Jelly Beans: A Delicious Political History

January 25, 2017 | western

Ronald Reagan, America’s 40th president loved several things deeply. His country, his faith, his family particularly his cherished Nancy and one other thing: jelly beans.Specifically, licorice jelly beans his favorite flavor.
Reagan started eating jelly beans in 1967 to help him quit a pipe-smoking habit, according to the Constitution Center. He always ate jelly beans made by the Goelitz family brand of candies, and stayed true to them his whole life. By Deirdre Reilly-Lifezette

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