Food History of Jelly Beans
- The first advertisement for jelly beans was published in the Chicago Daily News on July 5, 1905.
- Jelly beans are associated with Easter because of their egg shape.
- Approximately 16 billion jelly beans are sold during the Easter season.
- The jelly bean earned fame as President Reagan’s favorite candy and he used them to help him quit smoking when he was governor of California.
- There are over 50 different flavor jelly beans produced each year.