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About Us

My name is David Klein, and I have the honor of being known as the original inventor, and the first person to dream up the idea for the product Jelly Belly® jelly beans. Back in 1976, I owned Garvey Nut & Company. I came up with the idea for a new type of jelly bean— “Jelly Belly®”—and asked a candy company to make a starter batch for me from the concept I created. My first flavors were Very Cherry, Tangerine, Lemon, Green Apple, Grape Jelly, Licorice, Root Beer, and Cream Soda. I rented out a corner of an ice cream shop and tried my luck selling my creation. It paid off – the beans were a huge success, and we even made the newspapers! You will need to watch my documentary to see what happened after that.
Candyman The David Klein Story

As many of you know, as Can You Imagine Confections we manufactured Sandy Candy® our trademarked candy powder invented by Roxy Klein. Sandy Candy® is the original and any others are copies. So please support us and give us a call or email today to order. We now have a formula which is more course and will work in the edible sand art machines. Please inquire about wholesale bulk pricing which can’t be beat. I’ve started a new brand of confections under the brand name Candyman Kitchens. Can You Imagine will now be handling all our licensing.

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