Touring a German version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory
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Iâ€™m not much of a cook, but I do enjoy baking. So when I found out that we had the opportunity to visit a baking-factory, well, who was I to turn it down? We met at the school, then meandered our way to the factory in the outskirts of Dresden; a journey that lasted about an hour. Inside we were greeted by our tourguide, and we watched a video about the companyâ€™s history, and about some of their products. And as we watched, we sampled. :D
Before we could go into the factory, we had to be properly dressed. That meant hair nets, blue booties over our shoes and a white labcoat-ish thing over our clothes. No pics, but I havenâ€™t dressed like that since Chengdu. Though it was less â€śPaging Dr. Robinâ€ť. We wound our way through various sections, including sampling warm Russisch Brot (Russian Bread, itâ€™s a cookie they make in letter/number shapes). At one point, he was talking about chocolate running through pipes near us, then there were spinning pots that had chocolate being sprayed in them. I felt like Charlie in Willy Wonkaâ€™s chocolate factory. And that chocolate was good!
At the end of the tour I got a free Stollen (didnâ€™t catch why it was free, but I wasnâ€™t going to turn it down). There was also the possibility of picking up some snacks from the factory, but I didnâ€™t since what I wanted I could buy in my local supermarket for less. We werenâ€™t allowed to take photos in the factory, so no photos from that. Just the yummy stuff.
So I shared the stollen with my class the next day, and was reminded why I donâ€™t like it. But the Russisch Brot was good, and lots of fun to play with.