Right– It’s Saturday. Let’s talk about jelly beans.

As you know, Senzu Bean (Dragon Ball) Jelly Beans were first scheduled to be posted last week. Those were a total failure so I vowed to have a batch out this week. Let’s be honest: I made 8 batches, spent over $50 in miscellaneous tools, and ruined so much sugar. So. Much. Sugar. Right now I’m at a point where I can’t keep pouring my heart and soul into them with such poor results.

I’ve researched several jelly bean recipes online… Incidentally, there aren’t many. Especially not good ones, if you’ve ever done research on the topic. I’m at the point where I’m fairly certain that the successful recipes and YouTube videos I’ve seen are cheating and are showing off a commercial product, rather than display their handiwork. I may be wrong… but I really don’t think so. I’d like to think that I put my best efforts into the venture and at this point I believe I’ve nailed down a solid recipe for the jelly center. Unfortunately, it all consistently falls apart at the candy coating stage.

What went right? What went wrong? Here’s a batch-by-batch breakdown:

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