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Fruity Juicy Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Sweetness


tutti fruitti jelly belly scented candle in sweetie jar at toas gifts
Tutti-Frutti Deliciousness

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are full of juicy fruity flavours that we love!

But there’s more to Jelly Belly than just their Jelly Belly Jelly Bean deliciousness.

Did you know you can fill your home with a wide range of sweet Jelly Belly Scents?

The Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Tutti Fruitti Scented Candle from Wax Lyrical will burn for up to 60 hours filling your home with the delightfully sweet Tutti Fruitti aroma, supplied in a decorative sweet jar style glass container it looks fantastic too!

The same delicious scent is available in a stylish Jelly Belly Tutti Fruitti Candle Tin, ideal for travel, holidays, small breaks or a small gift, the tin is decorated with Colourful Jelly Belly Jelly Beans and contains a small candle with up to 16 hours burn time, perfect for you to take your favourite scent where ever you go and make everywhere you stay feel homely.

coconut jelly belly scented reed diffuser wax lyrical at taos gifts
Got Nuts For Coconut!

To release a gentle constant aroma without worrying about a flickering flame, ideal if you have pets or small children running around, try the wonderful Jelly Belly Reed Diffusers from Wax Lyrical, the sweet-scented highly fragranced oil is released through the reeds.

A decorative and delightful addition to your home and a perfect gift for a Jelly belly fan.

The Jelly Belly Coconut Reed Diffuser is one of our latest additions and smells totally tropical, allowing you to lose yourself in the sweet smell of a tropical island with the smooth scent of fresh Coconuts.

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Hello Kitty Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

If all this talk of the delicious Jelly Belly Scents is making your mouth water, you will be delighted to know we have a tasty selection of gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Products in stock.

If you are feeling generous, the Hello Kitty Pink and Red Jelly Belly Jelly Beans come in a sharing size bag with a colourful selection of reds and pinks all wrapped up in Hello Kitty Packaging they are perfect girly gifts!

For the ultimate in Jelly Belly self-indulgence, the Gourmet Lollibeans Lollipops Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are perfect.

Each Lollibean has 28g of gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Bean flavour and they are shaped just like your favourite Jelly beans!

With various flavours including  Top Banana, Blueberry, Bubblegum, Very Cherry, Tangerine, Root Beer, Watermelon and Cotton Candy, you are spoilt for choice!

Healthy, Lovely, Liquorice


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Traditional Liquorice laces
Liquorice not only tastes delicious it has been used in many health remedies for thousands of years.

The ancient Egyptians used it as a pharmaceutical, and huge supplies were found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb.
Egyptian hieroglyphics record the use of liquorice as a popular beverage among the men of the time.

Manuscripts from 360 A.D. talk of liquorice helping eye ailments, skin diseases, coughs, and loss of hair.

Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar are on record as endorsing the benefits of eating liquorice.

Today, liquorice can be found in many over the counter health remedies, cough mixtures, mouth ulcer treatments and topical antiviral creams are just a few.

This is wonderful for me to know, because as a total Liquorice lover I enjoy it because it tastes delicious!

Even better, there is plenty of delicious Liquorice variety at TAOS Gifts!

Liquirizia Menozzi De Rosa Traditional Italian Liquorice strong mint menthol sweets at taos gifts
Menthol, Strong Mint with Liquorice Centre
For those of us that love traditional liquorice for a moment of pure self-indulgence we have Liquirizia Menozzi De Rosa
Traditional Italian Liquorice in either bags of the fun Traditional Liquorice Laces or tasty Chunky Tortiglioni Twists.

For instant refreshment Liquirizia Menozzi De Rosa have created the Pioneer Menthol Mint Sweets with a hard liquorice centre, they come supplied in a tin making them easy to store in your bag or car, for instant minty freshness whenever needed.

If you like your liquorice and your mint extra strong you will love the Liquipin Mental Mint Extra, the stylish blue tin contains 40g of  extra strong minty liquorice imps.

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A Variety of Tinned Liquorice Imps

Liquirizia Menozzi
De Rosa Traditional Italian Liquorice Imps are available in various flavours and each comes in their own stylish and brightly coloured storage tin.

They are ideal gifts for Liquorice Lovers and perfect for keeping your favourite sweet treat fresh between nibbles!

