Easter is a sign for children that Spring is near and snow is about to end. During Easter, children have the thrill because of Easter eggs and sweet Jelly beans in abundance.
In the 19th century, the Spanish developed a hard shell sweet, Jordan Almonds. To make the hard shell over the almonds, the almonds placed in a bowl and moved side to site to coat the almond with sugar and syrup. The process the Spanish used is recognized as panning. With adding coloring, the Jordan Almonds came in a variety of pastel colors, blues, green, yellow, purple, and pink.
The history of jellybeans started back years ago, around biblical times when a Turkish delight sweet was introduced as a soft, jelly sticky filling with coating of sugar or coconut. Turkish delights common flavors, rosewater, lemon; other familiar flavors were cinnamon or mint. Minuscule nut pieces pistachio hazelnut or walnuts add extra flavor to the sweet.
Jellybeans are made out of sugar, cornstarch, and food starch. The process for making jellybeans takes 6 to 10 days. Beginning with a sugar cornstarch and other ingredients placed in a big vat. As the filling of sugar, mixtures fill in cornstarch-coated molds, to form the egg shape. The filling then dries for 24 hours. After the drying process the mixtures goes through a process of sugar coating and flavoring and color added until a hard shell forms on the mixture. The jellybeans then set 48 hours to dry. After drying a coating of Confectioner's glaze sprayed on to, give each jellybean a shiny shell.
The 20th Century brought new life to the jellybean when the Turkish delight and Jordan Almonds were introduced in the United States. General stores where penny sweet sold, jellybeans were in large glass jars. With an array of colors and flavors in the 1930's the jellybean was included as an Easter sweet with the jellybean representing the Easter egg shape.
Flavors of jellybeans are minuscule portions of natural and artificial flavors and colors. A bean flavor could be chocolate, coconut, juice, peanuts, oils cream, or milk. There are over 100 different flavors of jellybeans today. Thanks to Jelly Stomach Company for the original flavor and gourmet flavor jellybeans. From the red cinnamon flavor to the tropical fruit flavors, Bubble gun, Watermelon, Blueberry, Apple, and more.
Jellybeans are not for Easter however, they are for those of us that have a sweet tooth throughout the year.
For people with a taste for jellybeans, they now come in sugar free. Sugar free jellybeans have become popular over the last few years. With more people becoming and finding out about diabetics, people are taking a glance at the sugarless sweet including jellybeans.
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