Really? You’ll never guess Ohio’s favorite jelly bean flavor


Move over, black licorice. There’s a new jelly bean flavor king in Ohio.

After years of being the favorite flavor across the country, the classic bean, which has been around since the 1970s, is now playing second kernel to buttered popcorn, according to a new survey released by Candystore.com.

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More than 12,000 people across all 50 states were surveyed and sales figures from the past 10 years were tabulated to determine the top flavor across the country and the website found buttered popcorn to be No. 1, followed by black licorice, cinnamon and watermelon. Cherry rounded out the top five.

According to the report, buttered popcorn also rules the roost in Ohio, but black licorice is a close second. People in Michigan also favor the new king, while jelly bean fans in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Indiana all prefer blueberry for their candy cravings (which was actually created by Jelly Belly in 1981 to celebrate President Ronald Reagan’s inauguration.)

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Kentucky still prefers black licorice.

The guide comes just in time for Easter, which takes place on April 1 this year. Beans of all types are certain to be in baskets across the nation, but a fair warning to those curious about trying the new fan favorite: Buttered popcorn looks similar to the rotten egg flavor from Jelly Belly’s “Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans” line, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fantasy series. If you’re lucky, you don’t have a prankster in the family.



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