Have you heard of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"?? Well we have our own Nevada Willy Wonka named Joe Dutra, and he & his staff give free factory tours here in Reno, NV!
The smell of the chocolate can be smelled from a mile away and the chocolate brown building in the middle of the industrial park with colored Kimmie Candy letters is hard to miss!
When you walk in you are greeted by whimsical art done by Joe's daughter Kat, and feature Kimmie Candy's mascot KC in various forms. You are treated to as many candy samples as you can handle and seated in the viewing room. There you can check out the history of Kimmie Candy and the process from the 10lb chocolate bar to the candy coated chocolate candy.
We then put on a movie which shows the history of chocolate incorporated with the full process of how Kimmie Candy is made from start to finish. Who knew a delicious ChocoRock takes around 56 hours to complete!!
To sign up for your free factory tour please call 775-284-9200 and say you would like to schedule a tour, they will get you set up from there. Keep in mind it is the "Biggest, Little" so allow for no more than 30 people as space is limited. The factory is also a peanut free and gluten free facility!
Here is Joe (Wonka) with some of his Ompa Lumpas! :) "Have a ChocoRockin' Day!"