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Jelly Belly Founder Introduces New CBD Jelly Beans

Jelly Belly Founder Introduces New CBD Jelly Beans

The Cannabidiol (CBD) industry is so hot right now that everybody from Martha Stewart to Montel Williams is trying to get in on a piece of the action. Now the creator of the original Jelly Belly jelly bean can be added to the list of CBD industry hopefuls.

Candy maker David Klein, the self proclaimed Candyman, created the Rolls-Royce of jelly beans in 1976, and now that CBD is no longer restricted in the United States under the Controlled Substances Act, he had the idea to combine the two to make a come back.

Klein sold his rights to the Jelly Belly name in 1980 in exchange for less than $2.5 million, which he received in the form of $10,000 per month for 20 years. This means that he is not able to label his new CBD-infused-beans with the Jelly Belly name. Instead, Klein’s new jelly beans are branded under the name Spectrum Confections.

“Everything I’ve done in my life was to get me to this point, and I truly believe I’m supposed to help people with my CBD jelly beans,” said Klein.

According to the Spectrum Confections website, they are currently sold out of pre-made product, but wholesale orders will still be accepted. Wholesale orders can be white labeled for self-branded packaging.

CBD Not Included

Spectrum Confections only manufacturers wholesale orders at this time, and unlike many other CBD candy distributors, they do not supply the CBD. Anyone interested in ordering the CBD infused jelly beans must first ship CBD oil or isolate to Spectrum Confections along with certified lab-test results displaying exactly how much CBD and THC is in the product.

Klein then uses the CBD that has been provided by the purchaser to infused his jelly beans. CBD isolate is preferred over the oil, according to Klein, and CBD containing more than 0.30 percent THC will be returned to the purchaser. They will only manufacture products that are legal in the United States, and anything containing more than 0.3 percent THC remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act.

Original, Sugar Free, and Sour

There are three different types of Spectrum Confections Jelly Beans available in 38 different flavors according to the website: Original Jelly Beans, Sugar Free Jelly Beans, and Sour Jelly beans. One of the sour flavors is called “Sour Cherry Goosebumps.”

In order to “mask the CBD flavor,” the original and sour varieties are mixed with dextrose and malitol is used for the sugar free ones. According to Klein, CBD doesn’t taste great, so it is important to mask the taste of it.

10 Milligrams Each

The recipe used to make Spectrum Confections CBD Jelly Beans produces 10 mg of CBD in each bean. Purchasers are instructed to eat one if they want to consume 10 mg of CBD, eat two if they want to ingest 20 mg, and so on. Compared to many other products, that is delivering a solid dose of CBD in a tiny package. Many other candies containing 10 mg of CBD are eight times the size or more of a jelly bean.  

Two pounds of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans go for about $10.50 on Amazon, but the price of the Spectrum Confections Jelly Beans remain a mystery until you contact the company to place an order.

The Come Back…Again

This is not the first come back that the Candyman has attempted in recent years. Klein turned to Kickstarter in 2016 to crowd source funding for his new Coffee House Original Jelly Beans which were infused with caffeine and came in flavors like Chai Tea. He successfully raised $13,650 from 232 contributors.

Klein is also currently working on a creation he calls Polar Corn, a popcorn treat that you “freeze and eat.”

Photo Courtesy of Spectrum Confections

Cannabizness Documentary for Nationwide Cannabis Education

Cannabizness Documentary for Nationwide Cannabis Education

The legalization movement is gaining traction throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world. Some people, especially in states with no form of legalized use, still view cannabis through the confusion of Reefer Madness colored glasses. One Canadian filmmaker aims to change that.

Successful filmmaker, DJ Parmar, is creating a “commercially viable documentary providing an in-depth look into the multi-billion dollar a year legal cannabis industry and what it means to be an investor and entrepreneur in this industry,” and he and his team need your help to fund the project.

This film will not focus so much on the failed war on drugs, politics, or the other commonly discussed topics. Instead, his goal is to show those on the outside what it looks like on the inside, specifically focusing on the business and investment side of this newly budding industry. The documentary is already in production, but the team could use some funding to help speed up the process.

According to the Kickstarter page, this documentary will show “raw behind-the-scenes” footage into the lives and work of real industry leading business men and women and investors.

Learn more, and back the cause that aims to “deliver a clear voice of an industry seeking legitimacy” through the Kickstarter page. If you are not able to donate money, you can still show your support by spreading the word with retweets, Facebook, and talking to your friends.


photo credit: Cannabizness

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