Archive for September 8th, 2004

Windfall

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

I just inherited a bag of *New* Brach’s Jelly Beans (in 8 Flavors!), which I find a tad bizarre as there is only one color of bean in the whole bag. I suppose it saves on coloring if you make all eight flavors purple, plus it adds to the element of surprise! With multi colors you were pretty sure orange was going to be the flavor orange, or some sort of tangerine (which is basically orange if you are talking apples and oranges here) and green would be lime or occasionally watermelon. Now, orange is purple, watermelon is purple, cinnamon is purple. Oh yeah, and grape is purple too. Actually, I have no idea what flavor they are, the one I just ate was reminiscent of cinnamon but it could be my plork playing tricks on me. Or maybe the beans have a chameleonesque taste quality that makes them seem to taste like just about anything. Tofu beans! GAK, I have discovered their deep dark purple bean secret!
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