Home of the Jumbo Jelly Bean…Oh So Cute!


We just got back home from yet another trip to Indiana this month.

This time to the northern region, by South Bend, IN…Home of our Fighting Irish! Go Notre Dame.

My in-laws were wonderful tourist guides.

Everyday, we would go site seeing…what a beautiful time of year to be in the country.

I was mentioning to my father-in-law, that my oldest daughter said, “We should visit Wakarusa Dime StoreΒ on this trip.”

He promptly said, “Well, we can do better than that!”

They have built a new location in Granger, IN. Woo Hoo!!

See, this is NO ordinary dime store…IT IS THE HOME OF THE JUMBO JELLY BEAN!


They have over 450 kinds of candy, and have been around since 1907!

Once, you have had one…you are addicted for life!

In the late 1960’s, the task was assigned to Lou Wolfberg, Mose’s son, to develop a new candy for the Maple Syrup Festival.

The Jumbo Jelly BeansTM were introduced in 1969 and 100 pounds were sold that year.

The sweet treat developed by Lou Wolfberg has become more famous than he ever could have expected.

Today, over 75 tons are sold annually.

Building a following world-wide, the Wakarusa Dime Store Jumbo BeansTM have truly earned the title of “World Famous”.



Can you see how BIG these jelly beans are?

We came home with the Cinnamon and Black Licorice. Oh, so Good!


I captured this…as our flight was descending…back home to Houston!


PS>>>Just a little something extra…Little Man and his best friend, this past weekend! She is a doll baby!

They are two peas in a pod!

PSS>>>On Instagram, you will see more images of our South Bend Trip in the country. Hope to see you there.

I LOVE this time of year, don’t you?

Stay blessed,


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29 thoughts on “Home of the Jumbo Jelly Bean…Oh So Cute!

  1. Wonderful pictures, Laurie. I love jelly beans! And there are so many flavors to choose from! What an adorable picture of your grandson and sweet little friend in the pumpkin patch. Such fun!

  2. ohh how very kool, we have one ..well different name. and my Hubby is bugging me to go there, so now maybe i will so i can show you ours:)
    what a neat place,what a grand old building too. love your photos. your little guy and His gal are so cute:))

  3. Hi Laurie,

    What a beautiful building! I love love love Jelly Beans. I’ve never tried licorice and cinnamon but I love both things individually. Therefore I’m sure I would love trying them. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Paula xxx

  4. Love it! Can’t wait to taste one of those jelly beans. Children are precious and yes I love this time of year; so much color.

  5. Who doesn’t love jelly beans. My grand-daughter loves the wee tiny ones. Never knew that was over at my neighbor to the West. πŸ™‚ Fun note: jelly bean was my husband’s nickname when he was young…can guess why..;)

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