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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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