April 22 is National Jelly Beans Day
On this unique holiday, jelly bean lovers can celebrate with these tiny, sweet, gummy candies candy. Some people think jelly beans are eaten only at Easter. This is not true. Jelly beans are in the stores and can be enjoyed all year long. Jelly beans can boost your mood as well as give you energy.
Jelly beans are a small bean-shaped type of confectionery with a hard candy shell and a gummy interior which come in a wide variety of flavors. The confection is primarily made of sugar.
Jelly beans are believed to date back to biblical times although modern jelly beans are quite different today.
Jelly beans first gained popularity during the American Civil War when they were sent to the troops as a sweet treat. President Ronald Reagan was a jelly bean fan who even served them at his inauguration.
You can celebrate on National Jelly Bean Day by indulging in jelly beans until your taste is content. Feel free to taste all the delicious flavors that are available. Keep some on your desk at work to sweeten your boss and co-workers.
Most jelly beans are sold as an assortment of around eight different flavors, most of them fruit based. The colors of jelly beans often correspond with a fruit.
Common Colors and Fruits
Red . . . . .Cherry
Orange. . .Orange
Yellow . . Lemon
Green. . . Lime
Purple. . .Grape
Black. . . Liquorice
White. . .Lemonade
Pink. . . .Strawberry