Across America: 3 Candy Factories That’d Blow Willy Wonka’s Mind

Across America
By: Jared Cotter Posted: 8:40 PM, Sep 20, 2017 Updated: 11:16 AM, Jul 31, 2018

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you might have noticed that it’s already stocked with Halloween candy. But Reese’s Cups, Kit-Kats, Air-Heads: Let’s face it – we’ve been eating them since 7th grade. If you’re looking to try out a new, unique sweet tooth experience, Jared Cotter‘s got 3 of the best candy shops and factories you can visit across America.

1. Jelly Belly – Fairfield, CA

Who says jelly beans are just for Easter? You can visit the Jelly Belly Factory year round to dive into your favorite jelly bean flavors – and even buy your favorite flavor in bulk, straight from the source. A tour of the factory lets you see how these magical sweets are made in real life, how they can be used to make art; and even lets you try the 50 official Jelly Belly flavors, from the most delicious to the deliciously weird…

2. Old Kentucky Chocolates – Lexington, KY

If chocolate and booze are two of your favorite things than we just found your new favorite candy shop. The confectioners at Old Kentucky Chocolates are experts at balancing sweet with a bit of buzz, as you’ll find when you hit their gift shop filled with bourbon cherries, even chocolate potato chips – a perfect treat after a few shots of good bourbon.

3. Hershey’s Chocolate World & Factory – Hershey, PA

You know we couldn’t make a list of the coolest candy spots around the country without including the granddaddy of them all: Hershey’s. But a trip to Hershey’s Chocolate World is more than just a trip to the factory. Yes, you’ll be able to watch the master’s make one of America’s favorite chocolates, and even make your own candy bar. But you can also ride roller coasters, experience 4D rides, play boardwalk games, and more!

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