Candyman: Mr Jelly Belly

About the Show

The story of the candy inventor from LA who, in 1976, had a billion-dollar brainwave and invented the Jelly Belly bean, the small, colourful beans that came in many bizarrely realistic flavours and were a radical, pioneering new sugary product that took the world by storm. This funny, off-beat tale tells how David Klein, the Willy Wonka of the Jelly Belly bean, created a candy empire from which he was later exiled. The documentary is all about both sides of the American dream and questions whether there is room for eccentric genius in the modern corporate world. It illustrates how Klein may have lost his beans, but kept his soul.