- A variant spelling of jelly
Most jelly beans are sold as an assortment of
about eight more or less standard fruit flavors. Assortments of
"spiced" jellybeans and gumdrop
s are also available,
which include a similar number of spice and mint flavors. The
colors of jelly beans are also more or less standardized, and a
fairly typical scheme is shown in the table to the right.
On the other hand, some premium brands, such as
, are available in dozens of different flavors, including
berry, tropical fruit, soft drink, popcorn and novelty ranges in
addition to the familiar fruit and spice flavors. While these are
also sold as assortments, individual flavors can be individually
purchased from distributors.
However the mixing of several flavours all
together in the mouth at one time can form a whole new flavour
entirely. eg. several fruity flavours can create a fruit salad, and
banana and toffee can create Banofee Pie.
In the 1980s
, when Ronald
President of the United States
, he was known for keeping a jar
of Jelly Belly jelly beans on his desk, which was credited with
helping to increase the candy's popularity in the U.S.
There are other candy products which also have a
hard candy shell and a gummy interior, such as Skittles
However, these are not marketed as "jelly beans" and are not
typically referred to as such.
"Jelly bean" or "Jellybean" was a young man who made great efforts
to dress very stylishly, presumably to attract women, but had
little else to recommend him; similar to the older terms dandy
and the slightly later drugstore
cowboy. However, the word was also used as a synonym
The type was memorialized in the song, "Jelly
Bean (He's a Curbstone Cutie)", kept popular through the 1940s
by Phil Harris
It was written by Jimmie Dupre, Sam Rosen, and Joe Verges and
published in New
Music Publishers, Inc.
In the semiconductor
"jelly bean" component is one which is widely available, used
generically in many applications, and has no very unusual
characteristics - as though it might be grabbed out of a jar in
handfuls when needed, like jelly beans. For example, the 741 might
be considered a jelly bean operational
jellybean in Japanese: ゼリービーンズ
jellybean in Thai: เจลลี่บีน