A Love Letter to Jelly Beans.

The Jelly Bean. A staple ingredient to the Easter basket for decades, but often over looked and easily forgotten. Usually overly sweet and practically flavorless, it's easy to see how these shiny little candy jewels are often left to float down to the bottom of the basket until all the "good candy" is gone, only to make their way to the surface to be gobbled up indiscriminately or thrown away without a second thought. Recent years have brought us new and exciting jelly beans in the flavors of popular candies, and we have also seen the rise of the gourmet jelly bean.

If you are unfamiliar, gourmet jelly beans are basically the same as their average counterparts in both size and shape, but where they differ is in the flavors. These aren't your standard six flavor six color beans, there are a wide variety of colors and flavors. There are a few different companies that have their hand in the gourmet jelly bean jar, but in my eyes none can compare to Gimbal's.


There are 41 flavors of Gimbal's Gourmet Jelly Beans. 41 rich, vibrant flavors that explode in your mouth. Tangerine, key lime, perfectly pear and pomegranate are just a few of the fruity flavors. Then you have tiramisu, roasted marshmallow, java, and ice cream cake as a few of the more "adventurous" flavors. Those are just scratching the surface! What sets Gimbal's jelly beans apart from the other gourmet beans out there, is the fact that they use real fruit juice to make their beans. So you aren't tasting chemicals that some scientist in a lab decided tastes like a red delicious apple, you are tasting actual red delicious apple. That perfectly pear, came from a perfect pear.

I honestly and truly love jelly beans. I eat them all year, though Easter time brings the candy flavors so my bean eating picks up quite a bit, I always return to Gimbal's as my constant jelly bean supplier. My kids would think they were cheated if the didn't have Gimbal's in their Easter baskets. Mostly because mommy doesn't share her beans very well, and it's their only chance to have some.

That last line, was not a joke. I will hide in a closet so that I don't have to share.



 




103 comments:

  1. I would like the 14 oz size bag or the 40 oz size jar of gourmet jelly beans. My kids and my dad loves them.

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  2. I would like the Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans

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  3. I would buy the 13 oz bags of cherry lovers jelly beans.

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  4. Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans
    Made with Real Fruit Juice 13 oz bags are just fine thanks

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  5. I would get the 11.5 oz bag of All Natural Licorice Scotties

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  6. I would love the small 3 oz bags of the gourmet jelly beans.

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  7. Cinnamon Lovers! I would get a dozen of the 9 oz. bags and I'd eat them until my tastebuds burned off. They're so good.

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  8. I'm a big jelly bean fan, so I would love to get the 40 oz. jar of gourmet jelly beans. They sound really good. Thank you.

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  9. I would like to get the Cinnamon Lovers in the 9.5 oz bag. I would have to buy several bags as my husband loves cinnamon candy.

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  10. I would definitely buy the gourmet Kelly beans in the 40 oz jar. We all love jelly beans in this house and they are a quick small snack for something a little sweet.

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  11. I would love the cherry lovers in the 38 oz size!

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  12. The cherry lovers in the 38 oz size.

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  13. I'd buy the 9oz bag of Cinnamon Lovers Hearts.

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  14. I would love to try the All Natural Licorice Scotties, size 11.5 oz bag!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  15. I would buy the 38oz Jar of Cherry Lovers YUMMY!

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  16. I'd buy a 13 oz bag of their sour gourmet jelly beans :]

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  17. Hannah R6:51 PM

    I love Jelly bean! Any flavor!

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  18. I would love to get the 40 oz jar of Gourmet Jelly Beans.
    Thank you!

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  19. Ann Fantom7:41 PM

    I would like to get Gimbal's Cherry Lovers fruit chews in 13oz bags.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  20. I would like the Cinnamon Lovers - they come in the 9oz size.

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  21. I want the Cherry Lovers! 38 oz jar.

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  22. I would love their Cherry Lovers in the 38 oz jars. I always eat the cherry jelly beans first and tick everyone off ha!

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  23. I love Gimbals gourmet jelly beans, I buy the 14 oz bag and I have fun mixing the flavors and making great taste combinations. I eat them all year long and sometimes I share them but most of the time I hide them.

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  24. 11.5 oz bag of All Natural Licorice Scotties would suit us grand.

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  25. I would get the 13oz bag of Sour Jelly Beans.

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  26. the 13 oz bag of gourmet sour jelly beans. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  27. I would buy the Cherry Lovers in the 38 oz jars. They look delicious.

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  28. I definitely would get the Cherry Jelly beans. I could just get all 10 pounds just cherry, lol

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  29. I would like the gourmet jellybeans in the largest size available.

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  30. I'd love the Cherry Lovers and I'd spring for the 37 ounce jar. They don't come in a ten pound size, do they?

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  31. I would like the 11.5 oz bag of Licorice Scotties.

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  32. I would love to get the 40 oz. jar of Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans to take to work.

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  33. Wow 10 pounds! I about fell out of my chair when I saw this! I'd take it anyway I could get it I love snacking on them. The 40 ounce Jars are very pretty. The 13 and 14 oz bags are nice to.

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  34. I like the 38 oz Cherry Lovers

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  35. I would buy the 6 pack of the Gigantic Easter Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans. I love sour candy.

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  36. I like the 40 oz. jars of gourmet jelly beans, perfect for my desk!

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  37. I'll take the Cherry lovers 38oz jar please! :)

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  38. I like the Gigantic Easter Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans in 12 oz. bag.

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  39. I would love to try out the cherry lovers jelly beans in the 13 oz bag.

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  40. I would love a 9 oz bag of cinnamon lovers candies. I would also love a 5lb. bag of both black licorice scottie dogs and also red scottie dogs. Yummy!

