So, a few months back we (the collective we, meaning the co workers in my group) and I were talking about Jelly Belly Jellybeans. I love, love, love those jellybeans because they have the best flavors. They taste so good - and to be able to create new flavors by mixing up traditional ones is really very fun to do. Or, blind tasting them and trying to guess the flavor is a lot of fun as well.
Anyway, someone during that conversation mentioned that Jelly Belly makes Harry Potter Jellybeans in all these horrid, vile, disgusting flavors. Flavors so gross, that I won't even say some of them aloud. Check out the link, if you haven't already heard of them.( http://www.famousfoods.com/hapobebojebe1.html) Available in these variety of flavors: Earwax, Booger, Sausage, Black Pepper, Vomit, Dirt, Soap, Rotten Egg, Pickle and Earthworm. Needless to say, I was absolutely horrified to see that these jelly beans actually come in these flavors! I mean, who taste tests them???? How does one know how accurate the taste is?!?!
Imagine this conversation: "yeah, it sort of tastes like vomit….but it needs a little more bile, a little less stomach acid. Oh, and sprinkle a little sugar in there, like someone got sick on marshmellow"… DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!
So. A box of them appeared in work today!! One of the girls I work with bought them and brought them in for us to either "try" -- which one of us did. She ended up eating what she thought was "Buttered Popcorn" and ended up with "Rotten Egg". Yeah, they mix in traditional jellybeans as well because that way you just aren't really sure what you're going to get. Disgusting!! There was no way in hell I was going to try any of them. Seriously!!!!!!! However….
We did try to play a joke on one of our co workers….except it didn't work. He actually liked it. He had the Dirt one -- and he'd had the others before and said they were -- and I quote -- "good". That in of itself makes me want to vomit.
But hey - if you want to play a joke on your friends, family -- or just want to laugh at someone else -- get yourself a box of these jellybeans.
And if you've got a sick, twisted sense of humor -- and/or taste, as one of co workers clearly does -- you'll be glad that you did!