Have you suddenly developed the urge to eat some jelly cubes? Perhaps you are hungry and in need of a quick sweet fix, you could even be limited for time and do not want to wait for it to set. Maybe you are just wondering whether it is possible. Either way, you want to check before you do, right? Good thinking! Well, here is all you are going to want to know.
So, can you eat jelly cubes? You can eat jelly cubes. Though, they are concentrated and may be too strong or make you feel a little uneasy if you eat too many at a time. Equally, they may provide a lot of sugar (at once) unless you opt for a low-sugar or sugar-free jelly cube option or brand.
There you have it; if you fancy it, you should be more than okay to do so.
You may or may not enjoy it depending on your preferences though.
And just consider the texture before you try them too.
It will be a little rubbery and tough to chew.
Believe me, I just tried it myself!
But is it actually safe to do this?
Let’s find out!
What Happens If You Eat Jelly Cubes?
In most cases, nothing will likely happen if you eat jelly cubes. Though if you eat a lot at a time, and they contain a lot of sugar, you may experience a sugar rush followed by a crash. Equally, you may notice some digestive upset depending on how you typically handle the ingredients.
For the most part, eating jelly cubes is harmless.
Besides, all you do is add hot water to them and let them set.
Though, of course jelly cubes are concenrated.
So, the potential issues can result in the quantity you consume and the limited time in which you consume them.
Of course, how you handle the ingredients in the jelly matters here.
Not all brands and products are made of the same ingredients, you see.
It is in large servings that you may notice some changes.
They are mostly made of sugar (or sweeteners), and an ingredient known as gelatin (which gives them their rubbery texture and consistency – and wobbly nature when set), after all.
So, if you eat too much sugar at one, you could experience an energy rush (followed by a potential crash).
That energy rush; well, that’s why swimmers tend to eat these before a race!
So they can actually be great before (or maybe even during) sport.
After that though, when the blood sugar normalizes or goes the other way, you may notice some lethargy.
It ultimately depends on the circumstances though. The brand, how much is eaten, when, the rest of your diet and how you react.
Put it this way, a cube or two and you should be absolutely fine.
Is Eating Jelly Cubes Good For You?
Eating jelly cubes can be good for, so long as you eat them in moderation.
Like most foods, its all about how much you eat (and when).
But there are properties in jelly cubes (and jelly) for that matter, that have reported health benefits.
And it all comes from the ingredient, gelatin.
This animal derived ingredient gives jelly its name.
It is actually from the cartilage, bones, and joints of animals – typically cows and pigs.
While this may sound gross, studies have shown that the proteins and amino acids in gelatin have many health benefits.
Mainly on hair, nails and skin.
Along with the scientific literature, a lot of people report increased:
- Nail growth,
- Hair growth,
- Skin elasticity and non-wrinkling,
- Improved digestion.
With supplemental gelatin (collagen) in their diets.
That’s because gelatin has many anti-inflammatory properties.
So you know what, a cube or two of jelly cubes here and there can certainly be good for you!
You can eat jelly cubes. In fact, you may want to every know and again for some gelatin and the health benefits it offers.
Though there is nothing wrong with making jelly either – besides, most people prefer it that way.
It’s not as sweet or chewy – it is how it is supposed to be eaten, nevertheless.
But yeah, give a cube or two a go and see what you think.
Just be mindful of the ingredients/nutrition.
It goes without saying but low-sugar options are advised if you intend on eating the whole pack.
Unless you need the energy surge, of course.
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Hello, I’m Matthew, a candy expert and enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the candy industry. My passion for candy started at a very young age. Since then, I have worked in numerous, large candy stores, and have been fortunate enough to try out hundreds of brands of candies, different types and flavors. In addition to my work, I enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge with others, and decided to create Sugar Stand in order to do so. My mission is to make the world a sweeter place, one candy at a time.