Date: Celebrated annually on April 22
Fans of the jelly bean are sure to pay tribute to these sweet colorful treats on National Jelly Bean Day this April 22.
The egg-shaped candies became closely tied with Easter in the 1930s, but had been around since the 1860s.
Jelly Belly revolutionized jelly beans in the 1980s, introducing jelly-bean lovers to a wide variety of flavors made from real fruit juice. It didn’t hurt their popularity that President Ronald Reagan was known for keeping a jar of the sweets on his desk.
Sixteen billion a year are produced. Favorite color? Red.
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