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The earliest known reference to jelly beans is from Boston confectioner William Schraft in 1861, though they are thought to have evolved from the popular confection Turkish Delight.
The became a popular treat in the early 20th century, and their fame grew when president Ronald Reagan declared them his favorite treat.

Jelly bean - Wikipedia

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Jelly beans are small bean-shaped sugar candies with soft candy shells and thick gel interiors. The confection comes in a wide variety of colors and flavors, and ...

The History of Jelly Beans - Candy Favorites

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This article is about various kinds of jelly beans and how they became one of the most popular candies in the world!

Origin of the Jelly Bean or, Why Are They Called Beans?

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The exact origins of the jelly bean are lost in time, and only a part of its ... The shell coating is an offspring of a process called panning, first invented in 17th ...

A Bowl Full of Jelly Bean History | National Geographic | The Plate

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Mar 25, 2016 ... An army of jelly beans, marching towards your mouth. ... said to have invented a jelly-like candy flavored with rosewater and dusted with ...

Company History | Jelly Belly Candy Company

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1869. Gustav Goelitz, 24, opens a candy business in Belleville, Illinois, and sets the family on its sweet destiny. That's him in front with his foot on the barrel. 1894.

Meet The Man Who Invented Jelly Bellys And Then Sold The Rights ...

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Jun 22, 2011 ... He's the guy who invented the Jelly Belly. ... through gourmet chocolate, which he 'll call "David's Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans." ...

What's the History of Jelly Beans? - Food Reference - About.com

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Jelly beans have been a favorite candy for over a century, but have their roots in candy making techniques that are thousands of years old. Learn about the ...

Twenty Fun Facts about Jelly Beans - Fill Your Plate Blog

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Apr 5, 2011 ... In preparation for National Jelly Bean Day which will be celebrated on April 22 this year, here are twenty facts about this fun and flavorful candy.

The Jelly Bean Story | CandyWarehouse.com Online Candy Store

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Jelly beans are another historical mystery—no one is really sure when or how they were invented. We do know that it has seen many different forms. Turkish ...