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 Store 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?
No missing that candy store!
That sure looks like my kind of store!
Oh, that’s lots of candy! Love the picture of Little Man and his friend – too cute!!
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!
Thank you Janell
What a fabulous candy store. So lovely! Thank you for these wonderful photos that make me smile. 😀 Your participation in the GRAND Social is always such a joy. Thank you!
Oh I have to go to that Jelly Bean place! Thanks for sharing.
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:))
The cutest little couple! 🙂 🙂
A really lovely house, Laurie. I’m afraid that jelly beans are too sweet for my taste buds, but they sure do look pretty. Gorgeous photo of your Little Man with his best friend. 🙂
I don’t eat jelly beans often but I do love them. Cool place! That last picture of Little Man and his friend is so totally adorable. He is growing up so fast!
Yes, he is Sherry:(
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
Paula, they are so fantastic!
Love jelly beans …yum. Such cuties in your picture
The hubby is a sucker for jellybeans so this would’ve been a great place for him.
The jumbo jelly store looks awesome! Not only because of the size of the jellies,but the building itself is beautiful! 🙂
I totally agree with the building…I couldn’t quit taking pictures!
Nice!! I really like that high wing tip against golden sky in the back ground. Oh yes, the little man and his friend picture is priceless.
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.
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. 🙂 Fun note: jelly bean was my husband’s nickname when he was young…can guess why..;)
What great pictures and what big jelly beans. The last picture with the little man is priceless. Yes, love this time of year especially since we moved!
Beautiful home of the jelly bean! Love the last photo. 🙂
Wonderful post, so lovely photos… 🙂
How adorable! And yes, I love this time of year too.
Sweet post, Laurie!