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“Sweet and colorful”

Jelly Belly Factory Tour
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Washington
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508 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Sweet and colorful”
Reviewed July 17, 2008

There is plenty of signage directing you to the Jelly Belly factory and plenty of parking in the lots, which is always a plus. The tours run every 15 minutes, but there was a huge line when I went on the weekend. It was worth the wait, though, because the inside of the lobby, which is between the cafe and the gift shop, is filled with so much eye candy (ooh, pun!). There are no photos allowed on the actual tour of the factory, but it was all so cool looking! There are several stops where we watched videos and narration of the candy making, and at the end, we each got a free small bag of jelly beans!

As you walk out, employees show you pics that they take of you prior to the tour that you can purchase, but if you're not interested, I would suggest quickly bypassing it to be among the first at the sample bar where you can try as many different kinds of candies as you want.

The gift shop is pretty amazing with every kind of candy Jelly Belly produces or is affiliated with. As others have mentioned, you can also buy "belly flops" in the factory store, which are the "defective" Jelly Bellys sold at a discount. Their apparel section and other random gifts are diverse too. I totally had a good time!

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Sierra Madre, California
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“Jelly Ffun”
Reviewed May 3, 2008

Free tour, Free hat, Free samples, lets go. The best time to tour is weekdays, the factory does not work on weekends and all you see are static candy making machines. After your tour get several bags of "Belly Flops" which are the misshaped candy.

There is a restaurant which is overpriced. The tour is free.

Make sure to Mapquest or use GPS the factory is located in a industrial park and a little had to find.

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Nantucket
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“What more could you ask for?”
Reviewed April 29, 2008

Jelly Belly factory tour was great. My 12 and 15 year old were so excited. I thought the tour would be boring for them. The girls paid close attention, it was fascinating. Merchandising was fun, so much for the free tour and free jelly beans at the end. Wish I had bought more. Some things are hard if not impossible to find, at home. The kids tried Bean Boozled wheel taking a 50%chance on some awful flavors, like baby wipes or coconut.. Couldn't believe they wanted to do that? Figured if they could eat that, the Sepay Olive Oil tasting room would be as bad as they imagined. And I was right, they loved that too. Great afternoon.

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Orange County, CA
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“Super fun!!”
Reviewed March 13, 2008

I went on this tour with a couple of friends and we had a GREAT time! This tour was so much fun! Shows the whole process of making jelly bellies (and others candies made in their factory) and you also get free samples. The tour (as mentioned by others) is free and you also get a free hat.
If your in the area and want a factory tour...then this is a must see!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Lots of fun, and tasty too!”
Reviewed November 8, 2007

Stop #1 on our honeymoon was the Jelly Belly factory tour. Like everyone posting on here, we had a blast, and heartily recommend it.

First, we checked out the cafe/shop area. We didn't eat at the cafe, but were sure to make good use of the free sample bar. You simply ask for a flavor to try, and the "bartender" gives you a Jelly Belly. There didn't seem to be any limit to how many you could taste - we tried a lot and didn't get any mean looks!

The tour was neat, walking along a catwalk above the factory floor and looking down onto the actual facility. If you've seen the Food Network show "Unwrapped," it's pretty much like being there live as they explain the whole process.

My only (albeit minor) complaint is that no pictures are allowed on the tour. I understand why, but it was a bit of a bummer to find out.

All in all, this was the neatest factory I'd ever toured (and strangely, I've been to several). The sample bar was awesome, and they sell imperfect jelly beans (Belly Flops) at a good discount in the shop. We picked up several bags of these. If you're in the area, definitely check this place out.

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