Jelly Belly Sports Beans Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Jelly Belly is known as the world’s leading manufacturer of gourmet jelly beans and other confectionaries. The company had modest beginnings in 1869 and grew into a candy powerhouse in the late 1960′s. The company saw a boost when celebrities, such as Ronald Regan began consuming the product.

Jelly Belly moved from traditional manufacturing of jelly beans to other candies such as confections, gummies and chocolates. The company also began to produce sports performance candy, including the Jelly Belly Sports Beans. The product claims to provide a quick boost of energy and replenish the body during periods of exercise.

List of Ingredients


  • Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Tapioca Syrup
  • Cherry Juice from Concentrate
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin C
  • Citric Acid
  • Citrus Pectin
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Sodium Lactate
  • Beeswax
  • Confectioner’s Glaze
  • Salt
  • Caffeine

Product Features

The Jelly Belly Sports Beans is touted as a quick energy booster designed to use before and after a workout. The mix of ingredients is a balanced formula of vitamins and carbohydrates, based upon a 2,000 calorie diet.

When we took a closer look at Jelly Belly Sports Beans, we realized that the product does not contain ingredients that will truly boost energy as the product claims. The only ingredient that has proven energy improving effects is caffeine and that ingredient is only available in two flavors. Upon further review, the over consumption of caffeine could potentially lead to increased heart rate and in extreme cases death.

Since the product is merely comprised of vitamins, a dieter could easily increase athletic performance by consuming a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables. The long-term effects of Jelly Belly Sports Beans have not been tested and furthermore can’t be linked to sustainable weight loss.

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  • The product is available in a variety of flavors.
  • Jelly Belly Sports Beans was included in a clinical trial.


  • The product is not available on the official website.
  • Over consumption of caffeine could potentially lead to increased heart rate and other adverse health conditions.
  • The product is not guaranteed to promote weight loss.
  • Jelly Belly Sports Beans claims to be effective on children, but the company does not provide research supporting the claims.
  • Jelly Belly Sports Beans does not offer any dietary benefit.


If a dieter wants a quick pick me up without regard to calorie or carbohydrate intake, then Jelly Belly Sports Beans is an ideal choice. The product does not contain ingredients that are linked to sustainable and long-term weight loss, except for caffeine. Although caffeine is linked to boosting weight loss, only two flavors contain the ingredient. For a true boost in overall energy, a dieter could simply consume more fruits and vegetables and reap the same benefits.

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