While growing Secret Service and GSA scandals along with Washington political jousting continue to grab chunks of newspaper space, look for some editors to work in sweet stories on jelly beans on Sunday, predicts Grumpy Editor.
April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day. (Yes, it’s also Earth Day, but jelly beans are tastier than sand or soil.)
Behind the tasty celebration is the Jelly Belly candy factory in Fairfield, Calif. which produces more than 150 sweet treats.
Air in that neighborhood is filled with the aroma of chocolate, peach, cinnamon, pineapple, or whatever is being cooked up that day.
Plant visitors can take a 40-minute walking tour where they learn it takes more than a week to make a single bean.
The company boasts that only authentic Jelly Belly jelly beans, with the logo printed on each, is fat free, peanut free, dairy free, vegetarian, gluten free and OU kosher certified.
Aside from munching on individual beans, among ways to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day, Jelly Belly cites:
+ Any pastry from layer cakes to cupcakes can get a makeover with colorful jelly beans.
+ Put jelly beans in a vase as a decorative accent.
+ Place jelly beans around candles on a tray for a splash of color.
+ But most important, Jelly Belly says its beans come with instructions to eat them one at a time. “Each flavor is so true-to-life, savor them one by one,” advises the company.