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Fun Jelly Bean Facts You Can’t Live Without

In honor of National Jelly Bean Day, we decided to make a list of our top 10 favorite fun facts about Jelly Beans!

FACT NUMBER 1 – Very Cherry and Buttered Popcorn
have battled it out for the title of favorite flavor of Jelly Belly for
decades, however in 2003 Very Cherry reclaimed the number one spot!

FACT NUMBER 2 – Jelly Beans were President Ronald
Reagan’s favorite candy. During his 1981 inauguration, Jelly Belly
created a special Blueberry flavor to be distributed during the
festivities. A whopping 7,000 pounds of Jelly Beans were doled out
during the celebrations!

FACT NUMBER 3 – It can take anywhere from 7-21 days to make a single Jelly Bean!

FACT NUMBER 4 – In 1861, the first Jelly Bean
advertisement launched, which promoted sending Jelly Beans to soldiers
fighting in the Civil War.

FACT NUMBER 5 – There were eight original flavors of
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans introduced in 1976. Those flavors were; Very
Cherry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Lemon, Licorice,
and Grape.

FACT NUMBER 6 – In the early 20th Century, “Jelly
Bean” was a slang term for a gentleman who took pride in dressing
stylishly. It held a negative connotation however, and was often used to
describe someone we now refer to as a “ladies man”.

FACT NUMBER 7 – Each Easter, 16 billion Jelly Beans
are manufactured solely for the occasion! That’s enough Jelly Beans to
circle the Earth three times!

FACT NUMBER 8 – Jelly Beans used to be a
Christmastime staple, however it was in the 1930s when they began to
circulate Easter baskets nationwide! Nobody is quite sure why the sudden
change, but we aren’t complaining!

FACT NUMBER 9 – Although Very Cherry is the favorite
flavor throughout North and South America, the rest of the World has an
array of different taste preferences. In Asia, Lemon Lime is a staple.
In Australia, bubble gum remains the winner. In Europe, Tutti-Fruitti
prevails. Finally,  Berry Blue is most popular in the Middle East.

FACT NUMBER 10 – In 2009, the infamous Bean Boozled
game was released sparking a rather strange infatuation with eating
disgusting flavored Jelly Beans! Some flavors include; Rotten Egg, Ear
Wax, Booger, Toothpaste, Barf, Dead Fish, and Spoiled Milk.

Crave Golf Club

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Pigeon Forge, TN

Located between lights 4 & 5 on the Parkway

Top rated attraction, minutes from Sevierville and Gatlinburg.


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