Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jelly Belly Fun Facts

I entered a contest being sponsored by Gluten-Free Saver. If I win, I will win $177 worth of gluten-free products! Whoo Hoooo! Anyway, the question I had to answer was

"The first Jelly Belly flavors were root beer, grape, very cherry, lemon, cream soda, green apple, tangerine and what other flavor?"

Do you know? Think about it while you finish reading. I'll give you the answer at the end!

So while I was researching to find the answer, I read some other interesting trivia about Jelly Belly jelly beans.
  • It takes 7 to 21 days to make a single Jelly Belly jelly bean.
  • Enough Jelly Belly beans were eaten in the last year to circle the earth more than five times.
  • Jelly Belly jelly beans were the first jelly beans in outer space when Ronald Reagan sent them on the 1983 flight of the space shuttle Challenger.
  • Very Cherry remained the favorite flavor until 1998 when Buttery Popcorn moved into first place. In 2003 Very Cherry moved back into top position by a mere 8 million beans.
I personally like the Buttery Popcorn over Very Cherry. Just my opinion.

Then there is Jelly Belly art. People actually make pictures with jelly beans!  Here are a couple.

And now, the answer is licorice.


  1. Wow I think I'll do my project on this !

  2. I want to eat all the flavours

  3. I like food!!!!!!!! :)

  4. Not jelly beans FOOD in general