"There's a glass window in the hallway so everyone can see the candy being made, and everybody gets a sample," says organizer Cami Stucker. So there's no super-secret room in the back where the confections are made by magical elves? Alas, says Stucker, no such room exists at Hammond's.
The company's most popular holiday candy is--surprise--candy canes. "Our peppermint candy canes are eight inches tall and a half-inch in diameter," Stucker says. "If you put one next to a regular dime-store candy cane, you'll see the difference." Bigger is almost always better.
Hammond's Candy Cane Festival will be held at the factory, 5735 North Washington Street, today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission is free. For more information, go to www.hammondscandies.com.
Sat., Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2011