March 2020: Tours are currently suspended. We will return when the Chicago City Ordinance permits and look forward to seeing you then!
Experience the sweet side of Chicago
*informative* *great value* *intriguing* *fun*
A variety of entertaining walking tours provide an interesting exploration of Chicago’s confectionery industry: home to M&Ms, Lemon Heads, Fannie May, Tootsie Rolls… the list goes on and on!
Sure to delight whether you’re a visitor, tourist, or resident! Tours are conducted by Jenny Lewis: a native Chicagoan, chef, trained guide, author, and educator.
The “Holiday Candy Tour” runs from November 23rd until December 22nd, 2019 in the late morning time slot on Saturdays and Sundays. At 2:00 pm the “Chocolate Tasting Tour” runs weekends year-round.
The Friday evening “Boozy Candy Crawl” starts up again on January 3rd, 2020 and the “Valentine Traditions Tour” runs from January 25th until February 16th, 2020 in the late morning time slot on Saturdays and Sundays. Each tour takes about 1½ hours to complete.
excerpt from Crain’s Chicago Business:
“If you didn’t get your fill on Halloween, sign up for the CHICAGO CANDY TOUR. You’ll get a history of the city’s sweets, from Frango to Tootsie Roll, taste-testing and more.”