For more than 60 years, Kegg’s Candies has been hand making delightful confections in Houston’s only full-time candy factory. Each year, they make 30,000 to 40,000 pounds of candies ranging from their signature Pecan Crisp and Divinity to hand-dipped chocolates and more.
Kegg’s even lets you get up close to the candy making process. Visitors can take a self-tour, walking along a 90-foot glass wall that reveals the candy factory floor. For a special treat, your group can schedule a guided tour and get up close and personal with the candy makers–and the candy. The tour gives a view of the entire chocolate making process from the cooking of raw ingredients in the candy kitchen to enrobing the candy centers with milk and dark chocolate to the molding area where chocolate is shaped into as many as 500 unique shapes. (Attention “I Love Lucy” fans: Yes, there is a conveyor belt in the candy factory.)
For many years, Kegg’s candies were made in a 2,000 square foot factory and store on Beechnut in Meyerland. Kegg’s moved to the current 11,000 square foot facility on Westpark in 2009, but they still maintain a retail store in Meyerland.
Tours (both self and guided) are free. Advance reservations are required for guided tours, and the 30-minute tours are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Kegg’s website has information about the Houston candy factory tours.
Tours end in the candy store, where an almost unimaginable variety of treats awaits. Your sweet tooth will think it died and went to heaven!
Chocolate Factory & Retail Store
8168 A Westpark Drive (between Hillcroft and Fondren)
Houston, TX 77063-6324
Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm
Sun – Closed