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The April 22 to celebrate the United States as their national day of jelly beans (Engl. National Jelly Bean Day ). In this respect, candy fans and those with a sweet tooth should definitely note this date in the calendar of curious holidays from all over the world . Reason enough to include this Candy Holiday in the list of curious world days and to tell its story with this article. Why are we celebrating the jelly beans today?

Who started National Jelly Bean Day?
Although National Jelly Beans Day is officially recognized by the National Confestioners Association (NCA), the national association of US candy manufacturers, its origins seem to be obscure.

“But, why do they exist and who started them? That’s somewhat of a mystery. While the National Confectioners Association does maintain a list of many of these special observance days, the association does not have a connection to most of them. In many cases, the origin (and the sponsor) is unknown. “

( Source : Candy Holidays – on: candyusa.com – see also the list of further links below)

A large part of the current websites and online calendars refer to a possible initiator or the exact year of establishment of an unsuccessful research (see also the list of further links below). In this respect, today’s event shares its origins with the following dates, among others:

A large part of the current websites and online calendars refer to a possible initiator or the exact year of establishment of an unsuccessful research (see also the list of further links below). In this respect, today’s event shares its origins with the following dates, among others:

  • the day of mint chocolate (Engl. National Chocolate Mint Day) on February 19,
  • the day of milk chocolate (English National Milk Chocolate Day on July 28th or
  • the chocolate coating tag (Engl. Chocolate Covered Anything Day) on 16 December.

Why does National Jelly Bean Day fall on April 22nd in the United States?

Just why the NCA chose today April 22 as the date of their Jelly Beans Day, I could not find out in the course of the research for the present article.

Even if the aforementioned Hopkins is the originator of this chocolaty food holiday, he doesn’t offer much help to the inclined reader on this point. In several interviews, the US-American pointed out that the events on foodimentary.com were either placed according to seasonal reference or the existing gaps in the calendar. This against the background that when starting foodimentary.com he could only find 200 known culinary occasions and filled the remaining days with his own holidays (see also the list of related links below).

A reference content for today and also with some medial fanfare internationally committed Earth Day (Engl. Earth Day) or the US day of April showers (Engl. April Showers Day) but it seems not to give in this regard.

For National Jelly Bean Day: William F. Schrafft and the invention of jelly beans

Although today it is assumed that these jelly beans were invented or brought onto the US market in 1861 by the Boston confectionery manufacturer William F. Schrafft and his company Schrafft’s.

As an effective advertising measure, Schrafft used the call that his customers should send the jelly beans to the soldiers in the American Civil War to support them at the front. Probably with some success, but the jelly beans were somewhat forgotten afterwards.

Only a large-format advertisement in the Chicago Daily News on July 5, 1905 changed this and made the candy, which was then sold at 9 cents a pound, again more familiarity and popularity. In the course of the research, one will repeatedly come across the information that the jelly beans in the USA had a symbolic reference to Easter in the 1930s due to their egg shape. However, this connection no longer seems to be in the foreground.

It is also assumed by food historians that the template for this candy, which is primarily made from sugar, goes back to a combination of the Turkish dessert Lokum (here with regard to the soft, jelly-like filling) and the sweet almond dragees (hard shell made of icing). However, this origin is not fully documented.

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