Here’s a sweet bit o’ jelly bean history: The Beatles were rumored to be big fans of the British candy Jelly Babies, but since American admirers of the time had no idea what a Jelly Baby actually was, they decided it must be related to a similarly-named chewy American favorite (hint: it wasn’t). And going off this poorly-informed verdict, the well-intentioned fans decided to hurl jelly beans at the famous rock band instead, oblivious to the fact that it’s a bit painful to be pelted by the bite-sized treats.
George Harrison, quite tired of constantly dodging sweet candies, issued a statement insisting that the Beatles didn’t even like Jelly Babies. Though we notice he didn’t happen to share any negative feedback regarding America’s jelly beans…
That being said, we’re almost certain that had Mike & Ike invented their version of the jelly bean earlier, it would have changed Harrison’s outlook on being assailed by sweets altogether! In the classic flavors of those elongated delights, these ovate treats possess all the goodness of jelly beans and all the deliciousness of classic Mike & Ikes, squashed together into one splendiferous candy!
(And though we’re willing to bet that Ringo and Paul are secretly big fans of the juicy flavors of Mike & Ike beans, we do suggest you refrain from testing this theory by flinging the chewy goodies at their heads).
Bag contains 14 ounces of Mike & Ike Assorted Fruits Jelly Beans Candy.
Made in the USA.
Shipping Weight ~ 1 lb. Kosher Certified.