Fowler’s opens factory doors for annual tours

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Ever since Willy Wonka, there has been a lot of intrigue about what goes on behind the scenes at chocolate factories. That’s why this Columbus Day tradition is so popular for Fowler’s Chocolates. Each year, they open their factory up to public tours so people can see how they make their famous treats.

“We show a little bit about the old fashioned method of hand dipping chocolates, where we’ll have someone making peanut or raisin clusters, we have caramel apples that are being made. We’ll be molding some chocolate. And the thing people are most interested in is watching us make and cut sponge candy.”

A portion of this year’s chocolate factory ticket sales will go towards the Kaely’s Kindness Foundation, which provides resources for teenagers fighting cancer.

MORE INFO | Get info about the tours

Tours run on Saturday and Monday beginning at 9 a.m. Tickets are $3 pre-sale or $4 at the door. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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