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Jelly Bean Day - April 22

Updated on October 15, 2016

Jelly Bean Day

National Jelly Bean Day is always April 22, who wouldn't love a special day for those yummy sweets.

Like to know more about Jelly Beans? Well have a look at this article.

What are Jelly Beans?

Jelly beans are small bean-shaped sugar candies with soft candy shells and thick gel interiors. The confection comes in a wide variety of colors and flavors.

It is generally thought that jelly beans first surfaced in 1861 when Boston confectioner William Schrafft urged people to send his jelly beans to soldiers during the American Civil War.

Generally speaking, most consumers enjoy the flavor of jelly belly's more than jelly beans the flavors are astounding and quite exotic, also with so many different flavors, there's sure to be one to suit your taste-buds.

The flavors, which are limited only by the candy makers, there will be more so expect to see more flavors around the corner.

It's hard to find many facts about Jelly beans, where were they first sold, I know they have been part of my diet since the 1940s, still one of my favorite sweets.

But what I remember most of all about Jellybeans is that many times my mother a diabetic, using them for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) a quick rescue dose of sugar, which could be carried in a handbag, to keep her from getting really sick.

National Jelly Bean Day, is a hero in my eyes, which I'm pleased to be part of, by making this day become known worldwide and maybe have an International Jellybean or Jelly Belly's day also.

Did you know there was a special day for Jelly Beans?

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Jelly Bean Day

Yummy Jelly Beans

Yes! I am a Jellybean freak, get me started eating them and it's hard to stop.

I have found them to be good medicine when I do the gardening, been having a few dizzy moments when my head has been bend over too long, one of those Jelly Beans sorts it out and I can continue working in the garden.

About the video below - There is no decent recipe to be found on the internet to make jelly beans at home. This guy has spent over 15 hours perfecting this recipe so you can make your own Jelly Beans. This is his own 100% recipe.

How to make JELLY BEANS

Researching national jelly bean day

Jelly beans is not only a sweet to eat, but if you search on the internet you will see there are many cookies made with these little colourful sweeties, and do they look yummy.

While searching, I was coming up with this "Jelly belly" word instead of jelly beans (which I had never heard of before I started this article) and was curious, what was the difference between jelly beans and jelly bellies, as they did not look any different to me.

The only difference I could find, was Jelly Belly beans has a lot more flavours (about 90) than the regular Jelly Beans and less calories, each bean contains zero fat and just 4 calories, which is good having less calories for the diet conscious person.

Also President Ronald Reagan, was well known for his love of jelly beans.

Jelly beans are regarded with some affection by health professionals, for the low calorie, fat-free, and suitable for vegetarians, coeliacs, dairy and nut intolerants, and also quickly satisfy the appetite.

Jelly Bean Poll

Do you enjoy eating Jelly Beans?

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© 2012 Elsie Hagley

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      Bronwyn Joy Ellio 

      3 years ago

      Jelly Bean Day has just been marked in my diary as a recurring event! I am a jelly bean addict. My grandmother got me hooked as a kid. She would bring them to church to bribe us all to be quiet during looooooong dusty sermons. Another great Hub, Elsie! Thank you :)

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      6 years ago

      Cool idea for a lens.

      I love my jelly beans...

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      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I love jelly beans! I gave my girlfriend a jelly bean wedding shower when she was getting married. She was nuts about jelly beans. Everyone was asked to include jelly beans in their gift. I think she got enough jelly beans to last her a lifetime. :) Angel blessings.

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      6 years ago from Australia

      What a happy, colourful lens. Happy Jelly Bean Day! Blessings.

    • KateHonebrink profile image


      6 years ago

      I only eat Brach's jelly beans and only the licorice ones. They're the best of the best.

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      6 years ago

      I like the green ones.

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      Kathleen Hiler 

      6 years ago

      Like them..but don't get into them..addicting

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      6 years ago

      What fun to have your National jelly bean day chosen as one of the Best of Squidoo - Silly Celebrations in April, congratulations!

    • RetroMom profile image


      6 years ago

      Yes, I love sweets.


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