By - March 1, 2018

Contest: Guess the number of jelly beans


Update: We have a winner!  Scroll down to the bottom to see the details…

Can you guess how many Publix jelly beans fit into this 32 oz. jar? The picture of the jar and jelly beans in the print edition are actual size. Guess correctly, and you could win a $20 Publix gift card!

While you contemplate your answer, here are some fun facts about this sugary treat!

  1. The average jelly bean assortment includes eight different flavors.
  2. Jelly beans used to be sold by individual colors, not as a mixed bag.
  3. To keep the exterior hard and the inside soft, a special process called panning is used.
  4. President Ronald Reagan loved jelly beans so much, he ordered 7,000 pounds of them to be distributed during his first inauguration.
  5. Due to their egg shape, jelly beans became associated with Easter in the 1930s.

Send entries through email to, or company mail to corporate communications c/o Jelly Bean Contest. Your entry should include your

  • jelly bean number guess
  • name and job title
  • store number or work location and
  • personnel number.

To be considered, your guess must be received by April 5, 2018.

Drumroll please – Our winner is Barbara Dueitt, #1404, Mobile, Alabama who guessed within 1 jelly bean of the exact amount. Congratulations!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entries start on 3/5/18 & end on 4/5/18. Winner selected 4/6/18. Open only to Publix associates in FL, GA, NC, SC, AL, TN & VA. Email your guess & entry info to or mail it to Jelly Bean Contest, Corp. Comm., PO Box 407, Lakeland, FL 33802. All entries must be received by Publix by 4/5/18 at 11:59 PM ET. Limit 1 entry per person. Odds of winning depend on # of correct entries received. Prize (1): $20 Publix gift card. ARV: $20. Winner is responsible for all taxes/costs not stated above. Other restrictions & eligibility limitations apply. For full rules & winner’s name (avail. 5/5/18), visit Sponsor: Publix. Void where prohibited.

Read the complete rules.