Jelly Belly to introduce Gummi Pet Cockroach candy

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly has expanded its Gummi Pet line with a new addition.

Gummi Pet Cockroach will join Pet Rat, Pet Gator, Pet Dinosaur and Pet Tarantula this June. The candy is created with two different flavors: one for the "legs" and the other for the "body." The Gummi Pet Cockroach candies will be available in blackberry and cherry, grape and lime, and orange and blackberry.

“The Jelly Belly Gummi Pet line is popular among kids, but also enjoyed by the young at heart,” Jelly Belly VP marketing Rob Swaigen said. “These types of novelty items sell well when placed at counter height.”