Sunday, February 19, 2012
Rebecca Ruth Candy Tour Frankfort, Kentucky
While we were in Frankfort we went on a candy tour at Rebecca Ruth's. Let me tell you this place is a chocolate lovers dream. I am not a big fan of chocolate, but it was really neat to see how the candy was made. Thanks to the creation of the now famous bourbon ball, Rebecca Ruth Candy products are enjoyed around the country and even internationally. It was founded by two substitute schoolteachers, Ruth Hanly and Rebecca Gooch, who decided they had more of a knack for making candy than teaching. Take a 20 minute tour of the small facility (which somehow managed to produce over three million pieces of candy each year) to learn about the history of the business and the women, see the century old stove where candy is made, and hear the story of how an offhand comment led to the development of their signature candy. For all of you chocolate and candy lovers samples are included on the tour.
Rebecca Ruth Candy is located at 112 E. 2nd Street. Frankfort, Ky.
Their website is http://www.rebeccaruth.stores.yahoo.net/
If you are in Frankfort be sure and check this place out. It is really neat to see how so much candy is made in such a little place.