April 22, 2011

April 22nd: National Jelly Bean Day

If you've ever thought about the history of jelly beans at all, you might think they're a modern invention. Not so. Jelly beans -- or at least the ancestors of jelly beans -- to all the way back to at least the 15th century, and probably much further. Read article here.

Pictured: Turkish Delights, the ancestors of Jelly Beans. Photo by Chris Buttigieg, posted on Wikimedia Commons.

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