Are The Jelly Bean Planet® beans lactose-free / gluten-free?
The Jelly Bean Planet® only uses a glucose syrup that has been specially processed to remove gluten, so we can assure you it’s 100% gluten-free.
We’re also delighted to say that The Jelly Bean Planet® products are also lactose-free.
Does The Jelly Bean Planet® contain any allergens?
All products produced by The Jelly Bean Planet® are gluten-free, gelatine-free, allergen-free and 100% vegetarian also we use natural flavors and plant-based colors.
Is The Jelly Bean Planet® nut-free?
We don’t use nuts in any of our products and they are all made and packed in a nut-free facility, this also includes peanuts.
Note: As nut allergies are airborne we are unable to say we are ‘nut-free’ as it’s impossible to 100% guarantee this.
Is The Jelly Bean Planet® suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, our products are vegetarian. Unlike other sugar confectionery, ours don’t contain any ingredients from animal sources.
Just in case you’re wondering why there is no vegetarian-friendly logo on our packs, it’s because our products are sold in over 50 countries, and the symbol for vegetarian varies from country to country.
Is The Jelly Bean Planet® suitable for vegans?
No, our products are NOT vegan. Our products contain shellac and beeswax (animal by-products) in the shiny exterior shell.
Is The Jelly Bean Planet® Halal compliant?
Yes, our products are Halal compliant in that the jelly beans are produced to Halal requirements. However, The Jelly Bean Planet® is not Halal Certified.
Is The Jelly Bean Planet® Kosher certified?
The Jelly Bean Planet® facility and our range are Kosher Certified by the Orthodox Union and are audited annually.
Note: any items (re)packed outside of The Jelly Bean Planet® cannot be Kosher certified under The Jelly Bean Planet’s certification. Any Kosher certification of these items would require Kosher certification from the facility in which they are (re)packed.
Does The Jelly Bean Planet® contain E-numbers?
Our recipe does not contain E-numbers. The Jelly Bean Planet® is free from E-number colors; we use only plant-based colors (from fruit and vegetable extracts).
Is The Jelly Bean Planet® GMO-free?
Yes, all GMO-free, and we have the certifications from all raw material suppliers to prove it. However, GMO-free is not printed on our packs as it’s not standard practice in the EU to use GMO crops. American-made brands tend not to be GMO-free.
Does the Jelly Bean Planet® contain natural flavors and colors?
Let’s get down to the technical details – The Jelly Bean Planet® no longer uses colors as the jelly beans are now only colored with other ‘foods’. Fruit and vegetable concentrates are not classified as colors, so therefore it’s technically not possible to state ‘natural colors’.
As per its ingredients list (link to), The Jelly Bean Planet® is made with natural flavors. We work closely with leading European Flavor Houses to ensure that the natural flavors selected for use in The Jelly Bean Planet® products are not only of high caliber but can provide the optimal flavor profile we all know and love in conjunction with the consistency and texture of The Jelly Bean Planet® beans for the ultimate gourmet experience.
So, what’s the difference between natural flavors and artificial ones?
The term ‘natural’ for the description of flavoring may only be used if the flavoring component is entirely of natural origin. Artificial flavors are flavors that are not found in nature and are produced by chemical synthesis.
Where does the ‘jelly-like’ texture come from in The Jelly Bean Planet® products if there is no gelatine used?
We have developed a recipe using starch, which creates the desired texture, yet eliminates the requirement for gelatine.
What is a gourmet jelly bean?
We’re glad you asked! Gourmet is often used to refer to high-end food, which is premium in quality, unique in flavor, and requiring special preparation.
It’s a pretty perfect description for The Jelly Bean Planet® as we are a premium sugar confectionery brand, with a unique variety of flavors, which take 2 weeks to produce, due to the specialist production process.
Unlike other jelly beans which have a generic center with a flavored shell, our gourmet jelly beans are flavored from start to finish, from its chewy center to its crisp shell – a truly gourmet experience appreciated and loved by jelly bean aficionados globally.
Does The Jelly Bean Planet® contain real fruit juice?
Yes! All of the fruit-flavored jelly beans in our range, e.g. blueberry, contain juice concentrates for a juicier and fruitier flavor. These concentrates are not used in flavors such as café latte due to its flavor profile.
Why does The Jelly Bean Planet® packaging say 36 HUGE flavors? How can a flavor be huge?
As part of our 2019 brand redesign, we introduced the 36 HUGE Flavors as a descriptor for our signature 36 flavor mix.
We feel that it highlights the fact that although The Jelly Bean Planet® jelly beans are smaller in size than regular jelly beans, they are way more intense in flavor.
For us, ‘Huge’ is a play on words that conveys that the jelly beans may be small in size but they are big in flavor. ‘How big are the flavors?’ ‘Huge!’
Does the Jelly Bean Factory® use Fairtrade ingredients?
For years, The Jelly Bean Factory® bought a percentage of its sugar from Fairtrade sources. The quantity of this sugar equated the sugar used in the annual sales volume of the 75g box, which is why this was the only pack with the Fairtrade logo. As of 2022, we have stopped using Fairtrade, but if there is still packaging on the market with the Fairtrade logo on it, then Fairtrade sugar is still used.
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New Flavors FAQ
What happened to the old flavors?
In 2022 we have refreshed our assortment, including our flavors. With The Jelly Bean Planet®, it is all about flavor. We therefore removed four polarising flavors: Liquorice, Mint, Café Latte and Cinnamon, because you should be able to eat a handful of jelly beans and have a mind-blowing flavor experience. We have added four exciting new flavors instead: Salted Caramel, Forest Fruits, Bubble Tea Peach, Cherry Blossom Soda.
Where can I buy The Jelly Bean Planet® in the US?
Home Goods very regularly has promotions with The Jelly Bean Planet® and for bigger quantities, you can contact our wholesaler Chicago Importing.
Where can I buy The Jelly Bean Planet® outside the US?
You can buy The Jelly Bean Planet® only in the US.
Can I buy The Jelly Bean Planet® products online?
At this moment only through chicagoimporting.com, and online at Amazon, but we expect other online retailers very soon.
Factory tours FAQ
Can I visit The Jelly Bean Planet for a tour?
Sadly not, our factory is not currently open for visitors or tours however if this changes in the future, we’ll give you a holler!