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8 Tours in Snack Food Manufacturers

Cape Cod Potato Chips
Hyannis, MA

Cape Cod Potato Chips began as the dream of two small business owners. They imagined a small operation where they could produce and sell the potato chips they had cooked in their kitchen for years. On July 4, 1980 that dream became a reality when they set up shop in a small store front in Hyannis. The big crunch of the kettle cooked chips soon became a local favorite. News of the chips quickly spread as tourist sampled the chips and took bags home to share. The business soon grew out of the store-front and a worldwide love affair with ...
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Herr's Foods
Nottingham, PA

At the Herr's Visitor Center you'll enjoy a free, fun-filled morning or afternoon of educational tidbits, technological wizardry, and tasty little morsels you're sure to savor for years to come. You'll learn why one of the keys to a great chipping potato is its specific gravity. You'll see our cheese curls actually enjoy a lot of hot air. You'll enjoy the complicated process and delicious outcome which makes these two tasty tortilla chips well-seasoned hombres. Before your tour is finished, you'll know why a pretzel without a good hydroxide bath would be a lot less crispy and not so brown.


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Kimmie Candy
Reno, NV

Kimmie provides a guided tour of our newly renovated factory. Come see how our delicious SunburstsĀ® and ChocoRocksĀ® are made!

We accept tours of nearly any size! From 2 people, to a large group of 70 people, come take our guided tour to see our candy making process! (Large groups will be split into smaller subgroups)

Our tour consists of an informative video along with the guided tour of the factory. Tour duration varies upon group size.


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Martin's Potato Chips
Thomasville, PA

Central Pennsylvania is considered by many to be the Snack Capital of the World. Enjoying the benefit of the rich loamy soil, farmers had to find ways to use their excess crops. From the farm kitchen of Harry and Fairy Martin in 1941, a unique potato chip found its way into the homes and hearts of York Countians. Their Business soon outgrew the kitchen. The Martin's built a small factory and expanded their distribution from delivering fresh daily to market stands, to also selling to mom and pop grocery stores.

In 1971 Martin's Potato Chips was sold to Ken ...
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Route 11 Potato Chips
Mount Jackson, VA

Not too long ago, about 10 years to be exact, with lots of potatoes, good oil, salt, serendipity, and a little luck, Route 11 Potato Chips sprouted in an old feed store in Middletown, Virginia.

We felt that our only purpose in that moment and many after, was that we produce the best potato chips on the planet. Chips we could be proud of. Chips, that with every potatoey crunch, would make you feel like you were experiencing something very special.

Everything we make is hand-cooked. This is much more labor intensive than the continuous frying methods of ...
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Snyder's of Hanover
Hanover, PA

A tradition of good taste began in 1909 with Snyder's founder Harry V. Warehime. The man affectionately known as "Gramp Harry," started the Hanover Pretzel Company with a single recipe, Hanover Olde Tyme Pretzels.


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Sturgis Pretzel House Factory
Lititz, PA

The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting sourdough soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.

As the story goes, in 1850, Julius Sturgis was a bread baker in Lititz, Lancaster County. One day, a hobo hopped from a train about a half block from the stone building and followed his nose to the bread bakery. He was looking for a job and ...
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The Cape Cod Potato Chip Company
Hyannis, MA

Since its humble beginnings producing 200 bags of chips per day in an 800-square-foot storefront kitchen on West Main Street in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Potato Chip company has grown exponentially. Its present plant produces 150,000 bags of potato chips, popcorn, pretzels, and tortilla chips daily, which are sold in 42 states and five countries.

The free, self-guided factory tour takes about a half hour, and kids of all ages will learn fascinating Cape Cod Potato Chip facts.


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