Black Jack (confectionery)

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A packet of Black Jacks

Black Jack is a type of "aniseed flavour chew" according to its packaging. It is a chewy, gelatin-based confectionery. Black Jack is manufactured under the Barratt brand in Spain. In the 1920s Trebor Bassett manufactured them, and the wrapper showed gollywogs on it. An example of it can be seen at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

While still manufactured under Tangerine Confectionery, Black Jacks have been rebranded from Barratt to 'Candy Land' and the packaging, most notably the outer box, has been redesigned. (2013)

Nutrition facts[edit]

Nutritional Information

Per 100g - Energy 1680 kJ (395 Kcal), Protein 0.8g, Carbohydrate 84.5g, Fat 6g.

Per Chew - Energy 50 kJ (10 Kcal), Protein 0g, Carbohydrate 2.4g, Fat 0.2g.


Glucose syrup, sugar, hydrogenated vegetable fat, colours (E153, E151, E129), citric acid, gelatine, flavouring, emulsifier (soya lecithin).

Each pack weighs 33.6g and contains 15 chews.

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