Thursday, 5 October 2017

Num Noms - Surprise in a Jar


As you already know, we are big Num Noms fans here, and just can't get over how cute they are! They aren't just squishy scented collectibles anymore though, because they have launched a range of plush toys as well! Can you imagine how cute these will be, looking just like the originals but bigger (much bigger!), is soft and huggable?! They made it extra fun because they come in really cute jars, which you can collect to store your original Num Noms while collecting the plush!

We were sent Num Noms Surprise in a Jar - Sara S'mores (£9.99, suitable for age 3+) for review purpose, and she looks super cute! Abby couldn't wait to get her out!

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores, #SurpriseinaJar, Num Noms piggy bank

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores, #SurpriseinaJar, Num Noms piggy bank

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores, #SurpriseinaJar, Num Noms piggy bank

I must point out that the pictures did not show how we got her out. It actually took 2 of us, with Abby holding on to the jar while I tried to pull poor Sara out without accidentally ripping her bow or ear! She is so soft and smooth as well, there wasn't much grip for me! I would really like to know how they got her in in the first place because no way can we put her back now haha. It was a hilarious experience though, while hubby looked on amusingly without offering any help.

It was worth the effort to rescue her because she is so cute when plumped up, and much bigger than we expected! Look at her comparing to the original Num Noms Sara S'mores:

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores, #SurpriseinaJar, Num Noms piggy bank

Aren't they adorable side by side?

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores is soft, wooly, with some beans (could these be the scented beans?) inside near her cute nose (love her cute face!). She's also wearing an adorable silky bow, just like the original.

The Num Noms plush are all scented, and when you open the lid of the jar, you can smell them immediately. The jar has a sticker on that covers an opening, which allows you to use the jar as a coin bank, or for you to smell all the original Num Noms you store inside. I guess you can gently peel a tiny corner off to smell them before you buy?

I have to admit though, that we aren't really a big fan of the chocolate smell (same for the originals), and I think because of the plastic fabric (the chocolate part) on Sara S'Mores, it made the smell quite weird and not very pleasant. However if you smell her bottom (ahaha...), it definitely smells of chocolate. So if you like the smell of chocolate, you might just really like her smell (the plastic smell will air out eventually).

We do love the Num Noms Surprise in a Jar and the plushy Num though, so we bought Abby's favourite bubblegum smelling Bella Bubblegum and my favourite cotton candy smelling Pinky Puffs! I told Abby that she won't get to open hers until Christmas, I just had to buy them now because the stock are disappearing quickly!

After taking Sara S'Mores out, Abby decided to use the jar to store her Instasnow:

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores, #SurpriseinaJar, Num Noms piggy bank

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores, #SurpriseinaJar, Num Noms piggy bank

Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Sara S'Mores, #SurpriseinaJar, Num Noms piggy bank

We think that the jar is perfect for it, and the snow hasn't shrunk at all (I think it has expanded further instead after finally absorbing all the water at the bottom) so it makes a really nice Christmas decor!

Clay really wanted a jar as well (he prefer the original Num Noms hehe) so we promised him that he can keep both our jars.


You can buy the first wave of Num Noms Surprise in a Jar in stores and online, although some have gone out of stock already at places. Stock for 2nd wave seems to be arriving this month, and Toys R'Us is selling one of the 3rd series (purple lid instead of blue)? I also see a blind jar version where you won't know which one you'll get (purple lid and jar).

If you or your child love them as much as we do, you might want to grab the stock now as I'm sure they will be very popular for Christmas!

Add:
So my Num Noms Surprise in a Jar Pinky Puff has arrived at night! I am so in love, and she smells absolutely yummy! I actually feel like having some cotton candy now haha. Look at how cute they are stacking together!