Jelly-Belly Creator Is Back With CBD-Infused Jelly Beans

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As a kid, few things matter more than candy. Candy is like prison currency to kiddos. Lollipops, chocolate, sour worms, it didn’t matter! For a lot of kids (OK, adults too), Jelly Belly jelly beans were their preferred treat. First of all, jelly beans are the perfect candy. Slightly hard on the outside, chewy and gummy on the inside, and small enough that you could eat them by the handful. Jelly beans have been around for a long time, but when Jelly Belly jelly beans came out, the game was officially changed. Juicy pear? Yes please! Buttered popcorn jelly bean? Why the hell not?! We still eat Jelly Belly jelly beans, but as adults, our candy tastes have matured a bit. And what could be more grown-up than CBD-infused jelly beans?! Well get ready, because they guy who invented Jelly Belly has a little something for you.

David Klein blessed with world with Jelly Belly jelly beans in 1976. Now he’s back with CBD-infused jelly beans.

Jelly Belly is synonymous with jelly beans, and they’re definitely still around and as popular as ever! But David Klein has’t been a part of the company since he sold the rights in 1980. The story of how he got started is pretty amazing – Klein invested just $800 into Jelly Belly, and watched as it went on to become one of the world’s leading companies. He spent 45 years in the confection business. But a man who loves candy as much as Klein loves candy couldn’t stay away for long.

Klein is back with his newest company, Spectrum Confections. But what sets Spectrum apart from other candy companies out there? Well, for starters, he’s hoping his goods provide more health benefits than other candy. Spectrum Confections sells a wide array of CBD-infused jelly beans. Once Klein learned how CBD oil was helping people all over the world, he wanted to know if anyone had thought to add it to jelly beans. Turns out, according to Klein, he would be the first.

These jelly beans won’t have you reaching for the munchies, though.

CBD-infused jelly beans aren’t edibles. In other words, they won’t get you high. The candy doesn’t contain any THC, which is the derivative in marijuana responsible for the psychoactive effects of weed. CBD is derived from cannabis, just like THC, but doesn’t produce the same effects. It’s used all over the world to treat everything from epilepsy to anxiety.

Klein’s CBD-infused jelly beans come in 38 different flavors, like toasted marshmallow, cinnamon, and mango. Each bean contains 10 mg of CBD. Spectrum also sells sugar-free and sour CBD-infused jelly beans. Amazingly, due to such high demand, they are completely sold out of everything. But if you head to the website and fill out a contact form, it says they will reach out to personally assist with your requests.

There are lots of different CBD candies on the market, but if you happen to love jelly beans, we would suggest filling out a contact form on the Spectrum Confections website. And when you get yours, send us some.