Fowler's Annual Factory Tour - Big Brothers/Big Sisters Benefit

Fowler's Annual Factory Tour - Big Brothers/Big Sisters Benefit

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of your favorite sweet treats; proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County

September 27, 2016

(BUFFALO, N.Y) – Have you ever wondered what the inside of a chocolate factory looks like? Here’s your chance, Western New York. Fowler’s Chocolates invites the public to attend two (2) factory tours on Saturday, October 8 and Monday, October 10, running hourly from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its facility, located at 100 River Rock Drive, Buffalo 14207.

Tickets are $3.00 pre-sale and $5.00 the day of and at the door. This year Fowler’s has selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County , a local nonprofit that provides one-to-one youth mentoring services by matching caring adults with local children for more than 40 years, as the recipient of a portion of tour proceeds.

This is the 14th factory tour Fowler’s has hosted, and to date the company has donated approximately $25,000 to local charities from the tours’ proceeds. Tours are self-guided and conclude at the factory store. All of Fowler’s renowned chocolate treats, including Sponge Candy, Truffaloes® and sea salt caramels, will be available for purchase and discounted 10 percent during the tours.

Fowler’s representatives will be onsite to answer questions about the candy making process, and of course, offer samples to try as well. Guests who provide email addresses will be entered to win prizes, drawn hourly.

Presale tickets are available on Fowler’s Chocolates website at Tour guests should bring their printed receipt as proof of purchase. Fowler’s will also accept a Smartphone picture of the receipt.

 About Fowler’s Chocolates

Dating back to 1901 when Joseph A. Fowler operated a sweets and confections stand outside the Pan American Exposition, Fowler’s Chocolates has been a staple in Buffalo’s food culture ever since. Fowler’s Chocolates operates seven area locations, including its newest at HARBORCENTER, and its delectable specialties are also available for purchase online and at select retail outlets.

Throughout its 105-year history, the company has grown both in reach and size, boosting its sales locally, nationally and internationally through its retail stores as well as its e-commerce website.

Fowler’s has operated out of its River Rock Drive factory since 1994. Advancements in technology and production have allowed the company to transition from a seasonal maker of Sponge Candy to a year-round production facility making more than 35,000 pounds of Sponge Candy annually.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC)

BBSEC has been providing carefully screened and trained volunteer mentors for local children facing adversity for over 45 years. At the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year, 99.6% of the children matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister were promoted to the next grade level. Additionally, program outcomes indicated these children maintained or showed improvement in their attitude towards avoiding risky behaviors and improved or maintained positive feelings regarding their ability to achieve future educational outcomes.  To learn more about volunteering as a Big Brother or Big Sister or donating visit

Start Something.  When you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, you make an investment in a child’s future. The positive measurable outcomes achieved by our Little Brothers and Little Sisters leads to their lifelong success, which benefits families, communities, schools and businesses.

End The Wait.  When you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, you can help to provide the resources to move a child from waiting for Big Brother or Big Sister to matched.

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