5 Mistakes You're Making with Jelly BeansGet more ideas for spring ►
Easter is hopping along and soon enough you’ll be up to your ears with jelly beans! While most people look forward to these Easter sweets, we’ve noticed some are committing these jelly bean faux-pas. So, from the expert bean-eaters at Jelly Belly, here are the five mistakes you’re making with jelly beans.
1) Eating too many jelly beans at once
Would you eat strawberry jam with popcorn and finish it off with a sip of cappuccino on a normal day? Heck no! So why would you eat a handful of Jelly Belly® jelly beans? Enjoy each Jelly Belly bean by itself to truly savor the flavor. Or create thoughtful flavor combinations like Buttered Popcorn and Blueberry to make a nice Blueberry Muffin.
2) Eating crunchy beans
Crunchy jelly beans are OLD jelly beans. Jelly Belly beans are meant to be chewy, tender and filled with flavor. If it’s hard to bite down on your beans, you most likely have old jelly beans in your hand, toss them out and head to your nearest candy store to restock.
3) Getting tricked by cinnamon
Even bean-eating experts get tricked by Cinnamon Jelly Belly beans, so we’ve come up with a simple test before you pop that unassuming red jelly bean in your mouth: Take the bean between your thumb and index finger and give it a squeeze – just enough to crack the shell. Jelly Belly beans are flavored both in the sugary shell and center, so you can guess the flavor by the aroma. Voilà! Problem solved.
4) Assuming black jelly beans are ALWAYS licorice
You’ll never know what you’re missing if you don’t take a risk now and then. That black jelly bean may not always be Licorice; it could be a deliciously ripe Wild Blackberry! The Wild Blackberry Jelly Belly bean is a very dark purple color that is easily mistaken for the black Licorice jelly bean. Use the squeeze test from #3 if you’re still not sure.
5) Sticking to old habits
Sure, hold on to your favorites, but with more than 100 different flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans, you can afford to be adventurous. Take a chance and discover flavors like Mango, Pomegranate, Orange Sherbet or Pink Grapefruit. You never know which flavor will be your next favorite.