Crunchy, Salty, and Fried Await You At The Herr's Snack Factory Tour
If you find yourself in Philadelphia and are coming up short on new things to do, you can always search for the origins of tortilla chips outside of the city. The Herr’s company in Nottingham is happy to show you around their digs—just think of it as a very technical episode of MTV Cribs. Discover where the fake cheese comes from and how it’s sprayed onto the chips. Best of all, the tour is totally free.
All tours last for about an hour, and all you have to do is call ahead and let them know that you are coming. They take a break for lunch everyday, so it’s best to schedule your trip for the morning or in the early afternoon. Oh, and Fridays are hit or miss, since they can’t guarantee that they’ll be making stuff on those days.
This isn’t some fake themed tour either; this is the real deal. There’s the authentic machinery and the people throwing your chips, pretzels, and other snacky goodness into their boxes for shipment. We aren’t sure if you’ll need to wear a hair net, but we can only hope that’s the case. Maybe if you’re polite they’ll even let you jump on the line and inspect the potatoes.
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