Jelly beans are something that appeals to just about everyone. They come in bright colours and varied flavours, so you can be sure to find at least one favourite flavour to enjoy! The beans are created using a process called panning, which gives the lolly a firm outer ‘shell’ while keeping the inside soft and fresh. They’re mostly made from sugar, giving them a wonderfully sweet taste.
The history of jelly beans is a bit foggy, but most evidence points to their development occurring in the 1930s in the United States. They were originally linked with Easter celebrations, perhaps owing in part their bright colours to this seasonal event.“
The beans themselves come in various sizes, but none are cuter than the mini jelly beans. At a tiny 1.5cm long, our mini jelly beans are really cute and can be used for all sorts of situations (or just snacking on the couch!). They’re available in nine different flavours, each with a great taste.
Blueberry is blue and it has a sweet, slightly tangy flavour to it. It has great berry notes.
The red and pink beans are strawberry, and it’s bright and bold with a very sweet jam flavour. The pink beans are a slightly softer and more delicate version of strawberry, more floral and along the lines of strawberry topping.
Apple flavour is found in the green beans, and this is a great refreshing flavour. It has a bit of tartness and juiciness that makes this bean rather realistic. This definitely green apple flavour, not red apple.
Lemon is yellow, with a good citrus base in the flavour. Like apple, it is refreshing and sweet, but with a great tartness that brings it all together. [Continue reading]