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  41. I'm not sure what sizes but I would like to try the Gourmet Jelly Beans,Cherry Lovers and Red Scottie Dogs.

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  42. I would like the Licorice Scotties and the Easter Gourmet Jelly Beans Assortment 13oz.

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  43. I would like to get the 40 oz jar of gourmet jelly beans, I like that they are in a resealable jar. I also like the Easter gourmet variety 6-pack to put in the kids Easter baskets

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  44. There's a big-ass 11.5 oz. bag of licorice scotties with my name on it :-)

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  45. I would buy cinnamon lovers jelly beans in 9 oz.

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  46. I would love to buy the Lavaballs in 14 oz.

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  47. I would definitely love the 38oz cherry lovers!

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  48. i like the All Natural Licorice Scotties in the 11.5 oz bags

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  49. Connie Lee9:19 PM

    I would buy the Gourmet Jelly Beans in the 14 oz.bag.

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  50. Jessica K.11:32 PM

    I like the gourmet jelly beans! I think the family could go through a 40 oz. jar!

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  51. Sour jelly beans. I love them so much, and they're so hard to find for some reason, especially once Easter is gone. I'd love to be able to buy that 40 oz. container I have saved on my Amazon wishlist (no, really).

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  52. Oh, I would probably choose the cinnamon lovers and they are available in the 9 oz size

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  53. 38 oz jar of cherry lovers!!! yummy!

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  54. I live cinnamon so the cinnamon lovers. Lg

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  55. I would like the 9 oz. Cinnamon Lovers.

    Thank you for the neat giveaway!

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  56. I would get the 5lb bag of Red Scottie Dogs.

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  57. alona y12:13 AM

    I'd like to get an 11.5 oz bag of Licorice Scotties.

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  58. The Gourmet Jelly Beans look delish- I bet I would be stocking up on those 40oz jars!

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  59. I would try the Cinnamon Lovers Hearts in the 9oz.size. I could probably eat several packages in one sitting!

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  60. I would LOVE to get the 38 ounce jar of Cherry Lovers!!!! I love anything that tastes like cherries. God bless and Happy Easter everyone!

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  61. I'd get the 8.5 bag of cherry sours. Favorite food in the universe!

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  62. I would love the Easter Gourmet Jelly Beans Variety 6-Pack.

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  63. I love the Cherry Lovers candies in the 13oz bags.

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  64. I would get the Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans in the 40 oz jar. Yummy.

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  65. Joshua L.12:09 AM

    I LOVE the Gimbal's Sour Jelly Beans. I have gone on a yearly search for them every year...and it isn't easy to find them around here! Would love to get anything!

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  66. I would love the Cinnamon Lovers hearts

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  67. I love the gourmet jelly beans best I'd buy the 40 oz jars.

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  68. I would purchase the cinnamon lovers 9oz bag

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  69. I would get the 11.5 oz bag of licorice scotties to try.

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  70. I'd get the 11.5 oz siz of Licorice Scotties

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  71. I would love the 12 pack of sampler jars.

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  72. A 13 ounce bag of the sour gourmet jelly beans would be a great way to fill the candy dish at my office!

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  73. I would like a 13 oz bag of Sour and Cherry!

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  74. I would get a 12 pack of cherry lovers candy.

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  75. I would like the 9 oz bag of Sour gourmet jelly beans. Yummy!

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  76. I would get the Licorice Scotties 11.5 oz bag.

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  77. I Would love the gourmet and the sour jelly beans i love jelly beans

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  78. I would buy the 9oz bag of Cinnamon Lovers hearts!

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  79. I'd like to have an 11.5 oz bag of All Natural Licorice Scotties. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  80. I would like to try the Cherry Lovers and Gourmet Variety of Jelly Beans in the large jars.

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  81. I would love to get the cinnamon lovers candy in the 12-pack. Yum!!!

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  82. I would get the 11.5 oz of All Natural Licorice Scotties.

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  83. i would love to get a 9 oz bag of cinnamon lovers candy

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  84. I'd love the Cinnamon Lovers! They're in 9 oz bags, but I'd buy bulk if it were available!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  85. I would buy a 40 oz. jar of Gourmet Jelly Beans and a #5 bag of Red Scottie Dogs.

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  86. I think I would get the 6 pack of Easter Gourmet jelly beans - each bag is 7.5 oz!

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  87. cyndi br10:52 PM

    I would get the cherry lovers at 38 oz jars

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  88. My daughter would love the 40 oz. jar of gourmet jelly beans.

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  89. I would get the Gourmet Sours in 8.5oz bags

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  90. I like the goumet jelly beans in a 14 oz

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  91. Laura1:41 AM

    I would love the Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans! I think I would get the 13 oz bag. :)

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  92. Cherry Lovers fruit chews 38 oz jar

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  93. I would love to get the Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans in the 13 oz bag!

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  94. I would definitely pick the cherry lovers! The biggest available. The 38 oz jar.

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  95. I like to have the cherry lovers in a 38 oz jar.

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  96. I would love to have the Gourmet Jelly Beans in the 25 oz. jar.

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  97. I'd pick the cinnamon lovers in a 9 oz bag, and I'm sure i'd enjoy the 40 oz jar of the gourmet jelly beans.

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  98. I'd get the cherry lovers fruit chews in the 38oz jar.
    Jaimebroadwater@gmail.com

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  99. I would get the 40 ounce jar of gourmet jelly beans.

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  100. I would get 3 40oz jars each of gourmet jelly beans and sour gourmet jelly beans.
    Thanks :)

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  101. i would like the 8.5 oz bag of Gourmet Sours

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  102. My kids would love the LavaBalls!

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