Blue Earth, Minnesota: Sprout, Jolly Green Giant's Bud

Re-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.

Shell Food Mart

1510 Giant Drive, Blue Earth, MN
Shell Food Mart. I-90 exit 119. Turn south onto US-169, then make first right into the Shell gas station. Spout stands in front of the mini-mart.
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Sprout, Jolly Green Giant's Bud

Sprout has moved to the Shell gas station closest to the highway on the southbound side. He has a big piece of fudge in one hand and jelly beans in the other.

[Jeff Wolodkiewicz, 02/15/2015]


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]
Sprout, Jolly Green Giant's Bud

Gas station was closed down and sprout was gone as of July 13, 2012.

[Ann, 07/14/2012]


Papa Burger Goes Green

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]
Sprout, Jolly Green Giant's bud

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]

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