Where did jelly beans originate?

Answer Jelly beans originated in America during the late 1800s. The idea of the jelly bean came from a combination of a French candy "panning" process, which involved dipping almonds in a sugar and syrup ... Read More »

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Where did jalapeno jelly originate?

Jalapeno pepper jelly originated in Lake Jackson, Texas, and was first sold commercially in 1978, according to It's not difficult to make your own jalapeno jelly at home by follo... Read More »

Where do cocoa beans originate?

The Olmec Indians were believed to be the first individuals to grow cocoa beans from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C. in the Amazon basin, part of South America. Later the cocoa beans spread to Central Americ... Read More »

When did jelly belly begin making blueberry-flavored jelly beans?

Jelly Belly introduced blueberry-flavored jelly beans in 1981. The flavor was invented in honor of President Ronald Regan, who wanted to serve red, white and blue jelly beans at his inauguration pa... Read More »

Where do cocoa beans originate from?

Cocoa beans grow on cocoa trees (theobroma cacao), which are currently found in the basins of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers. Cocoa trees are thought to have originated in southeastern Mexico, but r... Read More »