@cengland0@heartny It is cheaper in bulk, but these will be great for the Easter Egg Hunt, for which you can’t really buy in bulk and put loose in eggs. Today’s parents don’t really go for loose candy. (Nor I, honestly.)
@cengland0 I’m not so sure $11.51 makes me rich, but it’s worth a bit extra to not have to buy and create individual bags in order to give them away to my co-workers. I used to buy these beans in bulk and leave them on my desk with a small scoop, but people inevitably used their fingers to go through the bag fishing for their favorites. Ewww.
@carl669 Ugh, my “friend” bought me a 5 lb bulk box of just licorice flavored Jelly Belly beans knowing full well I always picked them out. His shtick was that he saved them all up over the years and was returning them to their original owner.
@carl669 Really would if I could, this was two years ago. They went to a local charity for a “guess the number of beans” raffle thing. Then was dispersed in sandwich bags to those that wanted them. Heh
@carl669@russellmz is Avatar the movie where Kevin Kostner falls in love with the native american girl and then joins/fights for their tribe, etc. ? Or is it the one where ____ actor does the same thing in every other movie.
@carl669 I can stomach it. For the good of sibling torture. Idk that I can ever say I enjoy it. Idk what ever happened to Grandma’s jar of actual black licorice. Id actually kind have liked to get that when she passed.
@cengland0 I don’t know. It doesn’t work on the buy screen either for me. I’ve since rethought my JellyBelly purchase. It’s not that great of assortment of flavors and my (m)ass isn’t getting any smaller these days.
Back when I was the director of my elementary school playground’s confectionery weapons program (doesn’t matter where, but let’s just say it was a middle-east coast state), we experimented with very specific combinations of Jelly Bellies that wouldn’t just make you gag a little and pucker your lips like those “weird” Harry Potter-themed flavors, but would straight-up cause you to projectile-vomit.
We had to conduct our human trials in secret because of the nonproliferation agreements we signed at the dean’s office - an old coot whom we collectively came to refer to as “The Hag.” And while she usually lacked the enforcement authority to sanction us for anything we did, going to The Hag to face trial so often diminished our carefully-curated image of being upstanding members of the inter-school district community, so we had to keep things on the down-low. Fortunately, we had a stable supply of kindergartner Turds to use as test subjects.
And let me tell you, friends, the tests were a wild success. No one had any concrete evidence of what we achieved, but everyone kind of knew, to the extent that it could be said we even achieved confectionery parity with the Yeshiva across the street (although they still had an undisclosed amount of Extreme Sour Warheads that we couldn’t replicate with our limited allowance funding).
Some time later, we were invaded by the Spice Girl lollipop craze, and my program was ultimately shut down. Many years passed since then; now I live an unassuming, regular life, driving a Tonka Truck in Jersey. But every so often, my heartstrings are plucked by memories of my rock star-like fame as I made an entire sandbox’s worth of grade-schoolers freshly trained in the scientific method erupt in wild cheers of “dollar snackbar!” after one of my beautiful creations melted the face off of a Yankee-cap wearing first-grader.
Oh? You don’t believe me? Well, how about this: go acquire a popcorn and a sour apple Jelly Belly, pop those suckers into your mouth, and give them a few bites to start the reaction. This combination was just stage 1 of our flavor enrichment process. You won’t get them from today’s meh deal, so you’ll likely have to resort to the black market (one of those by-the-pound candy carts you can find inside your local mall). I’ll be waiting right here for your report.
@neko@stinks It didn’t close. They planned to, but didn’t. It’s their hometown where they started. I used to live in Wisconsin, and that was a place to go to stock up before there were Costco’s and Sam’s and BJ’s everywhere like today.
We took all the flavors nobody really likes, threw them in single serving bags and threw them at whoever would take them!
Berry Blue, Cantaloupe, Cotton Candy, Island Punch, Sunkist Lemon, Lemon Lime, Pina Colada, Sunkist Pink Grapefruit, Sunkist Tangerine
@CosmicTwister I love belly flops. I usually find them at Big Lots. About $5 per bag. It’s been a while so I don’t remember if they are or 2lb bags. It’s a gerat variety, except for the cappucinno (or whatever coffee flavor it’s supposed to be) and licorice