7 to 21 days: The number of days it takes to make a single jelly bean. It all depends on the manufacturer and the type of bean being made. Jelly beans first surfaced when Boston candy maker William Schrafft urged people to send his jelly beans to soldiers during the Civil War.- candyfavorites.com
Jelly bean: The term jelly bean was once used as slang for the type of guy that you don’t bring home to mom and dad. Back in the 1910s and 1920s, if you referred to a man as a jelly bean, you were calling him a dandy, a ladies man, or a gigolo. Ouch.- rd.com
3 tons: The amount of Jelly Belly beans consumed during Ronald Reagan’s presidential inauguration in 1981. During his presidency, jelly beans were served in the Oval Office and on Air Force One. A special holder was designed for the plane so the jar of jelly beans wouldn’t spill during turbulence. There is even a portrait of Ronald Reagan made of 10,000 Jelly Belly beans at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.- jellybelly.com
Canned dog food: Along with stinky socks, it’s a surprisingly authentic Jelly Belly bean flavor. Before there were flavors like baby wipes and rotten egg, Jelly Belly introduced their original eight flavors in 1976. They were Very Cherry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Lemon, Licorice, and Grape.
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