The Creator of Jelly Belly Invented CBD Jelly Beans
Since CBD chocolates, gummies, and caramels are all readily available, jelly beans seem like the next natural step. Thanks to Spectrum Confections, they've officially arrived just in time for spring. You can now take CBD oil in the form of sugary rainbow candies.
David Klein, the creator of Jelly Belly, is behind the new creation, so it stands to reason that they'll be closer to a Jelly Belly than the far inferior large, generic jelly beans of the world. Klein sold Jelly Belly in 1980, so he isn't affiliated with the brand any longer, but he's never stopped working in the candy biz. He caught on to the CBD craze, "And I said to myself, ‘is anybody doing a jelly bean with CBD? I could not find any," he told Cannabis Aficionado. So he launched Spectrum Confections with three new CBD-infused candies: Regular, sugar-free, and sour varieties. (Don't get the hype? Here's a definitive list of the proven health benefits of CBD oil.)
According to the company's website, the regular and sour jelly beans are coated in dextrose (aka sugar) and the sugar-free with malitol (a sugar alcohol), to mask the CBD flavor. The regular and sour candies each come in 38 flavors, and the sugar-free comes in 7 flavors. Flavors include strawberry cheesecake, mango, cinnamon, spicy licorice, toasted marshmallow, and pina colada, reports Cannabis Aficionado. All three varieties have 10mg of CBD per bean, with no THC. (FYI, since it's relatively new, doctors don't have a universal dosing method for CBD the way they do with other meds, so recommended dose varies by individual.) Based on the company's Instagram, it also has CBD gumdrops and sour cherry "goosebumps" in the works. (Related: The Best Health and Wellness CBD Products)
At least for now, Spectrum Confections only sells wholesale with a minimum purchase of 8,000 beans. The company doesn't source its own CBD. Instead, customers have to send in their own CBD to be used for their order. So if you want to try them, you'll have to locate a store that carries them, unless you're down to buy in bulk.