I know, it’s not the season for jelly beans, but I proclaim today to be my personal jelly bean day. Wish I had some.
According to http://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/jelly-bean-history.php the origin of the jelly bean is a mystery. It did, however, come to be an American treat in the early 20th century. The candy even has its own day…National Jelly Bean Day is April 22.
Jelly Belly’s, arguably the best jelly bean out there, started in 1976 with eight flavors: Very Cherry, Lemon, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Root Beer, Grape and Licorice. The company, formerly known as the Herman Goelitz Candy Co., had been making candy since the late 1800’s, so the intensely flavored jelly beans was a natural progression.
According to their site: http://www.jellybelly.com/about_jelly_belly/company_history.aspxJelly Belly makes “50 official flavors and a dizzying array of new flavors, special collections and wacky flavors”
So, do I have you craving jelly beans? I sure am.
12 thoughts on “J is for Jellybeans”
I LOVE jelly beans! Especially Jelly Belly’s. And I like the “odd” flavored ones… Peach, buttered popcorn (don’t ask me why), toasted marshmallow, tutti fruity, etc. I’m sure there are others in there, but those just came to mind. I wonder if they make pumpkin pie flavored ones for Fall? Hmm… Good story! Now I’m craving jelly beans!! ;-]
Cinnamon is my favorite. Buttered popcorn is good buy I have to be in-the-mood. 🙂
We serve jelly beans from a chicken feeder. =] Works good for Christmas M&Ms too!! =]
Baby chicken feeder or big one? I’m trying to envision this. 😉
LoL, the kind that screws onto a quart jar. I think ours was $1 from Tractor Supply years ago. It’s a family tradition now.
SMILE. I see it now. Cool.
Here’s my comment on jelly beans.
I love jelly beans. Can’t have them anymore because of the gluten. The black ones were my favorite.
Black? EWWWW! Not a licorice fan. I save those for my husband. :O
Hubby love jelly bellies. I’ve never been a huge fan, which makes them a perfect little gift for him–something I won’t be tempted to steal back!
It’s so wonderful to find that perfect little gift that tells the one we love we’ve been thinking about him/her. That’s so special.
OH YES! I love jelly beans. White is my favorite normal bean. But then the jelly belly’s…well, those are scrumptious!
White is good. And scrumptious is an awesome word for jelly belly’s. 🙂
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