Peach Jelly Belly Jelly Beans - 10 lbs bulk
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The Good: Tastes like peach, Delicious, Environmentally responsible bulk
The Bad: Not terribly nutritious
The Basics: Delicious and fruity, Peach flavored Jelly Belly's live up to their name!
Peach . . . The Georgia Fruit. These are the legacies of the confections Jelly Belly. They're continuing mission: to satiate taste buds and consumers everywhere. To boldly taste like no jelly bean has tasted before! (Cue shrieking woman)
When you review a lot of different things, sometimes it's fun to just have fun with a product. And what is more fun than Jelly Belly jelly beans? Well, yeah, there's that, but not in "Food and Drink!" Barring that, there are Jelly Belly jelly beans, which might just be the most fun food can be. After all, where can one pretend that they are biting into a giant peach while nibbling instead on a jelly bean? And with a ten pound box, it's almost enough to make one think they have a full bushel of peaches, when in fact it's thousands of jelly beans. It's hard to beat that!
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 Sour Watermelon, Smoothie Assortment, strawberry daiquiri, or their signature flavor Buttered Popcorn.
Peach 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 Peach and they live up to that well.
Peach flavored Jelly Belly's 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, it's hard not to go through these when they are around. The Peach flavor, especially is one that is so fruity and delicious that once one starts eating them, one needs to come up with a reason to stop. My reason is usually a mirror focused on my . . . ahem! I want to say that a ten pound case is a year's supply of these jelly beans, they would certainly keep for a year even in this level of bulk, but once a box like this is open, they are lucky to last six months around my house.
The Peach Jelly Belly is easily differentiated from other Jelly Belly jelly beans by its spots. This is a yellow-orange colored jelly bean with red streaks or spots on the surface of the jelly bean. This is one of the easier Jelly Belly's to reason as the colors are more or less peach-like in their presentation. That's the outside of the peach that these Jelly Belly's are reminiscent of.
Ease Of Preparation
These are jelly beans, not laying railroad across rocky terrain. Preparing them is as easy as opening 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 always going into the box. One might want me to shut up and not tell them how to eat Jelly Belly's, too, so eating them out of the box is fine!
As with all of the best Jelly Belly flavors, the strength of Peach flavored Jelly Belly's is that they taste exactly like peach! First, they smell like peaches. When one opens the bulk box of these, it smells just like opening a can of canned peaches. More than like a peach fresh off the tree, Peach tastes like canned peaches, sweet and delicious.
The only drawback to the taste of Peach Jelly Belly's is in the consumption of many of them at the same time. Unfortunately, if one decides to pig out on peach-flavored Jelly Belly's, this is one of the flavors that quickly becomes more sugary. After talking with some friends (we had a Jelly Belly tasting party - highly recommended, by the way!) it became clear that I'm not the only one for whom the taste buds adapt some to Jelly Belly's. What I mean by that is this: if you sit down and eat a large number of Jelly Belly's - even one at a time over the course, of a movie, for example - they stop tasting like the flavor you're eating and just take on a generic sugary taste. The best flavors seem to hold out the longest and while peach is an excellent flavor of Jelly Belly, I've found that eating more than a handful at a time causes the brain to simply stop tasting the actual peach flavor.
Peach Jelly Belly jelly beans are flavored in the shell and the center, making for a solid taste experience, though. Every bite (until your brain says "Whoa! Enough!") tastes like peach.
Again, these are jelly beans, so anyone looking to them for nutrition needs to remember that there's only so much sugar the body can process in a day. 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.
Peach Jelly Belly's do not contain any significant amount of vitamin C, so while one might want to delude themselves into believing they are being nutritious, these will not provide the nutrients you seek.
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 . . .). 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 or a pocket 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 Belly's, otherwise, they will leave you for a more respectful consumer and it's sad to be left by a jelly bean). I've never had Peach Jelly Belly's stain anything. That said, it's pretty wild to be able to eat something that tastes so much like Peach and not have to clean sticky peach juice or that sugary fluid from canned peaches one's fingers afterward!
Peach Jelly Belly jelly beans are one of the best flavors of Jelly Belly's and while they taste precisely like canned peaches, eating too many causes the taste to fade some. Given that they are so delicious, that's a bit of a drawback for these tasty beans.
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