Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mint Mint Chocolate Chip Is Another Perfect Jelly Belly! (My 100th Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Review!)

Mint Mint Chocolate Chip Jelly Belly Jelly Beans - 10 lbs bulk
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The Good: Decent chocolate flavor, Nothing bad in them, Good mellow mint flavor reminiscent of ice cream.
The Bad: None.
The Basics: Mint Mint Chocolate Chip Jelly Bellys are the subject of my 100th Jelly Belly jelly bean review and are another winner!

I love celebrating milestones with my reviews and tonight I am pleased to discover that I am at my 100th Jelly Belly jelly bean review. To celebrate this milestone, I went with a Jelly Belly I love that I have not reviewed on its own yet: Mint Mint Chocolate Chip from the Cold Stone Ice Cream Assortment!

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 Mandarin Orange Mango Smoothie, Seasonally Available Candy Cane, Our Strawberry Blonde or their signature flavor Buttered Popcorn.

Who needs up to ten pounds of Mint Mint Chocolate Chip flavored Jelly Bellys? Anyone who wants all of the intensity of ten pounds of mint ice cream without having to worry about it melting will enjoy these beans. Anyone who might like Mint Mint Chocolate Chip Jelly Belly jelly beans will likely find that buying by the ten pound case is the most economically and environmentally responsible.


Mint Mint Chocolate Chip is a flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans from the Coldstone Ice Cream Assortment of Jelly Bellys which is reviewed here! 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 like Mint Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream sundaes and they manage to replicate that flavor perfectly!

Mint Mint Chocolate Chip flavored Jelly Bellys are available in a wide array of quantities, but they are least expensive by the ten pound box, which Jelly Belly finally sells them in outside the Coldstone Ice Cream Assortment.

Mint Mint Chocolate Chip flavored Jelly Bellys are easy to recognize. The Mint Mint Chocolate Chip Jelly Belly jelly beans are an opaque light green with very light brown spots on it. Inside the assortment, there are no Jelly Bellys that look quite like them and outside the assortment they are distinctive as well.

Ease Of Preparation

These are jelly beans, not keeping ten pounds of ice cream from melting! 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. Then again, what better way to commemorate your enthusiasm than eating them right out of the box?!


I was instantly drawn to the Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip from the bean's aroma. I never caught the scent of this bean until I had them in bulk. In the bulk box, the Mint Mint Chocolate Chip beans are mildly mint scented with a slightly chocolatey scent. The chocolate scent is very distinctly that of milk chocolate and it is good.

When placed on the tongue, the Mint Mint Chocolate Chip beans have a muted peppermint/spearmint flavor that is cut instantly from the pure sharpness of mint by the taste of chocolate. The chocolate flavor within this bean is easily recognized as a fudge flavor, so it lives up perfectly to the flavors it claims to be.

This bean does not have an aftertaste and its taste endures in great quantity. Bean after bean, this is one of the best flavors Jelly Belly has ever created!


Again, these are jelly beans, so one has to recall that they are based on something that is not exactly nutritious. They 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 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 Mint Mint Chocolate Chip 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 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 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, just as you would if you were eating ice cream and it began to melt!). I've never had Mint Mint Chocolate Chip Jelly Bellys stain anything.


Mint Mint Chocolate Chip Jelly Bellys are a perfect jelly bean that is well worth stocking up on!

For other Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor reviews by me, please check out:
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Snapple Assortment
Chocolate Devotion Cold Stone Ice Cream Sundae


For other Jelly Belly reviews, please be sure to visit my index page for a complete listing by clicking here!

© 2011 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.

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