Meet the Jellyatrics

Produce by Ringtons the nationwide tea and biscuits to your door people these are popular with regular customers.

Jelly babies are a classic British jelly sweet usually coated in starch powder and  Doctor Who’s favourite !

They were created by Bassett’s in 1918 originally called “Peace Babies” to mark the end of World War 1. Their production was stopped  during World War 2 due to wartime shortage sbut re-launched as “Jelly Babies” in 1953.

Jellyatrics are based on old-aged pensioners, and have their own names: Bill Bird (“Binoculars at the ready”), Mister Miser (“Penny pinching pensioner”), Pearl Stitch (“Speed knitting champion”), Frau Zimmer (“Legs like jelly”) and Benny Dorm (“Karaoke king of the Costas”).

A  fun take on jelly babies Jellyatrics are the ideal gift for an elderly person who has a sense of humour . I wonder why Bassets themselves didn,t think of producing them ? If you haven’t tried them grab your bag here Jellyatrics ?


Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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