Jump for Jelly Beans Day!
Today, we encourage
candy-lovers everywhere to jump for joy and show your appreciation for
jelly beans. These tiny candies evolved from an ancient confection
called “Turkish delight,” which was one of the earliest forms of hard
candy. Our modern-day jelly beans gained popularity during the American
Civil War. A candy company in Boston began marketing jelly beans as the
perfect treat to send to soldiers, and soon everyone was hooked. One of
the most famous jelly bean fans is President Ronald Reagan. He served
them at his inauguration!
To celebrate National Jump for Jelly Beans Day, treat yourself to a delicious handful of jelly beans. Jump for joy when you stumble upon your favorite flavor!
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