Up on a hilltop in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Spain sits Park Güell, an architectural garden complex built in the early 1900’s that was originally designed for residential housing. With a lack of success, only two houses were built – one of which ended up being occupied by the artist himself, Antoni Gaudí. Read more...
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Back in December 2000, the company’s creative confectioners at Hammond’s Candies cooked up something a little different for the season. Gathering friends and families of every kind, Hammond’s successfully held their 1st Annual Candy Cane Festival where entertainment, arts and crafts, and –as usual – their free factory tours were held. Now in its twelfth year, the festival continues to grow while the fun gets grander. Read more...
A couple months ago, we received a comment passed along from a customer. While enjoying her stay in Denver, she visited us for some classic, American candies. Upon returning home to Australia, she was going through airport customs when security stopped her upon finding a bag of our Chicken Bones. It was then, that our customer had to explain that they were not actually chicken bones, but rather a confection from Hammond’s. Read more...
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...
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...
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