Visit our candy factory, where you’ll see how we make our delicious chocolates, handmade the same way for generations, and learn how we hand source our coffees from around the world.

Established in the early 1900’s and in its 4th generation of family ownership, Winans Chocolates + Coffees brings you cutting edge flavors and time-tested quality. Go behind the scenes with a Winans tour guide and see how we make our delicious candies. Samples are included in every tour!

Schedule a group tour by calling us at 937-773-1981 or emailing media@winanscandies.com.

Advance registration is required for all paid tour opportunities. Tours fill up fast! We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance. 

TOUR OFFERINGS

Viewing Windows

FREE
  • See the Winans Factory in action as we prepare your favorite candies! Every day will be something different; from copper kettle caramels, buckeyes and brittles to caramel apples. Visit the viewing windows Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Behind the Scenes

$5/person
  • Learn a little Winans history, see how we make our delicious candies, and sample a few sweet treats. Tours are held on Thursdays at 1 pm, ~60 minutes. Other tours available by request on Wednesdays and Thursdays for groups of 12+.

Deluxe Tour

$10/person
  • Enjoy all the features of our Behind the Scenes Tour, plus a coffee sampling and a four-piece chocolate box to take home. Available by request for groups of 12+. Guests of our Behind the Scenes Tour may upgrade to Deluxe for an additional $5.

Bus Tour

$10/person
  • Winans can accommodate large groups – even bus tours! Coffee sampling and a four-piece chocolate box per person are included. Tour is available by request for large groups and bus tours and lasts an hour and 15 minutes. Bus parking is available.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Winans production facility is cold year round at 66-68°F. We recommend dressing in layers or bringing a jacket with you. We also recommend wearing comfortable shoes for the tour. Stiletto heels, open toed shoes, and fur is not allowed inside the facility. Winans is a fragrance-free facility, so please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne. All tour participants will be required to wear a hairnet during their visit, as part of our license as a food production facility by the FDA and Ohio Department of Health. Our tour is ADA compliant, and our public restrooms are handicap accessible.

Winans Chocolates + Coffees production facility is not an allergen-free facility. Common allergens used in the candy kitchen include but are not limited to chocolate, dairy, peanuts, soy, strawberries, tree nuts (pecans, almonds, cashews) and wheat gluten. Every effort is made to prevent cross contamination between products by thoroughly cleaning the enrober and other production equipment between batches.  Dishes, cooking equipment, and the facilities are cleaned daily, but there is still a risk of cross-contamination.

The Winans candy kitchen is typically in operation Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. There is no guarantee that the factory will be running at any given time, or which machines will be operative on any given tour. Due to fluctuations in our production schedule and seasonal variability, the factory often runs outside of these times.

Please be aware that by entering Winans production facility, you consent to your voice, name and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in photos, films, and tapes for use in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity, and you release Winans Chocolates + Coffees, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature. Winans Chocolates + Coffees accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to property or any injury, loss or damage to any person, however, caused.

Photography in the Winans production facility is NOT permitted. To keep tour participants safe and moving with the tour group, stopping to take photos or selfies is not allowed.

Tour guests can take pictures in the Winans Hometown store and are encouraged to take as many pictures as they want before and after their tour experience. We encourage our guests to share their photos online using any of the following hashtags:

#WinansExperience #TouringWinans #SweetSelfie #ChocolateTour #WinansChocolate #WinansCoffee

 

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WINANS CHOCOLATES + COFFEES
310 Spring Street ⋅ Piqua, Ohio 45356 ⋅ Phone (937) 773-1981