Finally…the opportunity to fulfill the dream of a lifetime! Experience what it’s like to see the inside of a chocolate factory, and support a great cause at the same time. Fowler’s Chocolates invites the public to sample sponge candy and other treats, and to and meet the Fowler’s team, many in festive costumed attire. It’s as easy as buying a ticket online or at any Fowler’s store.
For the second year in a row, 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, as the recipient of a portion of tour proceeds. "We are honored and grateful to be the recipients again this year of the proceeds from Fowler’s Annual Factory Tour. This is such a wonderful opportunity for the community, and even our Bigs and Littles, to get an inside look at a Western New York favorite,” shared Thomas Guagliardo, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County. “For us, the sweetest thing about the event is that the funds raised will help to match several children with a caring Big Brother or Big Sister mentor!”
“Big Brothers Big Sisters was such a great partner last year, that we wanted an encore. One of the highlights for everyone was the presence of “Bigs and Littles,” enjoying the day together,” shared Ted Marks, owner of Fowler’s.
Mark your calendars with one of two (2) factory tour dates. Doors open on Saturday, October 7 and again on Monday, October 9, running hourly from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fowler’s factory, located at 100 River Rock Drive, Buffalo 14207. Last year’s tour welcomed more than 2,500 guests, so buy your ticket in advance, to be sure to get a spot!
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of this once-a-year family event. To date, Fowler’s has donated nearly $30,000 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, are available for purchase and discounted 10% 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 are entered to win prizes, drawn in hourly raffles.
Tickets are $4.00 presale and $5.00 the day of and at the door. Presale tickets are available on Fowler’s Chocolates website at www.fowlerschocolates.com. Tour guests should bring their printed receipt as proof of purchase. Fowler’s also accepts a Smartphone picture of the receipt.