Local News Station Goes Behind the Scenes at Waco Candy Factory
News 10 got an inside tour of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery in Waco.
If you have not been inside the Waco factory, perhaps you still were able to smell it as you were passing by.
"We run into people in the community and they talk about we smelled your plant this morning. Smelt the chocolate you were making or smelt the fruit flavor from the rainbow skittles,” Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Plant Director, Dan Braswell said.
The Mars factory here in Waco actually produces 100 percent of all Starburst distributed in North America. So if you've ever had a Starburst, it came from Waco.
“We do make all our products from start to finish, so we bring in all our own raw products like cocoa, like the great flavorings we have in our products. We blend all those products up,” Braswell said.
Braswell also went on to say how proud he is to make the candy here in Waco.
“We are proud to have three of the top ten confectionary products in the United States and to make those right here in Waco... Again, we are Waco made Texas proud,” Braswell said.