The Lenten season is officially coming to a close (went by quickly, no?) and this Sunday we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter. While this may be the most important part of Easter for Christians, there are other fun aspects that the Easter season brings to us such as candy, candy, candy! Chocolate Bunnies, Peanut Butter Eggs, Peeps, and, of course, jelly beans! In honor of the Easter season, we have tasted all 50 Jelly Belly jelly bean flavors and provided an opinion. So, here is a super concise, one sentence summary of every flavor (in no particular ranking order):
Buttered Popcorn: May sound appalling for a jelly bean flavor but much tastier than one would expect.
Licorise: Stick to Twizzlers to satisfy your bitter taste buds.
Maple Syrup: Not terrible but who eats maple syrup straight from the bottle?
Red Apple: Tastes a bit too sweet than an actual apple
Chocolate Pudding: Accurately named and very delicious
French Vanilla: Tastes great alone but better when combined with other flavors like Chocolate Pudding
Caramel Corn: Tastes a lot like Buttered Popcorn, so we’re certainly not complaining
Cappuccino: More sweet than bitter considering its supposed to resemble coffee
Bubble Gum: Tastes exactly like bubble gum except you can’t blow bubbles
Strawberry Cheesecake: Not quite as filling or satisfying as an actual cheesecake, but still worth a least one try
Pomegranate: Tastes minimally like an actual pomegranate and we have to choke this flavor down
Mango: Sweet and refreshing, like an actual mango
Lemon: Tastes simply like a lemon, what more to say?
Tutti Frutti: There are too many flavors going on in your mouth to recommend this one
Top Banana: Tastes even sweeter and better than a real banana, way to go Jelly Belly!
Pink Grapefruit: Delicious, but nothing that makes it stand out from other flavors
Orange: Tastes juicier than an actual orange, or prehaps that’s our saliva?
Lime: VERY tasty and VERY refreshing, highly recommend this one(though there’s an even better variant of this flavor)
Cantaloupe: Simple, if you enjoy the taste of cantaloupe, you’ll enjoy this jelly bean flavor
Strawberry Daiquiri: Even though there’s no alcohol, its taste is surprisingly accurate
Kiwi: Not quite as juicy as an actual kiwi, but still very tasty and refreshing.
Green Apples: Tastes more accurate than Red Apple, but still a tad too sweet
Raspberry: Has that distinguishable tart flavor from other Jelly Bean flavors, and it’s very good.
Cotton Candy: Even for Jelly Belly, this was never meant to be a jelly bean flavor; we’ll pass on this one
Orange Sherbert: Starbursts did it better
Tangerine: We’re neutral about this one (keep in mind that there’s not one Jelly Belly flavor we legitimately hate)
Dr. Pepper: Impossible to taste the accurately of this flavor without feeling the fizz trickling down your throat
Blueberry: Like lime, there’s a better variation but this is still delicious and refreshing
Coconut: They’re not lying, it tastes exactly as it sounds
Plum: Again, it doesn’t stand out from other flavors but it’s still a good flavor
Birthday Cake Remix: Like Tutti Frutti, there are too many flavors to the point where it becomes disorienting
A&W Cream Soda: Sweet, satisfying, and addictive, a straight-up classic for Jelly Belly
Crushed Pineapple: Somehow, it tastes juicier than a regular pineapple
Sour Cherry: Not as sour as we expected, but jelly beans were meant to taste sweet and this flavor delivers
Lemon Drop: For some reason, this tastes more wholesome than the original lemon
Mixed Berry Smoothie: Probably the most refreshing flavor of the entire Jelly Belly franchise, just like an actual smoothie! Highly recommended!
Pina Colada: Gives beach vibes and fond memories of better times in our lives, very tasty too!
Lemon Lime: Strikes the perfect balance between the two flavors; an even better version of lime
Toasted Marshmellow: Tastes like an actual fresh marshmallow and even better when combined with other flavors (ex. Chocolate Pudding and Caramel Corn for S’mores)
Very Cherry: Considered the most popular flavor since 2003; our work here is done
Wild Blackberry: Very good
Margarita: Just like Strawberry Daiquiri, it still tastes surprisingly accurate considering there’s no alcohol
Peach: Sweet and satisfying, like the actual fruit
A&W Root Beer: While not as memorable as its cream soda counterpart, A&W Root Beer comes very close; highly reccomend!
Strawberry Jam: Who knew jam without peanut butter or toast could taste so appealing?
Watermelon: Unlike other watermelon flavors, Jelly Belly avoided the artificial sugar in their taste, so it tastes very realistic (and very delicious!)
Island Punch: Again, one of the best and most refreshing Jelly Belly flavors out there
Juicy Pear: The jelly bean itself looks very appealing with itd dark green spots and the taste itself is, well, juicy.
Sizzling Cinnamon: You either really like it or really hate it, though your mouth will certainly be on fire after this one.
Berry Blue: Not only is it a superior version of the blueberry, but it combines a blueberry flavor with a citrus flavor; again, one of the best choices.
Every Jelly Belly Jelly Bean is unique in its own way. While some flavors may be more appealing than others, it goes without saying that jelly beans have a profound impact on the Easter season, along with other chocolate and candy and, of course, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter and happy snacking away!