IRELAND. The Jelly Bean Factory range of gourmet jelly beans will be showcased at the TFWA World Exhibition for the first time this year (Stand number: Mediterranean Village N17 – Bord Bia).
The Dublin-based company will be introducing a variety of new gift concepts, with an emphasis on design, brand identity and packaging innovation.
The Jelly Bean Factory offers a range of novelty, informal and premium gift products, as well as self-treat, impulse purchase items, including:
The 100g tube range includes new varieties of fruit mixes such as Fruit Cocktail, Berry Burst and Tropical Bonanza
100g Tube Range: The 100g tube range consists of four new varieties of fruit mixes: Berry Burst, Fruit Cocktail, Tropical Bonanza and Heart Beat. Packed in a 100g tube, there are 24 tubes per counter display unit.
Giant 410g Tube: The 410g tube was designed as a novelty gift product to accompany the current 900g, 1.5kg jars and 600g Jelly Bean Machine. This 410g tube is now on sale in one of the major department stores in the UK and has been well received in other European markets, the company said.
Gift Jars: Premium 900g and 1.5kg gift jars have an added value after use and have been a success in the premium gift sector, the company said.
Jelly Bean Machine: This platinum colour heavy duty cast metal jelly bean machine with glass globe contains 600g of gourmet jelly beans.
500g Gift Tin: New premium gift tin containing 500g of gourmet fruit flavoured jelly beans packed into 12 individual compartments. This embossed metal tin was developed for the travel retail and gift sector of the market.
120g Alarm Clock: New fun Jelly Bean Factory Alarm Clock with novel jelly bean interface is packed alongside 120g of gourmet jelly beans.
Cosmetic Bag: New Cosmetic Bag printed with colourful gourmet jelly beans is packed alongside 325g of gourmet jelly beans.
Gift Mug: New fun Jelly Bean Factory printed gift mug contains a Jelly Bean Factory 50g sachet and 100g tube wrapped in clear cellophane and tied with a gift tag – suitable for all gifting occasions.
Retail prices range from €1.99 for the 100g tubes to €57.99 for a 4.2kg Monster Jar.
The Jelly Bean Factory’s premium 900g and 1.5kg gift jars have been a huge success in the premium gift sector
The Jelly Bean Factory range of gourmet jelly beans is exported to over 45 countries worldwide, with major markets in the UK, followed by mainland Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Canada, plus new opportunities opening up in the US.
Travel retail/duty free distribution is already well established with airport listings in Barcelona, Dublin, Dubai, Kuwait and Singapore, plus Aelia and Nuance duty free outlets.
Inflight, the products can be found on Aer Lingus, British Airways, BMI Baby, Emirates and Ryanair, while ferry listings are confirmed with P&O and Stena and the Eurotunnel at Calais. Carriers to the airlines and ferries include Pourshins, Compass and Ocean Trading.
Stand contact at the TFWA World Exhibition is UK Sales Manager Colin Smith and Business Development Manager Maria Burke.
About The Jelly Bean Factory
Aran Candy specialises in the manufacture and export of gourmet jelly beans worldwide. The Dublin-based confectionery company was set up in 1998 and produces beans under “˜The Jelly Bean Factory’.
Father and son team Peter and Richard Cullen founded the company in 1998 when they recognised an opportunity in the European confectionery market for a high quality gourmet jelly bean.
With over 40 years of combined experience in the confectionery market they set about creating their own gourmet recipes. They styled the product as an American type gourmet bean: smaller than the traditional jelly bean, better tasting and importantly better shelf life than the standard for this type of sweet. The flavour is 100% throughout the bean, i.e. the centre has the same flavour as the shell.
The Jelly Bean Factory’s manufacturing process is BRC Grade-A Certified. Today the company is among the largest producers of gourmet jelly beans worldwide with offices in the UK and Middle East and distributors in all key markets. The Jelly Bean Factory gourmet jelly beans are GMO, gelatine, gluten and nut free and are Halal compliant.