Candy factories offer tours this weekeend


Two Mercer County annual traditions, Philadelphia Candies Wonderful World of Chocolate Factory Tour and Daffin’s Candies Swizzle Stick Day, are back. Participants are invited to the candy factories to learn how chocolates are made and to enjoy free samples. The Philadelphia Candies Wonderful World of Chocolate Factory Tour will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1546 E. State St., Hermitage, Pa. Daffin’s Candies Swizzle Stick Day always takes place on the Sunday two weeks prior to Easter. This year’s open house will be Sunday at the factory, 7 Spearman Ave, Farrell, Pa., from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors get to see how candy is created and receive a free sample.

A free shuttle service is available to take visitors from the Sharon City Plaza to the factory and to Daffin’s retail store from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 877-323-3465.

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