The inventor of the Jelly Belly David Klein, who started the gourmet jelly bean craze and created the most popular candy products in the world is back again and will debut the ‘next generation’ jelly bean at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago May 24 – 26. This will mark Klein’s first public appearance at the show in many years.
Klein has recently partnered with Leaf Brands, LLC and together, they will be launching the most exclusive line of jelly beans in the world, including the most expensive, 24-karat gold-leaf beans. The new line, David’s Signature ‘Beyond Gourmet’ Jelly Beans, is the first confectionary product of its kind: blending exotic cuisine and luxury candy. Unlike traditional jelly beans currently found in the marketplace, David’s ‘Beyond Gourmet’ Jelly Beans are the first true, ‘beyond gourmet’ product on the market. With David’s Signature ‘Beyond Gourmet’ Jelly Beans, consumers will be able to take a delicious sensory journey around the world, experiencing the world’s finest and most exotic spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, and nuts specific to world cultures.
Influenced by food deconstruction masters such as Jose Andreas and Ferran Adria of El Bulli, David’s ‘Beyond Gourmet’ jelly beans will enable one to create haute cuisine and exotic dishes using the taste elements of each jelly bean. It’s beyond candy! It’s literally an exotic trip around the world though the sense of taste via never-before-tasted jelly bean flavors. Imagine creating a Thai Lemongrass Curry or an Indian Mango Chutney dish by constructing complex dishes in your mouth, and giving it an explosion of taste that hits all your senses.
As part of the David’s Signature “Beyond Gourmet” Jelly Beans line-up, a very exclusive product featuring a “special blend” of the rarest and most exotic ingredients in the world will be enveloped in a 24-karat gold bean. They will be packaged in an exquisite Crystal jar and priced at $500. The 24-karat beans will be under armed guard at the show and are the most expensive jelly beans ever created in jelly bean history.
David’s Signature “Beyond Gourmet” Jelly Beans will be packaged in an exclusive “Tastes Around the World” gift box covering all continents. They will also be available in several regional assortments as well as specialty combinations such as “Hot Peppers Around the World” boxes.