Saturday, 26 April 2014

Giveaway #384 : Win a Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Machine - closed - winner Jayne Elizabeth Hall


I've just been sharing my review of the fabulous 40 Flavour Gift Box as well as a recipe for Jelly Belly Easter Nest Cupcakes, but I thought you might also like some fun facts about the world's favourite jelly beans !

Did you know ... ? :

The founding fathers of the Jelly Belly Candy Company were two brothers who in 1869 opened a candy and ice cream parlour in Illinois, USA. The company today is run by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the same family and is still at the cutting edge of candy manufacturing.

Jelly Belly beans were created in 1976. They were the first jelly beans to be sold in single flavours and to come with a menu of flavours. The original eight flavours of Jelly Belly beans introduced in 1976 were Very Cherry, Root Beer, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Lemon, Liquorice and Grape.

Blueberry flavour was created to match the blue in the American flag so the company would have red, white and blue. For Ronald Reagan’s presidential inauguration in 1981 over three tons of red, white and blue Jelly Belly beans were consumed during the festivities.

Very Cherry remained the most popular flavour of Jelly Belly beans for two decades until 1998, when Buttered Popcorn moved into first place. In 2003, Very Cherry moved back into first place.

Jelly Belly is now available in over 63 countries worldwide. Each one has their favourite flavours and they’re all different. The reigning number one flavour in the UK is Strawberry Cheesecake.

Currently, there are over 100 different flavours of Jelly Belly beans.

During the presidency of Ronald Reagan, Jelly Belly beans were served in the Oval Office and Airforce One. A holder was designed for the first plane so the jar of Jelly Belly beans would not spill during flight. Liquorice was President Reagan’s favourite Jelly Belly jelly bean flavour. Jelly Belly beans were the first jelly beans in outer space when President Reagan sent them on the 1983 flight of the space shuttle Challenger.

It can take 21 days to create a single bean! Each part of the process is incredibly important and designed to enhance the flavor and texture of the Jelly Belly bean. In between each stage there is a “resting” period to allow the flavours to develop. That is why it takes so long.

Over 2,000,000 Jelly Belly beans are created each hour and over 16 billion beans per year.

British fans are brilliant at creating flavours and register their idea all the time on http://www.jellybelly-uk.com/flavours/recipes/your-recipes/

Over 16,000,000,000 Jelly Belly beans will be eaten worldwide in 2014. That’s enough to circle the earth 4 times. If all the Jelly Belly beans eaten in the last two years had been placed end to end, they would reach further than the moon (roughly 366,000 kilometres).


If I've got you in the mood for jelly beans now, I have some great news for you. Jelly Belly have kindly offered to send a Mr Jelly Belly bean machine to one lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Just fill in your details on the Rafflecopter widget to go in the draw.



UK only. Closing date : 10/5/14

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !


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372 comments:

  1. I'd invent peanut butter on toast

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  2. My Favourite Jelly Bean Flavour Is Orange Juice

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  3. My Little Box of Springtime Stories review - commented

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  4. I have added klout to cooking!

    Ashleigh

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  5. Raspberry for me ;o) Rafflecopter entries in my real name NIKKI HAYES

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  6. I would invent bacon flavoured

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  7. Raspberry
    (kim neville)

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  8. Wow, wow, wow, I love jelly belly beans, I would love to win this. My favourite flavour is the bubble gum flavour.

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  9. i'd like them to do tiramasu flavour

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  10. I would love a salted caramel one :)

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  11. I love all chocolate and coffee flavoured ones.

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  12. coconut & pineapple - very tropical!

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  13. White chocolate fudge would be good for a new flavour

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  14. Edward Guerreiro26 April 2014 at 20:45

    I love the bubblegum flavour bean.

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  15. I like the cinnamon - nicely spicy!

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  16. I love the bubblegum ones taste so good!

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  17. I left a comment on #Alphabakes meets #Randomrecipes : A is for ... Granny's Apple Shortcake

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  18. Strawberry Cheescake is my favourite flavour.

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  19. I love the cherry ones. I think I would invent a mojito flavour.

