NEWS: David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans Make Jelly Belly Buttered Popcorn Seem Less Gross

Written by | May 25, 2011

Topics: Candy

Full of beans Project 365(2) Day 270

For those of you looking to fill your brain with knowledge that will come in handy if you happen to face IBM’s Watson in a battle of answering trivia questions to determine whether the supercomputer takes over the world, David Klein is the inventor of Jelly Belly jelly beans.

You’re welcome, Planet Earth.

Although Mr. Klein is no longer at Jelly Belly, he’s still creating candy and this week at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago he, along with Leaf Brands, will debut David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans, which according to the press release, “is the first confectionary product of its kind: blending exotic cuisine and luxury candy.”

How exotic can jelly beans get?

Imagine chewing on jelly beans that taste like “the world’s finest and most exotic spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, and nuts specific to world culture.” A couple of David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans sets include “Tastes Around the World” and “Hot Peppers Around the World.” Oh I wish for a habanero jelly bean for me to chew on and then immediately spit out.

The jelly beans allow eaters to create in their mouth the flavor of complex dishes using different jelly bean varieties.

Finally, David’s Signature Beyond Gourmet Jelly Beans will also include a rare product that includes a “special blend” of the rarest and most exotic ingredients in the world, which will be enclosed in a 24-karat gold bean. All of that will be placed in a crystal jar. The price tag for these rare jelly beans and the packaging it comes in is set at $500.






5 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. A says:

    Thank you very much for getting me hooked on your website, when I should be doing more important things at seven in the morning. Really. Thank you. You’ve made me realize that I’m a lot more picky about food than I’ve ever been. I don’t eat beef, and I’ve become gluten-free in the last six months. But staring at your reviews which you’ve posted since the beginning of the year took me back to happier places throughout my lifetime dietary journey. And I’m grateful for that.

    Speaking of ‘gluten-free’dom, do you think you could review a food on the market that is well-known to be gluten-free? I highly doubt someone would impulsively buy something gluten-free, but you never know. Someone out there might have the same weird palate as mine.

  2. Lot-O-Choc says:

    Wow..not your typical jelly beans then haha! Not sure whether I would be willing to pay that for them lol!

  3. Angeljellie says:

    :( buttered popcorn jelly bellies are amazing. . .

  4. Kelley says:

    This is really bizarre, because I got an email a little while back about these and it read like a totally fake spam email. Now, turns out it’s real. Weirds me out.

  5. Isaac says:

    I’m sorry but I hate the title of this article, that’s the only reason I’m commenting. Buttered Popcorn Jelly Bellies are freaking delicious. Dafuq are you talking about, them being gross?



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