We stopped for a visit at this confectionary delight before heading to our lodging for the night, and we were greeted with the sights and smells of a large pleasant retail area and a candy production area behind the retail shop. Visitors can take a walking look-and-see tour along a glass wall overlooking the production area. While we were there, candies were being loaded onto a conveyor belt to be first dipped into more chocolate, then packaged individually.
|This girl is breaking up large bars of candy which will go through a dip.|
I was reminded of an old "I Love Lucy" show as I watched her work. This girl had it all under control though.
|As the candies come towards her back she transfers them to the packaging line.|
I was pleased to see that the Coblentz Chocolates business is still using my family's pretzels, Tom Sturgis Pretzels, to coat with chocolate. (I had been here about 5 years ago, and was pleasantly surprised to see them actually coating our pretzels as I watched!)
|Look closely on the bottom shelf. Do you see the red and white Tom Sturgis Pretzels box?|
After touring the production area, of course we had to do a bit of shopping. Snacks for the road, you know. I did buy some chocolate. Lots of chocolate. A ridiculous amount of chocolate, actually. Isn't dark chocolate healthy? Yes.
I think I might just go now and have a piece. Or ten.