Trick or Treat…Give us something good to eat! What’s Halloween without the candy? Halloween is supposed to be spooky and frightening, but for the little kids, it’s all about the sweets they’ll get. More than the costumes, more than the stories, kids look forward to the one day they’re given the license to run around asking for candy. It really doesn’t matter if they get to eat all of the candies, what’s important is the fun they’ll get running around collecting those candies. This Halloween, you can kill two birds with one stone by making the trip to buy candies for the trick or treaters a fun activity with your family.
This October, why not go on a candy factory tour? These factory tours are fun for the kids and the kids at heart. You’ll get to see how your favorite sweets are made, as well as learn about candy making and the history of the candy company. And it won’t put a strain on your budget, since most of these tours are free, or just charge a minimal amount. Best of all, you might end up with free samples of the candies at the end of the tour. There are several tours you can choose from, here are some of the candy factories that offers tours:
• Jelly Belly Center – this tour includes a Jelly Belly Express train ride, a dancing chorus line of Jelly Belly characters, and a “Candy Alley” with six-foot giant Jelly beans..
• The Great American Popcorn Company – as a healthier alternative to candy, a tour of this factory will include information on the history of popcorn, and give you tours of the place.
To find more candy factory tours, check out this link.