Great facts about how Jelly Belly jelly beans are made
How long does it take to make a single Jelly Belly jelly bean?
It takes 7 to 21 days to make a single Jelly Belly jelly bean. That's the truth! If you want first hand experience of this, you can sign up for the Jelly Belly University in Fairfield California. Be warned however. There's an EXTREMELY long waiting list.
How many Jelly Belly jelly beans are made in a day?
Jelly Belly Candy Company can produce 46,000 kilos of Jelly Belly jelly beans a day, or 347 beans a second.
How are Jelly Belly jelly beans different to other jelly beans?
Jelly Belly jelly beans differ from ordinary jelly beans because of their authentic and intense flavours which go right through from the shell to the centre of the bean. Jelly Belly jelly beans are smaller in size, come in a brilliant array of colours and, of course has the Jelly Belly name on every bean. Also, no other jelly bean comes in as many flavours as Jelly Belly. Developed for the sophisticated palate, Jelly Belly are created from the finest ingredients. In order to create real "true-to-life" flavours, natural chocolate, coconut, fruit juice concentrates and fruit purees like strawberry, pear and pineapple are used in the manufacture of Jelly Belly.
How can I tell if I am eating a genuine Jelly Belly jelly beans?
Just look for the name on each bean. The "Jelly Belly" name is your guarantee that you're eating "The Original Gourmet Jelly Bean." Even the white ones have their name inscribed although you'd be forgiven for not seeing it. The real test however, is in the taste. Jelly Belly jelly beans are the best in the world. They are scrumptious, juicey and oh so delicious! Really, really real!
What about Beanatural and Sport Beans and Beanboozled? These don't have the Jelly Belly name inscribed on them.
The 50 flavours of the original gourmet Jelly Belly jelly bean are often sold individually and in bulk, and the logo on each bean is your extra reassurance that you have the "real thing". This deters those companies that try to "pass off" their inferior jelly beans as if they were Jelly Belly. All the other Jelly Belly products are sold in branded packaging, and ourdistinctive logo lets you know that Sport Beans, Beanatural and BeanBoozled are all made to the same high, uncompromising standards that you would expect from the Jelly Belly Candy Company.
How are new flavours tested?
Before being introduced, a new Jelly Belly jelly bean is subjected to a Critic Session and Tasting Party. These sessions bring top management and employees together to submit opinions. The proposed new Jelly Belly jelly bean is rated by flavour, colour, texture of the centre, appearance and thickness of the shell. When we reach an enthusiastic consensus, we release a new flavour to the waiting world.
What's the most popular Jelly Belly jelly bean flavour?
Very Cherry remained the most popular flavour of Jelly Belly jelly beans for two decades until 1998, when Buttered Popcorn moved into first place. In 2003 Very Cherry moved back into top position by a mere 8 million beans world wide and that is where it remains. However, every country has its own favourite flavours. In the UK we've even been able to identify different flavour preferences by the county!
Where are Jelly Belly jelly beans made?
Jelly Belly Candy Company still has two factories in the USA in California and Wisconsin. We have also recently opened another factory in Thailand and is from here that most (though not all) of the European Jelly Belly jelly beans will come from. The new Thailand factory is desinged to the same specification as our other factories. It is an amazing facility with the added bonus of giving us easier access to more GMO-free ingredients. Each Jelly Belly bean is lovingly created in exactly the same way and tastes exactly the same as Jelly Belly beans everywhere.