MAKING THE CANDY

So, I told you in the last post that one of the things we did at Hershey’s was design our own candy bar. We chose what was inside the chocolate – watched it go down the conveyor belt and then designed the label for the bar. The bar was put in a tin can and the label was wrapped around it. And unlike the other food places we visited, we actually were allowed to keep and eat the candy. (Of course, we didn’t touch it in preparation, but so be it.)

Here’s what it looked like.

By the way – probably somewhat a high kid factor here.

Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World is mostly automated, except for the part where you give a real-life clerk money for all the candy you are tempted to buy.

And it’s mostly free, except for the part where you buy the tempting candy …

Or if you do anything extra – which we did.

We went to the chocolate tasting lesson – which was sort of, semi-interesting.

And we made our own candy bars which was fun (and I still have the medal box that the candy bar came in), but like the pretzel factory, we didn’t really touch the chocolate! Just designed what we wanted in the bar and our label and then watched our automated chocolate go through some automated machines. I’m sort of get-the-whole-experience-type of person and automated doesn’t do it for me. Sorry.

KID FACTOR: Little kids would like this. Big kids would like the massive displays of chocolate. But I’m thinking the amusement park (which we didn’t go to) would be a lot more exciting to both.