Black Candy & Black Jelly Belly: Licorice Jelly Beans
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Black Jelly Beans for Snacking and Sharing
When you think of Jelly Belly jelly beans, the last color that probably pops into your head is black. We get it, we’re most famous for our fruity, colorful and flavorful mixes—Very Cherry and Buttered Popcorn have competed for the title of the most popular Jelly Belly bean for decades—but we love black, too! Jelly Belly black jelly beans are the perfect choice for the licorice lover, and they make a fantastic complement to your elegant or traditional event décor. At JellyBelly.com, you’ll find black Jelly Belly beans in whatever quantity suits your needs and budget.
What Flavor are Jelly Belly Black Jelly Beans?
We currently offer only a single black jelly bean flavor: Licorice. This classic flavor was introduced in 1976 as one of the original eight flavors, so it’s been with us as long as we’ve been making jelly beans! Black Licorice jelly beans may not be loved by everyone, but they have one thing that makes them distinct, and that’s their easily recognizable flavor. Our licorice Jelly Belly beans are made with high-quality ingredients for the most authentic flavor experience, so they always delight the diehard licorice fans.
Licorice History and Fun Facts
Black licorice may be an acquired taste, but it’s also one people have been acquiring for hundreds of years. Its history can be traced back to the early 1500s, when black licorice was cultivated in a monastery garden in Pontefract, England. Not surprisingly, that same town became the hub of the licorice confectionery industry.
In addition to its distinct taste, natural licorice has been used for medicinal purposes. We’re not going to get into these here since we’re candy makers—not doctors—but we do love that fact that licorice has such a solid place in history and people’s lives.
The telltale taste can be a bit challenging to describe, although those who know it, know it well. Very rich with a mix of sweet and somewhat bitter, it’s been liked to fennel or anise. Those who love it tend to love it with a passion. That means they’ll also love our black Belly Jelly beans.
One more fun fact about black licorice? Those who are fans often consider themselves a little bit wild. They’re frequently spontaneous, outspoken, adventurous—and tons of fun. This definitely aligns with the overall Jelly Belly personality.
Bulk Black Jelly Beans for Weddings and Events
Not only is the flavor of black Jelly Belly jelly beans a major draw—for licorice-lovers, anyway— but so is the color. These black candy beans are some of our most versatile options for event décor and candy favors. Our black Jelly Belly beans bring a sophisticated, spooky, stylish or moody feel for whatever vibe you’re going for, and black matches everything. Black jelly beans are extremely popular for celebrating team or school colors, so they can be used for unique and affordable class reunion favors and spirit day gifts.
We know that licorice is one of our most polarizing flavors. You either love it your hate it. No matter your take on the flavor, you have to admit the color can be used and enjoyed in so many ways. Our licorice jelly beans make a great wedding or party favor at events where black is a primary theme. You can pair black Jelly Belly beans with white jelly beans for your black and white affair, or complement it with something more bold and vibrant for a pop of color. We offer licorice jelly beans in bulk 10-pound cases that include 400 beans per pound, so you can easily incorporate this classic candy into your wedding or event centerpieces, favors and candy buffet. Order your black Jelly Belly beans today.