If you are looking for something to do in Denver that is a fun way to spend a few hours, but not your usual activity, then I have a great idea for you. Have you ever heard of Hammond’s Candies? It is a pretty popular candy company that specializes in making candy that has better ingredients. Personally, I am a big fan of their caramels, but they also make some great chocolate bars, taffy and candy canes (among other things).
I most commonly see these candies in Whole Foods stores, as well as Cracker Barrel stores when I am in the southern states of the US. But, maybe you’ve seen them as well at another store.
Well, if candy is your thing (and who doesn’t like candy?!?), then you can take a cool little tour of the Hammond’s Candies factory while you are in Denver. The facility itself is located in a more industrial part of town, but it easy to find.
The tours are FREE!! And they are offered Monday through Saturday. The tours are done every half hour and no reservation is needed.
It doesn’t take too long and you get to see them making candy, which is pretty cool. And yes, you get free samples and that might just be the best part.
At the end of the tour, you are able to shop in the on-site candy store, which is pretty cool. So, if you want to buy some of the candy you sampled or just get some of your favorites, then this is where you do it. Sure, it might not be as tasty as the candy I got on my Hong Kong travels, but it is still sweet and yummy!
Oh, and everyone gets a cute little paper hat that is very old school.
This is definitely a cool way to spend a few hours and it is perfect for people of all ages. The only requirement here is that you like candy, and who doesn’t like candy!