The Red Balloon Vegan Lollies

Price: From $5.50

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No need to pinch yourselves, folks! This week’s Gotta Have It is dedicated to The Red Balloon and their mother-effin’ vegan lollies, yay!

I stopped eating gelatine not long into my vegetarian years, so it’s been quite a long time since I’ve sunk my teeth into a bloody good lolly. Sure, there are some great ones out there but they’re few and far between and they’re usually lacking in the flavour and/or texture department.

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The good news is that not only do Melbourne-based The Red Balloon make two types of vegan lolly but there are seriously so many freakin’ flavours to choose from you’ll be like a kid in a… oh… yeah. Pascal and his team make their vegan jellies by hand, which makes them even cuter IMHO, using pectin as a gelling agent in place of gelatine and using only 6 ingredients. Plus not only are they vegan but they’re gluten and nut free too!

The Jelly Cubes are hand cut so each cube is a little different to their pals, so cute! With flavours like American cola, watermelon, strawberry & cream and lemon tart, you’ll struggle to keep up with all the tastiness. The texture is awesome, gummy but with a little bite.

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Pascal describes the Bobbles as the younger brother of the Jelly Cubes. With a smoother and softer texture and larger size, flavours include aniseed, nectarine and peaches and cream. The spearmint was definitely my favourite. Phwoar!

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The Bobbles are $5.50 for a 120g bag while the Jelly Cubes are $5.50 for a 130g bag or $11.50 for an adorable 200g jar. These prices may seem a little spenno but try a couple and you’ll know why I’m telling you they’re worth it (and don’t forget they’re hand made). Pick a few bags up as a gift and you’ll brighten any vegan’s day!

Want to try The Red Balloon’s vegan lollies? Head over to my Instagram page and find out how you could win!

The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon


  • Nina Vee

    Thanks so much for bringing this brand to my attention. I didn’t know anything about them, and am therefore now excited by the possibilities. 🙂

    • Chelsey

      So exciting, isn’t it!?