January 17th, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
FAIRFIELD, CALIF., Jan. 17, 2013 — Jelly Belly Candy Company offers something sweet and something spicy for that “someone special” this Valentine’s Day. Sour Smoochi Lips and the new Jelly Belly® TABASCO® Jelly Bean Bottles join the tempting Jelly Belly Valentines’ line for the February 14 holiday.
- Blow a kiss with Sour Smoochi Lips! If there’s anything sweethearts of the world enjoy more than sweet, it’s sour. Cherry and Pink Lemonade lip-shaped gummi candies are finished with a lip-pursing sour sugar sanding.
- Confess your love with Jelly Belly Conversation Beans™ the five-flavor Jelly Belly Sour mix has fun phrases and words that are sure to make your sweetheart pucker up.
- Hello Kitty® has taken a liking to the Deluxe Valentine Mix by Jelly Belly and hope you will share it with a special someone. With an array of mellocremes, chocolate hearts, mints, and more, this is the perfect collection for the sweetie with Hello Kitty in her heart.
- Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips® are the ultimate indulgence. Flavorful Jelly Belly jelly bean centers are dipped in rich dark chocolate for a treat that is truly divine. Available in five-flavor gift box or in individual flavor bags, treat the special people in your life with this modern rendition of Valentine’s Day chocolates.
- Show them how much they spice up your life with Jelly Belly TABASCO Jelly Bean Bottles. The miniature bottle mimics the iconic brand’s bottle and is filled with Jelly Belly beans using the genuine TABASCO chili paste for a spicy and sweet treat. With pun-tastic gift tags, these kickin’ bottles are available at Target this Valentine’s Day.
- Celebrate love with Victorian Mellocreme Hearts. Made from vintage molds from the 1900s, these delicate mellocreme hearts have stood the test of time in red (Cherry), pink (Strawberry) and white (Vanilla) with a romantic lace-inspired pattern. A timeless treat for couples throughout the years.
- A seasonal take on a candy classic, Cupid Corn® is one of the most popular sweets for Valentine’s Day. Dressed up in white, pink and red the traditional candy corn flavor delivers just the right love bite.
- Get into the season with Jelly Belly Valentine Mix. A collection of romantic Strawberry Cheesecake, Bubble Gum, Coconut, Cotton Candy and Very Cherry Jelly Belly jelly beans are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for anyone.
For more information about Jelly Belly jelly beans and Confections by Jelly Belly®, please visit www.jellybelly.com or 800-522-3267. Connect with us on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.
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July 17th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
FAIRFIELD, Calif., July 17, 2012 – The tastiest fruit snacks you will ever eat now feature natural flavors and colors derived from natural sources, announced Jelly Belly Candy Company of Fairfield, Calif. The fruit snacks are made with seven fruit juices: apple, cherry, lemon, orange, pear, raspberry and strawberry juices. Most fruit snacks are made with grape juice and artificial flavorings. Jelly Belly Fruit Snacks are infused with the fruit juices to create a distinctly flavorful treat.
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The recipe for Jelly Belly Fruit Snacks has no artificial colors or flavors, suitable for vegetarians colors are derived from natural sources such as turmeric, grape extract, black carrot and black currant.
Jelly Belly Fruit Snacks are also fat free, gluten free, dairy free and certified OU Kosher and are also an excellent source of Vitamin C. They are available nationwide in 2.5-oz. bags.
Jelly Belly Candy Company makes more than 200 confectionery delights including their flagship brand Jelly Belly® jelly beans. Headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., the company is owned and operated by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the candy family. Consumers can follow Jelly Belly on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jellybelly or call the Jelly Belly Hotline at 800-522-3267.
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July 17th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Natural Collection of Fruit Jells Now Also Features New Package Designs
FAIRFIELD, CALIF., July 17, 2012 — Jelly Belly Candy Company, under license from Sunkist Growers, unveils the new all-natural Sunkist® line of fruit jells in contemporary packaging. With natural ingredients and new flavors, Sunkist now addresses the trend of candy made with natural flavors and coloring.
Natural ingredients can be found throughout the entire product line, including Sunkist Dark Chocolate Orange Sticks, the new Sunkist Dark Chocolate Raspberry Sticks, Sunkist Fruit Gems® and Sunkist Orange Slices.
“We expect the new, natural approach to the Sunkist line to energize the collection and expand its consumer appeal,” said Rob Swaigen, vice president of marketing for Jelly Belly Candy Company. “The use of natural ingredients makes it appealing to a larger audience.” Additionally, Swaigen says that the natural ingredients inspired a new look for the entire line. “Clean lines, crisp photography and modern colors visually communicate the all-natural ingredients inside,” he added.
