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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Get into my belly!

Magnet #22 - Mr. Jelly Belly

Jelly Bellies were Ronald Reagan's favorite candy - he used to have a Jelly Belly dish in his office, or so I hear.

And, so do I. I have a little Jelly Belly candy machine at my desk, and a line of people coming to eat them. Depending on the person, they come up timidly to me, and say, I just want a few. And then they accidentally overturn the handle, so that many, many beans jump out of the slot.

But, I always encourage them to take more - after all, they're only 4 calories a pop! I know! And you can't eat just one.

Funnily enough, I actually refuse to eat out of my own Jelly Belly machine. I positively can't stand eating from a mixed bag. I'd rather go to the candy store and buy specific flavors to mix together, rather than grab a handful of mixed beans.

And I'll tell you why: Whether it's popcorn or licorice, or jalapeno or banana, it's that one bean - that one bean! - that ruins the whole delicious handful you just ate. So, I just can't do it.

Still, I've seen more yucky-face-scrunching at my desk over the years than you can imagine - you'd think that after that first peanut butter flavor, the coworkers would learn!

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G said...

Flag on play! Your co-workers don't like the peanut butter flavor?! Heathens. Put them in an envelope and mail them to me. The peanut jelly bellys, that is, not the co-workers.

joy said...

Hahaha. Well, to be honest, the scrunched-up face for the peanut butter was from someone who is allergic to peanuts. Which then made us question whether or not peanut butter Jelly Bellies are made from real peanuts, or artificial flavoring.

Since she didn't need to use the epinephrine shot at her desk, we deduced that it's just artificial flavoring.


julie said...

so... your reasoning for the jelly belly jar is because you want to be like reagan?? hahaha

i like to eat jelly beans in the movie theater because it's dark and you never know what you're going to end up with! and during a boring movie... it's amusing.