Kegg’s Candies started in 1946 when the young Kegg brothers began experimenting with chocolate candy recipes in their mom's kitchen. Once those recipes were perfected, Robert Kegg set up his first candy kitchen in Rice Village and a new era in Houston chocolate was born.
Today, visitors to Kegg's Candies Chocolate Factory can take a tour and see how these tasty confections are made. A 90-foot long glass wall exposes a clear view of the entire chocolate making process from the cooking of raw ingredients in the candy kitchen to enrobing the candy centers with milk and dark chocolate. From there it's on to the molding area where chocolate is shaped into as many as 500 unique shapes to packaging the product for sale to shipping the product to customers nationwide.
The tour ends in Kegg’s colorful chocolate factory retail store where you’ll find more than 600 handmade chocolates, confections, candies and sweet gift items as well as freshly made frozen custard and 10 flavors of Italian ice.
Tour participants learn about cocoa processing, the chocolate and confectionery manufacturing process as well as the history and tradition of Kegg’s Candies. They also get to touch an actual cocoa pod and learn how the cocoa plant, the cocoa pod and the cocoa bean play an important role in producing the chocolate candies we all love to consume.
Group tours that are scheduled in advance are met by a Kegg’s Factory Tour representative who guides the group through the facility and provides information and answers to questions. For groups smaller than 10 people or individuals, tours are self guided at the customers' own schedule and pace.
Come see for yourself how ”every piece of a Kegg’s Candies product is handmade with tender loving care making it soothingly satisfying to the last morsel."
Kegg's also offers a chocolate day camp for kids and classes for adults on candy making:
- Key Facts About Chocolate Chocolate
- Dipping Chocolate
- Chocolate Barks
- Molding with Chocolate
- Decorating Chocolate
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