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What Carbohydrate Source is Used In Sport Beans Jelly Beans and is This Beneficial?

The primary carbohydrate sources in this product are cane sugar (sucrose) and tapioca syrup (a mix of the sugars glucose and fructose). This carbohydrate blend is similar to what is used in sport drinks and other products designed for fueling during workouts and competition. In fact, a mixture of carbohydrate sources as found in Sport Beans gets into your system more efficiently compared to a single carbohydrate source, such as glucose alone.

Research studies that investigate how carbohydrate enters into your system have shown that a mix of carbohydrate sources, such as those from tapioca syrup and cane sugar, are better used by the body when compared to a single carbohydrate source like glucose alone in a sports product.

What is Maltitol?

This is an artificial sweetener with a sugar-like taste. It is commonly used in sugar-free foods and is lower in calories than sugar. It is a “sugar alcohol” and will affect blood sugar levels like any carbohydrate. 

Please note:  Maltitol and other sugar alcohols can cause a laxative reaction to those who are sensitive.

How are Flavors Tested?

Before an introduction, a new Jelly Belly bean is subjected to a Critic Session and Tasting Party. These sessions bring top management and employees together to submit opinions. The proposed new Jelly Belly bean is rated by flavor, color, texture of the center, appearance and thickness of the shell. When we reach an enthusiastic consensus, we release a new flavor to the public.

How Should Sport Beans Jelly Beans Be Used?

Sport Beans jelly beans are easy to use and they taste great, too!

Before workout—Eat one packet about 30 minutes before exercise with 1-2 cups of water.

During workout—Eat as needed, aiming for one packet every 45 minutes of activity.

After workout—Eat to help replenish muscle stores of carbohydrates. As always, consume with water to replace fluids lost through sweat.

Who are Sport Beans Jelly Beans For?

Sport Beans jelly beans are made for a broad range of active people including endurance athletes and those engaged in prolonged exercise of 60 minutes or more.

How Many Calories and Carbohydrates are In a Single Jelly Belly Bean?

There are 4 calories per bean, or about 100 calories per single serving (25 beans).  They have approximately 1 gram of carbohydrate per bean and zero fat.  Jelly Belly beans offer a satisfying burst of flavor for a modest calorie investment.  They are also certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

What Makes Jelly Belly Beans Different From Other Jelly Beans?

Jelly Belly jelly beans differ from ordinary jelly beans because of their authentic and intense flavors, the number of flavors, the smaller size, the brilliant colors and, of course, the Jelly Belly name on every bean.

Developed for the sophisticated palate, most Jelly Belly flavors use fine natural ingredients, whenever possible, to flavor the beans, e.g. coconut, fruit juice concentrates and fruit purees like strawberry, pear and banana. These "true-to-life" flavors are mixed into the center and the shell.

How Long Does It Take to Make a Jelly Belly Bean?

It takes 7 to 14 days to make a Jelly Belly bean, and Jelly Belly is not kidding! It's an involved process carried out by master candy makers using both modern methods and age-old techniques.

What are Sport Beans® Jelly Beans?

Sport Beans® jelly beans are a first-of-its-kind sports nutrition chew from the makers of Jelly Belly®! They have been specially formulated to fuel and replenish your body during exercise.

What Makes Sport Beans Jelly Beans Different From Regular Jelly Beans?

Sport Beans jelly beans are a sports nutrition chew, specially formulated with sports performance in mind. They provide 25g of easily digestible carbohydrate for fuel during exercise. Plus they include electrolytes sodium and potassium for proper fluid balance, and B1, B2, B3, and C vitamins for energy metabolism and good health.  Each single serving package is 100 calories.