Hershey’s Chocolate World (Hershey)

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes....folks going nuts for stuff they could buy at the supermarket. Clearly 99% of the population loves chocolate and we count ourselves among that group, in fact we sometimes go a little crazy for it, I'll give you that but not like the people we saw here. It seemed as if we'd had literally walked into a chocolate utopia and honestly it was a little … [Read more...]

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour (Henderson)

Nevada, Utah and Arizona

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Factory tours and chocolate are two of my all time favorite things.   Ethel M sells chocolate nationwide but they are based right here in Henderson.  We stopped in for a tasty tour to watch how chocolate is tempered and poured into molds, and how caramels and other tasty fillings are made. Most of the tour is just walking by big glass windows where you can see the machines and the … [Read more...]

Russell Stover Factory Outlet (Montrose)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

Who can say no to free samples of chocolate?? Not I! While Russell Stover is not my favorite chocolate, it was fun to see and sample some factory seconds. Misshapen candy can be pretty hilarious, and it’s still something my kids and I laugh about to this day. … [Read more...]