Kimmie Candy -- Business Spotlight
Kimmie Candy is a locally owned Chocolate Factory, right here in Reno, Nevada.
Owner Joe Dutra started Kimmie Candy in 2000 in Sacramento, California, with production overseas in Korea. In 2007 he made a shift to full productions in the United States and is currently in a 50,000 sqft facility to Reno, NV, where he and his staff of more than 40 employees produce candy for all 50 States and many Countries World Wide.
With many candy variations available to purchase at their storefront, one of the most unique types of candy is their chocolate covered sunflower seeds, Sunburst. They come in a variety of colors, and our favorite was the unicorn mixture.
Kimmie Candy has Weekday facility tours at 10 am, 12 pm and 3 pm, by appointment only. As you tour the facility, you will experience each step of the candy-making process.
The tour takes you along the entire production process from the toasting room to the curring and panning faze. While on tour, you see the chocolate spray room that takes two people 8 hours to clean. They clean that room once a week to ensure the fantastic fresh chocolate flavor.
Head over to Renaissance Hotel for their pancake breakfast with Salted Caramel Chocorocks.
Insider tip from Joe Dutra, himself pick up your own salted caramel ChocoRocks, and stuff them inside marshmallows for an "explosion of flavor."
Whether you are looking to enjoy just a box of candy for yourself or purchasing in bulk for a special occasion, Kimmie Candy is your local sweet treat.
Peanut free, gluten-free, no GMO, Kosher Certified, and Proudly made in the USA