Jelly beans are an Easter tradition found in Easter baskets around the country. Jelly beans are a small egg shaped candy – hard on the outside and gummy on the inside. Turkish Delight, an ancient candy confection, was the precursor to the bean because of its soft, jelly-like texture. The creation of jelly beans has changed little since the candy was first developed in the early 19th century. Most jelly beans are sold as an assortment of different fruit flavors and have been the same for years. I love the black jelly beans, licorice flavor, and used to trade with my brothers for them at Easter time.
Jelly beans now come in all sorts of flavors. When Harry Potter came on the market the Jelly Belly Company created the odd flavors of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans which were one of the confections mentioned in the novels. A few of these, dirt, ear wax and vomit, were quite unique. My boys loved to trick their friends into eating the ear wax beans.
Jelly Beans are no longer just for Easter. People eat them all the time. They are one of the most popular selling candies. There is even a National Jelly Bean Day – April 22nd. Do you have a favorite bean?
The three sources I used for this article are listed below.
Cite a Magazine Article from Database in MLA format
Author, Alan. “Title of Article.” Magazine Name Complete Date: Page #s. Name of Database. Web.
Actual Magazine Article:
Hendrickson, Helen. “Eggs and jelly beans are Easter traditions.” Grit 13 April 2003: 6.
General OneFile. Web. 12 March 2013
Cite a Blog Post in MLA format
Author, Abby. “Title of blog post.” Name of Website. Publisher/Sponsor of Site, Publication Date.
Web. Access Date.
Actual Blog Post:
Bain, Zoe. “The history of jelly beans.” Delish. Hearst Communications Inc., 19 April 2012. Web. 12
Cite a Web Page in MLA format
“Title of the Article.” Name of Website. Publisher/Sponsor of Site, Publication Date. Web. Access
Actual Web Page:
“Happy National Jelly Bean Day!” Chiff.com. Chiff.com, n.d. Web. 12 March 2013.