Who doesn’t like a good box of raisins? Well, at least raisins that are covered in chocolate, right? Sun-Maid is the raisin king, and if you are looking for a random place to stop on a Highway 99 road trip, why not the Sun-Maid store and the world’s largest raisin box? Here is all the information.
- Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 5 PM
- I wrote this in 2016, so some of the information may have changed.
About a mile and a half off the 99 Freeway is the massive sorting facility for the Sun-Maid corporation. To get visitors off the highway and to showcase all of the products they make, there is a store on the Sun-Maid property that is a fun stop for the whole family.
Upon arriving at the store, you can see that they are a fun company by the way they represent themselves outside. They have a mock version of the raisin box cover you can stick your head in for a photo and the world’s largest raisin box complete with Guinness Book of World Records plaque. This is enough to stop, in and of itself, but you also get to visit the store as well.
The store is a little bit different then what I would have expected. It has everything from home decor to raisin memorabilia. I was surprised that there were at least ten other people in the store with me while I was browsing the aisles. Some of the standouts are the raisin signs, and the Sun-Maid Monopoly. For the person who has everything right?
Of course the best reason to stop is the samples though. When I was there, they had 15 different things to sample, from boxes of the raisins to orange and white chocolate covered options.
If you are a fan of any of these creations, then you can take them home with you for a reasonable price. I didn’t leave with anything other than a photo of me with the world’s largest raisin box though.
Oh, and by the way, you are in Raisin County!
All in all, this is a great 15 minute stop on a road trip and will give you a fun story to tell your friends about, check out the directions below.