You never know until you try, but shooting jelly beans with a shotgun seems pretty awesome.
As far as foreign objects in a shotgun shell go, jelly beans are one we haven't come across yet.
Leave it to the fellas at GY6vids to answer this seasonal question for us. Check it out:
The ballistics gel showed what would really happen, and yeah, we agree: "That would hurt either way!"
High-speed footage really comes in handy here, and even if the wad goes a little farther than the jelly beans in some instances, it's still cool to see that this could work, in a pinch.