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A Brief History of the Jelly Bean

A Brief History of the Jelly Bean
July 27, 2015 Funworks

A Brief History of the Jelly Bean

With new sweet sensations such as Jelly Belly Bean Boozled gaining real popularity, many youngsters will assume that jelly beans are a new type of sweet. However, these tasty and delicious sweets actually have a long and illustrious history. While you, your parents and grandparents may remember eating jelly beans in the playground, they actually date back way further than that.

Jelly Beans Through the Ages:

The origins of jelly belly bean boozled treats can actually be traced back to biblical times. According to historians, there were two types of jelly bean predecessors, which included a sweet round candy and a soft variety with a chewy centre. The soft chewy variety is thought to be derived from the traditional Istanbul candy Turkish Delight. This naturally sweet and chewy sweet became popular around the world throughout history. The round sweet jelly bean was developed based on a classic French candy making technique called panning.

Jelly beans became popular around the world in the 1800s, especially in the new world. During this time as technology advanced, sweet manufacturers were able to automate their process allowing for mass production. Before this development sweets needed to be coated with sugar or syrup manually using the panning technique. This involved dipping a harder item such as a nut or almond into a pan filled with warmed sugar or syrup.

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During the American Civil War jelly beans were advertised by some candy makers as the best treat to send to loved ones in battle. This was the first documented history of bulk candy being bought as jelly beans were not purchased in packs but by weight.

In the early 1900s, jelly beans were considered a seasonal treat, especially around Easter, when children would look forward to a bag of these bright coloured beans rather than the chocolate eggs we have today. The jelly beans even had a vaguely egg shape, making them perfect to symbolise the rebirth of this religious holiday.

Introducing Jelly Beans to a New Generation:

Many people consider the Harry Potter books and movies as the inspiration of introducing jelly beans to a new generation. Harry and his friends are constantly snacking on jelly beans while at Hogwarts and many think that jelly belly bean boozled are the best way to add some fun to your sweet snack, just like Harry. With their pairings of beans, which offer one tasty treat and one not so tasty surprise, it is easy to see how you can create a game of chance with your friends. So before you reach for that jelly belly bean boozled, Australia sweet enthusiasts should take care, you may face an unpleasant surprise!

If you are looking for the best sweets and candy including jelly belly bean boozled, Australia sweet enthusiasts should contact us. We have a wide selection of sweets, chocolates and other confectionery including jelly belly bean boozled beans. Our team takes pride in offering the best selection of sweet treats to suit any occasion. We also offer our items for bulk sale, allowing you to cater for your next event without it costing the earth.


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