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“Tour is ok but lots of free Jelly Bellys!”

Jelly Belly Factory Tour
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Fairfield
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Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took the tour late on a Monday afternoon and found it a little dry. You walk around a mezzanine catwalk and go from stop to stop watching a video and hearing a short blurb from your guide at each location. It was boring at times but overall still vaguely interesting to learn more about the process. The best part for us was visiting the store and seeing all kinds of treats we were unaware about because we don't get everything up in Canada. If you visit the store make sure you buy the Belly Flops. These 2lb bags of rejected beans taste just as good but are so cheap in comparison because they don't meet the uniform JB size standards. They were "Buy 3 for $27 get 2 free" or you can buy a case of 10 bags for $50. They're like a variety bag except all flavours are included not just the 2 dozen or so in the regular variety packs. We went with 5 but should have bought the case since we gave 4 bags away to family members the first day back from vacation.

Thank Wadie1979
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Took the kiddies here on a Saturday afternoon and we had a good time. We had to wait in a long line to take the tour, but we didn't have any other plans so it was fine. The kids learned a lot, and were surprised by how many steps went in to making a simple looking jelly bean. I liked how they gave you a sample of the bean during the various stages of production, that was interesting. The art work done entirely in jelly beans was impressive and fun to look at, too. The kids were so excited to get a little bag of jelly beans at the end of the tour. A couple of hours well spent at the Jelly Belly Factory, for free! Unless, of course, you stop at the store and by jelly beans.

Thank Ruby B
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you're in the area, the Jelly Belly Factory tour is excellent. Lots of interesting facts about how the candy is made and, of course, samples all along the way. And at the end of the tour, you're able to spend lots of money in the gift shop! My grandsons loved all the "special" flavors - ones most adults will avoid! The pizza in the cafe area was good and the Jelly Belly soda was a big hit. In addition to all that, they also have a great staff. Beware tours on weekends as it was packed the first time we stopped. We returned during the week and it was perfect. Be sure to get pictures next to the Jelly Belly cars out front.

Thank westcoastdiner
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family (aunts) and I always take a girls trip each year and decided to visit due to being only few miles from hotel. What a great experience (even though we visited on a saturday and the factory was not actually open) very informative and a fun experience. If you like doing fun/different types of things and are in the area just stop by to try it out! you wont be disappointed.

Thank 17limited
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

So colorful and entertaining to watch the way Jelly Bellies started and flourished into the spectacular company it is today. You start out by entering through a very neat and inviting parking area with an adorable VW Bug decked out in front of the doors where you can stop and quickly snap a selfie before you walk into the colorful "land of jelly bellies". The tour guide was courteous and moved the group along with informative details sprinkled with humor and jelly bellies to taste in their different stages of completion along the way. You can also opt to have a photo taken before the tour begins because no photos or recording of any kind is allowed while you are on the actual tour. At the end of the tour your are given a sealed 4 oz pack of assorted jelly bellies as a sample of your tour and you can head back down the stairs into the store that contains a sampling bar, jelly bellies and chocolates for sale. The day we visited there was also a chocolate & wine tasting you could enjoy in one of the conference rooms. For $15 you received tastings of 5 local wines paired up with appropriate chocolate. You also got to take home a clean wine glass embossed with the Jelly Belly name and logo on it. All in all, a lot of fun for everybody.

Thank JeaninePK
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