April 10, 2012

Herr's Snack Factory Tour (Nottingham, PA)

Another trip we took over Spring Break was to the Herr's potato chip factory in Nottingham, Pennsylvania.  It's a real, working factory making all sorts of chips and snacks and the tours are FREE!  It's about an hour north of Baltimore and an hour south of Philadelphia, so it would be a fun side trip if you're near either of those cities.

Nope, my son didn't suddenly turn into a girl.  
We had a friend with us and my son wasn't feeling photogenic
at picture taking time.

The tours are free (woo hoo!) but they recommend calling ahead or registering online since they can only accommodate a certain number of people at a time.   Our tour started with a short movie about the history of the company and then we had a tour guide lead our group of about 25 people through the factory.

Cameras aren't allowed inside the factory itself (you can see a few pictures here) but on the day we went we were able to see them making pretzels, corn chips, popcorn and potato chips.  You're usually just feet away from the big machines and conveyor belts (usually behind glass).  The kids and I loved watching everything being sliced, mixed and packaged up.  Our tour guide also told us some interesting tidbits ~ like the fact that the snacks that fall onto the floor during the packaging process are fed to cows on a nearby farm!

After we watched and learned about them making the potato chips, our tour guide went out onto the production line and scooped up a tray of still-warm chips that we got to sample (HUGE hit with the kids!).  At the end of the tour, we all also got a free snack size bag of chips (and lots of regular sized snack foods in all sizes available for purchase).  

The whole tour lasted about an hour.  On the day we went, we stopped first at Annie's Playground to play and have a picnic lunch, but there's a cafe/snack bar there at the factory if you wanted to eat before or after your tour. 

I've known about this Herr's factory for years (maybe from a Girl Scout trip ages ago), but when I was in the gift shop I saw this book  with all sorts of factory and company tours from all over the country.  It looked to be really informative, telling the cost, about the tours (like whether it was the actual factory or just a demonstration), etc.  Even if you're not here on the East Coast and able to check out this potato chip factory, I'd definitely recommend seeing if there is a similar tour near you ~ the kids and I loved it and it was a great way to take a look at all that's involved behind the scenes.


  1. Wow, what a great day! A free tour? Excellent! I love being able to watch how food is "processed." There is a Jelly belly/bean factory here in CA that I want to take my children to... just haven't found the time yet! I think it's great that the children can watch all the steps - makes them appreciate all those packaging more, right? I have a friend who lives in PA and VA, perhaps I can make that trip to visit one day. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We went there last year with out homeschool coop group the kids loved it, its about 1 hour 15 minutes from me Eastern Shore, MD. We had a good time on this trip, so glad you had a great time.

  3. That sounds amazing. I just went on my first manufacturing plant tour last week. It was at Lyons Mangus, they supply to Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King and tons of other places, it was an exceptional tour. I would love to take my son on a tour like this when he gets a little older.

  4. what a fun idea - love the idea of checking out Annie's Playground on the back. That book about tours sounds neat, too!

  5. Not sure what area you're from but since you went to the Herr's factory I'm assuming you're in my area. FYI there is a similar playground that just opened last year called Freedom Playground at the Haverford Reserve in Havertown, my daughter loves it.

  6. That’s really amazing and extraordinary blogs & can help those who get issues in searching this type of information. outdoor bleacher

  7. Incredibly nice article, accurately what I was in search of. Thanks
    payday loan

  8. Totally unique stuff is here really amazing!!!paydayloan

  9. The blog has comprised with many great features because of this quality it is perfectly nice! auto insurance quote

  10. This blog is very informative the stuff you provide I really enjoyed reading.whole life insurance

  11. Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts. happy new year 2016 new year 2016 bonne année 2016

  12. I hope you will share such type of impressive contents again with us so that we can utilize it and get more advantage.what is convertible term life insurance

  13. This is a great article, that I really enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.

    usps tracking
    facebook video downloader
    youtube to mp3

  14. Hi Admin,

    Great post indeed!
    ACtually I visit your blog first time through someone blog. So I bookmakred this page for further usage.
    Thanks for sharing such great content with us.

    Mothers Day Wishes 2016 | Mothers Day Messages 2016 | Mothers Day Quotes 2016 | Mothers Day Sms 2016 | Mothers Day Images 2016 | Happy Mothers Day Wishes

    Hafiz Junaid


  15. Hi Admin,
    Actually first time i see your blog and it is very interesting and informative post thats why i made a comment on it.

