Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Sweet Treat!


As summertime winds to an end, Johnnycakes and I are trying to have as much fun as possible. Yesterday we took a fabulous trip to Hershey Park, a chocolate lover’s fantasy! Johnnycakes and I got to share this great day trip with my sister and my little 6-year old nephew. 2007 is an extra special year for Hershey because it marks the 100 year anniversary of the Hershey Kiss.
I never realized how many varieties of Kisses there were until I went into the legendary Chocolate World. Being from Baltimore, I’ve been to the park many times since it is only about an hour and a half away from Baltimore. Somehow, I never made it to Chocolate World which includes a tour ride of how Hershey Chocolate is produced, a 3-D movie, small food vendors and huge gift shops. I was super excited to experience this illusive (at least for me!) portion of park and enjoyed the free sample of Kissables as the end of the tour. The gift shops had just about every type of Hershey kiss imaginable including dark chocolate, cherry cordial, chocolate truffle, caramel, swirl, nut lovers and the list goes on….
It’s amazing how many sweet products the company makes in addition to the Hershey Bar including Icebreakers, Bubble Yum, Reeses, York Peppermint Patties, Twizzlers and Jolly Ranchers.
On a side note, we didn’t eat too shabbily at the park either. We were very impressed by a stand out barbecue stand by the Trail Blazer roller coaster which sold delicious pit beef sandwiches. I topped mine with plenty of barbecue sauce and fried onions. I even sampled a bit of horseradish. Johnnycakes had a barbecue chicken leg quarter which was fabulous and flavorful. The coleslaw was some of the best I’ve had all summer! It’s hard to believe we found this delicious food at an amusement park. You just have to search it out and bypass all the typical hot dog and chicken finger stands.
I would highly recommend a trip to this super sweet destination if you can steal away for a day. In fact, the park has expanded so much since I was a kid, I would recommend two days instead. If you are a chocolate lover, this is the place for you!

7 comments:

Kelly Mahoney said...

Where is this place? I'm moving to DC at the end of September and I plan to eat my way through the area. Any tips you have would be greatly appreciated.

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

Why, it's in Hershey, PA, of course! :)

Lisa Kendrick said...

My mom went there once with friends and brought me back pencils that smelled like chocolate...I thought I was the coolest kid in school. =)

Maybe that's where my obsession with chocolate originated. Great blog!

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