Summer Fun at Hammond’s Candy

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An old school carmel cooker circa 1906.
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This unusual machine used to churn out one of America’s favorite hard candies: Jolly Ranchers.
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Hammond’s recycles broken candy when making a new batch.
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Candy recycling! This makes me feel better about my sweet tooth.
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Churning the recycled candy with the new batch.
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This 60-70 pound hunk of candy will eventually become hundreds of candy canes.
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Another look at the 60-70 pound block of candy being molded.
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It will take close to 2 hours to turn the 60-70 pound chunk of candy into candy canes.
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Workers mold the candy canes quickly before they harden.
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In addition to hard candy, Hammond’s also produces chocolates in their Denver factory.
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A worker heats a batch of chocolate. And yes, that is a hair dryer.
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Every single candy cane, lollipop, and chocolate is wrapped by hand in Hammond’s factory.
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A breakneck wrapping pace is necessary to keep up with candy production.
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Willy Wonka’s secret door?
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