Pennsylvania holds the title of Snack Food Capital of the World for a pretty good reason. Many of America’s favorites snacks – from Herr’s to Turkey Hill ice cream – are made in Pennsylvania. Indulge in some of the best snacks in the state when you follow this epic snack food trail in Pennsylvania.
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1. Hershey's Chocolate World – Hershey
Hershey is arguably one of the most recognizable candy/snack foods in Pennsylvania, maybe even the United States, so a trail stop at Hershey's Chocolate World is of little surprise. Visitors can create their own candy bars, taste some of Hershey's most popular products, and shop at the popular attraction.
2. Martin's Potato Chips – Thomasville
Head to the home of a popular Pennsylvania chip maker when you visit Martin's Potato Chips. Watch the process of the making of the potato chips - from the time the potatoes are delivered to the factory until you have a sample straight from the fryer. The 45-minute tour is free.
3. Utz – Hanover
Stand behind safety glass overlooking the 600,000 square foot factory at Utz. Learn more about the process of making one of Pennsylvania's most popular chips through observation, closed circuit TVs, and an audio program.
4. Herr's – Nottingham
Sample some of Herr's most popular snacks - potato chips, pretzels, cheese curls, and tortilla chips - at your stop at the Herr's Snack Factory Tour. Learn how Herr's famous snacks are made and serve as a taste tester before having lunch at the Tasty Snack Bar.
5. Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery – Lititz
Moving along the snack food trail to Lilitz the "coolest small town in America," where you'll learn the fine art of pretzel twisting and baking. Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery welcomes snack lovers to learn how pretzels are made with a tour of the facility followed by a stop at the delicious pretzel shop.
6. Snyder's of Hanover – Hanover
Snyder's of Hanover's free tour gives guests a firsthand look at the pretzel making process - from the ingredients to the final product. At the end of the 30 minute tour, each guest receives a free bag of pretzels.
7. Turkey Hill – Columbia
No snack food tour would be complete without ice cream. The Turkey Hill Experience allows visitors to learn just about everything there is to know about Turkey Hill ice cream. Attraction activities include making your own ice cream commercial, creating your own ice cream flavor, and discovering the history of Turkey Hill.
8. York City Pretzel Company – York
Enjoy a soft pretzel when you visit the final stop on the snack food trail. The York City Pretzel Company gives guests a peek at how the popular pretzels are twisted and made. Be sure to stop inside the shop to indulge in a fresh soft pretzel of your own.
Craving some of Pennsylvania’s most delicious snacks yet? Maybe it’s time to start planning your trip along the snack food trail in Pennsylvania and don’t forget to add the
biggest candy store in the state to your itinerary.