Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jelly Belly Candy Corn Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly Candy CornA couple of months ago Jelly Belly announced a new jelly bean flavor: Candy Corn Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. Jelly Belly, which began as Goelitz Confectionery Company, has been making Candy Corn for over 110 years so I’d think that they know a lot about Candy Corn.

Candy Corn is a bit polarizing, since it’s a rather simple and cheap candy it becomes ubiquitous in the fall around Halloween and Thanksgiving. Some folks actually like it but I think most don’t have a feeling one way or the other about the candy itself, but might have some strong associations with the occasions attached.

Jelly Belly Candy Corn Jelly Bean

So what is the essence of Candy Corn anyway? In my mind it’s a honey flavored firm fondant. So a jelly bean that’s Candy Corn flavored should have some aspects of that.

Jelly Belly Candy Corn Jelly Bean

The bean has the requisite colors: orange, white and yellow. (In an ideal world though it’d be an orange background with white and yellow additions.)

The flavor is at first a little like fake butter but gets much better after that. I was afraid it was just going to be a honey toasted version of buttered popcorn. But it’s a bit more than that. The dominant flavor is actually a mix of the toasted marshmallow and honey bean. There is a butter note, but it goes away quickly.

Are they great jelly beans? Well, they’re interesting because they do in fact taste like candy corn. But part of what I like about candy corn is the layering. I like to bite off the crispy and dry white tips, then the orange layer, savoring the slightly moister and denser yellow base for last. The jelly bean has none of that interactivity. I can’t search through a handful of jelly beans looking for that misformed kernel that’s just orange or only two layers.

However, if you simply love the flavor of Candy Corn but have been wishing for a less pointy version of it, then Jelly Belly has the best solution.

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  5. Puffy Candy Corn
  6. Halloween Dots: Bat, Candy Corn & Ghost
  7. Brach’s Chocolate Candy Corn & Halloween Mix
  8. Candy Corn Kisses

Name: Candy Corn Jelly Belly
Brand: Jelly Belly
Place Purchased: samples from Jelly Belly
Size: .50 ounces
Calories per ounce: 100
Categories: Candy, Halloween, Jelly Belly, Jelly Candy, Kosher, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:21 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewJelly BellyJelly CandyKosher7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. i knew in my heart that i wasn’t the only person in the world who eats candy corn like that, but it’s still nice to see someone else write it down on the internet. 

    i’m inspired to pick up some candy corn today…

    Comment by the candy fan on 8/31/11 at 6:20 am #
  2. I completely agree with you, true candy corn enjoyment is at least as much about texture as it is about the taste!  But, still, an interesting product smile

    Comment by Ruffy on 8/31/11 at 2:10 pm #
  3. A non-pointy version of candy corn?!?!? Horrors. I like ‘em layered, too. As kids we’d always use the tips to cap our teeth.

    Comment by Liz in B'ham on 8/31/11 at 4:40 pm #
  4. Hey Cybele,
    Boy up close the speckling of the colors looks really funny—they do that by hand by flicking a paint brush of the color into the moving pan so every bean looks a little different.

    That’s funny about the tips of the candy corn. I’ve also heard people say the layers taste different, but not so.

    Sweet Regards,

    Comment by Tomi on 9/01/11 at 2:42 pm #
  5. yummy yoummi in my stommy

    A real sight for the eyes..

    Comment by Daniel Esteban on 9/03/11 at 11:58 am #
  6. I Love Candy Corn !!! My B-Day is in October so I had candy corn at all my Birthday parties(in the party favor bags)as I was growing up. I like to eat them in layers as well…LOL.

    Comment by Melonie.H on 9/05/11 at 8:12 pm #
  7. I’m not a candy corn fan, but I try it every couple years just to reconfirm that fact. It never changes. I tried these recently as an alternative. I liked them even less than real CCs. I guess I’m just not a mellocreme kinda dude.

    Comment by JJ - The Dude on 9/20/11 at 8:42 pm #
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