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Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

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Address: 900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
Phone Number: +1 800-367-7629
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You can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks...

You can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks at our over 600,000 square foot facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

There, we have built a special glass enclosed observation gallery that looks down on our production process from beginning to end. You will be guided step-by-step with the aid of a push-to-talk audio program and closed-circuit TV monitors. A wall display of Utz's history will enhance your understanding of the company and its products.

From start to finish, you'll be impressed with the care we put into Utz Potato Chips. At Utz, we use the finest ingredients and the most advanced equipment. Our factory is one of the cleanest and most modern snack food operations in America.

The Utz Potato Chip Trip is fun for the whole family, a learning experience for young and old, and a snack lover's delight. Come and enjoy the free tour at your own pace!

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Whole potato to bagged chip in 30 minutes

I am a sucker for factory tours, and the Utz Potato Chip tour is probably my newest favorite. It takes about 30 minutes to watch the entire process, from potato entering the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I am a sucker for factory tours, and the Utz Potato Chip tour is probably my newest favorite. It takes about 30 minutes to watch the entire process, from potato entering the assembly line to ending up a wonderful evenly brown, flavored or unflavored, chip in a bag. The tour moves along a second floor windowed overlook where you see... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The tour at Utz factory is so much fun! It is free to do, and a self-guided tour. My kids loved it and found it fascinating to hear about and see the chips being made. They lived hat they got a small sample bag of chips on the way out too. Will definitely go again!

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you like snacks, this is the place for you. Sensors activate for a self guided tour, watch a movie then follow an elevated enclosed walkway over plant floor. Just hit a button near each area and it explains the operation. Great idea and you get a bag of chips on the way out. Factory outlet a few blocks away... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a nice self-guided tour where you watch a video and then walk through a viewing platform where you stop at stations and listen to recordings (narrations) and watch them make potato chips. There are steps involved. There is a public bathroom. You do get a small bag of potato chips at the end. When we got to the... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took our grandkids for this tour and it was great. Even though they are young it captured and kept their attention. They were pleased from beginning to end. It's a good tour for all ages.

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Central PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Good place to stop and try the samples and make purchase of items not readily available in retail stores. Did not take the tour because it was Saturday, but very good products!

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The gallery view of the plant made for an interesting tour. The tour was self- guided and leisurely. Our grandsons saw a truck load of potatoes changed into their favorite snack.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Utz factory tour was fantastic. There's a brief video about the history of Utz. Then there's a viewing platform that runs the length of the potato chip line. You see the peeling, slicing, frying, salting, flavoring, packaging and warehouse. They also have small platforms for little kids. It's easy to see, follow the process and then get free chips at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Nice self-guided tour. See how potatoes become potato chips from start to finish. Voice prompts overhead to explain each process.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

we visited here after our tour of the harley davidson factory , about 1/2 hour away. the tour was decent. it was a self guided, self paced trip down a corridor above the factory tour. The staff was helpful and the tour was air conditioned. we only saw three parking spots for the tour , fortunately one was open. The... More 

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