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“Thrilling exspiriance”
Review of Jiffy Mix Company

Jiffy Mix Company
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Chelsea
Certificate of Excellence
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Thrilling exspiriance”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

It is so cool to see how all the machines work. You get free mixes and a tour of the factory. I still can't believe this was the first cake mix company. An amazing activity.

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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Jiffy Mix Mill Tour”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We took a trip to the Jiffy Mix Plant and it was really interesting. It is only open M-F, but it is worth going to. You start out by watching a short movie slide about the company and then you get a bisket and a bottle of water. After the slide, the tour guide will talk about different things and answer questions. You will have the option of buying some items from a little stand if you want, then you tour the plant. At the end of the tour, each person will get a goodie bag to take home. The best part, is the tour is free. Chelsea is also a wonderful town to tour in. This is the only Jiffy mix plant in the world. Please allow about an hour and a half for the tour.

Visited December 2012
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West Michigan
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“Neat tour, especially for Jiffy fans”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I've been using the Jiffy mixes for as long as I can remember, and my mom before me and my grandma before her, so when I found this factory tour I jumped on that bit of nostalgia. Ever since my son was little he loved the show "How It's Made" and before that the part of the Mr. Rogers show where Mr. McFeely would deliver a film for "Picture Picture" demonstrating how something was made in a factory. The Jiffy factory tour was perfect for him, loud and in-your-face, as they take you right into the factory and part of the production line. He also got a kick out of the little fabric hairnets we had to wear! The staff was friendly and accomodating, although if I recall it was not stoller or wheelchair friendly. Just something to keep in mind. At the end we got to take a sample of one of the boxed mixes home...a neat surprise. It's not a large facility, but one worth stopping at. Reservations are required, so call ahead.

Visited May 2012
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Assonet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Interesting & Informative”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We toured the Jiffy Factory (aka Chelsea Milling Co.) and found it to be an unexpected pleasure. The tour is FREE and the staff there was very friendly and helpful. The tour includes a short video presentation and Q & A with the reps in a mini-auditorium, then a guided walk through the actual production facility. The whole hour or so experience seems suitable for all ages, and you do get some samples in the auditorium plus a departing gift bag of 2 Jiffy mixes. There's also the chance to buy Jiffy products and hats/t-shirts/cookbooks/etc. in a very 'soft sell' manner. All in all, I'd recommend the Jiffy Factory Tour, especially as a no-cost thing to do in the area.

There are some interesting little shops and such within walking distance in the 'downtown' area nearby, too.

Visited October 2012
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connecticut
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“Great fun for the kids”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Last review right on. Very nice staff. Comfortable environment and presentation. Owner came in for question and answer time. Kids loved the short walk thru the factory and the gift bags at the end. Allow about 1 hr 15 mins for tour. Great stop over destination if going to be around Ann Arbor/Detroit/Landing area.

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