A Terrible Mishap on the Origin of Jelly Beans

Hello IGWers,

I am a bit perplexed this morning as I contemplated the origin of jelly beans. The original jelly beans started out not as a bean, but a Turkish delight. It was originally a candy. It started to gain popularity in the late 1800s and really take off being paired with Easter around 1930.

That is weak sauce if you ask me. I thought jelly beans would have actually been a bean. So for my ignorance on the bean, I derived a list of the worst grains and vegetables to have the current jelly bean flavor.

1. Asparagus- How could you pee Jelly and green at the same time?

2. Corn on the cob- I have never heard of a candy you could only eat part of.

3. Radishes- Not only would you choke on a jelly radish, you are getting into highly guarded gum ball territory here.

4. Potato- Too big, you can’t cook them, you can’t boil them. Straight weak on the jelly potato.

5. Broccoli- Trees of jelly? I don’t think so. This is a marketing disaster from day 1.

6. Cauliflower- This goes by the instant death of jelly broccoli.

7. Zucchini- Probably the best idea if you want a large group of upper echelon vegetarian eaters. Also you could just cut the candy up.

8. Wheat- Gummy wheat sounds boring and unavailable. I suspect you could only get it during harvest.

9. Onion- Can’t make jelly onion soup. This bares immediate disqualification.

10. Tomatoes- We can’t be having jelly tomatoes. Too many recalls and tomatoes can be enormous. I am sure the jelly tomato would have bombed terribly and everyone would have just broken windows and hit people throwing them everywhere.

You see the origin of all foods is not exactly whimsical and amazing. Good riddance you jelly nugget with the lack of a bean interior.

To more horrible origins of our favorite foods!



2 Responses

  1. enticing, informative, and slightly nauseating (broccoli?wtf) good post


  2. Nice post!
    Thats why i keep an eye on this blog so much!

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