Tasty jelly bean facts that always make them the star of the Easter basket

Bulk jelly beans on sale for Easter from Adams Fairacre Farms in the Town of Poughkeepsie on April 5, 2019.Easter Treats Adams Fairacre Farms
Bulk jelly beans on sale for Easter from Adams Fairacre Farms in the Town of Poughkeepsie on April 5, 2019.Easter Treats Adams Fairacre Farms /

Do you know some tasty jelly bean facts? Whether you eat this candy one at a time or by the handful, jelly beans and Easter are always the perfect pair. Even though that chocolate Easter bunny is tempting, these jelly bean facts will make you rediscover why that candy deserves another taste.

Did you know that jelly beans come in two different varieties, gourmet and traditional? For a traditional jelly bean, the flavor tends to be in the candy shell. With a gourmet jelly bean, the flavor is in both the shell and middle. In addition, a gourmet jelly bean tends to be smaller.

When thinking about a gourmet jelly bean, consider Jelly Belly. From the creative flavor combinations to even that daring Bean Boozled line, there is a jelly bean that is perfect for the Easter basket.

Ever year, the Candy Store releases the nation’s favorite jelly bean flavor list. While cinnamon, black licorice and buttered popcorn top the list, other lists share different popularity stats. For example, Always a Treat shares that cherry and strawberry are the two most popular flavors.

Ferrera, one of the leading producers of jelly beans, added a new BRACH’S All Reds Jelly Bird Eggs. This special version features the flavors cherry, strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. With this mix, the favorite flavors are right before your eyes.

And, if you are looking for a way to combine chocolate and jelly beans, the BRACH’S Milk Chocolate Jelly Bird Egg Mix is a great choice. The favorite red flavors, cherry, raspberry, and strawberry are both covered in chocolate and non-covered. It makes for a new way to experience the classic jelly beans.

If you prefer a different take on a jelly bean, the See’s Candies Jelly Bird Eggs are a must. The classic candy is more chewy that a traditional jelly bean.

The See’s Candies Jelly Bird Eggs are jellies coated in candy beads. Available in lime, lemon and cherry, the flavors epitomize the brightness of spring. But, these candies sell out quickly. It is always best to grab a bag when you see them.

While Easter is often the popular time to enjoy jelly beans, National Jelly Bean Day is celebrated on April 22. It could be an excuse to enjoy some more jelly beans after the Easter basket is put away this year.

And, since some favorite candies like Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids and other candy brands often make jelly beans with those candy flavors, Easter is the perfect time to stock up on those favorite candies for the food holiday.

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Whether or not these tasty jelly bean facts will make you grab another bag remains to be seen. But, Easter and jelly beans are usually the perfect food pair in that Easter basket.

What is your favorite Easter candy? What Easter candy do you always put in the Easter basket?