The Good: Good ingredients, Generally affordable
The Bad: Very mild flavor, Flavor fades fast.
The Basics: Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles Jelly Bellys are mediocre, which is fairly accurate for the flavor they are supposed to, but they still make for an unimpressive jelly bean.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts do not impress me. So, I am actually pretty happy to be reaching the end of my consumption of the Jelly Belly Krispy Kreme jelly bean line. The final jelly bean in the line for me to try was Jelly Belly Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles. Jelly Belly Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles are, sadly, about as generically sweet as the other Krispy Kreme Jelly Belly jelly beans. While there is a minimal amount of flavor, that flavor fades quickly when one consumes multiple beans.
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 the Chili Mango, The Snapple Assortment, Krispy Kreme Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnut or their signature flavor Buttered Popcorn.
Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles is a flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans from the Krispy Kreme Assortment of Jelly Bellys! Jelly Belly Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles 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 like Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles doughnuts, but the chocolate flavor is very mild and fades very quickly to a generically sweet jelly bean.
Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles flavored Jelly Bellys are available in a wide array of quantities, but they are least expensive by the ten pound box. Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles flavored Jelly Bellys are easy to recognize. The Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles Jelly Belly jelly beans are light brown with tiny green and red spots.
Ease Of Preparation
These are jelly beans, not making chocolate icing and making homemade sprinkles! Preparing them is as easy as opening the bag in the box and popping one (or a handful) into your mouth. In the case of the ten pound box, one might want to put them in a candy dish of some form as opposed to risking spilling them each time one goes into the bag.
The Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles Jelly Bellys have no real scent to them. These jelly beans do not foreshadow the flavor of the beans at all; there is no real aroma to them.
In the mouth, the Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles Jelly Belly jelly beans are overwhelmingly sweet. The generically sweet flavor takes on a slightly dry flavor reminiscent of the aftertaste of hot cocoa. The mild chocolate flavor dissipates exceptionally quickly and is replaced with a sugar flavor that is simplistic and indistinct.
Unfortunately, the Jelly Belly Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles jelly beans are one of the flavors of Jelly Bellys where, if one consumes more than 5 in a single sitting, the beans take on an entirely generic sweetness that eliminates even the hint of chocolate flavor. These beans have a very strong sweet aftertaste that does not even endure in the mouth for very long after the last bean is consumed.
These are jelly beans, so one has to recall that they are based on something that is not at all nutritious. The Jelly Belly Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles jelly beans are not a legitimate source of nutrition. These are a dessert and are in no way an adequate substitute for a real meal. A serving is listed at twenty-seven beans, with each Jelly Belly jelly bean having approximately four calories. This means that in a single serving, there are 110 calories.
Jelly Belly Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles 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 to most Vegans because they contain no gelatin. Vegans who might take issue with these as being Vegan-compliant are the ones who have an issue with the use of bee's wax in the coating, so know your Vegan before buying! The Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles beans 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 almost two years and I have yet to run across a stale Jelly Belly and Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles are no exception. They remain freshest when they are kept in an airtight container (the bag in the 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; the package I picked up a month and a half ago had an April 6, 2019 expiration date.
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, just as you would before eating a doughnut). I've never had Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles Jelly Bellys stain anything.
Jelly Belly Chocolate Iced With Sprinkles are not bad jelly beans, but they are nowhere near as distinct or interesting as most Jelly Belly flavors!
For other Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor reviews by me, please check out:
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