    Mothers Day Wishes 2016 | Mothers Day Messages 2016 | Mothers Day Quotes 2016 | Mothers Day Sms 2016 | Mothers Day Images 2016 | Happy Mothers Day Wishes

    Zeeshan Haider

  16. I want to comment because interested in topic.
    the website for you to be informed very good.
    you for support, please allow us to publish our link in the bottom. Thank you I wish you a good day

    adana dusakabin | adana karel servisi | adana multitek servisi | adana bilgisayar tamiri | adana notebook tamiri | toner dolumu

  17. Happy Fathers day Special wishes To make Fathers Day Special. Fathers day wallpapers,Images,quotes,messages Wish your Father Today by sending these wishes..

  18. Thank you for sharing this. It was a great guide on how to blog properly. Articles you have it is very clear and detailed here. Look forward to your writing in the future..
    Funny Videos

  19. I must appreciate the way you have expressed your feelingsthrough your blog!. Click here to play.
    vertix.io | dog games | fighting games | mickey mouse games | Subway Surfers

  20. Let’s keep are safe place to play the very best free games for kids! Please click:
    slither io | wingsio | happy wheels | abcya | happy wheels the game free | pokemon go to play for free games for kids!

  21. Thanks a ton for sharing your knowledge! It is great to see that some people still put in an effort into managing their websites. I’ll be sure to check back again real soon.Prescription Coupons

  22. nice! thank you so much! Thank you for sharing. Your blog posts are more interesting and impressive. I think there are many people like and visit it regularly, including me.

  23. To acquire an increased exposure to your facebook account, Individuals expend money to Buy Facebook Followers to easily obtain hype online. buy permanent facebook followers

  24. I like your all post. You have done really good work. Thank you for the information you provide, it helped me a lot. I hope to have many more entries or so from you.

  25. This comment has been removed by the author.

  26. Dominate your Competition in Google with our Premier SEO Services. Experienced Melbourne SEO Consultant servicing clients all over Australia seo melbourne

  27. Pavé Tile Co combines over forty years of expertise and passion to bring you an inspiring collection of crafted tiles sourced from cutting-edge designs from Europe and across the globe. Located at 339 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne 3121

    tiles richmond

  28. Haemorrhoids is a swelling that occurs in a rut the rectum. Swelling that contains blood vessels that dilate.send money

  29. I know how it's an awesome game so I real want to Play it haha :) :)
    tank trouble6

  30. The Christmas 2016 we have included Merry Christmas Images, Merry Christmas Greetings, Christmas SMS.
    Merry Christmas 2016

  31. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog.travel money

  32. This NFL Flag for Washington Redskins is constructed of polyester, measures 3x5 feet, and has two metal grommets for attaching to our 6' aluminum flagpoles or any of our tailgate pole systems. The perimeter of our NFL Flag for Washington Redskins is double stitched and the team logos are screen printed into the flag so they won't peel. Because of its large size, these flags are great to hang on any wall in your game room, sports room, garage.
    house divided flags,
    nfl american flags,cheap New Orleans Saints american banners
    New York Jets house divided flags, House Divided Flags,Sports Flags 3x5, Sports flags and banners,nfl House Divided Flags

  33. L’ultima camicia Manchester City via per essere (in parte) grigia è stata fatta da Nike ed è stato indossato nella stagione 2013-14. È interessante notare che il 2012-13 il Manchester City terzo kit, realizzato da Umbro, è stato ancora più vicino al 17-18 uno in termini di colori.maglie calcio poco prezzo,
    maglie da calcio a poco prezzo, Maglia real madrid 2017
    maglia AC milan online

  34. I must appreciate the way you have expressed your feelingsthrough your Channel
    April Fools day images Stock 2017
    very nice website!! Guy, .. Excellent .. Super Will I bookmark your site and take the feeds also.I am glad to search out a lot of useful info here in the post, we’d like work out more strategies on this regard, thank you for sharing, good your blogs.
    April Fools day images 2017

  35. Amazing post here is more information for us thanks for sharing with us.

    Model Call Girls Service Jaipur


  36. I was more than happy to uncover this great site. I need to to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new information on your blog.
    for latest updates about sports . please visit
    IPL 2017
    IPL 2017 Hghlights
    IPL 2017 Fixtures
    IPL 2017 Live Scores

  37. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I'll certainly be back how to clean white converse

  38. I have read your article. it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it, again! Godaddy $1 web hosting


  39. شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التفاؤل شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر كما انها افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل نقل عفش واثاث بالجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف

  40. You can make your body slimmer and you can most certainly do so easily, consistently, and quickly. Unfortunately, many people end up falling for a lot of weight loss myths that spring up like weeds all over the Internet,bank construction draw schedule

