A salute to an Easter favorite
The jelly bean is one of America’s favorite candies. Largely associated with Easter, these fun candies can be found in a variety of colors and flavors all year round. Plus, it just so happens to be National Jelly Bean Day on April 22, giving us another reason to celebrate these colorful treats.
This fun little confection has come a long way. Based on a Middle Eastern candy called Turkish Delight (yes, that’s what Edward was so fond of eating in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe), the jelly bean has been popular in the U.S. since just before the turn of the 20th century.
Today, some manufacturers, like Jelly Belly and The Jelly Bean Factory, keep the world of jelly beans exciting with unique and fun flavors available at multiple stores. Jelly Belly, for example, makes over 50 flavors in addition to specialty flavors like Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, popularized by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, which features jelly bean flavors like mashed potatoes, gravy and ear wax.
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Jelly bean mixers
You can mix different flavors of jelly beans to create these outstanding combinations and more! What's your favorite combination? Tell us in the comments.
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