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Jelly Belly Candy Tour Fairfield

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Jelly Belly Candy Tour
One Jelly Belly Lane
Fairfield
CA
94533
Tel: 1-800-522-3267

Directions

From Sacramento & Vacaville: 1. Head West on I-80. 2. Take the Highway 12/Abernathy Rd. exit in Fairfield. 3. Turn left at stop sign onto Abernathy Rd. 4. Continue straight through one stop sign and four stoplights. 5. Turn left at the fifth stoplight onto Courage Dr. 6. Turn left onto North Watney Way. 7. Turn left onto Jelly Belly Lane. Approximate driving time from Sacramento is one hour. From San Francisco & Vallejo: 1. Head East on I-80 toward Sacramento (from San Francisco, cross Oakland Bay Bridge to reach I-80). 2. Take the Highway 12 East/Rio Vista exit. 3. Turn right at the first stoplight onto Beck Avenue. 4. At next stop sign, turn right onto Courage Dr. 5. Turn right onto North Watney Way. 6. Turn right onto Jelly Belly Lane. Approximate driving time from San Francisco is one hour. From Napa and Sonoma: 1. Take Highway 29 to Highway 12 East (Jamison Canyon Rd.) 2. At junction with I-80 proceed East toward Sacramento. 3. At Fairfield exit I-80 onto Highway 12/Rio Vista. 4. Turn right at first light onto Beck Avenue. 5. Turn right onto Courage Dr. 6. Turn right onto North Watney Way. 7. Turn right onto Jelly Belly Lane. Approximate driving time from Napa is 20 minutes. From Contra Costa: 1. Take Highway 680 North to Fairfield. 2. At I-80 junction proceed East towards Sacramento. 3. At Fairfield exit I-80 onto Highway 12/Rio Vista. 4. Turn right at first light onto Beck Avenue. 5. Turn right onto Courage Dr. 6. Turn right onto North Watney Way 7. Turn right onto Jelly Belly Lane. Approximate driving time from Contra Costa is 40 minutes.

Where are we going today?

Step into our factory and smell the aroma of chocolate, apricot, cinnamon or pineapple, whatever is being cooked up that day. A visit to our candy making factory in Fairfield, Calif., located about an hour's drive north of San Francisco, is a sugary delight.

During the 40-minute walking tour, Jelly Belly guides will show you a real working factory where we cook up over 150 different sweet treats. Learn the secrets to how they create the legendary Jelly Belly jelly bean, and discover why it takes more than a week to make a single bean. See taffy, chocolates, and wild gummi critters in the making, too.

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When can we go?

Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM PT, and guided factory tours operate daily from 9 AM to 4 PM

Except for New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Can I get one of those?

The shop has an amazing assortment of Jelly Belly related products !.

What people are saying?

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    FREE FREE FREE.

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    Go during the week! Went on a Sunday and we were only able to watch videos of what they do at each stop. Still fun though and I highly recommend it! No photo or video is allowed on the tour, but is allowed before and after.

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    Great place to visit! The tour is free plus you get free samples and free bag of Jelly Bellies at the end. If you're thinking to buy stuff (and there's plenty to want to get!), be sure to check out the case shop by the cafeteria in addition to the main store - crazy discounts! Also, in the main store, you can try every possible flavor and some super yummy fudge too! The whole thing is wonderful with kids or without! Highly recommend!!

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    FREE Jelly beans! FREE tour!! Free is good. I'm a fan. :)

    Tours happen about every 15 minutes and the tour lasted about 45 minutes. The tour was a cool experience - things typically aren't running during the weekends, so if you want to see the factory in action I recommend coming during the week.

    I liked learning about Jelly Belly, but I wish that the tour relied less on video monitors and more on someone just talking us through the factory. It definitely works from a scalability perspective so it makes tours efficient, but it was a little...Read More

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    This is a fantastic tour. It's free. Less than free, actually, as they give you a bag of jelly beans on the way out. What you get for your less than free admission price is a really fun tour of the Jelly Belly factory.

    The worst part of the tour is they way it starts with them taking a picture of your and your companions in front of a green screen that they later populate with images of jelly beans. At the end of the tour you can purchase this for an absurdly high price or not bother. They don't put any pressure on you, which is nice.

    Then...Read More

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by Alyx Barranger

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FREE Jelly beans! FREE tour!! Free is good. I'm a fan. :)

Tours happen about every 15 minutes and the tour lasted about 45 minutes. The tour was a cool experience - things typically aren't running during the weekends, so if you want to see the factory in action I recommend coming during the week.

I liked learning about Jelly Belly, but I wish that the tour relied less on video monitors and more on someone just talking us through the factory. It definitely works from a scalability perspective so it makes tours efficient, but it was a little less special as a result.

However, that aside, I highly recommend that you visit!!

by Mark Casey

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This is a fantastic tour. It's free. Less than free, actually, as they give you a bag of jelly beans on the way out. What you get for your less than free admission price is a really fun tour of the Jelly Belly factory.

The worst part of the tour is they way it starts with them taking a picture of your and your companions in front of a green screen that they later populate with images of jelly beans. At the end of the tour you can purchase this for an absurdly high price or not bother. They don't put any pressure on you, which is nice.

Then you get into the elevated walkway around the factory. This is where the really cool part starts. They show you the packaging and shipping lines, and if you like watching bag-filling machines and conveyor belts and Fanuc robots lifting boxes and trays of jelly bean trays -- and I do! -- this is totally fascinating. As you walk around they show you other parts of the process, e.g. where the raw materials are stored, how the candy centers are made, how the outer layers are added, how the Jelly Belly logo is printed on, how they weed out the beans that are too large or small.

There is also a video segment on Ronald Reagan's love of Jelly Bellies. And, there is an art gallery full of Jelly Belly mosaics. Reagan fans will love this part of the tour.

Along the way they give you a small number of beans to sample. And, our tour guide was legitimately funny.

At the end of the tour they dump you in a huge store full of their products. The deformed beans -- Belly Flops -- are sold at great prices. The other prices approximate what you'd pay in a Safeway.

This is a kid friendly tour that adults will like as well. If you can, be sure to go on a weekday so you can see the plant in operation.

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