National Jelly Bean Day – #doodlewashaday

Today is National Jelly Bean Day.  What’s not to like about jelly beans?  They are lumps of sugary sweetness held together by a pectin or gel, and they come in a wide variety of flavors.  Out of all the basic flavors I have always been partial to Brach’s orange or yellow jelly beans, and as a kid I was not too thrilled with all the other colors,  especially the dreaded black licorice.  However, I think that was because all the other kids thought they were disgusting, but now I do enjoy black licorice jelly beans occasionally.

National Jelly Bean Day

National Jelly Bean Day

At Easter it seems like all the major candy brands have their own version of jelly beans – Brach’s spiced, Skittles, Lifesavers, Nerds, Sweethearts, Jolly Rancher, etc.  Jelly Belly beans are found all year long and come in some pretty interesting flavors, like strawberry cheesecake, A&W Root Beer, or bubble gum.  They also have a line of BeenBoozled beans with flavors like Lawn, Skunk Spray, and Baby Wipes. Some are even way more disgusting! Why is this necessary?  I thought candy was supposed to be a treat!  I’ll stick with the good ol’ Brach’s orange, yellow, or even a black licorice, thank you very much!

7 thoughts on “National Jelly Bean Day – #doodlewashaday

  1. Carol, you know I always liked jelly beans. Orange and red were my favorite. They still are. Your picture was very good. Jelly beans look good enough to eat. Love, Moment

  2. I agree, Carol – hard to pass up a jelly bean! I like how you highlighted your candies in your painting to give them dimension! Nice work! 😄💕🎨

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