Gacha Surprise Capsule Lucky Dip Character Gifts


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Lucky dip soft play ball

Party Bag Gifts and Toys are just one of our specialities, we have plenty of inspiration for lucky dips and small gifts in stock.

The highly collectible Pokemon characters are now available as Soft Play Balls in secret surprise capsules.

There are 6 different Pokemon Characters to collect, each brightly coloured soft play ball is approximately 5.5cm in diameter.

These soft play balls are ideal party gifts and perfect for lucky dips and tombolas.

We have other characters in stock including Bakugan, Hannah Montana and Ben 10.

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Hello Kitty Phone Charms

As well as the soft play balls there are other mystery gifts available in the Gachas Surprise Toy Range.

Hello Kitty Swinging Phone Charms, Zoo Costumes contain a cute little Hello Kitty Character Phone Dangler, inside each capsule is one little Hello Kitty with one of eight little Zoo Costumes.

These charms can be used for other items, such as hanging off a bag, a Nintendo DS, PSP and whatever else you can hang something off!

Each charm is approximately 3cm tall, the costumes are interchangeable, due to small parts they are not suitable for children under three years old.

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High School Creativity

Get creative with one of the High School Musical 3, The Senior Year Buildable Picture Frames

Each Gacha Surprise Capsule holds one of eight 7cm x 6cm buildable picture frames, which contain several pieces to make either a character from High School Musical or a logo.

There are 8 different sets to collect, you will receive one of the following frames:

Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Sharpay, Ryan or Taylor, with one of two High School Musical logos.
Which one will you get?

Well that’s a surprise!
Each gacha is sealed so the contents are not visible until it is opened, making them perfect mystery party gifts!

This is just a small range of the Gacha Mystery Gift Capsules in stock, and just a small section of our whole Party Bag Gifts and Candy range.

Novelty Character Candy for Small Gifts and Party Bags


Toy Story Curly Straw Rock Candy Sticks, Sweet Treats at TAOS Gifts
Fun Curly Straws!
Curly Straws are great fun for all ages, ideal gifts for party bags, party games prizes and small treats. Our funky curly straws are available with various popular characters and come with three sticks of rock candy inside each straw.

On the top of each straw is a clip on character, Toy Story fans will love the Buzz Lightyear and Woody Characters.

For little  Princesses, in pretty  princess pink are the Disney Princess Character Curly Straws with a bright pink straw featuring a Disney Princess clip on character at the top, and three delicious rock candy sticks.

Also for Disney Toy Story Fans we have the ready-made Toy Story Party Surprise Bags containing mystery gifts and sweets  featuring your favourite Toy Story characters, Toy Story Bouncy Ball with Candy gifts and the brilliant Toy Story Super Surprise Eggs, each egg is sealed and contains a mystery gift of a collectible toy and 10g of sweeties.

Popping Candy Disney character candy sweets at TAOS Gifts
Tongue Popping Fun

For some eye-popping, tongue teasing fun with your favourite characters, try  our Popping Candy with Lolly Dipper and Sticker sets.

Each pack contains one sticker and strawberry flavour popping candy with lollipop dipper.

You can choose from various characters including Disney Pixar Cars and the popular Disney Princess range.

There is more fun, games and sweet treats with Hello Kitty Party Gift Bags containing mystery sweets and Hello Kitty themed gifts.

Hello Kitty Disney Surprise party gift bags at TAOS Gifts
Hello Kitty!

The adorable little white kitten that everyone loves, features on various Character Candy at TAOS Gifts.

Hello Kitty Party Loot Gift Bags come pre-filled and sealed with a mixture of sweets and Hello Kitty Themed items.

There are also Hello Kitty Bouncy Balls and Candy Gifts with Hello Kitty Featuring on the bouncy ball that sits on top of the tube filled with candy treats.

Have fun filled parties with some of your all time favourite characters from TAOS Gifts!

 

Fruity Jelly, Luxury Liquorice, Delicious Dark Chocolate and Moreish Marzipan


Gelco assorted fruit jellies, sweet and sour mix at TAOS Gifts
A perfect mix of sweet and sour

Customer satisfaction is very important to us here at TAOS Gifts, so when I was asked to sample the latest delights write about the latest confectionary in stock I jumped for joy at the chance. I take my work very seriously so this time I made sure I was alone in the office.

