Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A-Z on Mondays J is for Jelly Beans

This week I am joining the meme A-Z on Monday ~~ blogging our way through the alphabet~~ All About Food! at Unglazed, check out her blog for other foods starting with J this week...
My favorite Easter candy is the Jelly Bean, well, heck I like jelly beans year round, the red and black ones are my favorite...hummmm
 The gummy interior of the jelly bean may trace its origins back hundreds of years to Turkish Delight, while the outside shell is essentially the same as that developed in the late 17th century for Jordan Almond candies. The earliest known appearance of the modern jelly bean was during the American Civil War when William Schrafft of Boston promoted sending the candy to soldiers in the Union Army.[1] It was not until 1930 or so that jelly beans became an Easter candy, presumably from their resemblance to Easter eggs.[2] Their egg-like shape was then associated with the Easter Bunny, who gave out eggs on Easter.


  1. That was really intersting - I love learning new things like that. Pretty picture too.

  2. I like them too, except for the black and green ones.

  3. Happy Monday Molly!!
    Great pick for J this week. Thanks for the history.
    I use to eat these at Easter until I was sick. Ha!
    Good sugary candy.

  4. I guess we will be seeing more of these things pretty soon! Nice, timely J selection!


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