Blue Earth, Minnesota: Sprout, Jolly Green Giant's BudRe-purposed A&W Root Beer statue is the Jolly Green giant's little sidekick, or perhaps a mini-version of the giant himself. HIs root beer mug now holds jelly beans.
- US Hwy 169, Blue Earth, MN
- South of I-90, US Hwy 169 and Green Giant Lane, at a gas station near Dairy Queen, near a small play area for the kids.
Visitor Tips and News About Sprout, Jolly Green Giant's Bud
He's back! Spotted a new-look Little Sprout statue outside the now-reopened gas station/convenience store. As you can see, he's now advertising the fact they carry both Jelly Bellys and fudge.[Mel, 08/22/2012]
Gas station was closed down and sprout was gone as of July 13, 2012.[Ann, 07/14/2012]
In the shadow of the 50ft Green Giant is the Li'l Sprout statue at the gas station, that is actually an A&W Papa Burger painted green with a green leaf suit pop riveted to him. My daughter noticed the green sideburns.
Also, the Jolly Green Giant is sporting a Race for the Cure t-shirt. Very cool. Gift shop did not have much but they did have Li'l Sprout soft plastic statues for under $10, and the Dairy Queen next door was quite refreshing.[Cory Lenger, 08/12/2010]
An (approx) 10-ft. statue of Sprout, The Jolly Green Giant's little buddy. He's brilliant green and holding a pizza box in one hand and a mug of beer (possibly of the root variety) in the other. My fiance and I went to take a picture when a nice man in a fabulous 1930s roadster pulled up and asked if we liked his Sprout. We said we sure did. He said he just put him up that morning. He was very proud of his Sprout.[Heather L. Grover, 06/29/2005]