The other day Kora came to me upset and said, “Mom! Logan said jelly beans don’t have jelly in them! But they do right? Cause they’re called jelly beans so they have to have jelly in them right?” She had me stumped. I know there’s no jelly in jelly beans, but then how did they get their name?
I was curious, so I searched online and here’s what I found:
According to The Nashua Telegraph today is National Jelly Bean Day! Their article also provided some great info about the origin of jelly beans and their place in history!
Wikipedia also had some interesting information about how the jelly bean got its name: