Blackjacks

Black Jacks

  • VegetarianVegetarian
  • Gelatine FreeGelatine Free
  • Gluten FreeGluten Free
  • No artificial flavoursNo artificial flavours
  • No artificial coloursNo artificial colours

£2.37 for 250g (8.8oz)

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Description

Black Jacks - One of the best classic British sweets EVER - we love them! They're aniseed-flavour chewy black rectangles with a delicious and unique taste, and they make your tongue go black - so not to be munched just before you go out on that hot date!

I wonder where the name comes from? Well the answer comes from superstar customer Mike. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin....

Black Jacks Sweets were called Black Jacks because the original 1920s labels pictured a grinning golly toy - unbelievably, back then many images which we wouldn't dream of using today were used to advertise Liquorice.

By the late 1980s (yes, that recently amazingly) manufacturers Trebor quite rightly scrapped the Black Jacks golly logo as it was racially offensive, replaced the logo with an image of a pirate with a black beard and eye patch and re branded the sweets as Black Jack. And by the early 1990s Trebor disbanded the pirate logo altogether in favour of the the black and white swirl design we all remember.

In 2008, a confectionery company called Tangerine bought out Trebor and decided to change the design once more to the current plain black with red writing.... now the swirly black and white packaging we all remember is gone forever, although they still taste the same.... hooray!

 

ALLERGENS & NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

INGREDIENTS

Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Citric Acid, Emulsifier: SOYA Lecithin : E322. Colours: Vegetable Carbon, Flavours: Aniseed Oil, Allergens: SOYA, May Contain Traces Of NUTS

This item contains the following per 100g:

Energy (kj): 1612
Energy (kcal): 380
Fat (g): 3.7
Saturated Fat (g): 1.9
Carbohydrate (g): 86.3
of which Sugars (g): 48.8
Protein (g): 0.3
Salt (g): 0.19

Are Black Jacks Suitable For Vegetarians

Yes, there's no gelatine or any other non-vegetarian ingredient in this sweet.

Are Black Jack Sweets Vegan

No, this sweet is not Vegan.

Are Black Jacks Gluten Free

Yes, there are no ingredients containing gluten in this sweet - it is Coeliac or Celiac friendly.
Customer Reviews
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These days when you think of Black Jacks you also think of another Barratt's sweet - Fruit Salads.  There used to be even more in the range too (some of which have sadly disappeared in the time that our online sweetshop has been up and running - sadly these days you can't savour the delights of Apple Jacks (I think you can probably guess what they tasted like!)

What Do Your Fellow Retro Sweet Lovers Say?
Linda
5 out of 5 Stars!

"Feels like a real “treat” when the goodies arrive & gives you a warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. Great products, fuss free purchase with very swift delivery (packaging a bit dull)"

16 days ago
Jules
5 out of 5 Stars!

"Wonderful service as usual. We used to buy the big tins of you know who, but as a lot of them we don't like, we thought we would buy plenty of what we do like and love. Well done A Quarter of and a Happy and Prosperous New Year."

15 days ago
Guy
5 out of 5 Stars!

"Excellent Service and wonderful sweets thank you"

13 days ago

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