July 24 – National Jellybeans Day

National Jellybeans Day

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Food Facts on Jellybeans

  • Jellybeans are a small bean-shaped type of confectionary   with a soft candy shell and a jell interior which come in a wide variety of flavors.
  • In the 1980’s, President Ronald Reagan was known for his love of Jellybeans as he always kept a jar of the treats on his desk in the Oval Office.
  • Jellybeans were traditionally made from sugar and artificial flavors. Jellybean varieties exploded with the introduction of “Jelly Belly” Jellybeans in the 1980’s, which were made with real fruit juices.
  • There are 50 flavors of Jelly Belly brand jellybeans. The number one flavor is the United States is very cherry or red.
  • The United States produces 16 billion Jelly beans are annually.