"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating  jellybeans."

                                            -Ronald Reagan

Jellybean Poem
Red is for the blood her gave
green is for the grass he made
yellow is for the sun so bright 
orange is for the edge of night 
black is for the sins we made 
white is for the grace he gave
purple is for his hour of sorrow 
pink is for our new tomorrow

a bag full of jelly beans colorful and sweet 
is a prayer, is a promise, is a special treat. 

Happy Easter! 

History of the Jellybean
The exact origins of the jelly bean are lost in time, and only a part of its history is known. Most experts believe the jelly center is a descendent of a Mid-Eastern confection known as Turkish Delight that dates back to Biblical times.

The shell coating is an offspring of a process called panning, first invented in 17th century France to make Jordan Almonds. The panning process, while done primarily by machine today, has remained essentially the same for the last 300 years. The French began by rocking almonds in a bowl filled with sugar and syrup until the almonds were coated with a candy shell. Today, large rotating pans do the heavy work, while master confectioners apply their true art in adding the ingredients to create just the right shell.

Somehow the two processes made their way to America. The earliest known appearance of a jelly bean combining the two techniques is in an 1861 advertisement for William Schrafft of Boston that promoted the sending of jelly beans to soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Jelly beans quickly earned a place among the many glass jars of "penny candy" in general stores where they were sold by weight and taken home in paperbags. It wasn't until the 1930's, however, that jelly beans became a part of Easter traditions. Over 15 billion jellybeans were enjoyed at Eastertime in 1998. If they were lined up end-to-end, they would circle the earth nearly 3 times.


Create Jelly Bean "Necklace/Streamers":

Cut a length of fishing line. Use a medium-sized sewing needle with an eye just large enough to fit the fishing line. Thread the pieces of fishing line, one by one, onto the needle and string about 30 to 50  Jelly Beans leaving a three-inch tail at each end. Knot the ends to secure the beans. Continue in this fashion creating Jelly Bean "streamers" in a variety of colors.  Store in a cool, dry location.

Play a Jellybean Game

Place a specific number of Jellybeans into a Jar and have
kids guess how many. The person with the closest guess wins the jar
of jelly beans.

For a varatition you could place a certain number of a specific color bean
and have them guess how many of that color bean is in the jar mixed with lots
of other colored jellybeans of course!

Jellybean Links
Jellybean soup

How to combine Jellybeans to create some interesting
food combinations... This is cute

Official Jellybelly Site
Don't miss your chance to win free beans and pickup some recipes


All Jellybean art created by  me. Images are not public domain..Thank You
Not that anyone would want them anyhow!! *grin*
Page created March 2001 all rights reserved.

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