Evelyns on John Street nr Broadway downtown has good
traditional candies, and I have bought good jellybeans
there in the past. Ask for a taste if you're not
sure. They also, at this time of year, may have those
wonderful, traditional candies that look like venetian
glass (and sometimes ribbons)and are flavored with
cinnamon, clove oil. etc. The first time I had them,
it took me straight back to early childhood.
If your jelly beans are being eaten by a
traditionalist and not a crazy, avoid those mixed
jelly bellies like the plague! Since so many look
similar, there can be many unpleasant surprises.