A landmark in Henderson and name known around the world as a place for excellent chocolate is celebrating three decades of sweet treats.
Ethel M is marking the anniversary with a special selection of chocolates. The commemorative collection is packaged in a special tin. It features 32 original chocolate concoctions. Ethel M was created by the legendary Mars family. Forrest Mars Senior named the company after his mother, who started making chocolates in her kitchen in 1911.
The Ethel M Chocolates were created in 1981. Now the company's creations are made at the factory at Sunset Way and Mountain Vista. The factory features a close-up look at how the chocolates are made with a complementary chocolate at the end of the tour. The factory also features the famous Botanical Cactus Garden. The garden has hundreds of species of cactus and desert plants. An estimated 700,000 people visit the factory every year.