Jelly beans are a type of confectionery that comes in many different (primarily fruit) flavors. They are small (the size of a red kidney bean or smaller) and generally have a hard candy shell and gummy interior. The confection is primarily made of sugar.
The exact origins of the jelly bean are lost in time, and only a part of its history is known. Most experts believe the jell center is a descendent of a Mid-Eastern confection known as Turkish Delight that dates back to Biblical times.
The shell coating is an offspring of a process called panning, first invented in 17th century France to make Jordan Almonds. The panning process, while done primarily by machine today, has remained essentially the same for the last 300 years. The French began by rocking almonds in a bowl filled with sugar and syrup until the almonds were coated with a candy shell. Today, large rotating pans do the heavy work, while master confectioners apply their true art in adding the ingredients to create just the right shell.
Somehow the two processes made their way to America. The earliest known appearance of a jelly bean combining the two techniques is in an 1861 advertisement for William Schrafft of Boston that promoted the sending of jelly beans to soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Jelly beans quickly earned a place among the many glass jars of “penny candy” in general stores where they were sold by weight and taken home in paper bags. It wasn’t until the 1930’s, however, that jelly beans became a part of Easter traditions. Over 13.5 billion jellybeans were enjoyed at Eastertime in 1996. If they were lined up end-to-end, they would circle the earth nearly 3 times.
elly candies have been putting smiles on the faces of kids, jelly beans are also produced in seasonal colors for other holidays such as Halloween and Independence Day. Basic jelly beans come in nine colors red, black, white, green, yellow, brown, orange, pink, and purple. However 22nd April, is the time to pop the yummy, colorful beans into your mouth and savor their sweetness. So share this funny time with your friends, family, sweetheart and loved ones also make them smile on this special day.
It is just a joke… “Know what I mean” is self explanatory. The “Jelly Bean” part is someone messin around with you, calling you a Jelly Bean.
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“Know what I mean, jelly bean?” is in the same vein as “What’s the trouble, bubble?” and “What’s the story, morning glory?” they are all just colloquialisms, usually used to point out the light-heartedness of a situation.
its just a rhyme.
like see you later aligator.
no meaning just a rhyme.
you know what i mean………..jelly bean…lol
just “you know what I mean”
jelly bean just so happens to rhyme.
it’s just a rhyme
the person is asking if you understand what they are talking about
jelly bean is just a nickname
its just means, do you know what i mean…. jelly bean, big head, peanut butter, marshmallow, pumpkin, Bob.
After while crocodile
bye bye apple pie
phrases kids like.