Think about it – what do candy companies do with the candy they make that turns out less-than-perfect? I’m talking defects like maybe the M on an M&M was printed upside-down, or that Whopper has that chewy gunk in the middle. Well, in the case of Jelly Belly jellybeans, the rejects are sold as “Belly Flops” at their factory for about half price (but with all the great taste).
I found a website the other day that will sell you these “Belly Flops” online and the price is 50% the cost of the perfect beans. They have lots of different “mixes” of beans too – probably no Bertie Bott’s mix though.
UPDATE: I received a shipment of Belly Flops from JBFlops.com so I can now vouch for them. YUM! I was surprised to see how many of them look fine. Sure, there are a fair amount of doubles (two or more stuck together) but the majority seem just fine – aside from missing the Jelly Belly stamp on them.