Advantages A fun way to dispense jelly beans and a good way to save money
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It's that time of year again, all the christmas presents have been ripped opened unboxed and used time and time again during the first week of their lifespan. As part of my christmas gifts I received a delightful little Jelly belly branded Jelly bean dispensing machine which as a lover of the jelly belly range of jelly beans seemed like the perfect novelty gift for my partner to get me.
When you take your Jelly bean dispenser out of it's packaging you will find it already assembled. My jelly bean machine came with 100g of jelly beans ready to start off the selection which barely even covers the bottom of the glass dome. To add the beans simply unscrew the red cap on top of the glass dome and it will pop off and simply pour in the jelly beans. Now I was quite lucky for christmas and also got a 50 flavour 600g box of jelly beans to add to my dispenser so it filled up quite quickly with only a small amount of jelly beans left over which were promptly consumed by myself and my partner. The jelly beans that fill up the glass dome look great and when it's full you can see the large selection of jelly beans available with all the different vibrant colours it's a fun thing to look at and what makes it more exciting is that with each turn of the dispenser handle you don't know what flavour you're going to get. Fun for you and all the family...you can even trick your guests into adding to your savings by offering them samples for some loose change.Once you've filled up your dispenser with all of the yummy jelly bean flavours simply screw the lid back on but be careful not to tighten it too much as you risk breaking the glass globe. There is a sticker on the globe that warns you not to do this. At the foot of the dispenser is the dispensing tray and in the centre underneath the glass globe is the coin slot and the turn handle or crank. Once you're ready simply slot a coin into the coin slot out of your loose change and turn the crank and you will be presented with approximately 4 jelly beans for your change, which I think is just enough to wet the appetite but careful...if you want more you'll have to pay for them so maybe a good incentive to only eat a small handful at a time.
You can make the dispenser work without coins but it is a bit of a hassle to be honest and not something I plan on doing. To set the machine to be used without coins you have to remove the bottom and remove the small gear and washer that controls the crank....once you've removed these pieces simply pop the bottom back on and you're good to go....free jelly beans. Personally I like it that you can save money at the same time and when it comes time to refill the dispenser perhaps you'll have enough coins in it to refill it so it's technically paying for itself after the intitial outlay.
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