Have you ever wondered where your favorite candy or chips come from? How are they made? What are they made from? Where are they made? If you are someone who enjoys a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes world of their favorite food item, then visiting a food factory would be the ultimate fun activity. But here’s the sad thing: you just don’t drive up to such an establishment and demand to be let inside. Luckily, however, some food factories like Ben & Jerry’s and Herr’s Pretzels offer visits and special tours for curious consumers.
When you step inside a food factory, you are greeted with a tour guide who walks and talks you through the process wherein your favorite snacks are created. So, if this sounds like your type of thing, keep on reading.
1. The Golden Gate Fortune Cookies
Located in San Francisco, California, the Golden Gate Fortune Cookies offer you an amazing inside look into how those delicate fortune cookies come to life. These cookies are no joke. They are baked on rotating copper griddle wheels and then the professionals work their magic by adding in the fortune and making them into their perfect shape by hand.
2. Bates Nut Farm
If you are planning to visit California, then you should definitely visit the Bates Nut Farm, located in Valley Center. When you visit the farm, you are introduced to the world of California Nut agriculture and also get to learn their history. Finally, you are taken to a special vantage point where you get to observe as the nuts are roasted and packaged to be sent off.
3. Hammond’s Candies
Head over to Denver, Colorado, to witness the creation of Hammond’s Candies. The factory provides its visitors with the perfect run-down on how the candy is made from scratch. From molten sugar to lollipops and candy canes, the manufacturing process has been in practice for some 100 years and you get to see the master craftsmen working their magic as they make and shape the candy by hand.
These are a few of many places that you can visit for a good and informative time.