  41. Thanks for sharing these useful information! This is really interesting information for me.
    - www.hotmail.com
    - google mail

  42. I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog!!!!
    wimbledon live stream
    wimbledon live streaming 2017
    wimbledon 2017 tickets

  43. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed!
    Very useful info specifically the last part :) I care for such info much.
    I was looking for this certain information for a very long time.
    Thank you and best of luck gmail sign up | hotmail login | hotmail email login | hotmail account login | gmail sign in

  44. Interesting post! This is really helpful for me. I like it! Thanks for sharing!
    hotmail login

  45. All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can be very useful. I will keep it in mind. thanks for sharing the information keep updating. looking forward for more posts.Thanksac repair columbus oh


  46. LGBT TRAVEL | Australia's NO#1 fully dedicated LGBTIQ travel store

    DISCOVER WHAT'S HOT DOWN UNDER for Travel - Accommodation - Events - Clubs - Pubs - Eateries and Saunas

    aussie gay

  47. The application is essentially the pro when it pertains to the very best FRP Bypass APK for Android applications that have actually aided countless.

  48. I read some articles on this site and I think your blog is really interesting and has great information. Thank you for your sharing.

  49. Thanks for your article! I have read through some similar topics! However, your post has given me a very special impression, unlike other posts. I hope you continue to have valuable articles like this or more to share with everyone!
    io games

  50. The people and also individuals residing in the united states. liteblue login provided out the functions of the website and also its solutions.

  51. nice post friend , Thank you for sharing with us, and we sincerely hope you will continue to update or post other articles
    cara menyembuhkan sakit kepala di belakang bola mata, cara mengatasi muntaber pada anak secara alami

  52. hsc result 2018
    i really like this,,, thanks for sharing. nice post indeed
    hsc result

  53. Sooo Niceeee Article ! I really like it.
    FRP Bypass APK

  54. Programming Assignment help
    If you are still in a dilemma, you could ask your teacher for some guidance, or you can take Assignment helpfrom different assignment writing service providers. There you can find many online experts, who are all set to help you in your assignment. The proper outline followed by them will give you an idea of how to make your assignment look more presentable and attractive.

  55. Thanks for this great post. Download nova launcher beta version app from: nova launcher beta apk

  56. Great information, really loved to read this blog post. Find best clone hero songs from: clone hero songs download

  57. I always follow this blog because its very interesting and useful.

    SEO Techniques | seo backlink | blogging | linkbuilding | make handsome income

  58. I am happy with your article, Fajartoto think your website is pretty good. Many articles are very useful for everyone. I am sure your website will grow in the future. Fajartoto will always support your website, hopefully more advanced. keep the spirit... thanks

    togel online
    bandar togel terpercaya
    bandar togel sgp
    situs togel resmi
    togel online terpercaya
    agen togel
    agen togel terpercaya
    prediksi sgp
    syair togel hk

  59. wwww.webroot.com/safe download is a protection software solution that communicates with the cloud avoiding the hassle to manage the signature updates to deploy. for office setup visit www.office.com/setup download


  60. Thanks for sharing this information. I have shared this link with others keep posting such information. to provide best in class law assignment help online at very affordable prices.
    Article Assignment Help
    Essay Assignment Helper
    Essay writing
    Essay writing service
    Dissertation help
    Thesis writing help
    Write My Essay
    Do My Essay
    Hire Cheap Essay Writer
    College Essay Help

  61. I found this one pretty fascinating and it should go into my collection. Very good work! I am Impressed. We appreciate that please keep going to write more content. We are the assignment helper, we provide services all over the globe. We are best in these:- services
    Essay writing
    Essay Writer
    seo writing service
    Essay writing service
    Essay writing help
    Write My Essay
    hire seo writer
    hire writer
    Write my essay cheap
    hire article writer

  62. Thanks for sharing this information. I have shared this link with others keep posting such information. to provide best in class law assignment help online at very affordable prices.
    Digital Markrting Blog
    SEO Blog
    Social Media Blog
    Email Marketeting Blog
    Online marketing Blog

  63. I found this one pretty fascinating and it should go into my collection. Very good work! I am Impressed. We appreciate that please keep going to write more content. We are the assignment helper, we provide services all over the globe. We are best in these:- services
    Digital Marketing Agency
    Seo services
    PPC Company
    Digital Marketing Services
    Social Media Marketing Company
    Seo Company
    Seo Website Design
    Seo services for small business
    Internet Marketing Company
    Online Marketing Agency

  64. Come on guys...recently video on demand app Tvtap-pro was launched and you get it from


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...