For some ridiculous reason, when I crack open a new jar of jelly beans I think ‘Mmmm, fresh’, as if I’ve just picked each and every last bean from a vegie patch. The reality is I picked up the jar at Costco.

A new jar

This is what sits on my desk, ostensibly for quick hypo pick-me-ups. But also for the 4pm sugar low that hits the non-pancreatically challenged people in the office too. I’m happy to share!

I’ve always thought of jelly beans as medicinal. I don’t really like them and would never eat them as a treat or if I felt like something sweet – that’s what chocolate’s for! But, I like that they are bright, colourful and easy to grab by the handful. And they fix up a low nice and quick.

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