Lucazade Jelly Beans Vs Aldi Jelly Beans

What's the Flippin' Difference

15 messages
10/04/2011 at 20:12

OK what's the difference, you can pay about £1 for a 30g pack of Lucazade Jelly Beans or 79p for 200g of Aldi Jelly Beans, as far as I can tell the nutritional content is exactly the same and the only diference in the ingredients is the Aldi ones have cornflour and the Lucazade ones maize starch .

Please inform me.


ps. The Aldi ones taste better too  

10/04/2011 at 20:16


10/04/2011 at 20:20

So glad I'm not a numty, you are sure they don't have a mystery magic ingredient


10/04/2011 at 20:25

Well I dont use refuelling during running, but one would imagine they are the same.

Its the sugar you are after no doubt for energy, in which case I doubt they are any different from any other jelly bean sweet. Maybe they might have one or two calories less (or more) for the same gms, but they are Jelly beans.

10/04/2011 at 20:29

I don't actually use then, but we do eat the odd jelly bean  and have some freebie Lucazade ones and I actually looked at the packets today!


10/04/2011 at 20:32

I only eat Jelly Belly Beans cause nothing else comes close on flavours 

I LOVE them 

10/04/2011 at 20:36

I hope you've tried Aldi's they're the nicest ones I've had, just got that bit of a tange,


10/04/2011 at 20:38
*makes mental note to buy some when next near an Aldi*
10/04/2011 at 20:43

Make sue you do, I'm a bit of a sucker for any with pink grapefruit in the packet

Even OH agreed they were better than Morrison's (which I think might be a couple of pence cheaper - so it's a big deal as he's a miser )


10/04/2011 at 21:15
Cornflour is the same as maize flour, no?
10/04/2011 at 21:17
That's right. No. Actually, I don't have a clue.
10/04/2011 at 21:40

That was my thought = both exactly the same excapt one's about 10 times the price of the other


12/04/2011 at 14:08

Lucozade jelly beans are very hard to chew when cold, as I discovered over the winter. 

They're totally the same as other beans but different from 'proper' sport beans, which have electrolytes in them.

Buy the cheaper, tastier ones.  But not jelly belly.  My run would be over if I mistakenly ate a root beer or big red flavoured one.  Or buttered popcorn <gags>

12/04/2011 at 15:00
The difference would appear to be around £29.38 per kilo.
13/04/2011 at 14:18

We have a few bags of the lucozade ones... purely because we picked them up for free at an expo and the lucozade lady brings them to Parkrun so we pick them up for free there too...   If I had to buy them then I'd just go back to jelly babies... far more satisfying hearing them scream.

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