Jelly Beans Are Not My Type

Amara Prohm, reporter

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Jelly beans are not the type of candy that most people would enjoy; however, it is always a privilege to try new things.

Trader Joe’s gourmet jelly beans has 18 different flavors with colors from REAL natural fruits and vegetable sources. It is also healthier than the average jelly bean sold at the local supermarket, since it only contains zero calories from fat.

Most of the jelly beans were remotely similar in shape and texture. For example, it resembles a solid curved oval with a chewy gel center and beeswax glazed finished on the outside.  As for the flavors, it would vary from sweet, tangy, to absolutely horrible. While taste testing the product, the flavors would continue to worsen one after another. Some of the worse flavors would be grape, coconut, and lemon-lime. While others would be more tolerable; such as strawberry and apple. However, the product of the gourmet jelly bean did not convince my taste buds for satisfaction.

On the other hand, the scent does not exactly match up with the flavor as it held a more artificial smell. For instances, the grape jelly bean did not share the same scent as the taste of it’s flavor. It had a heavier scent that was similar to a mixture of strawberry and blackberry. This was one of the main problem that happened with most of the jelly beans.

After receiving the other results of the jelly bean taste review, it has been confirmed that most of the students in Mrs. Wertz’s fourth period, Journalism 1-2 class did not enjoy Trader Joe’s Gourmet Jelly Beans. They were bad.

They were so gross!!!

— Kristy Vang, junior, Creative and Performing Arts