The founder of Jelly Belly found himself inundated with inquiries after he publicized a contest with the prize of a candy factory. The only hitch: the factory isn’t a …
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THE FOUNDER OF JELLY BELLY IS
LAUNCHING TREASURE HUNTS AROUND
THE CCUNTRY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN
A CANDY FACTORY.
THANK WILLIE WONKA AND THE OLD
TICKET.
THE CONTEST IS STARTING FAST
AROUND SOCIAL MEDIA AROUND THE
WORLD.
THE PERSON ON THE CONTEST
MENTIONS JELLY BELLY, BUT HAS
NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SOLANO
COUNTY COMPANY.
HE'S DAVID KLINE WHO PUT OUT
THIS PRESS RELEASE, JELLY BELLY
FOUNDER TO GIVE AWAY A CANDY
FACTORY.
HE SAYS HE'S GETTING READY TO
RETIRR AND HIDING TREASURES IN
THE FORM OF A NECKLACE IN EVERY
STATE.
THE FINDERS GET 35,000 DOLLARS
WITH A KEY TOE A CANTY FACTORY.
YOU PLAY $49.99 AND YOU GET AA
RIDDLE.
OUR WEBSITE CRASHED.
Reporter: HE ANN HIS
BUSINESS PARTNER HOSTED A CHAT
SAYING THE FACTORY HE'S GIVING
KLINE CAME UP WITH THE JELLY
BELLY GAME AND OTHER MARKETING
IDEAS BUT THEY HAVE NOT HAD A
RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM SINCE
1980.
HE IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH JELLY
BELLY COMPANY CANDY, BRANDS OR
PRODUCTS.
KLINE SAYS HE HAS NO IDEA HOW
PEOPLE WOULD THINK HE WAS
GIVING AWAY AN ACTUAL JELLY
BELLY FACTORY.
WE'RE NOT A SCAM.
WE'RE NOT A SCAM.
Reporter: DATES HAVE NOT
BEEN GIVEN FOR THE TREASURE
HUNT.
KLINE POSTED HIS OWN PHONE
NUMBER SO YOU CAN TALK TO HIM
DIRECTLY.
I CALLED TODAY AND GOT A FULL
MAILBOX.

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