Thursday, April 21, 2011


have you even given much thought to a jellybean when you eat it,where did they come from? how did they originate? what's all the excitement when they appear during the Easter season & why do they seem to only pop up at Easter, why is that?

A Brief History of the Jelly Bean
The exact origins of the jelly bean are lost in time, and only a part of its history is known.
Most experts believe the jelly center is a descendant of a Mid-Eastern confection known as Turkish Delight that dates back to Biblical times.
The shell coating is an offspring of a process called panning, first invented in 17th century France to make Jordan Almonds. The panning process, while done primarily by machine today, has remained essentially the same for the last 300 years. The French began by rocking almonds in a bowl filled with sugar and syrup until the almonds were coated with a candy shell. Today, large rotating pans do the heavy work, while master confectioners apply their true art in adding the ingredients to create just the right shell.
Somehow the two processes made their way to America. Jelly beans quickly earned a place among the many glass jars of "penny candy" in general stores where they were sold by weight and taken home in paper bags. It wasn't until the 1930s, however, that jelly beans became a part of Easter traditions. Because of their egg-like shape, jelly beans became associated with the Easter Bunny who is believed to deliver eggs as a symbol of new life during the spring season.
there are a lot of resources out there as to what each color symbolizes, some cute ideas are to bag them up with the a brief description of what the color represents
RED the blood of Jesus that he shed
BLACK our sin, his death, the final hour
WHITE pure & holy the blood's cleansing power
GREEN the new life that his death brings
PURPLE the royal color a reminder that Jesus is King of Kings
ORANGE is for the Holy fire that glows
PINK is for the infilling of the Holy spirit that your life shows
YELLOW is for the joy & celebration that Easter brings

jellybeans has been around forever it seems & continues to be a big part of the Easter season, if you're a jellybean lover think about what the color represents, Jesus shed his blood for you & me that we might go free, for God so loved the world that he gave his only son JOHN 3:16

2nd SAM..23:4 and he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth even a morning without clouds as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shinning after the rain

LUKE 3:16 John answered saying unto them all,I indeed baptize you with water but one mightier than I cometh the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose ;he shall baptize you with the Holy ghost & with fire

PSALM 51:11 cast me not away from thy presence and take not they Holy Spirit from me

REV:19:16 and he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

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