Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A pretty "Sweet" afternoon!

Chloee is out of school all week.  See, remember it's A SCHOOL and not a daycare, so they have spring break just like every other school does.

Splenda and I kind of broke up the week with our days off, and today was one of my days to spend with Chloee and have some fun.

Debbie and Ree have their son in our same school so we scheduled a tour of the 'Sweets' candy factory
(image taken from their website)

Chloee, Karalee and I met Debbie and Liam at their place and headed out to the factory

Once inside, you have to remove all jewelry and check your camera and purses and don your special candy makers hat.
We watched a short video and then  our tour guide gathered us up and started our tour.
It was about 40 minutes long and very interesting, but he did mention that it was lunchtime and so many of the areas, we didn't see as many workers and machines in process as we might have seen at an earlier or later time.

It was still fascinating to see how much sugar and chocolate they use daily.  Did you know it takes 1 week to make 1 jelly bean?  Yeah, I didn't know that either.

At different points they allowed us to sample some of the candies made in that particular area.  Of course the chocolate room was Chloee's favorite.  Just smelling it made her smile!

After the tour, we browsed the shop area where the prices are amazing for their candy.  No mark up here so you are getting it dang cheap.  Chloee chose some Easter candy corn for her, some sour cubbies to send to her Daddy and of course I grabbed some chocolate cinnamon bears.

Don't we look so cute in our candy makers hats?

Our cute tour guide 'B' happened to be a mission comp of a young man in our ward! 

Got his name and number so Momma can contact him for the homecoming!  : )

Thanks Deb for putting this together and inviting us along - keep Friday open for another adventure before out littles go back to school!


Jewls said...

How fun! I totally want to tour the Nestle plant where Lance works...I imagine it would be like a reading rainbow episode but other wives have told me it's just depressing...maybe I'll just have to tour the candy plant instead!: )

Garden of Egan said...

That looks like so much fun!
Every kids dream for sure.

You are an awesome Mimi!

Mae Rae said...

now i want some candy. that picture of all the color is breathtaking.

i am glad that you could do something like this during vacation. i am always at a loss during the week of school vacation.

tiburon said...

I am bummed that everyone was at lunch because it really is a way fun tour :)

" Hit It......." said...

What a fun idea. My kids would get a kick out of this one. You all look so cute (i.e. love the hats). You are such a good grandma!

tammy said...

See, this is what makes you such a good G-ma.

I'm sure you grabbed some chocolate cinnamon bears for me too, right?

Anonymous said...

My kids LOVE that place! Glad you had fun:)

Ann Marie said...

I have got to do this with my kids now. -- You had me at good prices and Chocolate cinnaman bears. :)

Did you have to make an appt??

wendy said...

YOU are grandma Superb-o.
Looks llike that would have been a lot of fun. I would have been trying to stash jelly beans in my pockets.

wendy said...

YOU are grandma Superb-o.
Looks llike that would have been a lot of fun. I would have been trying to stash jelly beans in my pockets.

Mrs. Organic said...

What a fun day trip. I've been meaning to get over there, my daughter would love this place.

Cheeseboy said...

That is a pretty darned cool tour. I wonder why no jewelry? I'd love to find a diamond in a taffy someday.

gigi said...

I love field trips with the GRANDgirls! We have a lot of them just so they don't drive me crazy all day long around this house. We are always busy and it makes life much more fun for me too.