Dark Chocolate Orange and Raspberry Sticks are made with real fruit purees and juices to provide the intense flavor without artificial colors. These refreshing jell candies are drenched in smooth dark chocolate to create a flavorful treat. A popular fruit to pair with chocolate, Raspberry is a new flavor addition to this delicious line of chocolate-covered sticks.
Sunkist Fruit Gems and Orange Slices are also made with all natural ingredients, like real fruit purees and juices. Sunkist Fruit Gem flavors include: Pink Grapefruit, Raspberry, Orange, Lemon and the new flavor, Blueberry.
Dark Chocolate Orange and Raspberry Sticks are available in a 2.55-oz. small bag and 2-lb pouch bag. Sunkist Fruit Gems are available in a 1.65-oz. 5-Piece Bar, 3.1-oz. bag, 6.6-oz. bag and 14-oz. Gift Box. Orange Slices are available in a 3.1-oz. bag and 6.6-oz. bag. The Jelly Belly Sunkist line is peanut free, gluten free, a good source of vitamin C, vegetarian and OU and OUD kosher certified. For more information about this new product, please call Jelly Belly Customer Service at 1-800-323-9380. Consumers can follow Jelly Belly on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jellybelly or call the Jelly Belly Hotline at 800-522-3267.
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June 20th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
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FAIRFIELD, CALIF., June 20, 2012— Jelly Belly Candy Company, renowned for its flavor innovation, unveils new versions of its popular Sunkist Fruit Gems® and Sunkist Orange Slices now made with all-natural ingredients and without artificial coloring. The nostalgic, tender pectin jell candies start with real fruit purees and juices to pack a pumped up flavor profile as only Jelly Belly can craft.
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Fruit Gems flavors Pink Grapefruit, Raspberry, Orange and Lemon are now joined by Blueberry, the newest flavor in this refreshing line up. Sunkist Orange Slices feature a delightful new spin with a miniature orange wedge shape. Each true-to-life flavor starts in the Jelly Belly kitchen with real ingredients such as raspberry puree, blueberry juice and orange juice. The natural ingredients combine to produce five tantalizing flavors.
Made by Jelly Belly under license from Sunkist Growers, Inc. these all-natural candies are available now at retailers nationwide in new, contemporary packages. Modern colors and crisp photography combine to create eye-catching bags and boxes that candy lovers will enjoy diving into, one soft, sugar-sanded piece at a time.
Fruit Gems are available in a variety of package types with wrapped and unwrapped pieces, including a 5-Piece Bar, bags, a 1.5-lb clear can and a Gift Box. Orange Slices are available in two bag sizes to share or enjoy on your own. The Jelly Belly Sunkist line is peanut free, gluten free, a good source of vitamin C, vegetarian and OU kosher. For more information about these new products, visit www.JellyBelly.com or call 800-522-3267.
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June 8th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Attention-Grabbing, Colorful Bags will be Available this Fall
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FAIRFIELD, CALIF. —Jelly Belly Candy Company debuts glitz and glamour with the unveiling of new, eye-catching Jelly Belly Gift Bags. With a shiny exterior to command attention, this new package communicates the gourmet quality of the Jelly Belly confections inside. A variety of shimmering bag colors make these Gift Bags the perfect premium treat and offer retailers new options in merchandising.
The color of the Jelly Belly Gift Bag now gives insight into the type of candy inside. For example, the classic 49 Assorted Flavors mix is available in a brilliant red, while the Tropical Mix comes packaged in a vibrant purple. Retailers can now include this kaleidoscope of color in Jelly Belly product displays making the bags easily spotted, standing upright on shelves. The colorful finish draws attention to delicious candy in the see-through, bean-shaped window on the front, while the shimmering details of the bag design appeal to a wide range of adult consumers looking for a “grown-up” treat to enjoy themselves or to share and give as gifts.
Jelly Belly Gift Bags will be available from the Specialty Division for more than 30 of the company’s best-selling confections in sizes ranging from 4.75-oz. to 7.5-oz. depending on confection. Jelly Belly rolls out the new Gift Bags in a collection of popular Jelly Belly® jelly beans and holiday candies. The preliminary rollout schedule includes the following products available in Fall 2012:
- 49 Flavor Mix Jelly Belly jelly beans
- Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics® Mix jelly beans
- Jelly Belly Hello Kitty® Favorite Flavors jelly beans
- Jelly Belly Fruit Bowl Flavors jelly beans
- Raspberries & Blackberries
- Jelly Belly Sours jelly beans
- Jelly Belly Tropical Mix jelly beans
- Jordan Almonds
- Unbearably HOT Cinnamon Bears®
- Very Cherry Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips®
- Candy Cane Jelly Belly jelly beans
- Christmas Deluxe Mix
- Christmas Chocolate Dutch Mints®
- Christmas Chocolate Malt Balls
- Christmas Mix Jelly Belly jelly beans
- Jingle Bell Jells
- Reindeer Corn®
- Sour Gummi Santas
- Sugar Plums
Additional releases of seasonal and year-round candies are scheduled to roll out through 2013, including offerings for Valentine’s Day and Easter holidays. Jelly Belly Gift Bags ship in 12-ct. cases.
