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“not very interesting”

Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Porvoo
Certificate of Excellence
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Helsinki, Finland
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461 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“not very interesting”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Brunberg Candy Factory Shop is located in an industrial area in the outskirts of Porvoo. Porvoo it self has a lovely old town so it is a pity to leave it for a less inpiring enviroment. The factory shop is not interesting and the candies are not cheaper. Actually what I recommed is the Brunberg shop in the start of the Old Town. They have better offers and it is a much cosier enviroment.

Visited July 2012
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Franklin, New Jersey
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“I may need to find a way back to Finland”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We went to the factory shop and had so much fun trying much of what they sold. One sample, mentioned by another person here, was a chocolate covered licorice toffee. It sounded horrible to me but we tried it and loved it. We bought some for friends at home but are now rethinking that! Also great are the mint truffle bars (chocolate with both chocolate cream and a mint jelly inside), fruit jellies, black licorice, truffle chocolates, and the kisses. We walked out with so much. Now that we are home we are depressed we can't seem to find a way to get more of anything. The factory is well worth a visit for delicious candy and very low prices. The store in town is good too and had 1 or 2 things not at the factory.

Visited September 2012
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MKE
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133 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Sweet!”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

This place is only shop worth visiting in Porvoo (all the rest are geared towards women). Although not in the town center, it is not far. I thought I would see a real chocolate factory in action but it was interesting nonetheless. Wonderful samples. They even cater to lactose-free clients; I got a few absolutely delicious lactose-free candy bars. There is also a shop in the town center but it is more expensive.

Visited July 2012
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So. California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Free Samples!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

There are lots of free samples available at the counter, just ask the friendly personnel. We purchased dark chocolate candy bars that made great gifts. Arriving with a cruise ship tour, it was too crowded at first, but when we returned later there was plenty of time to look around and sample the products.

Visited July 2012
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NYC
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I want more”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is the only feature worth visiting in old town. Chocolate is excellent but the licorice is beyond belief. I want more! [Free Samples]

Visited June 2012
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