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Old 01-15-07, 05:25 PM   #1
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Jelly Beans

Through a series of events over the holidays, I've been reaquainted and re-addicted to jelly beans -- especially the "gourmet" variety. Pina colada, hot buttered rum, coconut, you name it. Nothing sour and no licorice, but otherwise -- MMMMMmmmmm!!!

So, should I put a few beans in my saddlebag from now on? Anyone else out there hooked on 'em?
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When did everything in American culture become an "addiction"?
Love the jelly beans, though...
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Old 01-15-07, 05:31 PM   #3
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When did everything in American culture become an "addiction"?
Love the jelly beans, though...
The addiction comment was just a joke. Sorry.
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Don't let this happen to you:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/2000news/3_28odd.htm

PS--Love licorice jelly beans. Glad so many others don't/
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Jelly Beans evil...stay away...just say no.
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I usually have a little stack of star mints in my bike bag or a pocket. About twice a year I'll substitute a coupla' fistfulls of Jelly-Bellies, but they're a mite pricey. I know it's heresy in some biking circles, but they go so well with the Fig Newtons and Homemade Gatorade.
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Anyone else out there hooked on 'em?
I used to be...

Then I spent several thousands of dollars on root canals, crowns and other dental work over about a five year period. Evidently my fillings wore out and eating such delicious candy and not brushing thoroughly afterwards hastened the caries. Now I'll maybe eat one occasionally. Chewy candy seems to wreak havoc on my fillings & crowns...

And, yes, I miss them a lot - especially the gourmet variety
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Sounds like agreat snack to me, as long as you don't eat more than you burn off on the ride. (That's my problem)
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I've actually gotten hooked on the Jelly Belly Power Beans might for sport endurance. There are just some much easier to eat while riding - I put them in my Bento Bag and mulch on the road.

Have always loved Jelly Bellies and get excited when someone gets one of those big boxes but blech - hate the popcorn one - icky icky icky!!!
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So, should I put a few beans in my saddlebag from now on?
Post your current height and weight and we'll be able to give you a more informed answer.
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Post your current height and weight and we'll be able to give you a more informed answer.
I think I have my asnwer.
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I've actually gotten hooked on the Jelly Belly Power Beans might for sport endurance. There are just some much easier to eat while riding - I put them in my Bento Bag and mulch on the road.

Have always loved Jelly Bellies and get excited when someone gets one of those big boxes but blech - hate the popcorn one - icky icky icky!!!
You gotta love those Jelly Belly Sport Beans!
http://jellybelly.com/Cultures/en-US...ulture%5Een-US

Jelly Belly sponsors a bike racing team. They must have thrown a truck load of Sport Beans to the crowd on Brasstown Bald at the Tour de Georgia last year.
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Love 'em, and even have toured the Jelly Belly factory. We were going through California on our way to a biking vacation on the San Juan Islands and had to stop for the free tour -- lots of fun.

Actually prefer gummy bears for bike rides and jelly beans for the cool down
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A group of us toured the Jelly Belly factory on a biking vacation once. They had bags of imperfect beans for sale,(rejects), called "Belly Flops".
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I've always had the sweets addiction, even when I smoked. For many years, it was the atomic fireballs that I always carried (Anyone else remember those? Sams still sells them.). When I realized a couple of years ago that I really needed to cut down on my sugar, I switched to tictacs. Only a tiny amount a sugar in each one, less than two calories, they're better for me than my old beloved sugar treats, and still satisfy that terrible sweet tooth I have.
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You gotta love those Jelly Belly Sport Beans!
http://jellybelly.com/Cultures/en-US...ulture%5Een-US

Jelly Belly sponsors a bike racing team. They must have thrown a truck load of Sport Beans to the crowd on Brasstown Bald at the Tour de Georgia last year.
We do love them! They help sponsor our stage race (Dead Dog Classic).
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I'm not hooked on them, but find that they do make a quick energy fix that is more tasty than any gel I've ever used. Hence, when they show up in my household in the spring, I tend to take a few with me on long rides.
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There was an interesting discussion over at another bike forum (yeah, I know you're saying there are no other bike forums, but trust me on this) about Jelly Belly Sport Beans.

Anyway, all of you should very carefully look at the bags for the Sport Beans and see what made some of us erupt in laughter.

I've just given you some clues, by the way.

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Sorry, Gary... no need to apologize and certainly I didn't mean to attack you personally. It's just a hot-button topic for me. It seems in society today, one big part of no longer accepting personal responsibility for anything people are just "addicted" to anythin and everything. I love muffins. I have a really hard time turning a muffin down. I could drop 20 lbs easy if I could just avoid those damn muffins. But I'm not addicted, I'm just weak-willed. Apologies.

As for Belly Flops... yep. I spend some time at one of our remote offices in Fairfield and go right by the factory. While I've stopped by a few times (and bought a few bags of Flops), I never took the tour, though. I keep meaning to do that.
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When did everything in American culture become an "addiction"?
Love the jelly beans, though...
I think it goes back to Robert Palmer and being addicted to love.
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Sorry, Gary... no need to apologize and certainly I didn't mean to attack you personally. It's just a hot-button topic for me. It seems in society today, one big part of no longer accepting personal responsibility for anything people are just "addicted" to anythin and everything. I love muffins. I have a really hard time turning a muffin down. I could drop 20 lbs easy if I could just avoid those damn muffins. But I'm not addicted, I'm just weak-willed. Apologies.

As for Belly Flops... yep. I spend some time at one of our remote offices in Fairfield and go right by the factory. While I've stopped by a few times (and bought a few bags of Flops), I never took the tour, though. I keep meaning to do that.
Appreciate that. I'm addicted to apologies.
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When did everything in American culture become an "addiction"?
Love the jelly beans, though...

One of the interesting or disturbing things (depending on your view) about language is that it evolves. It seems the older I get, the more I see this. I've wondered when "party" became a verb. When I was younger it was always a noun. Had an 11th grade english teacher who was adamant about not using the word "ain't". She always used as her authority the fact that it does not appear in a dictionary. Today, "ain't" appears in many dictionaries.

I suspect that the word "addiction" is evolving to mean something other than a clinical description of physical dependency most closely associated with drugs and/or alcohol. It is quickly becoming the word of choice for anything for which individuals have a strong desire or need and that abstinence from it tests one's willpower. Dr. William Glasser in his book "Positive Addiction" makes and interesting point when he argues that we become addicted to many things that give us pleasure. He points out that with pleasure one's brain chemistry does in fact change. Hence, people can build a strong dependency on things that give pleasure. Jole Fort in his book "Pleasure Seekers" points out that there has never been a record of any civilization in which large portions of the population did not try to deliberately alter their state of awareness, usually toward increased pleasure.

So for me the following are addictions: Cycling (positive), chocolate (not so positive), sexual activity (mostly positive), roller coasters (positive), coffee (not so positive).... and the list goes on.
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Appreciate that. I'm addicted to apologies.
So, DG, are you going to apologize to me for being addicted to reading your appologies? Just wondering.
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I think it goes back to Robert Palmer and being addicted to love.
Yes, I might as well face it...

Good points all.
I can almost live with "addiction" but I just absolutely crings when I hear people now say "Should've did" or "Should've went". I've heard supposedly college educated management type saying that, now, without a trace of self-consciousness. Oh my. We are a nation of idiots. My, aren't I cranky this morning?
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So, DG, are you going to apologize to me for being addicted to reading your appologies? Just wondering.
I'm so sorry! Really -- sorry 'bout that.
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