans. The center is firm and chewy, but has not hint of the grainy coating that typical sugar shelled jelly beans have. The mint comes out quickly, it tastes like a peppermint and spearmint mix. But the longer I chewed, I started getting another flavor - the sweetness of the chocolate dissipated and suddenly it was tangy. The jelly center has citric acid in it, so instead of being like the a chocolate covered Spearmint Leaf, there’s this weird tartness. It’s like there’s a mojito note to it, without the citrus zest. Or a cough drop.

I just didn’t like it. If I kept eating them, the aftertaste didn’t get a hold of me until the last one was left ... but that’s no way to enjoy candy. I’ll stick to Junior Mints or for this candy, the fruity flavors.

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Name: Jelly Bean Mint Chocolate Dips
Brand: Jelly Belly
Place Purchased: TJ Maxx (Glendale)
Price: $1.69 retail
Size: 2.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 106
Categories: Candy, Jelly Belly, Chocolate, Jelly Candy, Kosher, Mints, 6-Tempting, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:45 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewJelly BellyChocolateJelly CandyKosherMints6-TemptingUnited States

  1. seriously, no comment about this being national candy day???

    Comment by laura on 11/04/11 at 5:08 pm #
  2. At this very moment, I am eating a bag of their chocolate-covered cherry jelly beans, and they’re just O.K.  Not too surprising that the mint ones are just mediocre.
    But I still love regular jelly bellies anyway.

    Comment by SallyO on 11/05/11 at 12:03 pm #
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