Fill in the blanks to complete these Jelly Bean Fun Facts:
- The jelly bean dates back to a , when jars of the tasty treats were promoted as morale boosters for army troops fighting in the Civil War.
- While egg-shaped jelly beans seem like a natural for Easter basket fillers, it wasn’t until the b , when jelly beans became a permanent part of the Easter tradition.
- In the c , a revolution in jelly bean varieties exploded with the introduction of the d (jelly beans made with real fruit juices).
- Even President e was known for his love of Jelly Belly jelly beans, as he always kept a jar of the sweet treats on his desk in the Oval Office. His favorite flavor was f .
- Reagan later became responsible for launching the very first jelly beans launched into space was sent a jar to the g in as a surprise for the astronauts!
- Today, jelly beans are more popular than ever and are produced at a mind-boggling amount of h billion a year.
- Still the most popular color of jelly bean among American kids is i .