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48 N. Broad Street,
Lititz, PA 17543
Latitude: 40.158478 Longitude: -76.309078
This tour is free
Milton Hershey wasn?t the only entrepreneur to make it rich selling chocolates in Lancaster County, PA. Wilbur Chocolates have been in Lititz, PA since 1913.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1865, Wilbur produced mostly molasses candies & hard candies at the time, eventually venturing into chocolate. The company did well and by 1913, Wilbur officials decided to locate additional production facilities in Lititz.
Today, Cargill, one of the largest private companies in the United States, owns Wilbur Chocolate Co. The aroma of freshly made chocolates wafts through Lititz providing an olfactory treat to the already picturesque town. Wilbur Chocolate is famous for its bite-sized chocolate dollop with a signature curlicue on top, known as Wilbur Buds.
Visit the museum and see early candy-making machinery and molds. Watch the video explaining what happens in the factory as the smooth, rich flavor of Wilbur Chocolate is created from the cocoa bean. The kitchen features handmade chocolates being created right before your eyes.
The Candy Americana Museum started out as a one-room museum and has expanded slowly. In 1977, the modern candy kitchen was opened. The kitchen features handmade chocolates being created right before your eye including homemade marshmallow, almond bark, peanut butter meltaways, heavenly hash, mint drizzle, and almond butter crunch.
A video host takes you through the world of Chocolate. Starting with the history of the cocoa bean and ending with modern day products we crave today. Learn how Cortez?s discovered the ?Food of the Gods? which started the chocolate craze in Europe and later came to America.
Museum open 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays. Call us about our special Holiday Hours. There no actual factory tour at this company.
*NOTICE: Due to OSHA, FDA, and insurance restrictions, we are unable to allow visitors in the operating areas of the chocolate plant.
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