Which are the Top
5 Jelly Belly Flavours?
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But then again there are some things that are just universally agreed upon as beautiful. An ocean sunset, a sky full of stars, and a Sweet Club delivery box full of your favourite treats…
Okay, we might be biased, but the fact remains that some things look good to everyone. But taste can be slightly more divisive. Marmite, Pineapple on Pizza, and Gherkins are a few class-acts that will tear families apart, but what if you had a whole bag full of 50 flavours that ranged from Cantaloupe to Cappuccino, from Hot Cinammon to Juicy Pear, Toasted Marshmallow to Top Banana? How would you decide which is best? Is there such a thing as too much choice?
We don’t think so. The only barrier is not enough time, and now we’re all staying indoors we’ve created the perfect challenge to set taste-buds tingling and send family tensions soaring – creating the perfect line-up of the Top 5 Jelly Belly Flavours. To kick off our thought experiment, we started by eating. We then decided that thought experiments were pretty tasty, we should do more of them. Then we compared notes, and things got heated (possibly an over-consumption of Hot Cinammon! Jelly Bellys) but finally we came to an agreement and compiled our list.
Ten flavours. Tasted, tested and ranked. So let’s kick it off with number 5, as any sweet eater worth their sugar will know, you save the best until last.
This is a bit like a bounty, you won’t really appreciate what it is supposed to taste like until you grow up and realise that coconut and chocolate were meant to be, and coffee is the only taste that will make life before noon bearable. Evocative of the first time you tried coffee and thought you liked it because there were 7 shots of caramel syrup in there.
This is the sweet hit you’ve been craving when you’re knocking on a real watermelon’s two-inch thick skin trying to decide if it ‘sounds ripe’. Summer is calling, and it’s come in the form of a murky green bean (lost points for resembling something that you would plant with hopes of growing a beanstalk).
The ultimate crowd-pleaser and refreshing bean. The ingenious combining of Lemon and Lime is Zingy, Zesty and a nice break from some other sickly sweet contenders (Buttered Popcorn we’re looking at you).
Who knew a bean could taste so deeply fruity? Layers of flavour lay inside this burgundy bean, rich and sweetly satisfying. Just missed out on the top spot. Would gain points for a more interesting name, or a seemingly irrelevant but fun looking exclamation mark.
That leaves our top spot to the one and only Hot Cinnamon! We can only guess at what the exclamation mark means, but it makes us feel excited. This bean claims number one status through its magical ability to be sweet and spicy, but without overpowering your senses. Its unique, unmatched and is a great thing to give unsuspecting Jelly Belly novices who will probably choke in surprise at the sneaky heat.
After rigorous testing and many sugar highs and lows, we created your guide to the top 5. But if you’re one of those people who likes Marmite, thinks pineapple on pizza is a human right and eats gherkin straight out of the jar, you might have your own favourites. The only way to truly know is to undertake the extensive testing yourself. So, buy some beans, settle in, and watch out for the Hot Cinnamon!