This morning a friend and I brought our kids to the Herr’s Snack Factory Tour. It’s located in Nottingham, PA, so it was only about 30 minutes from Main Street in Newark to get there. The tour takes about 45 minutes and it was like coming home for LittleM. She can eat her weight in chips right now!
The tour is free but I recommend scheduling an appointment to make sure that you don’t have to wait too long to get on the Tour. Even on a Monday in the summer, there were quite a few groups taking advantage of the free tour.
I called this morning and was able to get an early tour time. They offer tours from 9-11AM and then 1-3PM Monday to Thursday, and 9-11AM on Friday, but they don’t guarantee production on Fridays (to which I say, then why bother having the tour?).
While on the tour, you get to see all the steps of potato to chip production, packaging, and boxing. You also get to sample chips hot off the line and a bag of chips at the end of the tour. Their souvenir store has anything and everything you can imagine to purchase with the Herr’s name of it. I ended up buying a 10 snack bag variety pack to try some new flavors for $3.75. Creamy Dill pickle and Baby Back Ribs are just two of the options.
This is Chipper, or Chip Herr, the official mascot of Herr Foods Inc.
While we didn’t get to meet the actual mascot, he was in the video and LittleM was able to get a ring with him on it.
Overall, it was a really great time. The girls were good, it was fun and interesting. And of course, free chips don’t hurt either!
Hope you are having a great start to the week!