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Herr's Factory Tour Information and Review 

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Herr's Potato Chip Factory is located in Nottingham PA.  It is home to the manufacturer of snack foods such as  potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, popcorn batches, cheese curls, and pretzels . They offer great guided tours of the plant to the public.  It is a real factory, with real workers and you will see the real process. I have been here on a few occasions with different age groups of children and it has been fun for all.

Cost and Reservations...

The cost is free and reservations are required.  Tours are on the hour from Monday - Thursday and limited times on Friday.  If you are interested in seeing particular products, such as tortilla chips or cheese curls, call ahead for the production schedule on day of your visit. 

They do have a cafe so you can stay for lunch. The gift shop sells Herr's food products and I would absolutely recommend the chocolate covered potato chips.

Tour Details...

The tour is a learning experience for all.  It begins in an auditorium where you will view a short movie about the Herr family and how they started  their business many years ago. You then proceed on your way through the highly automated plant where you watch, behind glass panels, the process of how they make their snack products.  You will see first hand the product being created from the raw ingredients all the way to packaging. The aroma in the air is awesome.

Along the way your guide will give you some interesting facts about the process, the company, and Herr’s recycling effortsThe best part of the trip is that they give samples of warm potato chips that they get right off the conveyer belt.  The tour will take one hour.

Other Events...

The Herr's four-acre headquarters is transformed into a winter wonderland every year. You will absolutely enjoy their amazing Christmas light display. Your family will be dazzled by over 100,000 gleaming  twinkle lights strung around the Herr's grounds. Sites include decorated trees, large snowflakes, Christmas balls, a nativity scene, and 12-foot wreath and giant bow in front of  the snack factory warehouse.  It is a free driving tour and it is open from November 25 until New Year's Day.

Directions to the Factory...

From Philadelphia

Take I-95 South to Rt. 322 West exit. From Rt. 322, turn left onto Rt. 1 South. Turn left onto Rt. 272 South and right at light onto Herr Dr. Factory and Visitors Center at end of road.

From Baltimore

Take I-95 North to Exit 100. Take Rt. 272 North. Turn left at light onto Herr Dr.

 

This is a fun trip so be sure to take the kids -- they will love it.