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Address: 1 Golden Flake Dr, Birmingham, AL 35205-3312
Phone Number: (205) 323-6161
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Fun tour with parting gifts

Being from Idaho I had no idea what Golden Flake made or sold. When researching things to see that are special to Birmingham AL, Golden Flake was listed. This is a chip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Annette K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from Idaho I had no idea what Golden Flake made or sold. When researching things to see that are special to Birmingham AL, Golden Flake was listed. This is a chip manufacturing company, free tours are available. Please keep in mind there are some rules such as closed toed shoes like sneakers, for safety. You will see a short... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This factory tour is the real deal. They show you an introductory film, put you in a hairnet, and lead you right out onto the floor where all the action is going on. We saw a variety of Golden Flake potato chips and snack foods being made the day we visited, and our tour guide would sometimes even pause to... More 

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Thank JenniferFlanders
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We had a blast at the potato chip factory. Two tours started at about the same time. One was a class with about 25 school children and one was us - one adult and four teenagers, ages 14-18. Kind of private tour. We "had to try" a lot of fresh made samples. We found out that Golden Flakes are also... More 

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Thank Gabi A
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is an awesome place! So interesting to see how an everyday product is made! And free tastings! Love it! Great to take kids to!

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1 Thank BamaKaren
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We were turned away because one person in our family wore Vibrams. Their email specifically said closed toe and closed heel shoes, but the tour guide turned us away because we all needed "tennis shoes" and heaven forbid something falls on a Vibrams being much more damaging than tennis shoes. My niece and nephew were visiting from Texas and we... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Make sure you call ahead to ensure they are offering tours and wear long pants--shorts not allowed! Well worth the trip! You are able to tour the factory, sample fresh chips, and take a bag home with you that was just freshly packaged. Great piece of Alabama history

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We arrived unannounced on a Friday when no tours are undertaken. We explained that this was our only day available because we were off to Tupelo the same day. One of the tour team fixed for us to watch a video of the process, then answered questions we had. When this was finished we were given two free goodie bags... More 

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Thank Robert H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We loved this little tour, the staff were so friendly and helpful. We joined up with a girls school bus tour and their teachers. The tour is free of charge and very informative. The tour only goes for about an hour, we really enjoyed the taste testing which you will not believe the flavour. So good.

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Decatur, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We planned in advance for the tour, which is recommended. You may not go on a tour if you are wearing any jewelry other than wedding sets, shorts above the knee, or open-toed shoes. I would also discourage anyone with toddlers/tiny babies as it is loud and has open machinery running while you are on the tour. They only allow... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As a long time resident of Alabama, visiting this plant is like a blast from the past. This plant was built in the '70s and it still looks it. My Dad used to watch the Bear Bryant and Shug Jordan shows on Sunday afternoons where bags of Golden Flake potato chips were prominently displayed and consumed. Personally, I've eaten more... More 

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