The first sample I chose from the box was a red fruity liquorice stick with fondant filling,  from the Assorted Fruit Jellies and Sour Sticks pack.

The sharp sherbet was the first thing to hit my taste buds, making my mouth water, followed by very satisfying chewy and fruity flavoured sweet, it was so tasty I just had to have another from the pack.. and another…and another. Very tangy and tasty.

After such a tangy experience I thought I’d try the Fruity Jellies from the same pack, they are deliciously juicy and sweet, some flavours are chewier than others and the soft ones calmed my tingling taste buds.

Gelco Sour Jellies and Liquorice Fondant Sticks are  a great combination for anyone with a sweet tooth, a big thumbs up here for the mix of  tasty Italian Sweets.

Being a huge Liquorice fan I was keen to sample the Saint Valentines Liquorice (again)

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Heaven in a Tin

There has been some debate in the office over which is best, the Saint Valentines Soft Finnish Liquorice Sticks or the Saint Valentines Hard Traditional Gourmet Liquorice.

Putting aside the fact that I am a lifelong liquorice lover and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every sample, I would say only buy the soft Liquorice sticks, they are delicious, if you like liquorice you will love these!

The Hard Liquorice is very rich, chewy, just the right texture, but I don’t think you’ll like it so don’t buy any, because I’m planning on buying all of the remaining stock.

Honestly? It’s the very best Liquorice I’ve ever tasted!

Saint Valentines Traditional Gourmet Liquorice is presented in a stylish tin that contains a mixture of  filled liquorice shapes (cutz), twists and stic in flavours such as chocolate, apple, strawberry, banana and tutti frutti.

A tasty and perfect Christmas Gift for any Liquorice fan!

I was deliciously satisfied after my long, sweet testing break, so I saved the other contents until later.

It took a few hours before the Marzipan finally broke my willpower, with its bright packaging and zesty promises I just couldn’t resist. I chose the Lemon Long Stick of Niederegger Marzipan covered in smooth milk chocolate.

With six bite size pieces of rich Zesty Lemon  Marzipan covered with melt in the mouth milk chocolate they are perfect small gifts or indulgent treats. Bursting with so much fruity flavour I’m certain it must count as one of your 5-a-day!

Dark Chocolate Guylian Belgian Chocolate at TAOS Gifts
Delicious, Rich Dark Guylian Belgian Chocolate

After Liquorice, my next favourite thing is dark chocolate, so for me it made sense to save this bar until last.

Sadly it was the end of the working day and I was forced to share it with my partner.

As I love Guylian Dark Belgian Chocolate I thought I’d ask him for his honest review.

Dark, Rich, Guylian, Quality, Mmmm,

Was the general review, but as soon as he said it was too rich to eat a whole bar, I kindly offered to help. Well, after all it is my job and it’s not fair to delegate.
As I knew it would be, smooth very rich with 72% Cocoa, delicious and immensely satisfying.

Very Highly recommended!

Creepy beasts, glowing ghouls, fun and games for a frightfully good Halloween!


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Party Loot Bags, trick or treat

October is almost upon us, are your ready for the little Monsters, creepy critters, ghastly ghouls, wicked witches and fearsome beasties?

Be Prepared with TAOS  Halloween gifts, we have everything you need for a fearsome night with your little horrors.

Freak up their hair with Colour FX Hairspray or ColourFX Hair gel, Zombify their faces with facepaints, then get ready to get the party started!

Be safe and be seen when you are out on cold dark nights this winter with Glowstick Jewellery, make your own necklaces, earrings  and bracelets with the connectors provided, they glow bright for hours, available in 4 bright colours, and various size packs  the only limit is your imagination.

Fill party bags or loot bags with  creepy candy Halloween Rock Lollies, fruity flavours with scary Halloween designs, chocolate Pumpkins, bags full of delicious chocolate wrapped in foil with a pumpkin design, or the freaky chocolate eyeballs, made in the UK by Derwent Lynton, gruesome coloured horror eyes with freaky red veins all over them, little monsters love them, then add a collection of beastly goodies.

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Spooky Maze prizes

Plastic spooky Mazes are always popular, how steady is your hand?

