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Jelly Belly Candy Company Reorganizes Domestic ManufacturingJelly Belly Candy Company Reorganizes Domestic Manufacturing

07/30/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF., JULY 30, 2014 -- As part of a strategic realignment of the U.S. domestic business Jelly Belly Candy Company announced plans to consolidate Jelly Belly confectionery manufacturing in the company’s California headquarters and a workforce reduction at the Jelly Belly North Chicago manufacturing facility. Jelly Belly North Chicago will continue manufacturing with a reduced workforce dedicated to private label and contract confectionery manufacturing. Private label food products have reported double digit growth in recent years.

Jelly Belly Art Made Live at Wisconsin State Fair  Jelly Belly Art Made Live at Wisconsin State Fair

07/29/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF., July 29, 2014— Have you ever seen a tiger made out of 11,000 Jelly Belly® jelly beans? No roaring required, you can see one this year on Jelly Belly Day at the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair. Jelly Belly Artist-in-Residence Kristen Cumings will create a portrait of a Bengal Tiger out of jelly beans on August 4, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each bean will be placed by hand but she will also have time for autographs, questions and photos.

Jelly Belly Brings Endangered Species to Life in Jelly Bean Portraits Jelly Belly Brings Endangered Species to Life in Jelly Bean Portraits

06/17/2014 - New Jelly Belly Art Series Inspired by Animals from Land, Sea and Air // FAIRFIELD, CALIF., June 17, 2014—What do presidents, masterpieces and Hollywood icons have in common with endangered species? They are all now subjects of Jelly Belly Art, the colorful mosaic-like portraits handmade entirely from thousands of colorful Jelly Belly® jelly beans. Now, this beloved art form takes inspiration from endangered species as Jelly Belly creates a new series of portraits of some threatened animals from land, sea and air for the company’s private collection.

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New Products

Jelly Belly Reveals Disney Princess Slipper – A Perfect Fit for  Party Favors and GiftsJelly Belly Reveals Disney Princess Slipper – A Perfect Fit for Party Favors and Gifts

06/30/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF., June 30, 2014—Bringing sparkle to party favors and gifts, Jelly Belly Candy Company took inspiration from the Disney classic Cinderella for the charming new Disney Princess Slipper. This miniature, clear plastic slipper is reminiscent of the glass slipper Cinderella leaves behind at the ball. Jelly Belly has filled it with a handful of sparkling Berry Blue, Bubble Gum, Very Cherry and Cream Soda Jelly Belly® jelly beans that hostesses and party guests alike won’t be able to resist.

Jelly Belly Brings Back Seasonal Flavors: Special Collection Includes Pumpkin Pie and Egg Nog, Available for Limited Time Jelly Belly Brings Back Seasonal Flavors: Special Collection Includes Pumpkin Pie and Egg Nog, Available for Limited Time

06/25/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF., June 25, 2014—By popular demand, Jelly Belly will bring back five seasonal favorites this fall and winter. Just in time to warm hearts and delight taste buds, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Sauce, Hot Chocolate, Egg Nog and Candy Cane Jelly Belly® jelly beans return for a limited time.

Disney Vile Villains Bags from Jelly Belly are Spooky and Sweet for Halloween 2014Disney Vile Villains Bags from Jelly Belly are Spooky and Sweet for Halloween 2014

06/04/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF., June 4, 2014—This Halloween, Jelly Belly Candy Company is sweetening up some of the most memorable Disney villains with its new Disney Vile Villains themed bags, perfect for trick-or-treaters and Halloween party favors.

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Tours & Events

Fall & Winter Events at Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield, CaliforniaFall & Winter Events at Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield, California

07/29/2014 - Enjoy the fall and winter months with a variety of activities at the Jelly Belly Visitor and Tour Centers in Fairfield, California.

