Visiting the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield!

We had a very sweet weekend! Not only because it was Valentine’s Day but because we visited the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California! Named “Best Factory Tour in America” in 2005 by Reader’s Digest. Jelly Belly’s Factory is great for kids of all ages!

Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California

The Jelly Belly Factory has FREE daily tours from 9 AM to 4 PM. (tours are every 10-15 minutes)  Tour takes about 40 minutes but you should really plan to be there for an hour or hour and half depending of the amount of people that are visiting the factory.

Try to go on a weekday when the factory is in production. If you go on a weekend, you won’t  be able to see the factory in production.

The first step into the factory and you can smell the aroma of the sweet jelly beans! Sugar Sweet Delight! You can see all the machinery and workers through large glass windows on the second floor. There are also short educational video clips in each stop section. Unfortunately, photography was not permitted during the tour.

You can check a short video of the factory on production here: http://jellybelly.cachefly.net/Video/2minvid/minitour.html (video credit: Jelly Belly Factory)

Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA

Belly Flops. These are the beans that didn’t make the cut. Maybe the beans stick together, are too large or too small, shaped or colored funny. You really don’t know what you are getting but I think that it is the fun part of it!

Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA

You can find any flavor here! From yummy flavors like strawberry, watermelon, and caramel to the famous Harry Potter’s flavors like sardine, booger, earwax, earthworm, spaghetti, spinach, soap, pickle, bacon, and rotten egg.  We tried the rotten egg one. It was Gross! ewwwwwwwwwwww!!!

Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA
We had lunch at the Jelly Belly Café. We ordered the vegetarian Jelly Belly-shaped pizza 🙂 You can also bring your own lunch. There is an outdoor patio and picnic area available.

Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA

Did you know that the most popular flavor of all time is “Very Cherry”?
Can you guess what the second most popular flavor is?

Jelly Belly Factory
Website: www.jellybelly.com
Tours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. Tours are FREE!
Except New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Address: 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533

See in Google Maps >

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2 thoughts on “Visiting the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield!

  1. Yes! I love Jelly beans and actually listed this very tour as a possible topic for my blog. I have been such a fan for many years but I can never find someone who wants to accompany me on this adventure. Thanks for the photos- my first look inside. Did you get Belly Flops for the class?

  2. The factory tour is very fun and informative. Fun for all ages. Try to go on a weekday when the factory is in production. I ate almost all the Belly Flops already…they were so yummy! 😉

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