Tuesday, March 8, 2011

All The Flavor Without The Hangover: Girl-Drink Drunks Will Love Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly Bellys!

Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly Belly Jelly Beans - 10 lbs bulk
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The Good: Tastes just like a strawberry daiquiri, Environmentally responsible bulk, Enduring taste!
The Bad: Not terribly nutritious
The Basics: One of the perfect flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans, Strawberry Daiquiri satisfies in bulk!

On The Kids In The Hall, there was a hilarious sketch in one of the early seasons with a male character who is getting drunk on fruit-flavored alcoholic beverages. Dubbed a "girl-drink drunk," the character is ridiculed by his coworkers for not at least being a drunk on hard liquor. Well, I've been sober for over seventeen years and I still remember the taste of strawberry daiquiris and truth be told, if I went back to drinking now, I'd probably be a girl-drink drunk. Trust me; after a significant time sober all beers just smell like pond scum and at least the "girl drinks" have flavor to them. Fortunately for me, I have Jelly Belly jelly beans. One of the magnificent flavors of Jelly Bellys is Strawberry Daiquiri!

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 chocolate pudding, sour grape, the Smoothie assortment, or their signature flavor Buttered Popcorn.

Who needs ten pounds of Strawberry Daiquiri flavored Jelly Bellys? Anyone who wants to enjoy being a girl-drink drunk without losing control or needing a new liver! Anyone who might like Strawberry Daiquiri 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.


Strawberry Daiquiri 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 strawberry daiquiri drinks and these do that exceptionally well. They are sweet and have no scent, but they seem to retain their strawberry flavor well.

Strawberry Daiquiri 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 given the choice between being a mean girl-drink drunk and putting on a pound or two from jelly beans, I'll take the latter. The Strawberry Daiquiri flavor is one that is good and a ten pound case ought to last an entire year, though mine have never lasted more than six months. They would certainly keep for a year even in this level of bulk, but my cases never seems to last nearly that long.

The Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly Belly is fairly easy to differentiate from the other red Jelly Bellys. This is a pink jelly bean with red spots. It is darker than other pink Jelly Belly beans (like Bubble Gum and Cotton Candy) and more pink than the red Jelly Bellys like Raspberry, Strawberry Jam and Red Apple. This is one of the most distinct in appearance Jelly Bellys.

Ease Of Preparation

These are jelly beans, not staying sober while working exclusively in bars! Preparing them is as easy as opening the box and popping one (or several) 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. Temperance, after all, is a virtue.


As with all of the best Jelly Belly flavors, the strength of Strawberry Daiquiri flavored Jelly Bellys is that they taste exactly like the flavor they claim to. The Strawberry Daiquiri flavor tastes exactly like a Strawberry Daiquiri, without the kick of alcohol in the taste. This tastes like a perfect mix of strawberry and whatever else makes it a daiquiri (it's one of those flavors that defines itself) and it works perfectly to satisfy the taste craving for a Strawberry Daiquiri. There is no scent to these Jelly Bellys but they carry the flavor strong enough without one!

One of the other taste aspects of Strawberry Daiquiri worth noting is that the taste remains strong handful to handful. This is an ideal Jelly Belly for bulk snackers because the taste endures very well!


Again, these are jelly beans, so anyone looking to them for nutrition needs to go straight to Jelly Bean rehab! 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.

Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly Belly jelly beans do not have any of the vitamin nutrients of actual strawberries. Fortunately, they do not have any of the liver-destroying properties of Strawberry Daiquiris either!


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 in a liquid-filled shot glass 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; after all, if you're going to pretend to be a girl-drink drunk, the least you can do is have dainty hands!). I have never had Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly Belly's stain anything.


Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly Belly jelly beans are one of the best flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans and the ten pound case is an environmentally responsible way to stock up on them!

For other Jelly Belly flavors reviewed by me, please check out:
Berry Blue


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