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Jelly Belly Prehistoric Dinosaur Eggs

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Today we have a first on Candy Addict – a reader-submitted article. Bitchkittie has written about a candy I have never heard of before – Jelly Belly Prehistoric Dinosaur Eggs. When she first mentioned them, I thought she meant the discontinued Wonka Dinosour Eggs, but these are a different beast altogether.

When I was a kid in the 80′s, a coffee & tea shop used to sell these Dinosaur Eggs from a big jar, sans packaging, for $.50 each. These are simple chocolate eggs with a medium candy shell outside and a “dinosaur” in the center. There was always the secret pleasure of biting into the candy shell and eating into the chocolate inside to find out what dinosaur you got. There was a T-Rex, Stegosaurs, Pterodactyls, and Triceratops.

These dinosaurs used to be gummy ones, but currently they are now the inferior “fruit snack” variety which always seems to be orange-flavored. Jelly Belly really should bring back the gummy centers. Additionally the eggs are much rarer now and are sold in individual packaging. I’ve seen them go for as much as $2.75 each which is way overpriced but I did find them at World Market for much more reasonable $1.49.
Bitchkittie

I have never heard of or seen these before. Funny thing is, there is NO mention of them anywhere on the Jelly Belly site, but she sent pictures along (see above and below this post) and you can find them for sale at Candy Warehouse. Anyone else remember these?

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13 Responses to “Jelly Belly Prehistoric Dinosaur Eggs”

  1. 1
    Ru says:

    I remember these eggs im trying to search for somewhere thats sells them individually if anyone knows where i can get them individually please let me know!

  2. 2
    kelly says:

    can i gat this??

    RESPONSE: I’m not sure I understand your question.
    –Brian

  3. 3
    Jo Jo says:

    Without a doubt – this is one of the best tasting chocolate candies I have ever eaten. They are amoung my all time favorites! The milk chocolate is delicious, and the gummy inside always fresh, and has a good taste as well. You have to try these!!

  4. 4
    d says:

    They had these on sale at the Value Drugs (like a CVS) in New York for easter and since no one knew what they were so no one bought them, and of course the day after easter when they were on sale for 75% i got a box of 24 for $10 :) when i was younger they used to come in a different box and the gummys where different flavors and not just orange (which is my fav) they have lime, lemon, cherry and orange. and they came in a blister pack like and action figure and on the back was the diifferent dinosaurs you could get. you can get them in a box of 24 here
    http://www.candydirect.com/specialty/Prehistoric-Eggs.html ($33)
    http://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=803&pname=Prehistoric+Egg ($33)
    http://www.candywarehouse.com/dinosaureggs.html ($40)

    $39 is alot for them but well worth it :)

  5. 5
    d says:

    this is what they used to look like
    http://www.nostalgiccandy.com/store/images/products/prehistoric_egg2.JPG

  6. 6
    angela says:

    http://www.sugarstand.com has them

  7. 7
    Quiana says:

    I used to love these as a kid and recently did discover some of the new ones for sale for Easter.
    I am glad to know that they only come in orange dinosaur because I was starting to think that I was cursed.
    I liked the gummy dinos better than these. Sometime you lose an extremity.
    I found mine at a drug store in suburban Seattle.

  8. 8
    Lauren says:

    I remember those! I loved them as a kid. I can’t believe they messed with perfection and changed how they made them- so stupid.

  9. 9
    TIM THE ENCHANTER says:

    I LOVE PREHISTORIC DINOSAUR EGGS!!!!!
    i want one now.

  10. 10
    Matt says:

    These were originally a goelitz name brand before they fully adopted the jelly belly persona. Now they’re available from jellybelly.com : http://www.jellybelly.com/Shop/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=64155

  11. 11
    Tammy says:

    I love these. I live near the Jelly Belly Factory in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin and get to eat them often. First time I had them was in California maybe 15 years ago, yum !!!!

  12. 12
    Cynthia says:

    I remember these. I could only find them when I went to Six Flags over Tx in Arlington, at the candy shop near the rapids ride.

  13. 13
    dinobex says:

    I really loved these when I was younger. Can’t find anywhere in the UK that sells them and the places from the U.S.A wont ship them because the chocolate could melt… I really miss these they shoukld bring back the Wonka ones with the gummy centres.

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