When was the last time you munched an Aplet or Cotlet or any of the wonderful fruit-nutty products made only in Cashmere? I stopped there on my way across the state on Hwy 2 and took their free tour..what a treat! The company was founded by two brothers almost 100 years ago and is still family-owned and in the same town. This little facility turns out a million pounds of candy every year. That’s impressive.
The tour begins with seeing huge vats of boiling syrup:
The syrup is next poured onto cooling trays and becomes gummy-like:
Next its cut into squares and dusted with sugar:
Then workers sort and pack the yummy pieces into boxes:
After the tour, you can shop! And shop! And taste and shop!!