moment you walk in the door, you are hit with the wonderful smell of mint and
chocolate. Cerreta Candy Co. is known
for their mouth-watering French Mint, but they manufacture many other types of
sweet treats. Located near the downtown
historic district of Glendale, AZ, this candy factory has been around for over
40 years. The company was started by Jim
Cerreta Sr. who learned how to make candy from his father-in-law while living
in Canton, Ohio. The establishment has
been maintained by the Cerreta family where three of his sons currently have a
hand in every facet of the candy enterprise.
Even Jim’s grandchildren are doing their part and helping out in the
Not only do
you get to shop the many varieties of sweets they manufacture, but they offer
tours so you can see how the candy is made.
You are escorted throughout the back area of the place which takes about
30 minutes and is presented Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm. Both my children went on the tour with their
schools. They do suggest that if you
have 10 or more in your group, you should call for reservations.
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