It’s spring break here and as much as I’ve wanted to do fun things with my kids, I just don’t have the money to spend on entertainment. Instead, we’ve gone to the library for movies, we’ve used gift cards to eat out at Sonic, and of course, there have been the family room camp-outs.
But yesterday, we did one of our favorite free things; we took a trip to the Jelly Belly factory in Pleasant Prairie, WI, which is about an hour from Chicago.
The Jelly Belly factory offers a free tour that shows you how Jelly Belly beans, taffy, and other candies are made. Guests ride on little trains around the warehouse while watching interesting videos about the famous beans.
And the best part? Everyone gets a sample bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans and a snazzy little hat to wear while on the tour. (No, there’s no way on earth I’ll share the picture of me in the hat.)