Monday, July 10, 2006
I suppose it's no secret by now, that I love candy, icecream, and, well, just about anything sweet.
But, (in my humble opinion) there is no candy quite as perfect as JELLY BELLYS.
For a bit of history about Jelly Belly's you can read here.
Jelly Belly's even made it all the way into space on the shuttle carrying the first female astronaut, Sally Ride. (who, by the way, grew up in the San Fernando Valley...who said a valley girl couldn't amount to much?).
What is it that makes the jelly belly so perfect?
First of all, they are FAT FREE. Yep, you heard me right...let's say it together: FAT FREE.
Secondly, they are only 4 calories each. YAHOO!
Thirdly, what other candy comes in 50 different flavors? NONE
And, there are recipes for mixing flavors to acquire a delectable taste sensation.
Fourthly, for all of my kosher readers, get this: THEY ARE KOSHER! oy vey.
They are perfect for parties, adding just the right amount of color to any hostess's table.
Why, it was even good enough for one of our greatest actors of the 20th century (oops, I mean President of the United States).
I can't remember exactly when I tried my first Jelly Belly...I'm guessing it was in the early 80's.
I quickly became hooked. In fact, if all that was left to eat in the world were Jelly Belly's (and In and Out Burger of course) I would be quite satisfied.
If the world ended tomorrow, I believe this quote I once heard, sums it all up:
"After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher".
I would like to add, and Jelly Belly's.