National Jelly Bean Day

April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day!

Although researchers remain unsure as to why April 22 has been chosen as National Jelly Bean Day, we’re pretty sure no one is complaining!

The jelly bean was introduced sometime during the mid-19th century and was an especially popular morale booster for troops during the civil war. Jelly beans had somewhat of a juicy revolution in the 1980s when Jelly Belly began manufacturing jelly beans made with real fruit juices. This innovation cemented jelly beans as more than just your average Easter candy.

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day by making colorful and edible jelly bean jewelry, playing “How many jelly beans in the jar?”, or simply eating some jelly beans!

Sources: Chiff, Days of the Year

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