Whimsical Wednesday with CarolCooks2…

Good morning…welcome to Whimsical Wednesdays…where anything goes wherever my whimsy takes me although this cocooning has dampened my thoughts somewhat…it also seems that this is not going to go anywhere soon…

It is also National Jelly Bean Day today…I do love a jelly bean or two there are so many flavours now to choose from…

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Image by Michael Rühle from Pixabay

According to the Jelly Bean fact sheet…

Total number of flavours: More than 100

Most popular flavours: Jelly Belly Sours, Very Cherry, Licorice, Buttered Popcorn, Juicy Pear, Sizzling Cinnamon, Cotton Candy, Watermelon, Sunkist® Tangerine and Green Apple

50 Official Flavors: Blueberry, Berry Blue, Bubble Gum, Buttered Popcorn, Cantaloupe, Cappuccino, Caramel Corn, Chocolate Pudding, Chili Mango, Cinnamon, Coconut, Cotton Candy, A&W® Cream Soda, Crushed Pineapple, Dr Pepper®, Pomegranate, Green Apple, Island Punch, Juicy Pear, Kiwi, Sunkist® Lemon, Lemon Lime, Licorice, Margarita, Sunkist® Orange, Peach, Orange Sherbet, Piña Colada, Sunkist® Pink Grapefruit, Mango, Raspberry, Red Apple, Strawberry Jam, A&W® Root Beer, Sizzling Cinnamon, Strawberry Cheesecake, Sunkist® Tangerine, Sunkist Lime, Strawberry Daiquiri, Toasted Marshmallow, Top Banana, Watermelon, Tutti-Fruitti, Plum, Very Cherry, French Vanilla, Mixed Berry Smoothie, Wild Blackberry, Lemon Drop, Sour Cherry.

Newest flavours: New Jelly Belly beans introduced for the limited trial are Tabasco® flavour, Candy Corn flavour of Jelly Belly, Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips™, Cocktail Classics®

The secret to the taste: Standard jelly beans had no flavouring or colouring in the centre. Jelly Belly beans are flavoured in the centres and the shells. They are also smaller, have a more intense flavour than traditional beans and are made in exotic flavours and by single flavour.


Did you know that the worlds First Motor Race was on April 20th in 1887 in Paris France?… Not quite true…

The event was a “test” organised by the newspaper Le Velocipede to see if Bouton’s machine, which had boasted speeds of 60kmph, could make the 29-kilometre distance between Neuilly Bridge in Paris and the Bois de Boulogne.

The first official race was in 1906 the French Grand Prix…


Now I am not averse to a touch of glitter…But is this a glitter to far?

the ultimate in glitter kitchens

What do you think?

For all of you who are working out at home…Stay safe and be careful…

My advice don’t try this at home…x

Did you know?

Edgar Allen Poe’s story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appeared in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine. The tale was generally considered to be the first detective story.

I am often woken by the sound of the cocks crowing but I have gotten used to it and as my dad always kept chickens I have grown up to the sound of a cock crowing…These ducks were doing what ducks are want to do and they were quacking so much so that someone took their owner to court…The outcome?


If it quacks like a duck, it has legal protection in France. A local court in Southwestern France ruled that the ducks owned by a retired farmer are allowed to continue vocalizing after a new neighbour said their quacking was too loud.

The neighbour wanted thousands in damages and a reduction in the nose, which the farmer said would have meant the ducks would have to be slaughtered.

The single has been released…

That’s all for today…Please be well and stay safe…xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a fabulous week and stay safe these are troubling times xx

18 thoughts on “Whimsical Wednesday with CarolCooks2…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      So did I ..it’s like complaining about the cocks crowing or the sun rising in the morning…I know I like a bit of glitz and glitter but that is a tad too much …


  2. petespringerauthor

    I took a tour of a Jelly Belly factory a couple of years ago. It was fascinating.to see thousands of square feet devoted to jelly beans and large jawbreakers.

    I’ll bet the number of home gym accidents has gone way up in the last month.

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  3. Jim Borden

    thanks for the hodgepodge of stories. I was surprised that licorice jelly beans are among the most popular. I also wonder if they are among the most unpopular. Loved the workout bloopers…

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  4. Grace

    Yay for National Jellybean Day – just yesterday I scored some butter popcorn flavor Jelly Belly jelly beans. I hate to admit it but I laughed at that home exercise video – a lot.

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