In honor of National Jump for Jellybeans Day - here are some facts about jelly beans!

 

·     It takes 7 to 21 days to make a jellybean.

 

·     In the early 20th century, a “jelly-bean” was slang for a man who dressed stylishly but was of no substance… it later became synonymous with the word “pimp.”

 

·     Jellybeans were the first candy to be sold by weight and not by piece.

 

·     Jellybeans are associated with Easter because of their egg-like shape. This association began in the 1930s and Easter has been peak jellybean season ever since.

 

·     There are 16 billion jellybeans manufactured in the U.S. for Easter every year.

 

·     Jellybeans have been to space; they were taken for astronauts to snack on while they were up there.

 

·     Ronald Reagan ate jellybeans to help him quit smoking when he was the governor of California.

 

·     Jelly Belly created a new flavor, blueberry, for Reagan’s inauguration.

 

·     The first eight flavors of Jelly Belly Beans introduced in 1976 were Very Cherry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Lemon, Licorice, and Grape.