Jelly Belly Candy Palooza at Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield, CaliforniaJelly Belly Candy Palooza at Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield, California

07/15/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF., July 15, 2015 – Celebrate everything sweet in life at Jelly Belly Candy Palooza, a free candy festival on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet special guests Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) from the 1971 film, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" on both days of the event. Enjoy carnival rides and candy tastings and browse arts and crafts booths throughout the festival, watch animal shows and take a pony ride. These are a few highlights of the sweet two-day event with all-day musical and dance performances on the Jelly Belly stage.

4th Annual Jelly Belly Summer Carnival 4th Annual Jelly Belly Summer Carnival

05/15/2014 - PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WIS., MAY 15, 2014 – Jump into fun as the Jelly Belly Summer Carnival returns June 26 through June 29. The four-day event features an array of carnival rides, midway games and more at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. With extended hours, enjoy the summer days and nights with Jelly Belly.

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Fun Facts

Infographics: All You Need to Know about Jelly Belly BeansInfographics: All You Need to Know about Jelly Belly Beans

05/28/2014 - Jelly Belly Candy Company has compiled their knowledge of the colorful and flavorful bean-shaped confection into three infographics for easy fact digestion. It’s a big bean world filled with information like which flavors are the top in various regions around the globe and that nearly 14 billion Jelly Belly® beans are eaten every year. These facts and more can be found in the infographics below.

How to Work Off a Jelly Belly Jelly BeanHow to Work Off a Jelly Belly Jelly Bean

04/15/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF.— Each Jelly Belly® jelly bean is just four calories, making one serving between 60-100 calories, according to the National Confectioners Association’s “Treat Right” website. Experts at Jelly Belly recommend consuming those jelly beans one at a time to savor the gourmet flavor. Looking for a fun way to burn off that serving? It’s easier and more entertaining than you think to work off your moderate consumption of this sweet treat.

Jelly Belly Collection of Bean ArtJelly Belly Collection of Bean Art

02/19/2014 - FAIRFIELD, CALIF. – Large scale portraits of famous personalities and classic Americana subjects all made in mosaics of thousands of Jelly Belly® jelly beans are in the private collection of Jelly Belly Candy Company. The permanent artistic creations were commissioned by the manufacturer of Jelly Belly beans, and selections may be seen in traveling exhibits, around the world, and on free public tours of the company’s Visitor Centers in California and Wisconsin.

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Cookie decorating made fun and easy. What's your favorite flavor to decorate with?

Find the missing bean!

Flowers and Jelly Belly beans are all you need to make this fabulous vase for your next party! Follow the step-by-step instructions from Creative Juice (http://bit.ly/1sTvyrb)

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Media Coverage

The Rachael Ray Show -- Jelly Belly Masterpieces of Art with Jelly Belly Artist Kristen CumingsThe Rachael Ray Show -- Jelly Belly Masterpieces of Art with Jelly Belly Artist Kristen Cumings

06/05/2014 - The Mona Lisa's smile is extra sweet in this rendition of the famed portrait, because she is made from 15,000 Jelly Belly treats!

ABC7-WLS Chicago -- 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo Preview [Video]

05/19/2014 - CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 600 candy and snack companies from around the world will showcase their creations at the 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo. Susan Whiteside, Vice President of Communication for the National Confectioners Association, gave us a preview of this year's show...

Good Morning America -- Jelly Bean Art: See Celebrities, Animals and More Created in CandyGood Morning America -- Jelly Bean Art: See Celebrities, Animals and More Created in Candy

04/22/2014 - It’s National Jelly Bean Day, and if you’ve never imagined jelly beans as anything more than a classic movie theater treat, one look at these mosaicswill change that. 14,000 individual beans were placed by hand and applied to a large canvas for each creation, according to Jelly Belly, who released photos of the new edible creations. The first piece was made in 1982 after President Ronald Reagan expressed his love for jelly beans and San Francisco artist Peter Rocha recreated his likeness, and now even the British royals have been honored with a portrait. Click through for a look at these colorful creations.

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