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Did you know that National Jellybean Day falls on April 22nd every year? This rainbow-coloured day was created to celebrate all kinds of jellybean products around the world, from the unique and strange to the timeless and wonderful.

But what flavours of jellybean are the most popular in the good old U. S. of A.? Well, the answers may surprise you. Without further ado, here are eight of those well-loved jellybeans:

Buttered Popcorn

Popcorn is a great topic to discuss between friends. Some adore toffee popcorn; others swear by sweet and salty mixes. But in America, it’s more common to come across buttered popcorn than it is here in the UK. Our cinema chains typically have sweet or salty for the fresh popcorn, or toffee popcorn sitting with the other over-priced confectionery.

This jellybean flavour is full of buttery charm. It has a great tang of salt to it, without being too much for the taste buds.


Cinnamon tends to sneak its way into a lot of unexpected food products. Around autumn, it’s about as popular as pumpkin spice is, and there have been plenty of cinnamon-related challenges over the years.

But as a jellybean, the cinnamon flavour is a simple, delicious, spiced candy. Great for anyone who doesn’t mind a bit of heat with their sweets.


Timeless, delicious, and mouth-watering. The cherry flavour of jellybeans is a safe choice when you’re picking out the flavours that you want this time around. There’s no real way to go wrong here – unless you happen to be allergic or vehemently hate cherries.


Like the cherry flavour, strawberry is another safe jellybean flavour to purchase. People prefer buying “safe” flavours when they’re putting together a bag of jellybeans as a gift for a friend or family member.

Strawberry is especially great if you’re buying jellybeans for kids, because it’s a soft kind of sweet flavour.

Cotton Candy

Time to get hit with a blast of sugar! Cotton candy will take you back to every funfair that you went to as a child. These beans are also a really cool bright pink colour, which looks a little crystal-like. The perfect gift for any pink-loving, sugar-addicted individual that you might know.

Bubble Gum

In the same category as the Cotton Candy flavour, Bubble Gum is another pink jellybean that is perfect for sweet-toothed people. The two are pretty similar in colour, but Bubble Gum is more of a saturated pink, while Cotton Candy is a rose pink.

Toasted Marshmallow

Let’s move away from the pink jellybeans for a moment and take a look at this unique flavour. Toasted Marshmallow jellybeans share the colour of, well, a toasted marshmallow! They’re a mixture of white, beige, and brown, and they have that delicious marshmallow flavour that we all remember from the last time we sat around a campfire.

And yes, even the vegetarians among our readers can tuck into this childhood camping memory. If you’re buying from Jelly Belly, all of their products are vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and kosher. If you’re buying from another American jellybean company, always check their ingredients and their FAQs for dietary preferences and needs.

Root Beer

Root beer is a huge, HUGE thing in America. It’s not a product we see a lot of here in the UK, but North America seems to love the stuff. A&W is the biggest brand, and if you’ve ordered our subscription boxes in the past, we have had a sneaky root beer soda or two in them before.

But like the soda, the jellybean flavour could be hit or miss for you. If you like root beer, you’re more likely to enjoy the jellybean equivalent.

Alternative jellybeans

WarHeads is an extremely well-known candy company, and you’ll see a lot of their products in our boxes. In fact, the August box may have carried the WarHeads Sour Jelly Beans if you were lucky enough to get them in your monthly surprise box. As far as jellybeans go, these are definitely different to the usual Jelly Belly jellybeans. They’re a bit smaller and coated in sugar rather that the smooth texture of a Jelly Belly jellybean. But they’re delicious and have great flavours! A great alternative for any jellybean fan.