Friday, April 27, 2012

Jelly Belly factory, April 2012

Took a day off work to go with the neighbors on a trip to the Jelly Belly factory!

If you go on the weekend, you can visit the gift shop and buy Belly Flops, but if you go during the week you can see everything working-way cool.  There are lines of rollers that move boxes, conveyors that move the jelly beans, 60 rotating drums where they add coatings, the shaker/sorter that tosses out the wrong sized beans and stacks of plastic trays holding the beans while drying.  No photography allowed, so you will have to go see for yourself! On the tour you also see a number of portraits made out of the beans and you taste unfinished beans.  Oh, and you get to wear this spiffy hat!

The tour really only takes a half day so we stopped by Tilden park for the afternoon.  Ate a picnic lunch, fed the animals celery, sat in the butterfly garden, walked to lake, skipped stones, and played on the jungle gym-phew!


  1. I wish I could go to the Jelly Belly factory. It would be nice just to be able to get Jelly Belly's over here.

  2. Sue, I still have a bag of belly flops we can box up for bother John!!