Family Fun at Glendale Cerreta's Chocolate Factory
Cerreta's has been making chocolates in the Phoenix Arizona area for over 40 years and are in downtown Glendale. When you enter the chocolate factory you are likely to be welcome by some masterpiece made from chocolate.
On our visit there was a 300 pound chocolate football, a sports themed heart, and a giant chocolate Saguaro.
Cerretas doesn't make chocolate at the factory, rather they make candy from chocolate. Chocolate arrives to them in 10 pound blocks. It is melted down and poured into various molds to create delicious chocolate candies. They make thousands of pounds of chocolates, caramels and other goodies each day.
Annual Chocolate Affaire
The Chocolate Affaire is held annually in the first half of February.
Cerreta's sponsors the yearly event offering tours throughout that weekend. There are hands-on arts and crafts, face-painting and a rock-climbing wall, musical entertainment and horse-drawn carriage rides at this festival located in downtown Glendale. For more information please see the website. Tours are twice a day at 10:00 and 1:00 Monday through Friday.
Location: Downtown Glendale
Address:5345 W Glendale Ave
Directions:located on the southeast corner of 54th and Glendale avenues
Hours: Tours are Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.