Chocolate World sets visitor record
October 24, 2013 10:30 AM

HERSHEY (AP) — The flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction drew more than 2 million visitors this summer, a record for the Pennsylvania facility that opened 40 years ago.

Hershey’s said Wednesday that attendance at Chocolate World in Hershey was up 8 percent over last year. The company said it sold more than 1 million pounds of chocolate there, and about 175,000 people created their own custom candy bars.

Hershey’s also has Chocolate Worlds in New York City, Chicago, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Singapore, Shanghai and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. A second location is planned for Shanghai next year and another is planned for Las Vegas.

The Hershey Co. counts some 14,000 workers worldwide and revenues of more than $6.6 billion.

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