A few mornings ago, Jared stood in the kitchen and anxiously waited for me to decide what I was going to eat for breakfast. “Aren’t you going to have cereal?” he asked. “You really should have cereal.” I told him I was skipping the cereal that day (we were still working on that French bread, after all), and he looked a little disappointed. Then he went to the pantry, grabbed the box of Autumn Wheat Kashi, and tossed it in my direction. It felt heavier than normal, so I opened the top, looked inside and found an entire bag of black jelly beans stuffed in the box. Is that Jared a romantic guy or what?
I realize that black jelly beans tend to be the underdogs of the Easter candy world, but I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember. Easter mornings when I was a little kid usually involved me picking out all the black jelly beans from my Easter basket (and my brother’s basket. Shhh!) and forgetting about the rest of the bean-filled rainbow hidden in my plastic eggs. Sure, they taste like menthol and turn your tongue black, but I love them just the same. And guess what? Jared loves them, too. What are the odds? We’re two peas in a pod. Beans in a pod. Hmm…
To give my darling little jelly beans the honor they deserve, I treated them to a photo shoot this morning. Love them or hate them, they sure look mighty cute on camera.
There’s just something happy about a bowlful of jelly beans, don’t you think? What’s your take? Love ‘em or leave ‘em? Is there another underdog candy that you love? And did you catch the four-leaf clover? My candy choice might have skipped a holiday, but we’re still celebrating in style. What are your plans? Happy St. Patrick’s Day!