I have a friend in town visiting this weekend. So much fun! Anyway, we decided to go to the Jelly Belly factory today. She wanted to buy some Jelly Belly Flops to bring home with her.
Flops are a bag of Jelly Belly's that didn't turn out quite right. Basically they are the jelly beans that don't quite meet Jelly Belly's standards for size, color and shape. They taste just fine, but aesthetically, they aren't quite right. But they are also way cheaper than regular Jelly Belly's and still just as yummy!
My daughter got a kick out of all the jelly beans and all the jelly bean decor that was at the factory. Although we did decide not to take her on the 40 minute tour since we thought that may be a bit much for a 3 year old.
Anyway...it isn't Easter without jelly beans so I thought this post was only appropriate for the season.
But what to do with 2 lbs of Jelly Belly's?!?!
If you are religious, you can package jelly beans up in a cute cello bag and give to family / friends with one of these poems:
THE JELLYBEAN PRAYER
Red is for the blood He gave
Green is for the grass He made
Yellow is for the sun so bright
Orange is for the edge of night
Black is for the sins we made
White is for the grace He gave
Purple is for the house of sorrow
Pink is for the new tomorrow
A bag of jellybeans
colorful and sweet
In this prayer is a promise
And a small delicious treat.
JELLY BEAN POEM
Little jelly beans
Tell a story true.
A tale of Father's love
Just for me and you.
GREEN is for the waving palms.
YELLOW is for the sun above.
BROWN is for the soft earth where
People sat hearing of HIS love.
A SPECKLED bean for fish and sand.
RED for precious wine and
BLACK is for the sin
He washed from you soul and mine.
PURPLE'S for the sadness of
HIS family and His friends,
WHITE is for the glory of
The Day HE rose again.
Now that you've heard the story
You know what each color means.
The story of our Father's love
Told by some jelly beans.
So every morning take a bean
They're really very yummy.
Something for the soul, you see
And something for the tummy.
Another great option.
Fill a hurricane vase or jar with them for a cute, edible decoration!
Or if you are REALLY adventurous...
Enjoy your jelly beans and Happy Easter!