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August 10, 2005 9:29 AM   Subscribe

Did you know that Merlot = cherry + plum + raspberry + strawberry + Dr. Pepper? Neither did I. But at the Jelly Belly Wine Bar, you can recreate your favorite varietals in confectionery form.
posted by Vidiot (20 comments total)

 
1/4 pound for $27? You've got to be kidding! You can get a bottle of really good wine for that!
posted by WaterSprite at 9:36 AM on August 10, 2005


I don't see a listing for Boones' Farm.
posted by yhbc at 9:40 AM on August 10, 2005


No Thunderbird or Cisco, either. Philistines.
posted by jonmc at 9:41 AM on August 10, 2005


And remember: Have fun!
posted by Necker at 9:44 AM on August 10, 2005


Cool, I've been looking to trade in my alchoholism for diabetes anyway. This way I get the best of both worlds!
posted by fenriq at 9:44 AM on August 10, 2005


Just have fun with it fenriq.
posted by Necker at 9:57 AM on August 10, 2005


Well, if my experience with Jelly Belly jellybeans as a kid is any indicator, those recipes probably actually do taste like what they're supposed to taste like. It was one of the consistently impressive things about Jelly Belly.
posted by Bugbread at 10:02 AM on August 10, 2005


According to this, a California Melot is a mix of vanilla, buttered toast, chocolate pudding, cherry, plum, raspberry, strawberry, and Dr. Pepper. I wonder what it would taste like if you bought the real food and mixed it all together.

On second thought, I don't wanna find out.
posted by daninnj at 10:03 AM on August 10, 2005


Necker, dang, I didn't get to that part of the site. I guess since they command it, I will now frolic in my imaginary fields of jellybeans (which I actually really do like alot).

And I have to agree with bugbread, while the texture is all wrong, the flavors for the Jelly Belly recipes are nearly always spot on. I like the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches alot!
posted by fenriq at 10:11 AM on August 10, 2005


Yeah, but at what point do you have too many jellybeans in your mouth at once?
posted by onhazier at 11:14 AM on August 10, 2005


Gotta love the difference between Carmenere made well, and Carmenere made poorly.
posted by .kobayashi. at 11:22 AM on August 10, 2005


Has anyone actually tried booger, dirt, ear wax, spinach, or vomit? (The jelly beans, that is.)
posted by brain_drain at 11:39 AM on August 10, 2005


Nope, but it looks like that's going on my purchase list for my next visit to the states.
posted by Bugbread at 11:57 AM on August 10, 2005


If anyone makes Merlot out of jellybeans, I'm leaving. I am NOT chewing on any fucking Merlot!
posted by Robot Johnny at 11:58 AM on August 10, 2005


Add a pinch of dirt for French wines.

I love it. (Though I do love how the French wines are more earthy.)

And I have had the "Every Flavor Beans" from Jelly Belly. Disgusting. I'd hate to be the tester for those. "Um, no, the vomit's not quite right. It needs a bit more acid flavor...."
posted by Moral Animal at 12:25 PM on August 10, 2005


Damn. Robot Johnny just beat me to it.
posted by Yellowbeard at 1:07 PM on August 10, 2005


We got a giant bag of rejects (Belly Flops!) from the Jelly Belly factory as a gift. I'm partial to grabbing a handful and popping them in my mouth which often results in wretched and horrible flavour combinations. Much fun. I'll have to check and see if we've got any vomit or ear wax flops.
posted by shoepal at 1:39 PM on August 10, 2005


Gewürz is yet to come.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:35 PM on August 10, 2005


the vomit beans taste so incredibly like vomit, it's amazing, and all of the other flavors are very accurate. The grass flavor reminds me of being a teenager mowing the lawn.
posted by splatta at 5:01 PM on August 10, 2005


Now if I watch Sideways again, I may actually enjoy it. I'll just pretend they're eating jelly beans at the Jelly Belly factory.

On second thought, maybe I'll just watch Willy Wonka.

On third thought, maybe I'll just eat some jelly beans.
posted by Eideteker at 5:30 PM on August 10, 2005


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