(UNDATED) – With Easter and National Jelly Bean Day coming up in April, Candystore.com took a poll to see what each state’s favorite flavor is.
The results are in – Indiana’s most popular jelly bean flavor is… Grape.
Taking second place is black licorice, and taking third place is watermelon.
On a normal year, over 16 billion beans are made just for the Easter season. With Easter Egg hunts largely canceled this year, it’s tough to tell whether fewer jelly beans will be needed. Perhaps more families will conduct their own private hunts around the house. And of course, Easter baskets will still need to be filled.
<a href="http://<div style="position: relative; width: 100%; height: 0; padding-bottom:65%;"><iframe src="https://map.candystore.com/easter/2020/map.html" style="position: absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; left: 0; top: 0; border: 0px none; border-radius: 5px;" width="960" height="836" scrolling="no"></iframe></div><span style="display:block;text-align:center;font-size:16px;color:#777;font-size:1.2rem;">Source: <a href="https://www.candystore.com" target="_blank">CandyStore.com</a>.Candystore.com, analyzed 12 years of bulk candy sales data and surveyed more than 10,000 people to come up with their results.
Jelly Beans Quick Facts
- In the early 1900s, jelly beans were only sold in individual flavors
- Jelly beans were the first confection to be sold by weight
- 16 Billion jelly beans are manufactured for Easter season alone
- That many jelly beans could make it 1/3 of the way to the moon
- 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.