The Knoxville Chocolate Factory, located right next to the Museum of Art in the sprawling and stunning World’s Fair Park, was first created in 1995 in a mere 1,000 square foot humble storefront. Under the name of Bradley's Chocolate, this small production chocolate facility sells wholesale delicious confections and local handicraft gifts and decor, all within an absolutely great location to continue shopping, eating, and sightseeing. This is truly a chocolate lovers must-stop destination, the entire establishment selling highly popular Tennessee chocolates, Tennessee Walking Sticks, assortments of chocolate confections, chocolate corn pops, and even wedding event goodies! There is no way you can walk away from this stop without first trying a Tennessee Walking Stick, a deliciously over-loaded pretzel stick covered in chocolates, pecans, and even caramel!
During a visit to the factory, you and your group can take a tour of the facility and production room, a quick yet truly interesting look behind the storefront at the area in which confections for both of the company stores are made. In the building of the 1983 historic local candy factory, this particular company uses 6,000 pounds of sugar annually and in turn produces 32,000 pounds of chocolate goodies. The equipment within is at or close to a hundred years old, which makes for a bit of a slower production rate but in general really easy technology fixes at the same time. Hear about the two-plus bars scouted for sales, as well as the possible new downtown delivery system, all while taking in some of the greatest local chocolate, decor, and gifts here in the heart of Knoxville.