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Old 08-24-2003, 01:55 PM
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BASIC BROWN BEAR

Location: San Francisco, California
What's Cool: Stuff and bring home your very own Basic Brown Bear
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All kids might not love the idea of watching how the relatives of their favorite stuffed bear are put together from start to finish, but for those ready to handle the fact that their favorite teddy was once pieces of material and stuffing, the Brown Bear tour is a winner. Visitors get to watch as these bears are made from the drawing of the pattern to the sewing of their original clothes. Everyone gets the opportunity to inflate the bear with just the right amount of polyester and then participate in a bear shower, which removes extra fuzz from the bear. Watching how these bears "come to life" will give kids and adults a new appreciation for the classic teddy.

Where: 444 DeHaro Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 626-0781
Web Site: www.basicbrownbear.com
Rates: Tours are free, but the cost of stuffing an animal ranges from $12 to $300; reservations are necessary for groups of eight or more
Hours: Tours are given daily at 1 p.m.; there's an additional tour Saturdays at 11 a.m.



JELLY BELLY FACTORY

Location:One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA and 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
What's Cool: Portraits and artwork made entirely out of Jelly Belly candy
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After donning a white paper hat, follow friendly tour guides through the sweet-smelling factory as you watch how the Jelly Belly is made, flavored, branded with the logo, and packaged. Jelly Bellys differ from other jellybeans in that both the coating and the inside, or the slurry, are flavored. With the interesting flavors that range from buttered popcorn to jalapeņo, the Jelly Belly tour is a unique candy experience. Along with a free sample, be sure to pick up a menu that offers suggestions for creating a peanut-butter sandwich or strawberry daiquiri with these flavor-packed jellybeans.

Where: One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA and 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Phone: (707) 428-2838 (CA); (866) 868-7522 (WI)
Web Site: www.jellybelly.com
Rates: Free
Hours:Tours daily Monday through Sunday 9 am to 5 pm, closed major holidays.
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