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Address: 1 Golden Flake Drive, Birmingham, AL 35205
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+1 205-323-6161

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A very fun experience

We were traveling in Birmingham and the places we had planned to visit were closed. So we looking up the top 10 things to do in Birmingham and the Golden Flake factory tour came... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling in Birmingham and the places we had planned to visit were closed. So we looking up the top 10 things to do in Birmingham and the Golden Flake factory tour came up. Jerry, our guide, was so nice to give us a private tour as we missed the regular tour for the day. The tour is actually... More 

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Naperville, IL
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to UAB and Five Points this is a tour that should not be missed. Highlight was eating chips hot off the conveyer, but plenty of other opportunities for snacking during the whole tour, so come hungry. Not sure if it is allowed, but if you can bring something to drink! Will try to bring a tote bag in for... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look for their schedules and plan for the tour. It's a great experience and really covers how the products are made. Did I mention free snacks during the tour. Cheese Puffs still warm.... nacho chips that you have to blow on before you eat them. Once the hair nets go on everybody starts having fun. You can't be grumpy with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The tour was thorough and covered all the steps in making chips and pork snacks. They also make popcorn snacks but those machines were not operating that day. As we moved through the factory we were given snacks hot off the line to try and several samples to take with us. The guide was kind enough to give me some... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Grandkids visiting from out of state and we wanted to share something different, associated with the south. They love the show How It's Made and Unwrapped so we took them to the Golden Flake Factory. We signed up for the tour and was promptly greeted by Gerald. He was personable and engaging, you can tell he really enjoys his work.... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We have been trying for months to schedule this tour on line. Finally gave up and just called. We received a call back within 20 minutes. The tour coordinator (Gerald/Jerald) scheduled our tour for the following morning. We were greeted, led into the tour room, and watched a short film. Hubby and I were the only two in the group.... More 

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1 Thank guvhuney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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1 Thank Annette K
Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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