Tour the Home of Holiday Sweet Stuff at Sweet's in Salt Lake City
When it comes to candy we just can’t get enough of the sweet stuff, so that’s why we’re off to check out another holiday factory tour. Even though the machinery is working overtime in preparation for Christmas, tours are still available at Sweet’s Candy Company in Salt Lake City.
The place has been cranking out the chewy and the crunchy for over 100 years, as things first got started all the way back in 1892. They might not be as well known as Hershey’s or Nestle, but they certainly have achieved their own candy pedigree.
To show off their skills, they welcome one and all on a free 40-minute tour of their factory. You do have to call first and let them know you’re coming, and tours are only available Mondays through Thursdays. They do ask that you leave the cameras at home, because they don’t want any wannabe Slugworths stealing their recipes of course!
If you aren’t able to head over in the next few weeks you’ll probably miss the candy canes and other holiday goodies, but there are still plenty of opportunities to check out the taffy batch roller in action when 2011 rolls around.
Orange sticks, cinnamon bears, and sour bears are just some of the factory’s most famous exports. Remember to bring some cash and an empty stomach as the tour ends with a chance to buy some goodies at the factory outlet store—maybe they’ll even have some discount leftover eggnog taffy.
· Sweet's Candy Company [Official Site]
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