There is a product out now called Bean Boozled. Made by Jelly Belly – these jelly beans offer beans that could be wither a lovely treat or a total miss. For example, a “buttered Popcorn” bean looks exactly like a “rotten egg” bean, a “chocolate pudding” mirrors a “canned dog food” candy and “tutti-fruitti” might actually be “stinky socks”. What can I say about this other than ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww?
I have never been able to eat things that I think are gross. Emphasis on the “think” because once it’s in my head that it is gross; I won’t ever try it until I can convince myself otherwise. I am not proud to tell you this, but I once sat at a dining room table of a relative for what I remember to be hours because I wouldn’t eat the tomatoes she lovingly prepared for me. In fairness, I had been told that I wouldn’t be allowed to leave the table until I ate them. In my defense, I said that I wouldn’t eat them or try them. In the end I didn’t eat them and there were plenty of words about what that said about me…it would be about twenty years until I ate tomatoes on my own free will. At the time though, the texture grossed me out and I couldn’t make it happen.
As far as the beans go, I can’t imagine playing such a dangerous Russian roulette, but I have an embarrassingly low tolerance for nausea and vomiting. I wonder if I am getting too old to get the joke and the next thing I know I will be sitting out on roller coasters. In a perfect world, we would all skip the jelly beans and have truffles or a Toberlone bar anyway with nothing to fear but a carbohydrate coma, which is far more welcome to me.