Thursday, January 18, 2018

Best Of The Bunch: Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Are Good!

The Good: Wonderful initial flavor, Good ingredients, Generally affordable
The Bad: Taste fades unfortunately fast!
The Basics: Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Bellys are easily the best component of the Krispy Kreme line . . . which makes one want to consume more, but that undermines their flavor!

I have not been, admittedly, the biggest fan of the Krispy Kreme line of Jelly Belly jelly beans. They have, much like their source material, largely been disappointing. That said, there was one that I could not get enough of. That was the Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Belly jelly bean! Unfortunately, the only real problem I could find with these Jelly Belly jelly beans was that they became generically sweet if one ate more than ten in a single sitting! That's a pretty severe detraction when one actually enjoys a confection!

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 Mint Mint Chocolate Chip, The Snapple Assortment, Krispy Kreme Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnut or their signature flavor Buttered Popcorn.

Who needs up to ten pounds of Glazed Blueberry Cake flavored Jelly Bellys? Anyone who loves blueberry doughnuts, but has amazing restraint will enjoy these!


Glazed Blueberry Cake is a flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans from the Krispy Kreme Assortment of Jelly Bellys! Jelly Belly Glazed Blueberry Cake 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 Glazed Blueberry Cake doughnuts and they manage to do that surprisingly well.

Glazed Blueberry Cake flavored Jelly Bellys are available in a wide array of quantities, but they are least expensive by the ten pound box. Glazed Blueberry Cake flavored Jelly Bellys are easy to recognize. The Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Belly jelly beans are a pearlescent tan with dark blue spots jelly bean that actually is reminiscent of the coloring of the actual doughnuts upon which these beans are based.

Ease Of Preparation

These are jelly beans, not cultivating a blueberry patch! 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 Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Bellys have a mild aroma that actually manages to effectively hint at blueberries! The scent of these jelly beans is subtle, but inviting.

On the flavor front, the Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Belly jelly beans are a very pleasant surprise! The taste of these jelly beans managed to very effectively transition between a variety of flavors. The coating is sweet in a fairly nondescript way. But then, the beans transition to a very fruity, strongly berry, flavor. The taste of blueberries is distinct and different from other blueberry-flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans. But the fruit flavor is not the finishing one; the flavor transitions nicely to a doughnut-like flavor with a bready quality to it!

Unfortunately, the Jelly Belly Glazed Blueberry Cake jelly beans are one of the flavors of Jelly Bellys where, if one consumes more than 10 in a single sitting, the beans take on an entirely generic sweetness that eliminates all of the subtlety and complexity of the main flavor palate. These beans have a fairly strong sweet aftertaste that endures in the mouth for about five 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 Glazed Blueberry Cake 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 Glazed Blueberry Cake 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 Glazed Blueberry Cake 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 Glazed Blueberry Cake 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 last week 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 Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Bellys stain anything.


Glazed Blueberry Cake Jelly Bellys are a surprisingly good jelly bean that is almost enough to redeem the otherwise unimpressive Krispy Kreme jelly bean line. Should that line end, this is the one flavor that ought to survive from it!

For other Jelly Belly jelly bean flavor reviews by me, please check out:
Cinnamon Apple Filled
Egg Nog
Raspberry Dips


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

© 2018 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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