Perfect for lucky dips, pass the parcel, party bags and other party prizes, with a selection of shapes and spooky designs with creepy trees, bats, witches and ghostly beings, they are just one of our great selection of party goodies.

Halloween Paddle Drums, in suitably creepy colours including black, green orange and purple, decorated with scary faces and haunting ghosts, are a great alternative to sweets for the little trick or treaters, and perfect party prizes for Halloween fun.

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Ghastly Bug filled Goo

The ultimate creep out! Horrify them with Horrid Henry Green Gelli Baff Jelly in Horrid Henry Bogey Green, fill the bath, a large cauldron or a paddling pool with the green slimy bug filled goo, carefully wrap up prizes and make them hunt around in slime for a trick, or a treat.

Add more beasts to the mix with a selection of Extreme Stretchies, with a choice of Frogs, Snakes and Spiders, you can create a gruesome zombie slime lucky dip with prizes sure to make the scream!

Monday Coffee Break, confectionery testing time, yummy!


Cherry liqueur, milk chocolate coated cherry
Buy me now, I'm delicious

It’s hard work, but someone has to do it, today I am testing confectionery for TAOS Gifts.

I have before me a line up of goodies on my desk, so which to choose first?

Tough one!

The Marzipan Fruits look mouth-wateringly yummy, but the Cherries in Liqueur screamed “Eat Me!” 😯

So, visual appeal, yes, beautifully wrapped in gold foil with the shape of the chocolate teasing me through its wrapper.

The chocolate melts in the mouth, but I was impatient and had to chew, and wow!

The Liqueur melts dreamily into your mouth with the chocolate, followed by a whole cherry that was enveloped in this little piece of chocolate heaven!

Going back to the sweet line up on my desk, I pick up a Peachy marzipan fruit shape. It looks just like a mini peach, and tastes fabulously fruity!

Next was the Cherry marzipan fruit, my sweet tooth is totally satisfied with these little fruity shapes. 8)

Not only do they taste as good as they look, I think they’d be brilliant for decorating home-made cakes as well as serving on a dish at parties or using as party bag fillers or wedding favours.

I have no packaging for the chocolate sticks, just a list giving me clues as to what they might be… and well, they’re chocolate sticks so I’m fine with that! 😀

The first one smells orangey, I don’t like orange creme chocolates so I panic a little 😕  but decide to brave it anyway (things I do in the name of work)

I bite into it and it’s like orange Jaffa gorgeousness, it’s zesty too and…

I think I’ll hide these from my children.

Sour Jawbreaker, novelty sweet and sour candy at TAOS gifts
Jawbreakers novelty candy for children

No such luck!

I was rudely interrupted during my extended and rather moreish coffee break by my teenage Son and Daughter, I reluctantly share…

“Mmm, not sure what they are, but they’re quite nice, they taste like Jaffa cakes” my Teenage Daughter says as she munches her way through an orange chocolate stick.

Funny faces all round as my teenage Son melodramatically bites into a chocolate Lemon stick, just as tangy and zesty as the delicious orange we all agree, Son, no longer pulling crazy faces asks “can I have another please”

I remind my offspring I’m still at work and squirrel away my project until they leave the office. 😳

TAOS gifts have plenty of fun novelty sweets for the children so you can enjoy the more luxury products in peace, mine love the Character Candy novelties.

It’s getting tough to choose from my pile of goodies now, so lucky dip time….

Liquorice has always been a favourite of mine, especially the really hard liquorice, I’ve got two big chunks here, one hard and one soft.

Equally as delicious, I’d like some more to test please boss if you’re reading this. 😆

I close my eyes and pick another delicious sample from the collection, and bite into an instant kick of ginger, wonderful!

To my delight the next few sticks are the same, dark delicious chocolate with the unmistakable tang of fresh ginger.

Time for another coffee break I think, this is hard work! 😛

 

Love hearts traditional candy at TAOS gifts
Lots of traditional old favourites as well as luxury chocolate

My work here is done, I now have just two delicious chunks of chocolate before me, nice and nutty, just the way I like it.

Bitter dark chocolate with a distinct nutty flavour as soon as you pop one in your mouth, a mouth-watering crunch as you bite into the rich, crunchy Walnut centre.

Verdict?

I’ll be back!  8)