The Flavor of Findlay

. April 3, 2017.

Build the perfect Easter basket with Jelly Belly jelly beans! From their infamous start in 1869, to the addition of mini jelly beans infused with flavors in the center, Jelly Belly has been an American favorite. Popularized in 1980 by then President Ronald Reagan, about 3.5 tons were shipped to Washington, D.C., for his 1981 inauguration celebrations.

Today the company produces more than 100 different confections.

Of the signature Jelly Belly jelly beans, there are over 58 flavors including:

7 Up, A&W Cream Soda, A&W Root Beer, Berry Blue, Blueberry, Bubble Gum, Buttered Popcorn, Cantaloupe, Cappuccino, Caramel Corn, Champagne, Chili Mango, Chocolate Pudding, Cinnamon, Coconut, Cold Stone Birthday Cake Remix, Cotton Candy, Crushed Pineapple, Dr Pepper, French Vanilla, Grape Crush, Green Apple, Island Punch, Juicy Pear, Kiwi, Lemon, Lemon Drop, Lemon Lime, Licorice, Lime, Mango, Mixed Berry Smoothie, Orange, Orange Crush, Orange Sherbet, Pancakes & Maple Syrup, Peach, Pink Grapefruit, Plum, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Red Apple, Sizzling Cinnamon, Sour Cherry, Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Jam, Tabasco, Tangerine, Toasted Marshmallow, Top Banana, Tutti-Fruitti, Very Cherry, Watermelon and Wild Blackberry.

The company has also produced several flavors based on popular alcoholic beverages beginning with Mai Tai. Over the years, new additions have included Blackberry Brandy, Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita, Mojito and Piña Colada. The Hefeweizen-inspired ale flavor of Draft Beer was introduced in in 2014. All such flavors are entirely alcohol-free.

“We offer the largest selection of Jelly Belly and allow customers to mix their own individual flavors,” says Manager Mark Weichert.

In addition to their great flavor, Jelly Belly jelly beans are gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, fat free and vegetarian friendly.

Brinkman’s Country Corner is located at 1800 E Sandusky St., For more information visit and “Brinkman’s Market” on Facebook.