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Jelly Belly jelly beans

Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 06:55 AM

So, this may not be the most chow-ish of queries, but I'm slightly obsessed with the pink grapefruit jelly beans from Jelly Belly which they sell (or sold) at the Truffles Confections in the Prudential Mall. On my last excursion the store was papered over due to a fire. Does anyone know a) when they're reopening or b) what other candy stores sell Jelly Belly jelly bean in those make-your-own-mix bulk bins. I think Sugar Heaven on Newbury closed and I'm drawing a blank as to other places that are T accessible. Thoughts?

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  1. massgirl RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 07:03 AM

    Well, I believe you'd have to take a bus, not the T, but there is a Jelly Belly store in the Jordan's Furniture complex in Reading. The 136 and 137 buses leave from Malden Center and Oak Grove and stop on the street that is in front of Jordans.

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      Karl S RE: massgirl Jan 8, 2009 09:11 AM

      Yes. That's the only place you can get all the flavors singly. Including each of the sours (which is why I know). Rent a Zipcar and do your groceries at the wonderful Market Basket across the way and you will save some $$.

    2. greygarious RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 07:04 AM

      The IMAX theater lobby at Jordan's Furniture in Reading is decorated in faux jelly beans and there's a Jelly Belly store with prepacked and bulk bins. There are also trapeze lessons, Fuddrucker's and a Richardson's Ice Cream so you might want to go there on an empty stomach!

      1. enhF94 RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 07:20 AM

        Seems chow-ish enough to me in the "slightly obsessed" vein! :)

        Call before visiting, but I vaguely remember that Hidden Sweets, in Harvard/Brattle Square, has mix-your-own Jelly Belly beans. I have, however, often considered Hidden Sweets to be pricey.

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          Cupcakes RE: enhF94 Jan 8, 2009 07:35 AM

          Perfect! I knew there was someplace I wasn't thinking of. Their website says they have over 250 types of bulk candy including jelly belly. I'll cross my fingers for pink grapefruit! Thank you!

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            Splendid Spatula RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 09:30 AM

            They have dozens of flavors of Jelly Belly at Hidden Sweets, incl. pink grapefruit when last I checked. (admittedly, last Easter!)

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              enhF94 RE: Cupcakes Jan 29, 2009 05:04 PM

              This thread reports $11.95/pound, which is rather pricey.
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589853

          2. Allstonian RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 07:42 AM

            Truffles used to also have a shop on the Copley Place end of the bridge from the Prudential mall - is that still there? There also used to be another candy shop at the Pru end of the bridge, next to the Crane's Paper shop. However, I freely admit it's been almost 10 years since I stopped working in the Back Bay and so I'm not exactly up to date on shops around there.

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              baseballfan RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 07:52 AM

              You can order directly from Jelly Belly at www.jellybelly.com. They were offering free shipping on many flavors. If you ever find yourself in NorCal, the factory tour is fun and if you have kids they will love it.

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                cgj RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 10:54 AM

                A Chocolate Dream, in Belmont Center, has many of the flavors individually, including pink grapefruit. It's accessible by commuter rail from Porter Square, and by bus from Harvard Square.

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                  Doppler27 RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 11:25 AM

                  Maybe this is taking the easy way out, but go to : http://jellybelly.resultspage.com/sea.... Or, simply www.jellybelley.com , do a search for Pink Grapefruit and all of your Pink Grapefruit prayers will be answered. I buy from them all the time. Make sure to check out the 'Belly Flops" also, it's a steal.

                  1. Johnresa RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 11:27 AM

                    Hidden Sweets in Harvard Square does have them. I just had some there around 2 weeks ago.

                    1. almansa RE: Cupcakes Jan 8, 2009 12:52 PM

                      The general store in Harvard, MA has them by the flavor.

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