Member Rara Avis
Just what could MY HIPS, jellybeans and Christopher all have in common?
* Americans consume 15 million jellybeans at Easter, many of them hidden in baskets. If all the Easter jellybeans were lined end to end, they would circle the globe nearly three times.
* Jellybeans did not become an Easter tradition until the 1930s. They were probably first made in America by Boston candy maker William Schrafft, who ran advertisements urging people to send jellybeans to soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
* 70% of kids aged 6–11 say they prefer to eat Easter jellybeans one at a time, while 23% report eating several at once. Boys (29%) were more apt to eat a handful than girls (18%).
* Children indicate their favorite Easter jellybean flavors are cherry (20%), strawberry (12%), grape (10%), lime (7%), and blueberry (6%).
Now, I figure it's up to Karen and Chris to tell us where the commonalities lie. Somehow, I doubt anyone's hips can circle the globe three times and I just can't see Chris hiding in an Easter basket. So, I'm leaning towards the "Made in America" thing (no hidden meanings intended).