Today I am taking you on a “Foodie Field Trip.”
reviews for a while now. I even wrote in my list New Year’s resolutions that I
wanted these to be more regular features on the blog; since food is my life in
and out of the kitchen. However, those resolutions were for 2011, and if you
haven’t checked the calendar lately it is now 2012. Welp, I guess better late
than never, right?
trip I am taking you to Hammond’s candy factory and store, located in Denver,
Colorado. My sister, Mom, and I visited Hammond’s, err Spring of 2011 (remember
good intentions, right?), and these photos have been sitting on my computer ever
Eric that I felt like Charlie waiting to go to Wanka’s candy factory)
candies since the early 1920’s in Denver, Colorado. While popular in Colorado
for decades, Hammond Candies have just gained national popularity in recent
years and have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Every Day with Rachel
history of Hammond’s candy. Then you go into a small room where you see the
factory through glass windows. We went on a Saturday, and while there was
production, it was limited and unfortunately we were only able to see some of
the machines in action. So if you plan on taking a trip to Hammonds the best
days to go to see the most action is during the week.
lollipops and that is what we got to see them make that day.
see some of the original candy machines.
The candy goes from the first room to the packaging room on a conveyer belt.
end of the tour, each guest gets to pick a few pieces of complementary candy
and then is led into the gift shop and candy store.
sister and I were in aw of these huge lollipops. (Seriously, where was Charlie)
they had the homemade fudge, bark, and other chocolate goodies. I absolutely loved
their Mitchell Sweets which was a chocolate covered marshmallow. S’mores
time. I think that this is a great foodie field trip for ‘kids’ of all ages,
especially since it was free.
where you can make your very own candy, um fun! Will they let a twenty–something
annual (free) Candy Cane Festival, full candy, cookie decorating, visits with
Santa and more!
3:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Denver, CO 80216
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored
post. Just a fun foodie experience I wanted to share!