Yesterday we took a tour of Dewar's Ice Cream and Candy Shop, located at 1120 Eye Street in Bakersfield, CA. It was a big hit with the kids. It is easy to book a tour. All you need to do is call (info on the website), and know how many adults and children are going. The staff are all really nice, and our tour guide was perfect for talking to the kids. He didn't dumb anything down, and was very patient with our group.
After donning hairnets (lovely!!!) we went to see how they make their famous chews. See the brown log in the middle of the white taffy? It's the peanut butter filling, and it weighs 50 pounds. One of those logs with the taffy will make between 4000-4500 chews. Our guide said that during the Christmas season, which starts in October, they will make 50 logs every other day.
Tours are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am. Call ahead. The cost is $4.00 a person, which includes the tour, a chew sample (more if you can answer questions!), a coupon for $1.00 of your next visit, and a huge scoop of ice cream!
And, because I've been living in an RV for almost 5 full years, and because I'm trying not to go crazy in the process, I have decided to do a giveaway! I love giveaways! (Because I like free stuff!)
To the lucky winner, I will send two 12 ounce boxes of Dewar's Chews to your house, via Dewar's. You pick the two flavors. See their website for flavor options, although as a personal recommendation I'd just go with the almond or peanut butter. So good!
To enter, leave a comment. Say anything. Like, I love Dewar's! Or, Why are you still blogging? (A question I've been asking myself lately.) Or, I think you are nuts, but I still want to win some candy!
Just don't ask me when my house will be done.
Comments open until Friday at midnight. Winner will be announced sometime Saturday.