Here’s a sweet Secret in Denver, Colorado…Located in an industrial part of town, Hammond’s Candies has been making candy that’s handmade, hand-wrapped, and hand labeled since 1920. That makes them the oldest handmade confectioner in the country. Read more...
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When the National Confectioners Association (NCA) approached us with the opportunity to contribute to this year’s election campaigns, we were thrilled that our candies would go presidential! With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions up to bat for this year’s November elections, we sent over some of our McCraw’s American-made taffy – the world’s only flat taffy. Read more...
Once Taylor Lord - http://taylorlord.com/ - began taking the first few photos for Lauren & Benjamin Marks' wedding, the photographer knew the celebration would not only be memorable, but also award-winning! That's way Lord submitted the cute couple's photography to www.Weddingchicks.com and now the newly weds are celebrating their first few months as husband and wife with family, friends, plus some of their new fans! Read more...
Though we have hot and humid weather across North America and Europe, our Southern Hemisphere friends may feel a little left out every year when their cold weather fills the air and the holidays are nowhere in sight. This year, we encourage all you ‘Down Under’ to join us as we celebrate the sweeter time of the year! Bring out the jingle bells, menorahs, and gifts – or just celebrate with a hot cup of cocoa. Read more...
One morning during my recent trip to Colorado, I was clicking through the cable stations available in my hotel room when I happened upon a mouthwatering show on the Travel Channel about the best food factories. The first segment that I watched was filmed at Hammond's Candy Factory in Denver. I soon realized that this local institution was located just less than 15 minutes from downtown where I was staying! Being the candy junkie that I am, I was psyched to find out from their website that Hammond's offers free factory tours all day long (except for Sundays when they are closed). An hour later I was in the car and on my way! Read more...
When everyone’s schmoozing about their “friend’s” latest status on Facebook or walking down the street while iTalking or Face Timing their bestie, we tend to take what is real and what is good for granted. Despite all the chaos that seems to be among us on a daily basis, we must remember that we are not in a great disarray as our ancestors once were more than 200 years ago when they left everything they had, hopped on a boat, and set sail across the seas to a land unknown. Read more...
Summer’s just about to arrive which means less field trips to Hammond’s Factory as school is out of session. Though the teachers won’t be in sight, we’ll still be visited by thousands of families with elementary-aged children. The kids are bound to run gleefully as they soak up the sweet smells of citrus and mint and pick out their favorite summer taffy flavors. Read more...
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