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Feb 11th, 2002, 11:20 AM
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Chicago Candy Factory Tour?

I'm visiting Chicago soon and thought it would be cool to do a candy factory tour. I can't find any information on one. Does anyone know of one in Chicago (not Jelly Belly in North Chicago)? I know Marshall Fields closed their factory but thought there were others.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 11:27 AM
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Greetings - Fannie May and Fannie Farmer candies are made here in Chicago. I believe their office is somwhere on West Jackson Blvd. and the candy is produced by the Archibald Candy Company.

Hope this gives you a start - maybe you can find out more info on a search engine. (Fannie May is the best!)

Have fun in our fair city - hope the weather remains good for you!

Cheers!
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 11:48 AM
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Tootsie Rolls are manufactured in Chicago...but I don't know about a tour. I'm sure you could do a web search. There's also a large candy complex in the west suburbs...Mars, I think.
 
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Feb 11th, 2002, 12:00 PM
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a ew sites to get you started.....

http://www.candyinstitute.org/aboutus/aboutus.htm
http://www.ci.chi.il.us/PlanAndDevelop/MadeInChicago/MadeInChicago.html
http://www.mars.com/
 
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Feb 15th, 2002, 03:02 PM
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There is a factory called something like Blommer or Bloomer that may have tours it is located near Metra's NorthWestern station downtown (sorry this is so vague) The M&M-Mars factory is in Oak Park Illinois they may have tours.
 
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Feb 18th, 2002, 07:34 PM
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Hi,

You should also check out World's Finest Chocolate on the southwest side of the city. It is Chicago's only fundraising chocalte. Remember the bars sold by little league temmas - well, they are made here!I know they give tours and samples 1-800-wfc-fund
 
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Jan 11th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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I'm petty sure that Mars no longer gives tours. Check out this link:

http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/m...th_inspectors/

It appears the factory in Oak Park is open, but they don't offer tours.

Hope this helps. Please post if you DO find a good factory tour. I know that LemonHeads are also made in Chicago, but don't know anything about their plant.
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Jan 12th, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Karen,

This is a 10 year old thread. I don't think we will be hearing a report from the OP.
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Jan 12th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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AA, darn! I've been waiting anxiously for it.
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