Did you know?….
• It takes 7 – 21 days to make a Jelly Belly bean!
• 150,000 beans are made per minute!
• There are only 4 calories per bean!
• Jelly Belly became President Ronald Reagan's favourite – he made the beans a staple in the Oval Office and on Air Force One
• Jelly Belly was also the first bean in outer space! Jelly Belly beans were sent on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983 as a presidential surprise for the astronauts!
• Jelly Belly has Star Power! Jelly Belly was selected for the Academy Award Gift bags -Here are some of the hottest Bean Machine owners in Hollywood:
Orlando Bloom Pierce Brosnan Leonardo DiCaprio
Dustin Hoffmann Scarlett Johansson Gwyneth Paltrow
Julia Roberts Adam Sandler Robin Williams
Think of this – Juicy Pear, Raspberry, Bubble Gum, Buttered Popcorn, Crushed Pineapple, Strawberry Cheesecake….. just some of the 50 mouthwatering, delicious Jelly Belly jelly bean flavours. Such care is lavished over their creation that it can take an unbelievable twenty one days to make a single bean, it is no surprise that celebrities like Justin, Josh, Jamie and Sparx of Triple Eight, Sabrina and Su-Elise of Mysteeq, Keane, Juliette Lewis, Dirty Pretty Things, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore. Katie Holmes, Debra Messing (Will and Grace) Brian May -and Stella McCartney just love these gourmet jelly beans. The enduring mystery of Jelly Belly jellly beans is how such a big flavour can be packed into so small a bean, while at the same time using so many natural ingredients. And remember, each bean is just 4 calories each and contains zero fat. THis means your sweet craving can be satisfied without guilt or heartbreak.
Jelly Belly jelly beans have only 4 calories each.. They come in 50 different flavours (which can be purchased individually or in mixed form). They are beloved of the supermodels because they slip readily into handbags and don’t melt either in the sun or under hot lamps in studios. Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia invited students to test 38 different foods to find out which ones stave off hunger pangs longest of all. Using white bread as the baseline of 100, foods rating higher than 100 were judged to be more satisfying than white bread, while those under 100 were less satisfying. Foods that have a higher “satiety index” keep hunger down longer. Volunteers fed jelly beans seemed to want more – probably because they were so tasty – but they nevertheless ate very little afterwards. This resulted in jelly beans getting a satiety rating of 118 – higher than muesli and yoghurt, and the same as white pasta.
Lucky Girie Gossip readers can now be in with a chance of winning their very own Jelly Bean Machine like the one pictured above! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is Guess how many beans it took to create this magnificent picture of Marilyn Monroe Above and email us your answer using the email form below! Good luck. Competition closes 28th April 2008.
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