'jelly beans' on Serious Eats

Easter Basket 2012: Why Do So Many Jelly Beans Suck?

As a kid, Easter baskets meant two things to me: Peeps and jelly beans. As a childhood chocolate-hater (who didn't really get over that aversion until college), those were pretty much the only candies I'd want; no Cadbury eggs or chocolate bunnies for me. But here's the thing about jelly beans: so many of them suck. Really suck. More

The Serious Eats Field Guide To Jelly Belly Identification

It's not too often you need a formal Field Guide to tell foods apart. (A carrot and an orange may be roughly the same color, but we're betting you've never confused the two.) But Jelly Belly beans? There are only so many different shades those little guys can muster. Is there anything weirder than expecting cherry, and getting cinnamon? Looking for a tangerine and biting into cantaloupe? We wanted to spare you that pain. So we set out to taste and identify all 50 flavors. More

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