Dr. Who fans (the original series) eat your heart out! Then go eat some Jelly Babies!
Thanks to my dear friend Sharon, I was recently given a bag of these. I am so excited I finally get a chance to try this favorite treat of the fourth Doctor. It wasn't quite what I expected, kind of a soft shell less jelly bean. As a rule, I hate jelly beans. They make me think of sugar coated slugs. However, these are softer and like Diet Dr. Pepper and M&M's, they are addictive.
Warning: exercise caution when offering these to children as the resulting sugar rush is frightening.
FYI, if you're not a follower of Dr. Who, or only follow the latest incarnations let me enlighten you. Dr who is an amazing sci-fi series out of the UK. It first appeared in 1963 and has enjoyed a comeback in the last several years. It follows the adventures of an alien time traveler, The Doctor and his many companions who repeatedly save the world. They travel through time and space in a miraculous contraption called the TARDIS which is bigger on the inside. Another pertinent fact is that should the Doctor become critically injured he has the ability to regenerate into a new form. This has enabled the series to endure when actors find themselves called in other directions.
Tom Baker was the forth and in my book one of the best Doctors of all time. His incarnation of The Doctor loved Jelly Babies. I learned that well as a little kid when I crept into my older brother's room (often against his protest) to watch the series on his tiny TV. Those are some of my fondest memories from childhood.
I still watch the show with the new Doctors, thought the picture is no longer grainy, the effects are better, and my brother is no longer giving me dirty looks for invading his space.
Want to see Tom Baker as the Doctor with his Jelly babies? Check out this link I found on YouTube. Brings back memories.