Friday, April 2, 2010

I found them!

I found them!  They aren't always as easy to find as they used to be.  I'm talking about Brach's Classic Jelly Beans (BCJBs).  BCJBs are the only real Easter jelly beans, bloggies.  Their classic colors and flavors are the taste of Easter.  They were always in our Easter baskets as kids...I could smell them in the house when I woke up on Easter morning!  Do you know that fruity, sugary smell?  And just when you thought your Easter candy was could always find a few more hidden in the plastic easter grass...yes, the childhood beginnings of my fruity candy fondness.

You can keep your starburst jbs, your jolly rancher jbs, your sour jbs, and all other sorts of counterfeit beans.  They just aren't the real deal.  I've tried them...and they just don't cut it.  And don't grab a Brach's package too quickly or you might grab the spiced beans--those look the same and then they taste like clove or something.  Blech.

It's straight up BCJBs for me.  (although I do enjoy a jelly belly when it's not Easter...)

But I can't always find those elusive BCJBs.  Walmart and Target and various grocery stores load up on the specialty beans...and there is nary a Brach's bag to be found!  If I was looking for gummy spongebob crabby patties I would have been in luck today, by the way.  yuck!

But today, on the non-seasonal candy aisle, on the bottom shelf, I spotted a Brach's box.  Be still my heart!  I approached cautiously, trying not to get my hopes up.  I saw speckled Brach's--nope.  Bags of all black Brach's--nope.  Dig, dig, dig...and on the bottom, lo and behold were three bags of BCJBs!!!  I snatched them up.

Yes, it's going to be a good Easter...

And by the way, lest you think I'm headed to hell for writing about jelly beans on Good Friday...I assure you that I have reflected, attended service, and now am about to watch the Passion of the Christ.  What Jesus did for me is SO overwhelming.  That's why it will be Sunday before I can imagine eating the BCJBs.  What a celebration that will be!  :0)


Dawn said...

i did know know these beans were lost! but then... i never really cared for jelly beans. until jelly bellys :) for me i guess it was all about the chocolate! BUT i am really happy that you found the jelly beans you love! so i guess this is where our similaritites depart, dear friend. not only on the jelly bean font htough. because clove is one of my favorite flavors!
love you! and wishing you the most glorious easter morning!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

A special hell for you withOUT BCJBs! ha! j/k
And I didn't realize those were in such high demand- I'm okay with any and all jelly beans... except an all black box? what?? Those are surely satan's jbs. Really? Who would get those?
Hope you have a fab-o Easter!

Beth said...

You crack me up! I'm glad you found the BCJBs. I get what you're saying- I would be lost without my mini eggs. :) And I think you're very spiritual. :) Happy Easter!

Chris said...

The acorn (jelly bean) doesn't fall far from the tree!! You can eat some more when you come over tomorrow, I have lots!

Karen said...

oh, my, they are addicting. :)

Aiming4Simple said...

We enjoyed some Brach's beans yesterday, courtesy of my mother-in-law. Haven't dyed eggs yet. Maybe this afternoon...

Thanks for sharing stopping by and sharing the good news about your sister. I look forward to hearing of her child's safe arrival, along with all my other friends' babes.

Happy Easter Monday!

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