Jelly Belly beans are the leading gourmet jelly bean on the market made in more than 90 flavors. Jelly Belly beans are fat free, peanut free, dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and OU Kosher certified. For more information about Jelly Belly jelly beans and Confections by Jelly Belly®, please visit www.jellybelly.com. For more information about ordering the new Jelly Belly Gift Bags, please call Jelly Belly at (800) 323-9380 or email Specialty Sales at email@example.com.
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March 8th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
FAIRFIELD, CALIF.— What has big eyes, six legs, antennae and is delicious? The answer is the new Gummi Pet Cockroach™ joining the Jelly Belly Pet Gummi line.
In June, Jelly Belly will welcome Gummi Pet Cockroach to the Pet family, which also includes Pet Rat®, Pet Gator®, Pet Dinosaur® and Pet Tarantula®. Those with katsaridaphobia (fear of cockroaches) should not worry; this Pet Cockroach is well contained in a 1.5-oz. package.
Through a specially-devised process, the Pet Cockroach is created with two different flavors. The legs of this Gummi are a different flavor than the body. The result is three tasty combinations: Blackberry and Cherry, Grape and Lime, and Orange and Blackberry. Pet Cockroach will be available in stores nationwide, in time for Halloween.
Cucaracha is Spanish for “crazy bug,” the name cockroaches have for wildly running around in all directions.Each cockroach is also packed with a Fun Facts card that includes trivia about these crawling critters. These Fun Facts include:
- Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles per hour.
- Cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 40 minutes thanks to the waxy cover on their bodies.
- Cockroaches can live up to a week without their heads – because their brains are scattered throughout their body.
For more information about Gummi Pet Cockroach or other Jelly Belly products, please call Jelly Belly Customer Service at 1-800-522-3267. More information about Jelly Belly Candy Company is available at www.jellybelly.com.
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August 6th, 2011 § Comments Off § permalink
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Jelly Belly Candy Co., headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., and its sister candymaking facility in North Chicago, Ill., are closely associated with the history of candy corn. While many in the candy industry believe a Jelly Belly ancestor invented candy corn, no one knows who first invented it. According to the oral tradition of the candymaking family, it was a candymaker by the name of George Renninger at Wunderle Candy Co. of Philadelphia in the 1880s.
Candy corn was probably revolutionary in its time because of its three colors of white, orange and yellow. In order to make a tri-color kernel, a candymaker, called a “runner,” made three separate passes with 50 pounds of hot steaming fondant depositing a little bit of candy at just the right rate into cornstarch molded with the kernel shape. These passes required great strength and endurance since the runner had to lift and carry the big buckets called “stringers” of hot cooked candy which appears to come out of the bottom of the bucket in “strings”. Today that job is done by machine, but candy corn is still manufactured in the same essential manner.
The Jelly Belly candymaking family began to make candy corn around 1898 in their Cincinnati, Ohio factory then named Goelitz Confectionery Company. The company has the longest history of making candy corn of any in the industry. The product was so successful it carried the company through two world wars and the Depression. For seventy-five years candy corn, and what were called “buttercreams,” were the mainstay of Goelitz business until another sensation, Jelly Belly jelly beans, overtook the candy corn tradition in popularity. Turn of the century ads and packaging of candy corn claim Goelitz as “king of the candy corn fields.” Jelly Belly Candy Co. still uses the same recipe for making candy corn as they did in the early days.
Today, Jelly Belly Candy Co. sells Candy Corn all year around in gourmet food shops and specialty candy stores. But it is still most popular in Autumn. In the last several years the company has expanded its offerings of candy corn to include Giant Corn for the autumn season, as well as Cupid Corn®, Bunny Corn® and Reindeer Corn® for other seasons.
One kernel of Candy Corn from the makers of Jelly Belly is just over 4 calories. A one ounce serving has 110 calories.
The Jelly Belly family of candy makers have made candy corn continuously since 1898 and has been making candy corn longer than any company in the business today.
About 15 billion kernels of Candy Corn are sold annually, according to the National Confectioners Association.
In the 19th century candy makers created fondant based candies into many novelty shapes. Goelitz records show candies shaped into chestnuts, turnips, clover leaves, and many others, so a candy shaped like a kernel of corn fit right into the times.