One of my most favorite friends, Dalene, asked us if we wanted to join her and her children on a tour of the Sweet’s Candy Factory down in Salt Lake City. Well, of course! Because the tours were only available Monday-Thursday, Mr. C was unable to join us. We left Simon home with Alex, as the time was right in the middle of his nap. When we arrived at the factory, we had to leave all of our cameras, phones, bags, and purses at the front. We also had to remove all of our jewelry and put it in our pockets. Most people would be really worried about this, but I was excited….I actually believed we would get to make some candy or something (I was mistaken, so don’t get your hopes up).
We watched a short film on the development of the company. Then we put on our hairnets and began our tour. We went into the warehouse, which houses between 3-5 million tons (TONS, that isn’t a typo) of candy and is kept at a constant temp of 68*. We got to go to the edge of several rooms where different candies are made. We each got a piece of salt water taffy for free. Yay!
The tour lasted for around 1/2 hour and we ended up in the candy shop, where I let the kids pick out about 3 lbs of taffy to take home. I sure wish I would have gotten more of the eggnog and cherry cola….they were extremely delicious. This tour definitely did nothing for my goal to get back off sugar again…so naughty.