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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hammonds Candy Factory

After just arriving back from Utah early August, we got to yet pack up again and head West. This time to Denver for my brothers wedding. I went a couple days early so the kids and I could do a little sight seeing. Which with 4 kids under 6 means visiting parks and anything else fun and free!

We left on Tuesday morning, stayed the night in Salt Lake with the Duckworths, then picked up my sister Becca to drive with us to Denver the next day. It was a long trip, but the kids did really well considering nearly 21 hours of driving!

The morning after we got there our first activity was a tour of Hammons Candy Factory. They also had a big Breast Cancer awareness thing going on outside with games, fire engines, bounce houses and food.

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The actual tour of the factory was mostly just in one viewing room, but it was really interesting and then the kids each got to pick a candy sample. I also let them each pick out a famous Hammonds Giant Candy Cane.

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Everything they make is done by hand and using very simple old machinery to help.

Below is the beginning of candy canes. It starts as a big chunk then hand feed it through a machine to stretch it and roll it, then they hand shape it into the candy cane shapes.

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