Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jelly Belly Peas & Carrots Mellocreme Candy

Jelly Belly Peas & Carrots Mellocreme Candy comes in a little plastic container that looks like canned vegetables.

Jelly Belly Peas & Carrots

The can says eating your veggies never tasted so good and shows a heaping spoonful of the pretend side dish. They come in two flavors, the little carrots are Orange Sherbet Flavor and the peas are Green Apple Flavor.

Mellocreme is a firm fondant confection, usually just a combination of sugar and corn syrup, sometimes there’s a bit of a binder in there like egg whites and sometimes some honey for added flavor. Candy Corn is probably the most famous mellocreme candy, but especially around Easter there are little pastel shapes around in sweet fruity flavors.

Jelly Belly Peas and Carrots

The little carrot rods are shy of one inch long and the peas are actual pea sized (1/3 to 1/2 inch in diameter). The peas aren’t quite spherical, most have a flattened side.

They’re soft, but not crumbly or sticky. They dissolve nicely without any grain, though I wouldn’t exactly call them smooth. The orange carrot is sweet and has a soft and not too zesty orange flavor. Creamsicle is about as close as I can come to it. The peas are a little softer and have a very sweet and barely noticeable artificial apple flavor to them.

It’s a goofy candy that’s much better for the packaging and art direction than the actual eating. I happen to enjoy fresh carrots and frozen peas, so I’m going to pass on this. They’re a bit steep in the price area as well. The can retails for about $5 and is half of the charm of the candy. They’re sold in bags or bulk, but I think it really undermines the novelty aspect. But as a non-toxic plaything for little children, this is far better than plastic. All things considered, I’ll stick to fresh carrots and frozen peas as a snack.

They’re really low in calories as they’re more than 90% sugar. There’s no traces of gluten or peanuts. They contain soy and artificial colors and flavors plus beeswax and a confectioners glaze that makes them inappropriate for vegans and some vegetarians. Made in the USA

Related Candies

  1. Marich Halloween Mellocremes
  2. Godiva Spring Pearls
  3. Whitman’s Marshmallow Eggs & Carrot
  4. Marich Easter Select Mix
  5. Necco Paas Gummi Baby Bunnies
  6. Lindt Chocolate Carrots
  7. Jelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix
  8. Gourmet Goodies Candy Corn

Name: Peas & Carrots Mellocreme Candy
Brand: Jelly Belly
Place Purchased: samples from Jelly Belly
Price: $4.99 retail
Size: 5.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 99
Categories: Candy, Easter, Jelly Belly, Fondant, 6-Tempting, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:35 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewEasterJelly BellyFondantKosher6-TemptingUnited States

  1. Where can I find these!?

    Comment by Taylor on 4/02/12 at 3:51 pm #
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