Monday, April 22, 2013

National Jelly Bean Day is April 22!

In honor of National Jelly Bean Day save an additional 15% on all jelly beans at Candy Crate!!

Did you know?!

Jelly beans were the first candy to be sold by weight rather than by the piece.

Jelly Belly brand jelly beans were the first jelly beans in space! They travelled aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle in 1983.

Although Jelly Belly is one of the only brands that now offers them this way, jelly beans were originally sold by the flavor rather than the assortment we're used to seeing.

Jelly Beans were inspired by the Turkish Delight, a sweet treat popular in the Middle East. They are generally thought to have been originally manufactured by William Schrafft in 1861 and sent to the soldiers during the American Civil War.
They made their first in print debut on July 5, 1905 in the Chicago Daily News.

Most US historians agree that jelly beans were first linked to Easter in the 1930's.

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