This was written prior to me becoming vegan.
We love, love, love jelly in this house – it’s just so incredibly nostalgic and delicious isn’t it?! A dessert we all grew up with, and one we enjoy giving our kids!
Jelly immediately transports me back to my own childhood. I remember enjoying it with vanilla ice cream as a treat on a weekend or at one of my many fancy dress birthday parties.
My brother and I would often make it with my Mum too.
I distinctly remember tearing up squares of transparent jelly, placing it into a bowl that mum would pour hot water in, before it was poured into a jelly mould.
My brother and I would wait for hours for it to set, or not in our case, sometimes! We were always quite impatient! Runny jelly anyone?!
Argh, that image right there, pretty much sums up my childhood. Don’t worry, we did get out and play a lot too – to burn off all that energy 😉
Seriously though, I literally can’t think of anyone I know, who didn’t, and now doesn’t still love jelly.
Luckily as time has passed this most beautiful of desserts has evolved too, so if you’re short on time then there’s no need for faffing with boiling water or wasting time waiting for jelly to set with Hartley’s jelly pots.
Hartley’s delicious jelly pots are ready-made without the need for chilling and make the perfect dessert or addition to a lunchbox for your kids.
This most visual, tactile and tasty of desserts are now easier to enjoy.
With new flavours, sugar-free options and all ready-made and waiting for you to simply dive in with your spoon, there’s never been a better time to eat jelly.
Which brings me to my exciting announcement…..
I’m incredibly proud to be partnering with Hartley’s Jelly over the next few months, which will see me share beautiful and balanced lunchbox ideas for little ones (and you), along with fun and useful videos which will inspire you for summer picnics, and then beyond as the kids return to school in September!
I can’t wait to share more of what I’ll be getting up to with this wonderful food brand and below is a run-down of what to expect.
Firstly, I’m going to be putting the inspiration back into lunchboxes with Hartley’s as I share 5 tasty and healthy lunchbox ideas that promise to put a smile on your kids’ faces while keeping them full throughout the school afternoon.
My son, Oliver, 6, takes a lunchbox to school every day and I know first-hand just how hard we parents have to work to ensure our kids’ lunches are not only healthy but visually appealing and thus enticing too.
Do stay tuned for my tips on the ultimate lunchbox soon!
Now for the delicious jelly pots……
Hartley’s No Added Sugar Jelly Pots are the perfect size for children’s lunchboxes with a variety of fruity flavours to keep kids happy.
The range includes strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, orange, apple, and tropical, meaning there’s literally a flavour for every day of the week!
A healthy choice, the jelly pots have no artificial colours and flavours and are fat and gluten-free.
Widely available in major retailers from only 50p, they make a delicious treat for children.
Selected retailers will also be offering the pots on promotion throughout September so an additional reason to give them a go and get them into lunchboxes!
Plus, if you prefer the original Hartley’s Jelly Pots range, you’ll find strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, orange, pineapple and lemon & lime flavours in there as well.
The pots are truly the ideal on-the-go treat and also prove the perfect easy-to-eat (no mess) dessert for lazy-day picnics over the summer too.
Whilst we love travelling to the Yorkshire coast and beyond, nothing quite beats a garden picnic here as we transport our mini feasts from the kitchen on to rugs on the lawn for family fun in the sun.
I can’t wait to enjoy these pots with ice cream during the warm months and custard in the winter.
Hartley’s jelly pots are VERSATILE, CONVENIENT and TASTY treats for all the family. We can’t get enough of their wibbly wobbly loveliness here!
…What’s more, if you’re worried about keeping children entertained over the long summer weeks off school, Hartley’s have fun downloadable activities over on their website from word searches to colouring mazes which will simply a-maze the kids!
Both my 3 and 6 year old loved colouring in the sheets and playing the word games.
They equally enjoyed decorating their lunchboxes with stickers, spelling out their names and choosing cool characters to personalise their yellow boxes.
With the new school year rapidly approaching, you too can receive a customisable yellow lunchbox for your kids.
As part of a new Hartley’s campaign, Hartley’s Your Lunchbox, by simply collecting 12 green lids of Hartley’s Jelly Pots in store, you can claim one for yourself.
The lunchboxes are a great way to help children become excited about starting or going back to school again after the long summer holidays, whilst proving tough and functional, keeping lunch safe and protected.
…Now, for more exciting news – one of my readers will win a year’s supply of Hartley’s Jelly Pots (100 in total)! WOW!
Simply enter via Rafflecopter below
Competition ends 12 Aug 2016.
No cash alternative
If the winner does not respond within 7 days of the notification email being sent, a new winner will be randomly selected.