Is anyone else here a jellybean connoisseur?
I expect that Jelly Bellys are widely considered the best brand, because of their wide variety of flavors and their availability in bins. But they’re not my favorite, for a few reasons. Most importantly, I think Jelly Bellys are individually too small and there is not enough inner ‘meat’ for the amount of outer ‘skin’. Also, when they are kept in unsealed bins they frequently get stale. Third, the sealed packages always include the discordant bizarro flavors such as buttered popcorn and toasted marshmallow.
I like Starburst jellybeans. They are robustly flavored and meatier than Jelly Bellys.
But my favorite brand currently is Brach’s-Smuckers. They are slightly more sour or tart on balance than Starburst which is nice. And they are very meaty. These are just great jellybeans.
Both Starburst and Brach’s-Smuckers have solved the age-old problem of green beeing the ugly stepsister. Instead of lime-bleh, they’ve gone with a delicious sweet-tart green apple.
Any other thoughts or recommendations?