Jelly Belly jelly beans are known for some of the most unique, delicious and realistic flavors in the marketplace today. What started in 1976 with a simple 8 flavors has now exploded with an amazing 50 different flavors available to the public. Enjoy the first jelly bean in space! They were sent aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983. You can enjoy your own right here in these convenient 3.5 ounce bags. 12 count package makes this great for school lunches or just snacking with friends.