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National Jelly Bean Day

Make National Jelly Bean Day extra sweet with delicious treats, fun activities, and creative recipes to get your taste buds hopping!
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April 22
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Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day on April 22 with a big bowl of your favorite flavors! Although this fun holiday was only invented in the 2000s, jelly beans have been around since the 1800s. Since then, they've become one of America's most popular confectionery treats and are enjoyed all over the world. Not only are jelly beans irresistible to eat but also come in an endless variety of colorful shapes and yummy flavors.

History of National Jelly Bean Day

National Jelly Bean Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1860s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jelly Bean Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jelly beans were first made in Boston, with their shape inspired by Turkish candies and interior based on French 'jelly' candies.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1905</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jelly Beans Commercially Available</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Jelly Beans were sold commercially in Boston and became popular throughout the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Associated with Easter</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1930s, jelly beans became a permanent part of the Easter holiday due to their egg-like shape.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Gourmet Jelly Beans</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Jelly Belly company created a high-quality, gourmet jelly bean, expanding the popularity and flavor possibilities of these sweet treats.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Jelly Bean Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Jelly Bean Day was established to celebrate this versatile confection, giving fans a day to indulge in their favorite treat.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a jelly bean art masterpiece</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a unique piece of art with jelly beans. Paint with them, create mosaics, or use them to make 3D shapes. Get creative and have fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a jelly bean taste test</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family to participate in a jelly bean taste test. Have everyone try each one without looking at the flavors, then guess what it is! Award points for correct guesses and tally up the scores at the end.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make some jelly bean infused recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many recipes you can make with jelly beans. Try making some jelly bean cookies, cupcakes, brownies, or ice cream! There are so many possibilities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide jelly beans around your house or yard and have your family go on a treasure hunt to find them! Make it even more interesting by adding clues along the way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play games with jelly beans</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab a bowl of jelly beans and have some fun playing games like sorting by color, rolling dice with them, or holding competitions to see who can eat the most in one minute.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Jelly Bean Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Jelly beans are fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Eating a bag of jelly beans is almost as much fun as playing a game or watching a movie. There's something exciting about the colorful assortment of flavors and the challenge of determining which one you get before you pop it in your mouth! Plus, they make great party favors for special events!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Jelly beans come in all sorts of flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From classic fruity varieties to more unusual flavors like pizza, sushi, or cotton candy, jelly beans have something for everyone. And if you're looking for variety, there are even bags that contain multiple flavors so you can sample them all at once!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Jelly beans are filled with nostalgia</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Remember those days when you would head over to the local candy shop with pocket change in hand and come home with a bag full of goodies? Those were the days! So when you celebrate National Jelly Bean Day, it's a chance to relive some of the best moments of your childhood, without having to leave the comfort of your home!</p></div></div>

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National Jelly Bean Day FAQs

When is National Jelly Bean Day?

National Jelly Bean Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. In 2024, it will fall on a Monday.

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