Sunday is National Jelly Bean Day

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Craving something sweet? You’re in luck!

April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day.

According to the National Confectioners Association, U.S. candy lovers buy about 16 billion jelly beans per year.

The sweet treat was first made popular by Boston confectioner William Schrafft during the Civil War.

He encouraged his customers to send them to Union soldiers.

They became closely associated with the Easter holiday during the 1930s due to their egg-like shape.

But now, they’re enjoyed all year round!

So go on, grab a handful (or two, or three!) and celebrate.

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