Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday Portrait

Pondering the size of Mr Jellys package.
I know I said we were going to San Francisco last Tuesday, but actually we had a change of plans. We decided to head the the Jelly Belly Factory in the East Bay instead. It was a perfect day, weather wise, 82, sunny, breezy, no traffic. No traffic until we got into the factory where we had to wait nearly an hour for the tour. Once our turn, we were given those fun paper hats we are wearing in this picture with Mr Jelly. Or is it Mr. Belly?
Then we were shown the factory where the jelly bellys are made. I don't think I have to tell the three of you what jelly bellys are, do I? Now, Jelly Bellys are more spechul than ordinary jelly beans and their tour proved it. It's official and time to announce it: Little Rita is now taller than Susiestheboss! At 12 years old, who knew....
Here's the Jelly Belly link if you wanna know more important stuff about the beans.
BTW, did you know that Ronald Reagan loved jelly bellys so much that he wrote a fan letter to the company? Whoop dee doo! If you're lucky you caught a glimpse of the semi famed Reagan in Jelly Bellys portrait by Peter Rocha.
Mr Ratburn and LR pretend to own this cool bean car!

How fun to have a wall like that.
In the Jelly Belly gift shoppe, you can buy giant bags of Belly Flops, which are the odd shaped beans that didn't quite make the cut.

They have some pretty delicious looking wallpaper in that factory!
I think we each ate about 100 jelly bellys apiece that day and you know what? We all pretty much have a unanimous favorite.
What's your favorite Jelly Belly flavor?
Have a jelly Thursday.


G-Man said...

My favorite is Butter Popcorn!!

mina said...

Oh dam... this was so the wrong post to read and see when I am hungry AND dieting! LOL YUMMY!

Sue said...

Oh I love love love love Jelly Bellys!

lime said...

that would be a fun day trip i have to agree! i'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite flavor. i like being able to have a mix.

RennyBA said...

What a nice trip and what a family mile stone for your daughter. It happened to me more than 10 years ago, so I guess I soon get used to it :-)

BTExpress said...

You are so much like Lori. All you care about is the size of a man's junk. All we are is a sex object to you. Bet you're into checking out man ass too.

Thanks. It's good for my ego, because that's about I have going for me at this age. :-)

Mona said...

wow! that factory is like a dream!

So is your family!

LZ Blogger said...

I not only went to this one but I also went in Wisconsin. But the one in Wisconsin is really just a warehouse. The one you were at actually makes the GOOD STUFF and has the Belly Flops! You have no idea how many suit cases of those I have filled on my way home of those FLOPS! ~ jb///