…what color/flavor would you be?
Last Sunday, I bought a small pack of Jelly Beans at Trader Joe’s. I can’t tell you how many years it has been since I’ve indulged in the bean. Coffee beans, yes, the candy, not so much. I admit I was most impressed that I could have 37 beans and only use up 150 calories. There were 18 flavors. So two of each, and then the extra one would be the favorite, right? Hey, I can do math. : )
It said on the back of the package that the candy comes from a tiny factory nestled in the Irish countryside. I’ve got Irish roots. I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland. And, I came to the US leaving Australia on St. Patrick’s Day only to celebrate it all over again the next day in Hawaii. Huh? This year was my fortieth year living in this great country and I bought the candy on the 17th. How’s that for synchronicity?
I looked at the flavors: grape, coconut, lemon, raspberry, strawberry smoothie, strawberry, tangerine, blackberry, mango, pomegranate, lemon &lime, banana split, apple, liquorice, pink grapefruit, cherry, passion fruit, and blueberry.
Part of me wanted to be passionfruit. I’d like to be more passionate, more exotic. My mother grows passionfruit, and I love the tangy taste, especially when poured over ice cream, or Australia’s favorite dessert, Pavlova. But my hand kept reaching for liquorice. I love that burst of flavor that lingers in my mouth, that charges up my senses, makes me all alert and squirrely. So I cheated, and I picked out all of my favorites and ate them all at once. Just one big gob full of licorice. And the result of all that squirreliness (is that a word?) this blog post.
What about you? What flavor, color, appeals to you? Do you even like Jelly Beans? Inquiring minds need to know.