Daily Republic readers voted for the Jelly Belly Factory as their favorite local attraction in this year's Reader's Choice poll. In this photo Yvette Dawson, right, serves Keri Verne a tasty morsel from the jelly bean bar at the factory's visitor's center. According to retail operations vice-president John Jamison the most popular aspect of the factory is the free tour, where viewers get to see the many different stages of the jelly bean-making process. "In this type of economy what better way to do something fun", he said.

Discover Solano Spring 2014

Discover Solano Spring 2014: Jelly Belly Candy Co.

By From page DIS27 | March 31, 2014

From being a local secret to world-famous, the pint-sized jelly bean offers a variety of flavors and colors at the Jelly Belly Candy Co. factory.

Starting in the lobby filled with jelly bean art and eclectic decorations, guests can tour the factory daily. Tours leave about every 10 to 15 minutes and last about 40 minutes. Free samples of Jelly Belly products are available.

During the 40-minute walking tour, Jelly Belly tour guides will show guests a working factory where more than 150 different sweet treats are made. 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.

Location: One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield

More information: 800-9-JELLYBEAN, www.jellybelly.com


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