First person to guess correctly wins a copy of Split Decision. Or the jelly beans. Your call.
Update: May 24, 4:22pm
The magic number has not been guessed yet. Keep trying! I know you can do this.
Update: May 29, 10:52pm
Still no winner! Though I will say the number of comments right now (328) is higher than the number of jelly beans.
Update: May 31, 12:22pm
This is going to go on forever.
Update: Weeks later
Ora wins! There were 231 jelly beans in the jar. Ora, I will be in touch. If you choose the candy option, I will have to go buy you 231 new ones, as these have been eaten.