The exact origins of the jelly bean are lost in time, and only a part of its history is known. Most experts believe the soft center is a descendant of a Mid Eastern confection known as
that dates back to pre-Biblical times.
The shell coating is an offspring of a process called panning, first invented in 17th century France to make Jordan Almonds for the Royal Court.
In 19th century England, candy mice were a favorite of children during the holidays.
It was common for them to make treats in the shape of veggies back in the 1800s, and they believe that might be why they are in the shape of BEANS
Jelly beans quickly earned a place among the many glass jars of “penny candy” in general stores where they were sold by weight and taken home in paper bags. It wasn’t until 1930s, however, that jelly beans became a part of Easter traditions, probably due to their egg like appearance in nests.
In 1965 the Herman Goelitz Candy Company began reenergizing this traditional candy by pumping up the flavors and their product was a favorite of the Governor of California, Ronald Reagan. Today the humble jelly bean is considered as American as apple pie!
When was Jelly Belly Founded? ー
Jelly Belly Candy Company
, formerly known as
Herman Goelitz Candy Company
Goelitz Confectionery Company
, manufactures Jelly Belly
- Gustav Goelitz came to the United States in 1866 and in 1869 started the confectionery business Gustav Goelitz in
the Jelly Belly jelly bean was created. Klein coined the name "Jelly Belly" as a tribute to blues musician
, and was responsible for the design of the product's famous red and yellow trademark.
How many Jelly Belly jelly bean flavors are there? There is OVER 100 (not an exact number)
1983 Jelly Belly mascot was introduced
There is a lot of Jelly Bean art: