Touring a German version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

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I really do like playing with my food...

I’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 company’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 haven’t dressed like that since Chengdu.  Though it was less “Paging Dr. Robin”.  We wound our way through various sections, including sampling warm Russisch Brot (Russian Bread, it’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 Wonka’s chocolate factory.  And that chocolate was good! 

At the end of the tour I got a free Stollen (didn’t catch why it was free, but I wasn’t going to turn it down).  There was also the possibility of picking up some snacks from the factory, but I didn’t since what I wanted I could buy in my local supermarket for less.  We weren’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 don’t like it.  But the Russisch Brot was good, and lots of fun to play with. 

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