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Long live the jelly star

Thursday, 27th November, 2014 12:00am

A Carrigaline bakery has come to the rescue of fans of the Jelly Star biscuit following its discontinuation by Jacobs in its Afternoon Tea range of biscuits.

Hassett's Bakery in Carrigaline took up the mantle after the team on The Opinion Line on 96FM put out a call out to Cork bakeries to see if they would consider making them following the outcry from Cork biscuit lovers.

A #justice4jelly campaign was even set up to implore Jacobs to reverse its decision to axe the much-loved Jelly Star biscuit.

"People were genuinely upset about the Jelly Star being axed and we decided to ring around a few bakeries in Cork to see would they consider making them. Hassett's in Carrigaline got back to us and said they would make a few for the team here in The Opinion Line," said Brenda Dennehy of 96fm.

"Michael of Hassett's bought them up to the studio and they were amazing to taste so they were officially launched as such. Marian Keyes also picked up on the jelly star story and was genuinely upset that it would be discontinued. So we got a special box made up for her and posted it to her. The whole thing has taken off now and Hassett's are now selling them in their shop in Carrigaline such is the interest in the much loved Jelly Star biscuit," she said.

Fans of the Jelly Star biscuit can now find them for sale in Hassett's Bakery in Carrigaline, they cost €5.50 for a bag and €12 for a box.

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