Ever wonder what it’s like to work in a sweat shop?

So in a couple of weeks I’m surprising my daughter with a trip to Hershey Park.

I’m gonna pick her up from school, bags packed, and tell her once she gets into the car. She’ll be elated.

Was researching the town of Hershey, and came upon the website for Hershey’s Chocolate World (warning, it’s really annoying). There are a bunch of things to do—all sorta lame, all extremely overpriced. My favorite, hands down, is this one:

HERSHEY’S KISSES Packaging
Ever wonder what it was like to work in a chocolate factory? Now’s your chance to become a factory worker for the day and package your own HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolates at the HERSHEY’S KISSES Packaging attraction! The experience is FREE. Packages available for purchase that include HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolates and an Official Factory Worker I.D.

  • $7.95 – Official Factory Worker Photo I.D.
  • $9.95 – Container of HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolates with Photo
  • $17.95 – Factory Worker Package

Tell me if I’m wrong here, but … WTF? Ever wonder what it’s like to be a pimp? Well, now you can. We’ll give you your own name, your own cracked-out hooker, Gigi, and a fedora. Then we’ll take you to King’s Point in a Cadillac and—well, enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Ever wonder what it’s like to work in a sweat shop?”

  1. Eh…I don’t see the problem. For most little kids, working in a factory with big machines is the coolest thing in the world.

  2. I agree with Jim, my daughter is obsessed with trains and big trucks. We have a Big Truck day in our town where all of the big trucks (front end loaders, excavators, etc.) are parked on the town square and kids are allowed to crawl over them.

    This isn’t going to make my daughter a construction worker.

    Working in a factory when you were a kid sounded fun (the machines!) And working in a chocolate factory, are you serious?

    Did you ever see “The Simpsons” episode when the school goes to the Ah Fudge! factory? That’s what a kid’s idea of a factory is.

  3. My guess is that the only reason kids would want to do this is because of the Willy Wonka movies. Great idea to use cheap labor, though.

    That Simpsons episode was great. Didn’t Bart wind up going to the cardboard box factory instead? Not as fun.

  4. No, it was the one where everyone thought Barts mob activities got principal Skinner murdered, when in fact he was just trapped under a pile of newspapers in his basement.

  5. It’s fun! MJD and his little cousin Mark loved it when they were 3 years old. It was like the I Love Lucy episode with the candy conveyor. Hershey was really nice. Clean. Go before all the camp trips start.

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