Happy National Jelly Bean Day

Hail to the Chief's jelly beans.

Never has a president done so much for a food as Ronald Reagan did with jelly beans. Living in the greater Sacramento area, I’ve been to the Jelly Belly factory too many times to count on school and girl scout field trips. My favorites are grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime…all the fruity, and especially citrus, ones. (I admit it, whenever I receive a mixed bag of jelly beans, I just carefully pick out the ones I like.) Yet every time I went to the factory they were making a hideous smelling concoction like popcorn. Only once were they making strawberry. The worst visit was when Harry Potter had just come out and all of the kids wanted Bertie Botts beans. I remember some of the boys giving my friend what they said was a chocolate bean and it turned out to be dirt. She said it really tasted like dirt! You couldn’t pay me enough money to be the taste tester on the vomit or snot jelly beans. Can you imagine? If you get the chance, it really is a fun tour and you can purchase gazillions of “jelly bums” (malformed jelly beans) really inexpensively. If you’re in Folsom and need a jelly bean fix today, go to Snook’s our fabulous local candy factory that has a nice, big selection (and you can buy just one flavor, like grapefruit). – Chef Ro

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About Chef Ro

I am executive chef of Barcellona Bites, a boutique catering and personal chef service in Folsom, CA. I am also a wife, mom of two college-aged daughters in the Pacific Northwest, yogi and animal lover. Please LIKE my facebook page for tasty recipes, helpful information and kitchen, cooking and lifestyle tips. www.facebook.com/barcellonabites
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2 Responses to Happy National Jelly Bean Day

  1. piesandeyes says:

    I would not want to be a jelly bean tester either. You never know what your going to get!

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