Share with your Grandchildren that you will soon know how jelly beans are made as well as learning about innovative candy making.
Less than an hour's ride from Milwaukee is the Jelly Belly Factory Tour. A must see stop for learning all about Milwaukee based factories and a great time for all ages. There is a sister factory in California - but we don't have to go that far.
A southern turn on 94, from Milwaukee, takes you to Pleasant Prairie the perfect home for the famous Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. It is worth the ride. If you have ever wondered how jelly beans are made you will get your answer. Start at the Jelly Belly Candy Company Tour and Visitor Center.
Then all aboard the train that will take you through the magical land of candy making and candy making supplies.
Highlights are 3-D Jelly beans suspended from the ceiling; as you gaze up you are whisked into Candy Alley. Learn the history of the Jelly Belly and be sure to sample a few. But beware not all of the flavors are what you expect. Expect to be Bean Boozled.
Pencil shavings might look like a tasty treat, but be ready to spit it out. Other flavors for the unwary are vomit, earthworm and rotten egg (Harry Potter fans will know all about Bertie Bott's.
Favorites are hot buttered popcorn, toasted marshmallow and ...well taste a couple and you tell us! With over 50 flavors - be prepared to do a lot of tasting.
The tour is more of an animated adventure. You do not get to go through the actual factory as with other tours. But in this case it is still a great chance to share with your Grand Kids another Milwaukee factory tour adventure.
At the end of the ride everyone receives free Jelly Bellies!
The tour is free and they will accommodate wheel chairs or strollers. No need for reservations.
Children love learning how things are made and this creative factor tour answers the question: "Grandpa how are jelly beans made?" Then go home and follow the video to make your own.