The owners of Jelly Belly want to set the record straight…
They are NOT involved with Willy Wonka-style golden ticket contest their founder is staging.
On Monday, Jelly Belly founder David Klein announced a contest similar to the one in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” where one lucky golden ticket holder will be gifted a candy factory.
You would think that that would include a Jelly Belly factory, but the owners want you to think again.
“Jelly Belly Candy Company would like to take this opportunity to clear up the misconception that it is involved with a contest that purportedly offers a candy factory as its grand prize,” the company said in a statement.
They were also quick to point out that Klein sold his shares more than 40 years ago and hasn’t been involved with the company since then.
The contest differs from the book in that at least one golden ticket will be hidden somewhere in each state.
And you must pay $50 dollars for each clue.
Each person who finds one gets $1,000 and is entered into a drawing for the big prize.