Denver is the proud home of Hammond's only factory where you can see how their one-of-a-kind candies are handcrafted - and even hand packaged - from start to finish. Now that's sweet!
For almost 100 years, Hammond's Candies has been a scrumptious Mile High treasure, but did you know it all started with a high school dropout? After completing his first day of high school, Carl Hammond returned home and declared to his mother that he needed no more education. He procured a job as an apprentice in a candy factory, and the rest, as we now know, is history.
Carl founded Hammond’s Candy Company in 1920, and his unmatched entrepreneurial spirit led him to become a true Renaissance man of the candy world. He developed his own recipes, created original candies, and even acted as salesman, front of the house, and office manager in the early days.
Hammond's Candies has grown exponentially since its inception, and today you can tour the 35,000-square-foot facility north of downtown Denver and see the handcrafting in action. What was once a local name, has now grown to be a national treasure, and Hammond's candy can even be found in specialty shops around the world. Kudos, Carl!
Though they've changed hands and more than doubled in size in the past couple of decades, Hammond's holds true to Carl's original motto that, "Nothing is more important than quality." Amen.
What sets Hammond's Candies apart from its competitors is that many of their products are still pulled, twisted, and shaped by hand - just like they were under Carl's tutelage in the 1920s.
"Hip, hip, hurray!" for Hammond's dedication to quality, handcrafted, locally made products!
Get up close and personal with candy-making on their deliciously informative FREE factory tour, Monday-Friday 9am–3pm
and Saturday 10am–3pm. Tours last about 30 minutes, and no reservation is required for small groups. (For parties of 10 or more, book a tour by calling 303-333-5588 ext. 110.)
Visitors to the factory have declared the tour to be, "delightful, super fun, fantastic, interesting, and informative."
For instance, did you know Hammond's Candies uses 2,500 pounds of sugar a day to produce 4,000 pounds of candy? Wowzers, that's a mouthful!
You'll learn a bit of Colorado candy history and sweet bits of truth about the candy-making process, which include videos, educational displays, and best of all - candy samples.
And don't worry, they've got an abundance of handmade products available for your purchasing pleasure!
Hammond's boasts candy with no artificial preservatives and also has an assortment of all natural candies and gluten free confections, including chocolates, caramels, taffy, and hard candies.
Salivating at these melt-in-your-mouth morsels.
These handmade beauties are a true marvel!
The struggle is real.
"Hammond's wishes you the happiest birthday and the sweetest party in town!" The factory is proud to host birthdays, parties, and special events.
Book yours now!
What are you waiting for? Take your FREE factory tour and stock up on your Hammond's favorites today. The hardest part will be choosing which candy to eat first!
Here’s a sneak peek of the factory from “Roker on the Road” that’ll tempt your sweet tooth…