Cerreta Candy Co., Glendale

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Cerreta's was founded 40 years ago, by Jim Cerreta, Sr. who learned candy making in his father-in-law’s factory in Ohio. Jim passed the trade to his entire family.

Today three of Jim’s sons are actively involved in every aspect of the candy business.

Joe oversees production of the cream centers, where he combines modern methods with old fashion candy making techniques.

Jerry is the chocolate man. He covers the caramels and cream centers made by his brothers with the robust chocolate covering that makes Cerreta’s chocolate so distinctive.

Sales to the grocery and retail trade, running of the in-house store, mail-order operations and overseeing the web site are handled by Joner.

Even the wives get into the act. Joe’s wife Marisa gives daily tours to the public, and her enthusiasm is contagious!

Marisa & Joe’s sons work in the factory in the summer. These two boys represent Cerreta’s fourth generation of candy makers.
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  • The entire experience is wonderful. Watch them make chocolates, make a chocolate pizza (kids love it), they let you have a free sample. Try the french mints, they are to die for. Saltwater taffy.....  more »
  • Took the tour, which is now $5. Very informative and you can walk through production area. Very well organized even with the school group that was part of our tour. Wide range of different chocolates....  more »
  • What a great experience. Great for the whole family. My favorite will always be the French Mint. I love sending a box to friends and family during the holidays. Thanks for giving me a reason to always want to come back to Glendale AZ!
  • Family owned and operated, Cerretas is a rarity and a great place to get some chocolate from. Maria at the front desk is a great worker and always has something nice to say to her customers! Would definitely recommend the tours to anyone interested in a good hour or so of entertainment 😁.

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