Made in the Heart of Texas

Yes, that’s right. Snickers are made in Waco and  Dr Pepper was invented in the Old Corner Drug Store here in 1885. Catch your interest? Wait until you hear what else is produced in the Heart of Texas. Whether you are looking for custom made and hand crafted items, something tasty, or just something locally made, you’ve come to the right place. Though the list is not complete, it should give you a good start.

Anthem Studios – Anthem Studios features local artists products, including jewelry and artwork.

Balcones Distilling – Award winning whiskies – for retail locations, visit the Balcones web site.

Brazos Valley Cheese – Award winning cheeses made on site. Try the Van Sormon – a delightfully tasty award winning cheese made only at Brazos Valley Cheese.

Crybabies – Sweet and spicy jalapenos made in McGregor, visit their web site for locations that sell Crybabies.

Collin Street Bakery – makers of the world famous fruitcakes. Collin Street was  born in Corsicana, Texas, but you can get the same sweet stuff at the Waco location.

Homestead Heritage – Shop the gift barn for handcrafted furniture, quilts, soaps, canned goods, gristmill products, artisan bread and pastries, iron work, and more.

Stanton Glass Studio – find products from local stained glass artist Bryant Stanton at the Blue Horse on Austin Avenue or have a custom piece created.

Valley Mills Vineyards – Toast the holidays with some locally made wine.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market – Check out the local flavor.

Waco Winery – Producers of Tehuacana Creek Vineyards wines.

For more Heart of Texas products, visit the local shops and galleries downtown and uptown for wonderful hand crafted items, art and antiques.

Looking for special souvenirs of your trip to the Heart of Texas? Be sure to check out the gift shops at our great attractions and at the Tourist Information Center. Many local restaurants also sell their sauces and other products. Tickets to your favorite Heart of Texas museums and attractions are always a great gift idea!

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