Cappuccino Jelly Belly Jelly Beans - 10 lbs bulk
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The Good: Great realistic flavor, Environmentally responsible bulk, Taste does not fade
The Bad: No real nutritional value
The Basics: Not fading with their strong, coffee flavor, Cappuccino Jelly Bellys are delicious and deserve to be stocked up on!
It is unlikely to surprise those who read my many reviews to learn that I love coffee. It seems self-evident to me, despite the fact that I write more about tea. So as a lover of coffee, it is little surprise that I have fallen in love with Cappuccino Jelly Bellys.
For those who might never have had Jelly Belly jelly beans, these are easily the best jelly beans on the planet, packing a lot of flavor into a very small size. Unlike most jelly beans which are only vaguely flavored and are more based on colors, Jelly Belly jelly beans have a wide variety of actual flavors, like jalapeno, pina colada, Grape Crush, or their signature flavor Buttered Popcorn.
Who needs ten pounds of Cappuccino flavored Jelly Bellys? Anyone who loves coffee and jelly beans will want these. Come to think of it, these have about the same per pound price as an inexpensive ground coffee . . . Anyone who might like Cappuccino Jelly Belly jelly beans will likely find that this is the best way to get them in bulk in an environmentally responsible way for the least amount of money.
Cappuccino is a flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans. Jelly Belly jelly beans are approximately one half inch long by one quarter inch wide and they are roughly bean-shaped. These little candies are marketed to taste precisely like Cappuccino and they live up to that exceptionally well.
Cappuccino flavored Jelly Bellys are available in a wide array of quantities, but the largest quantity available is the ten pound bulk case. This is a decent-sized box with a plastic lining and while some might wonder why anyone would need a ten pound box, I say, "Coffee!" Those who would want these Jelly Bellys in this quantity know what I mean. I suspect that for most people, a ten pound case is a year's supply of these jelly beans.
Cappuccino flavored Jelly Bellys are remarkably easy to recognize and distinguish from other Jelly Bellys, save the A&W Root Beer ones. It is a translucent brown color with white specks, which is distinct from chocolate pudding (opaque brown), but fairly close to A&W Root Beer which are translucent brown (slightly lighter) without the little white specks.
Ease Of Preparation
These are jelly beans, not going to work without coffee. In the case of the ten pound box, one might want to put them in a candy dish of some form as opposed to always going into the box. Then again, you are free to enjoy them any way you wish! You can pretend you are pouring coffee from a box if you want and get them that way. Do what you want, they are jelly beans!
Cappuccino Jelly Bellys have a subtle coffee scent, so they set the consumer up perfectly for the taste of the beans. Even so, it is actually quite surprising how much flavor they pack into each and every bean. Sadly, this is a flavor where the flavor defines itself and there is no real comparison. These jelly beans taste precisely like coffee with a hint of cream.
The shell tastes like coffee and as the bean dissolves and is swallowed, it fills the mouth with a strong, creamy coffee aftertaste that is distinctively like a good cappuccino.
As well, Cappuccino flavored Jelly Bellys do not diminish in taste when you eat vast quantities of them. No, these taste like coffee bite after bite, never fading and that is quite incredible. The enduring quality of the taste helps make the ten-pound case have added value, though one does not recommend eating them all in one sitting. But hey, if you're weaning yourself off coffee, you might just have to. We get it.
Again, these are jelly beans, but they do not have the caffeine - glorious caffeine! - of actual coffee. Jelly beans, even Jelly Belly jelly beans, are not a legitimate source of nutrition. These are a snack food, a dessert, and are in no way an adequate substitute for a real meal. A serving is listed at thirty-five beans, with each Jelly Belly jelly bean having approximately four calories. This means that in a single serving, there are 140 calories, which is 12% of your daily recommended intake.
The thing is, Jelly Belly jelly beans are not as bad as they could be in the nutrition area. They have no fat and no protein, but for those who have ever dated a Vegan, these are Vegan compliant because they contain no gelatin! They have only one percent of the daily sodium with 15 mg and they are gluten free! The main ingredients are sugar, corn syrup and modified food starch, so it's not like this is an all-natural food, but they could be far, far worse.
Jelly Belly jelly beans have a shelf life of approximately one year and I have yet to run across a stale Jelly Belly (though that could have something to do with a package never surviving a year around me and this flavor doesn't even last six months usually). They remain freshest when they are kept in an airtight container (the bag in the bulk box is sufficient if it is kept closed) and they ought to be kept in a lukewarm environment. Storing them in hot places is likely to make the beans stick together and be gross. Kept in a cool, dry place, the beans retain their flavor perfectly.
As for cleanup, unless one allows the Jelly Belly to get hot to the point that the waxy coating on the bean melts, the dyes on these do not bleed or denature, so there is usually no cleanup necessary, not even washing one's hands after eating them (always wash your hands before eating Jelly Bellys, it's not like some young Starbuck's chick prepared it for you!).
I've never had Cappuccino Jelly Bellys stain anything.
Cappuccino Jelly Belly jelly beans are a perfect flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans, truly embodying the exact flavor they claim to have. These are perhaps the only acceptable alternative to actual coffee. If there were such a thing!
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