Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ethel M. Chocolate Factory Tour

Just outside of Las Vegas, about 10 miles from the MGM Grand is the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory.
I've wanted to go by there every time we go to LV and this was the year!
Besides it was Mother's Day and mothers get to do what they want and they want chocolate!

Here is the first poster......... which tells now chocolate is made.
From the cocoa plant, harvesting the seeds, drying the seeds

Since it was Sunday the actual Chocolate making room was empty.
But here are pictures of the copper kettles for making the brittles and caramels.

Next are the mixers for making the creamy centers. Circular silver tubs with the white bottoms.

Then are the cooling tables for pouring out things to cool on the long tables
Frank Mars was the founder of Mars candy. M&Ms, Snickers, etc.
Ethel was his wife's name.
She wanted to make gourmet candies so she started her own factory.

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