Inside the Factory (Jelly Beans)

Inside the Factory

Gregg Wallace embarks on a journey to the Jelly Bean Factory in Dublin, unveiling the fascinating methods used to produce ten million vibrant sweets daily.


Cherry Healey heads to the University of Birmingham to explore the crucial function of glucose in our bodies. She also takes a tour of a lipstick factory to uncover how an ingredient common to jelly beans is vital in crafting lipstick.

Meanwhile, historian Ruth Goodman delves into the history of jelly, exploring its evolution and the emergence of post-war pick’n’mix.

Inside the Factory airs on BBC Two on Wednesday, 3 January 2024 at 9:00PM.

The episode is the second from the show’s eighth series.