Monday, December 3, 2012
Made In The USA – Cerreta’s Candy Company
The Cerreta Candy Company is an old family owned business. Founded 40 years ago, by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law’s factory in Ohio. Jim passed the trade to his entire family.
Today four of Jim’s sons are actively involved in every aspect of the candy business. Jim, Jr. is in charge of the caramel operation, where he makes caramel, Camelbacks, and caramel popcorn. Joe oversees production of the cream centers, where he combines modern methods with old fashion candy making techniques. Jerry is the chocolate man. He covers the caramels and cream centers made by his brothers with the robust chocolate covering that makes Cerreta’s chocolate so distinctive.
Sales to the grocery and retail trade, running of the in-house store, mail-order operations and overseeing the web site are handled by Joner. Even the wives get into the act. Joe’s wife Marisa gives daily tours to the public, and her enthusiasm is contagious! Marisa & Joe’s sons work in the factory in the summer. These two boys represent Cerreta’s fourth generation of candy makers.
It’s this deep family involvement and their time honored authentic production methods which ensure the highest possible quality and homemade taste of every piece of Cerreta Candy from the caramels to the chocolates.
The Cerreta’s strive to create a fun, lively atmosphere where everyone can see candy magic being made. Take a special guided tour of our family owned hometown candy factory. We’ll show you how a sea of caramel becomes wrapped tempting taste treats. Learn how cream centers are enrobed in luscious chocolate.
30-minute guided tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10am and 1pm. For groups of 30 or more, please call (623) 930-1000 and arrange for a private tour.
Cerreta’s is located on the southeast corner of 54th and Glendale avenues in Historic Downtown Glendale, Arizona, 1/2 mile east of Murphy Park and just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix.
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