Friday, December 1, 2017

Better Than The Source Material, Jelly Belly Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Beans Are Cool!

The Good: Surprisingly accurate flavor, Nothing bad in them
The Bad: Flavor of these particular beans fade unfortunately fast.
The Basics: Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Bellys are a pleasant Jelly Belly jelly bean, but the more of them one indulges in, the less flavorful they are.

I am not, generally, a fan of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. A few years ago, they were a huge fad where I was living and when I tried their doughnuts, I found them to be generically sweet with no real flavor or subtlety to them. So, when I was out a few days ago and discovered that Jelly Belly (one of my favorite candy companies!) had paired with Krispy Kreme for their new assortment, I was not exactly drawn in. Despite that, I picked up boxes of each of the Krispy Kreme flavors. The first one I decided to try was the Cinnamon Apple Filled jelly beans. And, unlike the Krispy Kreme "source material," the Jelly Belly Cinnamon Apple Filled jelly beans were flavorful and had a very decent transition to them between the flavor layers.

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 Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Seasonally Available Candy Cane, Krispy Kreme Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnut or their signature flavor Buttered Popcorn.

Who needs up to ten pounds of Cinnamon Apple Filled flavored Jelly Bellys? Anyone who wants ten pounds of doughnuts, but doesn't want to be viewed as a pig or suffer the health detractions of that level of gluttony! Anyone who might like Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Belly jelly beans will likely find that buying by the ten pound case is the most economically and environmentally responsible.


Cinnamon Apple Filled is a flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans from the Krispy Kreme Assortment of Jelly Bellys! Jelly Belly Cinnamon Apple Filled 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 Cinnamon Apple Filled doughnuts and they manage to replicate that flavor well, unless one eats too many of them at one time.

Cinnamon Apple Filled flavored Jelly Bellys are available in a wide array of quantities, but they are least expensive by the ten pound box. Cinnamon Apple Filled flavored Jelly Bellys are easy to recognize. The Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Belly jelly beans are a tan Jelly bean mottled with brown spots and streaks.

Ease Of Preparation

These are jelly beans, not making homemade doughnuts! 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, like doughnuts, these may be eaten right out of the box.


The Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Bellys have a very faint cinnamon scent to them. These are not an overly aromatic jelly bean, but the scent is present and it is inviting to those who love cinnamon flavored foods.

On the flavor front, the Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Belly jelly beans are a clever bit of culinary engineering. The outer coating is cinnamon and sugar flavored. The flavor of the Cinnamon Apple Filled precisely mimics the cinnamon sugar of an actual doughnut. The flavor is accurate and delicious, but the moment one cracks the outer shell of the jelly bean in their mouth, the flavor from the inside is a subtle apple flavor. The two flavors blend in the mouth to perfectly embody the taste of an apple-filled doughnut.

The Jelly Belly Cinnamon Apple Filled jelly beans seems to be one of the flavors that is especially susceptible to flavor fading as a result of gluttony. If one eats too many of the Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Belly jelly beans in a single sitting - like, more than fifteen, so less than an entire serving (!) - the flavor fades to a generic sugar and slightly cinnamon flavor.

The Cinnamon Apple Filled jelly beans have a blandly sugary aftertaste to it that endures in the mouth for about two minutes after the last of the beans 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 Cinnamon Apple Filled 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 Cinnamon Apple Filled 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 Cinnamon Apple Filled 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 and Cinnamon Apple Filled 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.

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 Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Bellys stain anything.


Cinnamon Apple Filled Jelly Bellys are a decent jelly bean, well worth trying . . . but not going wild on!

For other Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor reviews by me, please check out:
Pancakes & Maple Syrup
Mint Mint Chocolate Chip


For other Jelly Belly reviews, please be sure to visit my Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2017 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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