Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly

About Jelly Belly

The Jelly Belly Candy Company, or simply Jelly Belly, formerly known as The Herman Goelitz Candy Company, makes the Jelly Belly jelly bean and other candy. The company is based in Fairfield, California, and produces more than 37 million pounds (17,000 tonnes) of candy annually at its Fairfield, North Chicago, Illinois, and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, facilities, which have nearly 800,000 square feet (74,000 m) of production space among them. David Klein, the subject of the 2010 documentary film Candyman: The David Klein Story, created the Jelly Belly jelly bean and a new kind of marketing for a jelly bean to be sold in single flavors in 1976. Klein approached the Herman Goelitz Candy Company and asked them to make him a version of the mini gourmet jelly bean to be called Jelly Belly, and to make this jelly bean using natural flavors if possible. Kathy Fosselman designed the Jelly Belly logo, which is still being used today. David Klein became Mr. Jelly Belly.

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