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Jelly Belly History

The first Jelly Belly jelly beans were sold by Mr. David Klein in a small ice cream parlor in Alhambra, California in 1976. The first flavors were Very Cherry, Tangerine, Lemon, Green Apple, Grape, Licorice, Root Beer, and Cream Soda. In the 1980s they were made famous nationwide by President Ronald Reagan who always had a jar of Jelly Bellies on his desk in the oval office and on Air Force One.

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Jelly Belly Memories

The first Jelly Belly jelly beans were sold by Mr. David Klein in a small ice cream parlor in Alhambra, California in 1976. The first flavors were Very Cherry, Tangerine, Lemon, Green Apple, Grape, Licorice, Root Beer, and Cream Soda. In the 1980s they were made famous nationwide by President Ronald Reagan who always had a jar of Jelly Bellies on his desk in the oval office and on Air Force One.

These Jelly Belly trips have not only become a tradition between my cousin and myself, but also a guaranty that no matter how old we both get, or how much is going on in our lives we will still find time to spend with each other and enjoy ourselves, even if its just eating a bag of Jelly Belly's. ~Jenna from Ontario, Canada

I remember back when I was a kid my mom would buy the big boxes of assorted Jelly Belly Beans when she had me for the weekend. The ones that were done where the different flavors were in separate little squares like assorted chocolates come in. My mom would always eat the reds ones because I was allergic to red food coloring and I would eat the Pina' Colada, Roasted Marsh-mellow and Blue Raspberry. These are the times that I miss and are some of my most vibrant memories. ~Candy from Louisiana