Easter (4/21) and National Jelly Bean Day (4/22) are falling on back-to-back days this year so sales of the sugary confection are expected to hit record levels. One candy maker is calling 2019 the "perfect storm for a jelly bean supernova."

16 million jelly beans are made in over 200 flavors each year for Easter alone.

Using 12,000 survey responses and eleven years of candy sales data, CandyStore.com listed the following as the Top 3 Most Popular Jelly Bean Flavors in America:

  1. Buttered Popcorn
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Black Licorice

Montana's Top 3 Favorite Flavors of Jelly Bean are:

  1. Cotton Candy
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Black Licorice

In Wyoming, the Top 3 flavors are:

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Juicy Pear
  3. Cotton Candy

More Jelly Bean trivia from CandyStore.com

  • In the early 1900s, jelly beans were only sold in individual flavors.

  • Jelly beans were the first confection to be sold by weight.

  • Jelly beans were originally a Christmas candy until about 1930.

  • Blueberry bean lovers can thank Ronald Reagan. Jelly Belly needed a blue jelly bean when he was elected, and the blueberry jelly bean was born.

 

Source: CandyStore.com.

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