Everything about Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly | Review
WooHoooooo! It’s me Mr_crunchy. Hey guys! Wassuupp! Have you been to a zoo?? Do you love bears? We all love them because they are Puffy Puffy and cute. Aren’t they? Ahem!Ahem! I can hear you. Yes!! They are also scary. Today let’s explore a little pack of wildlife which consists of the teeny tiny fruity bears. Yup!! It is alpenliebe juzt jelly. These cute little bears also nudged me to watch one of the famous cartoons “we bare bears” along with many questions. What colour fruity bears are inside this little park of bears and how many of them? I found out the answers. Scroll down to see what I have explored.
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Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly
Schiphol Ooost, Amsterdam
PERFETTI VAN MELLE
Schiphol Ooost, Amsterdam
Brings fun for the whole family
Processed fruits – Fruit Bar
FSSAI License Information
Important Images on the Pack
Alpenliebe’s fruity bears!! The outer pack attractively reveals the shape also the usage of pulp in the product is figurative. Juzt Jelly and Fruity Bears are depicted in two separate fonts. The letter ‘J’ is used commonly for words Juzt and Jelly.Below that in the word ‘Fruity Bears’ they used two colours in 3D font. Those 2 colours (yellow and orange) draw our attention towards fruity bears.
Two little bears illustrated in front of the pack are different from the other bears.
All these colourful tiny bears on the pack illustrate the shape of the product. Various colours in the product represents the usage of different colours. Those colourful bears embellish this pack and attract kids.
Now with more weight! Then what is the original weight? Let’s see.
Unboxing Alpenliebe Just Jelly
Details on the Pack
Taste Experience of Alpenliebe Just Jelly
When I opened the pack, it was odorous. Fruity aroma gushed out of the pack along with the air in the pack . I could sense the sour fruity flavour. It also reminded me of the feel of ‘boomer’ bubble gum because of its strong smell. Yes the flavours do differ.
The bears are red and green in colour. Sugar granules are sprinkled over the bears. It feels like snow falling over the bears and. Haha… It gives an appealing nature to the bears.
Now I took the fruity bears in my hand. Those sugar particles are sticky. I felt slight roughness because of the sugar crystals. Now I couldn't eat those little bears quickly because I just started playing with it.
Let’s taste it. I am going for a taste attempt. It is easy to chew. First, I could feel sweetness. The mixed taste of sweetness and sourness is the best combo.
Sour feeling was present more in tongue than sweetness and also the taste was long-lasting.
Alpenliebe Just Jelly’s Ingredients
Source : Sugarcane
How : From sugarcane, the juice is extracted. Then the juice is heated, filtered and purified. Then it is crystallized to produce sugar.
Why : The sugar acts as a sweetener and also as a base ingredient. It gives body and texture to the fruity bears.
Source : Not mentioned
How : The fruit source used in the product is not mentioned. So, it is impossible to know until the company states. But, how the fruits are processed to get fruit pulp? Usually, the fruits are washed and then it is smashed. The seeds are removed by sieving process. Then the pulp is extracted from the fleshy part of the fruit.
Why : Fruit pulp gives the flavour and body to the fruity bears.
Source : Sugar
How : Invert sugar is prepared by heating the sugar with water and acid (citric acid mostly). It results in a liquid syrup of sugar called as invert syrup. It has higher sweetness than the sucrose or the sugar.
Why : Invert sugar prevents crystal formation in the fruity bears, thus improving the quality and texture of the fruity bears. It also provides moisture content to the fruity bears.
Source : Corn grains
How : Corn starch is extracted from corn grains. Then corn starch is hydrolysed (enzyme hydrolysis or acid hydrolysis) to produce liquid glucose. After hydrolysis process, the obtained liquid content is clarified and evaporated until the required consistency is obtained.
Why : Liquid glucose gives tenderness and moisture content to the fruity bears. It also adds chewiness to the fruity bears.
- INS 440
Name : Pectin
Source : Citrus Fruit Peels
How : Pectin is extracted from citric fruit peels in acidic condition. After extraction, the liquid pectin undergoes filtration and clarification process. Then it is further precipitated by ethanol. The ethanol precipitated pectin is separated, washed and dried.
Why : Pectin acts as a thickening (helps to thicken) and a gelling agent. It gives a proper consistency and setting for the fruity bear.It helps in providing a good bite in the product and also helps in the stability of the pulp used.
As the name suggests, acidity regulator helps in maintaining the acidity i.e. the pH of the product. It helps to maintain pH of the product as well as it helps in the setting of the fruity bear to a jelly stage. Acidity regulator also provide sour taste to the fruity bears.
- INS 330
Name : Citric acid
Source : Sugar or Molasses
How : Citric acid is produced by fermentation of sugar or molasses using microbes. Mostly, aspergillus niger microbe is used.
Why : Citric acid is used to maintain the pH of the fruity bears.
- INS 331 (iii)
Name : Trisodium Citrate
Source : Industry
How : Trisodium Citrate is produced when citric acid reacts with sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate . After this, the resultant solution obtained from the above reaction is subjected to crystallization and dehydration.
Why : Trisodium citrate plays many roles in the product. It acts as a thickener, stabilizer and also as a sequestrant. It gives the tart taste to the fruity bears.
- INS 296
Name : Malic acid
Source : Multiple Sources
How : Malic acid can be produced by microbial fermentation of glucose. But in another way, malic acid is produced from hydration of maleic anhydride.
