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Lancaster County PA Snack Food Factory Tours

Potato Chip and Pretzel Factory Tours in Lancaster County, PA

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Lancaster County is the potato chip and pretzel capital of America. Just a short drive from the Philadelphia / South Jersey area you can see how your favorite snack foods are made and sample some of the tasty products that fill your supermarket's shelves.

1. Herr's Foods

Products:
Potato Chips, Pretzels, Tortilla Chips, Cheese Curls, Popcorn

Address:
Herr Foods Inc.
20 Herr Drive
Nottingham, PA 19362-9788
(1-800-637-6225)

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (cannot guarantee production running on Friday)

Additional Info:
All tours take approximately one hour. When scheduling, please indicate the time of day (on the hour) you wish to take your tour.

2. Intercourse Pretzel Factory

Products:
hard pretzels - multiple varieties

Address:
Cross Keys Village Center
3614 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA 17534
717-768-3432

Hours:
July and August
Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

September 1 through October 11
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

October 13 through December 31
Saturday only 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Additional Info:
On this free 10-15 minute tour, they explain how they make their hard pretzels and then give you a piece of dough so you can learn to twist a pretzel.

3. Martin's Potato Chips

Products:
potato chips

Address:
5847 Lincoln Highway (US Route 30)
Thomasville, PA 17364
1-800-272-4477

Hours:
By Reservation Only (No Walk-Ins)
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11 a.m. only

Additional Info:
The free tour lasts 45 minutes, and reservations can be made by calling 1-800-272-4477. A factory store is located on-site. Closed toed shoes are required on the tour. Cameras are permitted, and the tour is handicap accessible.

4. Revonah Pretzels

Products:
multiple varieties of sourdough hard pretzels

Address:
507 Baltimore Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717-630-2883

Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - Noon.

Additional Info:
Reservations are recommended.The length of the tour is 20 minutes, and there is no admission charge. Motor coaches are welcome, but please pre-schedule bus tours.

5. Snyder's of Hanover

Products:
chips, pretzels, tortillas

Address:
1350 York Street
Hanover, PA 17331
1-800-233-7125 ext. 8592

Hours:
By Reservation Only - Call at least 24-hours in advance
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Additional Info:
The free walking tour allows you to look down upon their raw material warehouse, finished goods warehouse (where you will see robotics at work), their state-of-the-art complex packing room and oven room. You'll see how potato chips are made from beginning to end. Guests will receive a free bag of pretzels at the completion of the tour. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and everyone participating must be able to climb stairs. No photos can be taken on the tour.

6. Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Products:
soft and hard pretzels

Address:
219 East Main St. (Route 772)
Lititz, PA 17543
717 626-4354

Hours:
January 2-3, January 19 - March 15
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 16 - December 31
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Additional Info:
Tours are offered of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America. For groups with more than 10 people, call ahead for reservations. Admission: $3 adults and $2 children

7. Utz Snacks

Products:
potato chips, baked crisps, pretzels, tortilla chips, sunflower crisps, cheese curls, popcorn, pork rinds

Address:
900 High Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-6644

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday - Call ahead

Additional Info:
The self-guided tour of Utz Quality Foods allows you to view the entire 30 minute process that transforms a raw spud into a crunchy chip. Utz has evolved into a large, regional snack food company that produces up to 14,000 pounds of award winning chips per hour. You can take the self guided tour of Utz Quality Foods for free, and reservations are not required. Additionally, cameras are not allowed, and there are no minimum age requirements.

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