Celebrate the Day
Today, July 31, 2014 is Jump for Jelly Beans Day. Jelly beans have evolved from an ancient confection called ‘Turkish Delight,’ which was one of the earliest forms of hard candy. According to PunchBowl.com, our modern day jelly bean gained popularity during the American Civil War, when a candy company marketed jelly beans as the perfect treat to send to soldiers, and soon everyone was hooked. President Ronald Reagan served jelly beans at his inauguration!