"It was cool to make pizza out of chocolate. It was good. I put white chocolate inside of my piece."
William L was a part of a group of Civitan members who recently toured the Cerreta Candy Factory in Glendale Arizona. The factory, which is family owned, took members on an exciting tour that displayed various types of candy. The members had a sugar high off anticipation.
Different groups of Civitan members toured the factory at different times, but they all left with the same taste of satisfaction. The tour lasted 30 minutes and featured exhibits that showed members how Cerreta makes its candy.
Attractions along the tour included a demonstration on how caramel becomes wrapped into a delicious treat and a showing on how Cerretainputs its sweet, creamy fillings that make up the center of a chocolate offering.
But the thing that stood out the most for members was the enormous Santa Clause. Although it wasn't Christmas time, it was a true gift for them to see. The Santa was made out of pure chocolate. It was 600
pounds and cost $6,000. When members saw it, they were in awe.
"Wow!" Alex said. "Wow!"
When the tour was complete, members all walked out with a souvenir. They all got to make their own candy. It was a sweet escape from the normal schedule that the members have. Most members ate their candy right away, but William wanted to savor it.
"It is still in my freezer," he said. "I want to make it last."