If you are that curious person that wants to know how your favourite products are made and produced – you’re just like me. Did you stop to think about how many amazing factories tour can we join when travelling around the world? The possibilities are infinite.
I have been to a winery, a lavender farm in Cotswold and a gin distillery once. It’s a worthy experience to find out how our favourite products are produced and tested before reaching us. Not to mention that there is always a tasting session to join in every single visit.
So, I have researched some of my favourite factory tours to share with you. Who knows if it will be something to tick from my list of interesting places to visit in the future? Wish me luck!
Kit Kat – Tokyo, Japan
I don’t know you, but I still didn’t meet anyone who doesn’t like Kit Kat. The popular Nestle chocolate has its own tour in Tokyo, Japan and several other parts of the world too. There are several TikTak Chocolatey experiences around the world, including here in the UK, in the city of York. This is a perfect way of trying different flavours of your favourite chocolate.
However, if you’re looking for the whole experience, you have to head to the Japan Kasumigaura factory – where all the magic happens. After all, we all know that the KitKats made in Japan have quite unique flavours.
The whole process is robotised and people that visited the factory say it smells incredibly good. I have no doubts about it. I have no idea if it’s open to the general public. But you can have a go and check the whole process on YouTube videos.
Magnum – London, England
I am obsessed with Magnum. I’m sorry about the other ice cream brands out there. There is nothing compared to this gorgeous ice cream originally from Belgium. A few years ago, it was possible to indulge yourself in a Magnum Experience in London. It’s not open at the moment, but it is worth the hype.
Guinness – Dublin, Ireland
I remember trying my first Guinness here and felt the difference in taste straight away. You can export Guinness to several countries, but it doesn’t taste the same as anywhere else but here. So, imagine trying the original Guinness from where it’s produced in Dublin.
The Guinness Storehouse is the right place to understand the history of this iconic beer and of course, enjoy the perfectly poured pint of Guinness that is included in your ticket. Cheers!
Coca-Cola – Atlanta, The USA
That’s the most curious factory to visit, for sure. Who never wanted to know the “secret” formula of coca-cola? I would like to see how it’s produced and also understand why they waste so much plastic in packaging. But I would like to hear more about their sustainable projects and ideas for the future.
I am sure the whole process of producing one of the most famous drinks in the world – if it’s not the most famous one – is quite interesting. So, it would be amazing to head to Atlanta one day to join The World of Coca Cola museum. I heard we can try thousands of soft drink flavours. That’s going to be a challenging thing.
Cadbury World – Birmingham, The UK
Don’t ask me why, but I have never visited the Cadbury Factory. Yep, it’s located in Birmingham – where I live. But to be honest, it’s a tour that I would like to do with my nieces, so I guess I will have to wait for my twin cheeky girls to come from Brazil to make it together.
The most delicious chocolate on this planet is a Cadbury one., and I am not even joking. If you like chocolate, you can’t miss Cadbury World when visiting Birmingham. The ticket goes with a self-guided exhibition, a visit to their chocolatey, and some surprises to put you in the vibe of a true chocolate factory visit.
Jack Daniels – Tennessee, The USA
I’m not going to lie. Jack Daniels is certainly not even in the top 10 list of the best whiskey in the world. But it’s probably the most iconic one. It’s pop, and we like it. Good for us that its distillery is located in the gorgeous Lynchburg, Tennessee.
You have two types of tours to choose from – the dry one and the premium sampling tour where you can sample from premium barriers. It’s such a popular attraction that the distillery receives a quarter of visitors annually. Blimey! I want to be part of these statistics one day.
Ramen Museum – Yokohama, Japan.
Here’s a curious factory tour to do when visiting Japan. The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum was founded in 1994 as the first food-themed amusement museum. Besides checking the vast history of this national popular dish, you have the opportunity to indulge yourself in the shop where you can find several goodies such as chopsticks, bowls, etc. If you are a ramen fan, that is the place for you.
InnisFree Jeju House, Jeju, South Korea
Are you crazy about skincare routines? If so, this is a place for you. I am addicted to Korean skincare and I have been doing the steps religiously every single day of my life for the last 18 months.
Visiting South Korea is also my plan for the future. And of course, I wouldn’t skip visiting the Innisfree Jeju House. Innisfree is a natural brand that praises quality ingredients that are easily found on the beautiful Jeju island.
The Jeju house is a beautiful space built to preserve the natural environment of the area. Besides Jeju’s history, you can have access to the cosmetics testing zone and the beautiful O’sulloc Tea Museum that is also located in the same area.
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