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19 Jelly Bean Flavors That Make Us Gag, Starting With Earwax

Maria Mora is a freelance writer and single mom fueled by coffee, questionable time management skills, toaster oven waffles and the color orange. She lives in Florida with her two young sons. If you see her on Twitter, tell her to stop p...

We love jelly beans, but these 20 flavors are downright gross

There's something seriously wrong with the people who make jelly beans.

Look, we're all for trying something new, but it seems like things have gone too far when it comes to jelly bean flavors. WTF was going on at the meeting of the minds when more than one person actually agreed that making a booger-flavored candy was a good idea? Then again, there are a fair number of children who do enjoy a good booger or two — so maybe, just maybe, that flavor is onto something. Still, we can't abide most of these.

Below are the most disgusting jelly bean flavors ever.

1. Black Pepper

Part of Jelly Belly's Harry Potter Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans line, this flavor is probably the least gross of the horrifying jelly bean flavors out there. (Jelly Belly, $2)

2. Booger

When chowing down on Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, you do not want to bite into this salty surprise.

More: 15 Jelly Bean Flavors We'd Give Anything to Taste Again

3. Dirt

Most of us have eaten a little dirt between falling down and being a kid, but that doesn't mean we hope to try this Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans flavor.

4. Earthworm

Nothing about candy that tastes like gooey earthworms is OK. Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans strike again.

5. Earwax

You'll never look at your Q-tips the same way again if you end up munching on an earwax-flavored Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Bean.

6. Rotten Egg

Remember the rotten egg scene in Charlotte's Web? You'll get to experience it for yourself — right in your mouth — if you land on this bad egg in a box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans.

7. Sausage

When enjoyed appropriately, sausage is a wonderful flavor. When condensed into a tiny jelly bean in a box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, it is not OK.

8. Soap

If you made it through your entire childhood without having your mouth washed out with soap, don't ruin the trend with a soap-flavored Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Bean.

9. Vomit

The less said about this Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Bean, the better. Try taking deep breaths through your nose to ward off the urge to gag.

10. Stinky Socks

Jelly Belly's BeanBoozled beans trick hapless jelly bean fans into eating beans that look like normal, tasty flavors but that actually taste like disgusting things like stinky socks. Unless you're a golden retriever, stay away from this flavor.

11. Lawn Clippings

This BeanBoozled grass flavor isn't quite as terrible as some of the others. But fresh grass is more of a pleasant scent than a yummy flavor.

12. Toothpaste

Mint isn't a bad flavor, but this BeanBoozled toothpaste flavor has all the chalky, medicinal grossness you'd expect from an accidental swallow of toothpaste.

Next up: Barf and more weird jelly bean flavors

Updated by Sarah Long on 4/5/17

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