I bet not a lot of people knew that April 22nd was national jelly bean day. Here are a couple other interesting (and random) facts that people might now know:
-Jelly beans originate from a popular Turkish candy called ‘Turkish Delight’ and they are hundreds of years old.
-The modern jelly bean didn’t originate until around the civil war when a Boston candy company started sending them to Union soldiers to bolster moral.
-Jelly beans didn’t become associated with Easter until around 1930 (they original connection was due to their resemblance to Easter eggs.)
-Nowadays almost 15 billion jelly beans are sold around Easter alone!
Enjoy your free jelly beans, April 22nd only!