What am I celebrating today?

April 22, 2015

jelly beans

Today is National Jelly Bean Day.

Here are some facts about jelly beans from Jelly Belly:

1. It takes 7 to 21 days to make a single Jelly Belly jelly bean.

2. Very Cherry flavored jelly beans have been the most popular flavor since 2003. Before that Buttered Popcorn was the top spot since 1998.

3. Enough jelly beans were eaten in the last year to circle the earth more than five times.

4. The first jelly bean was created by an unknown American candy maker in the 1800s.

5. The original eight flavors of Jelly Belly beans were Very Cherry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Lemon, Licorice and Grape.

6. Blueberry flavored beans were made for Ronald Reagan’s presidential inauguration. Over three tons of jelly beans were eaten during the celebration.

7. During the Civil War, advertisements were made recommending people send soldiers jelly beans.

8. Jelly Belly beans were the first jelly beans in space when they were sent on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983.

9. 288,000 Jelly Belly beans of 47 different flavors were donated to make “In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis, the first jelly bean stop-motion animation music video. The video was released in November 2011.

What are your favorite types of jelly beans?

There are 50 official Jelly Belly flavors – and they are

  • A&W Cream Soda
  • A&W Root Beer
  • Berry Blue
  • Blueberry
  • Bubble Gum
  • Buttered Popcorn
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cappuccino
  • Caramel Corn
  • Chili Mango
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut
  • Cotton Candy
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Dr Pepper
  • French Vanilla
  • Green Apple
  • Island Punch
  • Juicy Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon Drop
  • Lemon Lime
  • Licorice
  • Mango
  • Margarita
  • Mixed Berry Smoothie
  • Orange Sherbet
  • Peach
  • Piña Colada
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Red Apple
  • Sizzling Cinnamon
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Strawberry Daiquiri
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Sour Cherry
  • Sunkist Lemon
  • Sunkist Lime
  • Sunkist Orange
  • Sunkist Pink Grapefruit
  • Sunkist Tangerine
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Top Banana
  • Tutti-Fruitti
  • Very Cherry
  • Watermelon
  • Wild Blackberry

Here’s a little video on how they are made . . .


  1. They are little sugar bombs.

    • Geronimo!

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