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
#doodlewashaday

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!

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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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