Bean Boozled: Dare to Compare
Manufacturer: “The Jelly Belly Candy Company”
Review Rating: 4 out of 10
Reviewed by: Jay Quidem
Any candy enthusiast worth their sweet tooth knows that when it comes to jellybeans, only two words stand out in their mind, Jelly Belly. The confectionery giant created back in 1898 have been creating smiling (and sometimes grimacing) faces for over a decade. Still going strong with their delicious candy, Jelly Belly is widely known for their variety of flavors that exceed the average fruit based flavors that you find in most generic brands. Yes, you’ll see your share of Strawberry, Peach, and Lemon, but also within those shiny buckets you can find Peanut Butter, Cappuccino, and the bizarre Buttered Popcorn. In the continuation now you have the side brand known as BeanBoozled: “Dare to Compare”; jelly beans that are not what they seem to be, but will appeal to the prankster in every heart. A risky candy (some of the flavors you might recognize from the Bertie Boot’s version) in which you can’t really tell the difference between the good and the nasty since they are paired up to look exactly alike. At first glance it seems you have your normal cardboard box, but with the yellow caution sign and a quick glance through you see it contains Skunk Spray, Rotten Egg, and…Baby Wipes flavored beans in addition to the normal ones. You might be wondered why would I buy this, it sounds disgusting? And the answer is for fun. It clearly warns you, which in most cases is enough of a guarantee that we will remember it, and probably buy during a candy run at least once. But for the rest of the masses who are still not convienced, it can be shared equally between your friends and foes alike with hilarious results.
Here is a quick video with some pleasing and not so pleasing results
Now if your looking for something to put down that sugar craving, then this isn’t the product for you, and you should pick something else up. Despite the fact that the normal flavors are up to par, most likely half of the beans will be spat into the nearest waste bin, leaving you empty-handed and still craving for a sugar fix. For just a little over two dollars, it’s not something you would buy on a regular basis, but will guarantee that after watching someone else take a bite, you’ll be glad you gave them a chance.