Why : Malic acid acts as an acidity regulator and maintains the pH of the fruity bears and also helps in the setting of the jelly structure of the fruity bears. It gives the sharp tart taste to fruity bears.
Name :INS 102 – Tartrazine
INS 124 – Cochineal Red
INS 133 – Brilliant Blue FCF
Type : Synthetic
Source : Industry
How : The synthetic food colours are made in industry by using multiple chemicals which involves multiple steps.
Why : Synthetic food colours imparts colour to the product and enhance the appearance of the fruity bears.
There are three colours used in this product which are as follows.
INS 102 – Tartrazine – imparts yellow colour.
INS 124 – Cochineal Red – imparts red colour.
INS 133 – Brilliant Blue FCF – imparts blue colour.
Ok!!! Red coloured fruity bear has its own food colour. Then what about the green coloured fruity bear?? Let me explain.... Mixing yellow food colourant and blue food colourant results in green colour. This green colourant obtained is used for making green coloured fruity bears.
Flavour : Fruits flavour (fruit is not mentioned)
Type : Nature Identical
Source : Industry
How : Nature identical flavouring substances resemble to the flavour available in nature but completely made in laboratory or industry.
Why : Flavouring substances are used to impart flavour to the fruity bears. But the name of fruit flavours used in the fruity bears are not mentioned.
Nutritional Information - Per Pack/Per Serve
Per pack = 29.7 g
*Per serve = 6.36 g
The per serve value is not provided in the pack and is completely based on mr_crunchy perspective.
Weight Variants in Alpenliebe Just Jelly
a. Weight Variants
b. Flavour Variants
Low Saturated Fat
Trans fat Free*
*Why sodium is given as not mentioned?
The sodium value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly. But, having a look at the ingredients list, there is a mention about the usage of salt, which contains sodium obviously. The value of sodium is not mandatory to be listed in the Nutritional table as per Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) regulations, 2011.
*Why cholesterol and trans fat are given as not mentioned?
The cholesterol and trans fat value is not mentioned on the nutritional list of Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly. The value of cholesterol is not mandatory to be listed in the Nutritional table as per Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) regulations, 2011.
Tree Nut free
Things to know before buying
Green colour indicates that Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly is a vegetarian product. Mentioned on the back side.
The multiple sources used in the production of Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly is listed. Mentioned on back side.
The Nutrients present in Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly is listed. Mentioned on the back side.
There is no serving size recommended on the pack.
There is no must see information.
Manufacturing date/Packed date
The date on which the product is manufactured. Mentioned on the back side.
For the best experience of the treat, consume it before the given date. Mentioned on the back side.
Ingredients to Know Before Buying
Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly consists of about 17.52 g of sugar in 29.7 g whole pack. If you are concerned about sugar intake in your diet, this is a valuable info.
Synthetic food colours are added to the fruity bears. It can be sensitive to some people and can trigger various allergies or provoke them. It is better to note the products containing artificial colours if you are sensitive to them.
Warnings on Alpenliebe Just Jelly Pack
Alpenliebe Just Jelly’s Packaging
Primary packaging looks so colourful. The pack is air filled to protect the treat from damages and it won’t allow the aroma outside the pack.
The recycle number present is 7 which means ‘other’ category of packaging material. There may be different kinds of polymers used in packaging. The pack is helpful for longer shelf life of treats.
The company illustrated a man throwing the pack into the dustbin; it means that after consuming the treat, an empty pack should be thrown into the dustbin.
Claims on Alpenliebe Just Jelly
25 % Fruit pulp!! How?
The company has mentioned that 25% fruit pulp in the pack, but the source of fruit pulp is not mentioned. That is nothing but the name of fruits used in making fruit pulp is not revealed.
Now with more weight! So there’s extra treat??
Then what is the original weight?
Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly fruity bears pack original weight is 25 grams and the new added weight is 29.7 grams. Thus 4.7 grams of fruity bears is added additionally which gives 2 fruity bears extra.
Other Breakdowns in Alpenliebe Just Jelly
Three different colours!!!!
On the pack bears with three different colours (Red, Green and Yellow) fruity bears are shown. I was grasped with that yellow coloured fruity bears. But, when I opened pack, I found only red and green coloured fruity bears. A little disappointment since it is my favourite colour. That’s ok! I would still consume because my favourite colour is on the pack. It would be great if they produce yellow coloured fruity bears in future.
Two different coloured fruity bears. Is the bear visible?
Seee!!! The fruity bear looks like coloured bears amidst the snowflakes with the sugar particles sprinkled over it.
Different colours!!!Curious to know how they taste?
Well, the taste does not differ as the product is prepared with same ingredients.
How different colours then?
And that is because of the addition of food colours.
Where & How to Store Alpenliebe Just Jelly
Before opening the pack
The company mentioned that ‘Do not keep under Direct Sunlight’. Because it may change the sensory attributes. So, we are advised to keep away from sunlight.
Expectation Vs Reality
Some Interesting Facts Before You Leave
Frequently Asked Questions
Totally 14 fruity bears are in this pack.
Red fruity bears – 7
Green fruity bears -7
It looks puffed because air is filled inside the pack.
Disclaimer: The information in this page is mr_crunchy’s perspective and is fully for information purpose only, not for any nutrition or doctor’s advice. Mr_crunchy completely recommend you to consult a nutritionist or a doctor.