Who Makes Jelly Babies?

Are you wondering what manufacturer and brand are behind the iconic Jelly Baby sweets? Well, here is what you’re looking for.

So, who makes Jelly Babies? Jelly Babies are predominantly made by Maynard Bassetts. However, they are produced by a number of other companies including Haribo, independent confectionary companies, and the main supermarket chains produce their own versions, including M&S, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Asda.

Interestingly, it was actually Maynard Bassetts that made these sweets popular.

In fact, these soft sugar jelly sweets have been around since 1864!

But it wasn’t until 1918, and the end of the First World War that they started to be mass-produced.

Since then they’ve become a household name and favorite.

Brands Of Jelly Babies

Jelly Babies are made by the following brands:

  • Maynards Bassetts,
  • Haribo,
  • Vimto,
  • Berryman’s
  • Gourmet Sweet Company,
  • Jellyatrics,
  • Sweetzone,
  • Just Treats,
  • Monmore Confectionery,
  • M&S/Marks & Spencers (Own-brand)
  • Waitrose (Own-brand)
  • Sainsbury’s (Own-brand)
  • Tesco (Own-brand)
  • Asda (Own-brand)

Among many other unbranded suppliers.


Who Invented Jelly Babies?

Jelly Babies were invented by an Austrian immigrant, named Herr Steinbeck, in 1864 while working at Fryers of Lancashire. They were originally marketed as “Unclaimed Babies”

Are Jelly Babies British?

While Jelly Babies were invented in Britain (England specifically), they were created by an Austrian Immigrant.

What is the white stuff on Jelly Babies?

The white stuff on Jelly Babies is starch. This is used during the manufacturing process and enables the sweets to be released from the mold without breaking.

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