Thursday, May 03, 2007

BELLY FLOPS



One of the decorations used for our open house was this dish of Belly Flops. This candy is made by the Jelly Belly Company in Fairfield, California. They get their name because when they were produced they were not perfectly formed or the logo was printed incorrectly. Hence they are flops and can't be sold in stores. They taste just as good as the perfect ones but perhaps aren't quite as pretty. These were bought at the factory and are very inexpensive. My favorite flavor is juicy pear, followed by buttered popcorn.
Do you have a favorite flavor? What's your favorite candy?
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30 comments:

Zsolt said...

the white ones look like the rice they can write your name on it:)

Anna said...

Oh look, you are back! :) Love the colorful shot Sue.

AphotoAday said...

Oh wow, all I have to do is look at that photo -- and now I'm hooked on jellybeans... --My favorite candy is chocolate, of course, but I just got back on what I call my "pure" diet, so chocolate is currently off-limits... Maybe I should channel my addiction for chocolate into jelly-beans -- a little gelatin and sugar never hurt anybody... --I'll take a bucket...

sombras(mi foto) said...

A lot of varieties, I prefer those of lemon and mint :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a cute name... belly flops... but I don't see why they are considered rejects, they look pretty good to me!

Ash said...

Great colors!!

Moi said...

A perfect Friday shot..colorful and happy!!! :)

Leena said...

Have you ever heard from a liquorice ?
When I was a child after the WWII, we had only this kind of candy and it has been my favorite always.
I wish you colorful weekend!

Beverly said...

That is a good name for that candy. Jelly beans are not a favorite of mine. I prefer to save my calories for something I really like. Great photo, though.

John Roberts said...

My favorite candy? Snickers!

Ben said...

I love those in any shape. Its fun to look in jar and out from jar.

susan said...

What a clever name...I think I would buy those over the "perfect" ones just because I feel sorry for them. And I don't even care for jelly beans! Silly, huh?

Icarus said...

My favorite is the peach one my neighbor, Estrela gave me this morning, and that you just reminded about. So I'm just about to unwrap & pop in.
Easy does it, though! ......MMMMMMmm, it's good!!! Soft, sweet & chewy, though I think it tastes more like banana LOL!

Chad Oneil said...

Very nice.

kris said...

some even looks like pebbles!
fave candy? i m&ms :)

Mark said...

Hi, I like the fruit ones, love the picture, shows how you can get a interesting image from everyday objects.
Cheers Mark

Annie said...

I had no idea there were keepers and non-keepers in the jelly bean industry!

Mike said...

Great colors, very nice. I just don't want the flavors they talk about in the Harry Potter books!

Great to see and hear from you again.

Dsole said...

wow! I really like the details and the enlarged photo!!! what an original shot!

Bill said...

I thought this was a pile of pills at first....actually it kind of is :)

The "dirt" flavored ones are not bad :)

bluemountainmama said...

for some reason, i've never liked jelly beans.....

but i love the colorful pic! :)

Ratzfatz said...

hahaha ... nice story and ... of course a nice foto!
:-)

Olivier said...

il y en a de toutes les couleurs. pas trop chimique ?


there is of all the colors. not too chemical?

Laurie said...

I'm not a huge fan of jelly beans, except for the black licorice ones. Lemon is ok too though. They do look pretty though in a nice bowl.

JAM said...

I love jelly beans. I'm a bore though, I like the red/cherry ones the best. I have a deal with Lovely Wife, I eat all of the black/licorice ones, well, it's not much of a deal, but I like them and she doesn't.

Charley Pitchford said...

My wife and I toured the Jelly Belly factor when we were first married because it was free date!!! My wife was a seminary student in Marin County and I was working at a local bookstore, so we were poor then. it is one of our fondest memories. We loved watching them hand make the christmas taffey with the little tree in the middle. My favorite flavor....I love them all!!!!

outdoorexposure said...

look yummy...i like jelly bean. my favorite is coconut...did u try jalapeno?-they taste awful not good for making jelly bean:-P btw great shot.

Charley Pitchford said...

My wife did go to Golden Gate Seminary. I worked at the LifeWay store there on campus while she was finishing her degree. Have you been to the campus?

Marc said...

Just great. Now I need to go get some jelly beans.

Kala said...

I actually cannot tell the diff between this and the real ones but its nice to by inexpensive things that basically the same as the real deal - i love the colors!