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Golden Flake Company

Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Address: 1 Golden Flake Drive, Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone Number: (205) 323-6161
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Such a neat experience

Years later, my kids still talk about this tour! They found it fascinating and fun! We always buy Golden Flake at the store because we've seen the process and have good memories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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NORTH alabama
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NORTH alabama
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Years later, my kids still talk about this tour! They found it fascinating and fun! We always buy Golden Flake at the store because we've seen the process and have good memories of being welcomed by the friendly staff. ** the visit was an effective marketing strategy! Creating very loyal G.F. eaters!!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Now I know how some of my favorite snacks are created. This was a great opportunity to tag along on a school visit. Learned a lot about the quality that goes into a great potato chip. This put things into a new light to see first hand the process that goes in creating the snacks that I grew up eating.

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Crestview, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had planned to do a tour and drove to Birmingham to the plant. Then the guard tells us they closed down the tours because the Board of Directors were visiting. That doesn't seem like "Customer Satisfaction" to me! If you plan to visit, call ahead.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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63 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I had never been to a chip tour before, once you are checked in at the guard shack, you have to wait in your car for them to come and get you. The 930am tour is the less crowded one. On the sheet the guard gives you will have the rules on same. Nice movie then the walking tour. Was... More 

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Alabaster, Alabama, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Elementary schools frequent this area to go on a tour of the plant. The kids really enjoy themselves.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A fun quirky free adventure if you are travelling on I-65. Beware the tours are on limited times and days. The warm chips from the factory were fantastic. Stay away from the Jalapeno Cheese Puffs, though. Security was tough, be sure to stop in at the guard shack.

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georgia
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41 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I happened to have an extra day to spend in Birmingham and looked on TA for things to do. The Golden Flake tour stood out as something fun to do and something I hadn't done since elementary school. They only offer tours on Mon-Wed and at 9:00, 11:00 and 12:30. I showed up for the 11:00 tour but it was... More 

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Woodworth, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Only 3 tour times mon-wed. We were signed in at the gate. No jewelry, no cell phones, no cameras, no purses. Hairnets and beard nets are given out as well as fresh hot chips off the line and individual bags of different varieties. Staff is so friendly; our tour guide had worked for Golden Flakes for 40 years. A must... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
40 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had some time to kill before a late afternoon flight, and the Golden Flake factory is not very far from the airport. Plus, we had never been to a potato chip factory. The tours are only offered Mon-Wed (as of October, 2012); 3 times a day. The whole tour lasts less than one hour. First, there is a film... More 

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Fl
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6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I took a trip to Golden Flake as we needed favors for out of town guests. Now I want to take a tour! The chips were quite a hit....Sweet Hot BBQ Also went to Peanut Depot for more samples of hometown products....very interesting!

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