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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

Unless you just don't like candy, you have been eating jelly beans as long as you can remember. This is probably the one 'bean' you did not pass up on your plate (if ever there) as a child and you never outgrew them. They are the perfect sugar 'fix' when energy levels bottom out and offer an abundant choice of flavors. How many flavors is dependent upon when ideas will run out. It's all a matter of personal taste...like beer, you either like it or not. Did you know there is even a beer-flavored jelly bean? Um-m-m? Not sure about that one.

April 22 is... 
  • Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are the #1 gourmet jelly bean in the world!
  • They are made in America!  
  • Based in Fairfield, California, Jelly Belly was the first company to make jelly beans with all naturals flavors. 
  • Jelly Belly Jelly Beans have half the sugar than other jelly beans, and are made with real fruit juice. 
  • You can purchase the entire line up of Jelly Belly products from Amazon.
  • The jelly beans that don’t meet quality standards are repackaged and sold as Belly Flops.

Jelly beans have a US Presidential connection...
The demand for non-chocolate treats became popular by patriotic Americans after a chocolate shortage during World War II. In 1960, fourth generation candy maker Herman Goelitz Rowland took over his family’s Oakland California’s candy corn business and expanded it with gummi bears and jelly beans. In 1976, the first eight flavors of Jelly Bellys were born. 
These delicious treats soon caught the attention of President Reagan and Jelly Belly Jelly Beans became a staple in the oval office. They were the first jelly beans in space, given as a surprise to the crew of the Challenger space shuttle in 1983. [Source: Made in the USA] 
Check out what else is Made in America!

If you don't have any jelly beans on hand, time to go shopping but be sure to look for the Jelly Belly Jelly Beans...made in the good ol' USA!