Tour, Snack, Crunch!
From crispy chips to salty pretzels, get your snack fix with a tour of these local snack food manufacturers!
Snyder’s of Hanover
On the guided tour (which includes steps), visitors will see how tradition, technology, and teamwork combine to make a tasty snack. A free sample is given to all tour participants. The factory store is located on-site. Reservation-only tours are available Tuesday through Thursday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling
1-800-233-7125, ext. 8592.
1350 York St., Hanover | snydersofhanover.com
The 20-minute tour includes the handmade pretzel bakery, dough mixing, pretzel twisting (rolling), dipping, and then baking in a kiln before the “dry” pretzels are packed. The factory store is on-site. Tours are available Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 717-630-2883.
507 Baltimore St., Hanover | revonahpretzel.com
Martin’s Potato Chips
The 45-minute tour is held on Tuesdays at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. The reservation-only tours can be booked by calling 1-800-272-4477. Closed toe shoes are required, and the factory store is located on-site.
5847 Lincoln Hwy., Thomasville | martinssnacks.com
Utz Quality Foods
See and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips! From the glass enclosed observation gallery you will enjoy great views of the Utz production lines. The self-guided tour takes 30 minutes to view the process that transforms a raw spud into a crunchy chip. After the tour, enjoy souvenir bags of chips for everyone. The factory store is located at 861 Carlisle St., Hanover (approximately two blocks from the factory). Tours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 1-800-367-7629 or 717-637-6644 for information and Friday tour availability.
900 High St., Hanover | utzsnacks.com
This article also appears in the 2018 Discover Hanover. For a digital version, please click here.