Here's a romantic Valentine's Day fantasy: You are whisked off for a holiday week in Paris, and on Valentine's Day, your flowers are plucked and presented to you from the sidewalk display of a boutique florist. Then you are taken to a chic candy shop where you can pick out another bouquet -- luscious, hand-crafted caramels in a riot of colors representing various flavors created by the man who first made salted caramel. Read more...
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At the Denver factory of Hammond's Candies, two weeks before Christmas means one thing: It's candy cane crunch time.
The 93-year-old business isn't just the oldest handmade candy maker in America -- it's also the nation's largest producer of handmade candy canes. "December is a crazy time in our factory," said Andrew Schuman, owner and CEO of Hammond's Candies. Read more...
You could say that the 80′s Ski Party is ‘totally tubular,’ but then we suppose you would be dating yourself. For the 10th Annual we were thinking ‘sick bird’ or ‘wicked killer’ might describe the event a bit more appropriately. On November 15th, 2013, all those who dare to relive the greatest decade of ski wear will unite to celebrate skiing primarily, the 80′s of course and fundraise for FIRST DESCENTS. Mark your calendars and get ready for the only event that truly prepares you for the upcoming 2014 ski season. Read more...
Today my family and I were invited to tour the Hammond's Candies factory in Denver, Colorado. We were able to see how the candy is made in addition to sampling the many different confections produced at the factory. Chocolate, candy canes, giant suckers and more! Read more...
From messes to masterpieces, the kitchen is where memories are made.
I’ll never forget the first time I rolled my own pizza dough, first time I used olive oil instead of canola oil to ruin 24 muffins, or the first time I made a birthday cheesecake from scratch. The endless ingredients, aromas and recipes create an environment filled with laughter, joy and full stomachs. Read more...
As the radio played, time ticked away and the conversation seemed to die out. The minutes seemed to turn into hours which only made the stop and go traffic more unbearable. Living in Colorado you know the drive home from the mountains is always a gamble. Four hours can turn into ten as quickly as a snowflake drops. As I looked out the window, my stomach began to grumble. Not even the beautiful scenery could stop my hunger. I fumble around the car to find trail mix, assorted chip bags, doughnuts, and gum. Distraught, I return to my original position of nature watching. Just when I thought about giving in to the junk food, I saw a cloud that resembled my favorite Hammond’s Candy, a Mitchell Sweet. Excited, I reached into my coat pocket and remembered I had one! Quietly, trying to hide the wrapper noise under the iTunes playlist that had been on repeat the last 3 hours, I began to unwrap. Within seconds, like vultures, everyone in the car suddenly had supersonic hearing. “What is that?”, “What are you eating”. Busted. Read more...
Early this year, Hammond’s Candies approached Ellen Bruss Design (EBD) of Denver about redesigning their factory tour. Beginning in May, EBD began brainstorming ideas for an updated, engaging and interactive experience for visitors of Hammond’s. Read more...
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