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  20. Blueberry is my favourite flavour :)

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  21. commented on Jelly Belly Jelly Beans review & Jelly Belly Easter Nest Cupcakes recipe

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  22. I must be incredibly predictable as I absolutely adore very cherry, also love watermelon, bubble gum and cotton candy. I can't believe buttered popcorn was once the number one flavour, it is disgusting!

    Sharon xx Beauty, Miscellany

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  23. I love pineapple and coconut flavour the best

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  24. very cherry (@Pumpkin2k9 on twitter)

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  25. David Mitchell - Lemon Drop

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  26. Would love to see a Cider flavour
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  27. Buttered popcorn.

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  28. I like the buttered popcorn

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  29. I love Tangerine or Coconut flavour Jelly beans! x

    Jenifer www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  30. Vanilla custard. Not sure there are any flavours I don't like.

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  31. Id like to invent blackberries and clotted cream

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  32. id like to invent rhubarb and custard

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  33. laura jayne bates1 May 2014 at 12:59

    love strawberry cheesecake

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  34. I`d invent rhubarb and coconut

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  35. Tutti Fruitti is my fave <3

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  36. I'm a huge fan of the Green Apple

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  37. i love apple so refreshing

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  38. Matt Froggatt2 May 2014 at 12:23

    Chocolate Pudding

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  39. Elisabeth Aldred2 May 2014 at 14:54

    lemmon

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  40. denise (whokilledlola on twitter)2 May 2014 at 15:46

    cream soda
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  41. would love them to make a banoffee pie flavour

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  42. LEMON LIME

    KATHY D

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  43. liqurice is my favourite, and the coconut too.

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  44. I've also commented on Nike Free running shoes post.

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  45. Pamela says - Banana

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  46. lauren tourle3 May 2014 at 09:58

    coconut :)

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  47. watermelon! love how they are green on outside and red in the middle, simple things lol..........

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  48. I've invent a gin and tonic one

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  49. I'd invent an Eton mess one x

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  50. I commented on What's cooking at The Madhouse? menu plan 2/5/14

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  51. a tutti fruiti or citrusy bubble gum flavour one would be great!

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  52. I always seek out the coconut ones first

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  53. I would invent beans on toast flavour!!!!

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  54. Commented on freebies round-up

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  55. Love Very Cherry and Apple :)

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  56. Commented on "What did you win in April?"

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  57. my fave is sizzling cinnamon :D

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  58. I love the Pina Colada flavour!

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  59. Orange but I would eat most flavours because I'm greedy

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  60. My favourite flavour is lime and I would have to invent a keylime pie flavour

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  61. candy floss
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  62. I love the bubblegum flavour ones.

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  63. I like raspberry best

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  64. i would invent chocolate orange

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  65. Sarah Knightley5 May 2014 at 16:59

    Strawberry cheescake

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  66. Strawberry and lime

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  67. I love the cinnamon one :) - I wish they would do a rhubarb one :)

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  68. Commented on Geocaching adventure in the Dunes de Cabourg!

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  69. Strawberrys and cream would be nice

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  70. Cinnamon is my favourite but a woo woo one would be nice!

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  71. The coconut ones are really nice.

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  72. chocolate pudding has always, and still, is my fave

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  73. Rachel Davies6 May 2014 at 15:24

    Raspberry for me

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  74. Pam Francis Gregory6 May 2014 at 18:43

    Lemon

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  75. Pam Francis Gregory6 May 2014 at 18:44

    I commented on Kelly's Creative Kids in the Kitchen : Ice Cream Burgers & Chips

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  76. I love love cherry, I'd like to create chip shop chips flavour.. Mmmmmm x

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  77. mmm, margarita flavour Jelly Belly (droool)

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  78. Vanilla.
    Sarah Hurrell

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  79. Coconut & Pineapple

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  80. Very cherry, But to be honest I love them all.
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  81. I would like Strawberry Pavlova, That is my favourite dessert of all time so would be even better as a jelly bean!!

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  82. I love the cinnamon bean, controversial I know :)

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  83. I left a comment here http://networkedblogs.com/WFEI4

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  84. clotted cream flavour would be lush, mmmmm

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  85. stacey turner7 May 2014 at 19:39

    candy floss flavour

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  86. cherry is my favourite

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  87. I love green apple x

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  88. Green Apple...lovely and sour!

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  89. watermelon

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