Today is April 22, and to candy connoisseurs like ourselves at Candy Funhouse, that means only one thing: it's National Jelly Bean Day!
Thankfully, these treats that were once exclusively associated with Easter and Halloween holidays have stretched their prevalence to an everyday snack due to their decided deliciousness! Nowadays, it's not all about the run of the mill classic flavours, like strawberry and lemon, but the creativity that has sprung the new interesting flavours of capuccino, birthday cake, and yes, the iconic savory buttered popcorn! It is thought that jelly beans were first derived from the gelatinous Eastern sweet, Turkish Delight, and fortunately have remained popular ever since!
So in honour of this joyous day, Candy Funhouse is featuring some favourite Jelly Belly products for this Taste Testing Tuesday!
Jelly Belly jelly beans specifically originate from the the young man Gustav Goelitz's family candy business in Belleville, Illinois. The small confectionery company grew through hard times and eventually revolutionized the jelly bean game! Descendants of Gustav Goelitz himself introduced irresistible Mini Jelly Beans that featured a flavourful center, bringing us to what we know and love as jelly beans today!
The original Gustav Goelitz candy company in 1869.
Updated facilities, renamed Jelly Belly Candy Company.
The Jelly Belly Candy Company continues to reinvent itself with more exciting and exotic flavours than ever, special novelty editions such as Hello Kitty and Disney character assortments, and a new fun ways to eat them...
Introducing (if you haven't already come across this trend), Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Jelly Beans, and Harry Potter Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans!
YES! The Bean Boozled craze is ablaze, and we've got 'em here! And for all you little muggles wanting a real taste of the magical wizarding world, look no further than Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans - and you know when they say every flavour, they mean every flavour. So "Dare to Compare", or do as Dumbledore does, we just hope you don't have his same misfortune and end up with lousy Earwax!
Taste Testing Tuesday products are 25% off when purchasing in store, so don't be shy and come to Candy Funhouse for your free taste of these wonderful Jelly Belly products, and help us celebrate the amazing National Jelly Bean Day!