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.

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Historyedit]. The Turkish delight, a Turkish dessert made of soft jelly covered in confectioner's powder, was an early precursor to the jelly ...

The History of Jelly Beans - Candy Favorites

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

Company History | Jelly Belly Candy Company

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Twenty Fun Facts about Jelly Beans - Fill Your Plate Blog

Apr 5, 2011 ... Jordan Almonds, which are the other possible origin of the modern day jelly bean are also made this way and were made popular in the 1600's ...

The History of Jelly Beans - Food Reference -

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.

The Jelly Bean Story | Online Candy Store

Turkish delights—made of jelled sugar and rosewater and coated with powdered sugar—are the ancient, famous cousin of jelly beans. They have been enjoyed ...

National Jelly Bean Day - Jelly Bean History -

Apr 19, 2012 ... Their origin is a mystery. According to the Candy Favorites website, the original jelly bean is thought to have been a combination of the first jelly ...

12 Random Facts You Didn't Know About Jelly Beans

Apr 22, 2014 ... With jelly beans being one of our favorite treats, we thought we'd celebrate by sharing some fun facts with you: 1. The origin of jelly beans is ...

The History Of Jelly Beans -

Jelly beans have some pretty interesting facts buried in their history. These are a favorite confection that have been around for quite some time, just over a ...

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