Did you know that April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day? Each year, these little pieces of candy have their own special day of celebration? So how can you celebrate this uniquely sweet holiday? If you are a fan of jelly beans then you need to place an order now and get ready to celebrate what some people think are the best candy in the world! Here are some fun ideas to help you enjoy jelly beans!
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How to Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day
Last year we had the opportunity to tour the Jelly Belly Warehouse just an hour outside of Chicago in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Ever since that tour, we have ordered Jelly Bellies multiple times and used them as road trip snacks and little bits of sweetness after dinner.
A visit to the Jelly Belly Warehouse is a great opportunity to sample some of new flavors as well as enjoy the classic favorites. (and yes, there are some flavors that I passed on).
If you are planning to order your favorite Jelly Bellies, then I have two tips to help you save money and get the best deals!
- First, make sure you sign up for the Jelly Belly Sweet Rewards Club for discounts and coupons in your email inbox.
- Second, start your shopping at Mr. Rebates so you can get a rebate every time you shop! Not sure how Mr. Rebates works? Read all about the super simple program here!
History of Jelly Beans
While candies made in a similar manner existed before the jelly bean, Boston confectioner William Schrafft made them popular during the Civil War. With their firm exterior, jelly beans were the first candies to be sold by the pound. Schrafft encouraged his customers to send them to Union soldiers. During the 1930s, jelly beans became closely associated with the Easter holiday but are now enjoyed year round. Jelly Beans were Ronald Reagan’s favorite treat. ~ National Day Calendar
Take a Factory Tour
- Tour the Jelly Belly Warehouse in Pleasant View, Wisconsin
- Tour the Jelly Belly Warehouse in Fairfield California
Make a sweet treat
How do you plan to celebrate Jelly Bean Day? Got any fun ideas? I’d love to hear!
Today is also Earth Day so if you are looking for ideas and tips to celebrate Earth Day, click here!