10 Jul 2012, Posted by admin in MEET, 0 Comments
Oh, the ongoing candy controversy. Only here, it’s not about corn syrup, but the root beer-flavored, 1970s (Earlier? Depends on who you ask.) pedigree of a certain jelly bean.
The debate continues — and continues to be clarified by semantics (and legal terminology). Either way, David Klein makes a darn good ginger jelly bean. A hoot of a (good) guy, too.
08 Dec 2010, Posted by admin in MEET, 3 Comments
The documentary Candyman tells the story of David Klein, “an eccentric candy inventor from L.A. (Covina), who in 1976 had a once in a lifetime epiphany and came up with the concept of Jelly Belly jellybeans.” Or so we are told in the website promo. But watch the trailer, and suddenly that description doesn’t feel like the typical publicist’s aggrandizement. It’s hard not to get caught up in Klein’s truly quirky persona during that two minute teaser — that Weird Al Yankovic makes a cameo appearance comes across as somewhat blatantly apropos. But also pretty darn hilarious.