As a child I loved jub jub. This is what I knew as a snack long time and not the artificially flavoured stuff we call now-a-days as snacks. We enjoyed red mango, toolum, preserved fruit candies, sugar cake… they were all sweet and delicious. They did not have that high fructose corn syrup in them, or a lot of long name additives, food colouring and preservatives (although the red mango had food colouring). However, the food colouring was not in every snack.
A Flavourful Twist: Pineappple Jub Jub
For this reason, while growing up there was never more than two fat persons in my class. Strange don’t you think? We had all those candies and stuff, but there wasn’t much fat people around. Just a thought.
Anyway, the recipe for today is called pineapple jub jub. I thought to myself that since we were playing around with gelatin we might as well do the jub jub, but with a natural flavour twist. I really enjoyed making this candy and I believe many of you and your children will also enjoy making it and eating it as well. Who knows you might also reminisce like me when we used to go by the parlour to buy 25 cents in jub jub during recess time.
This recipe is simple and straightforward. Also, you can substitute the pineapple with any other juice of your choice. You can also add mint to the juice if you like. It’s up to you, but please there is no need to add food colouring to this snack. Coming to think of it, it may be a little weird really to taste a blue jub jub with an orange flavour lol!!
Here, is pineapple jub jub.
Pinapple Jub Jub Recipe
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. gelatin
3 drops lime juice
3/4 cup cold pineapple juice