Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I've never been to Hershey Pennsylvania, but I've heard that indeed the smell of chocolate can be detected in the air. Given this fact, the factory and the city itself might be seen as enablers to chocolateholics. Around these parts, the B&M plant, just off Route 295 near Tukey's Bridge often emits a wonderful aroma of baked beans, especially when the big pots are baking and the weather's right. The company, Burnham & Morrill Co., has been a landmark in the city for quite awhile. It all started back in 1867 on 13 Franklin Street. The plant moved to its present site around 1910, and as they say the rest is history--- of baked beans in the city, that is. Homemade baked beans, homemade bread and rolls were staples of a Saturday night growing up in our house, and if I ever want to bring those memories trickling back, all it often takes is a quick drive over the bridge with open windows.