It would take 187,024 jelly beans, laid end to end, to reach the entrance to Dunnottar Castle from Giulianotti’s Sweetshop in Stonehaven.
The closest guess came from seven-year-old Josh Killoh, from Stonehaven, who received the prize of a jelly bean machine and lots and lots of jelly beans, from shop owner Marjory Stephen.
A total of £300.80 was raised from the charity fundraising competition held last month, and all the money will go to the ARI Roof Garden Appeal.
A Giulianotti’s spokesperson said: ‘‘We would like to express sincere thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser, and also to all individuals who gave additional donations to the charity’s funds.’’
Giulianotti’s is celebrating 90 years at the Evan Street address, having moved there in 1923, although the shop originally was established in 1899 in Stonehaven’s High Street.
The shop also had a superb four foot mosaic portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth created entirely out of jelly belly beans on show a couple of months back.
The amazing picture was on loan to the shop from the importers of the American jelly beans.