U.S. President Ronald Reagan's favorite candy was jelly beans. He began eating jelly beans in the 1960s when he gave up smoking and kept up the habit the rest of his life. While Reagan was President, he kept a crystal jar full of jelly beans in the Oval Office and often passed them out during Cabinet meetings. He once told reporters, "You can tell a lot about a fella's character by whether he picks out all of one color or just grabs a handful." A portrait of Ronald Reagan made of 10,000 jelly beans hangs in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.