Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, hold onto your crown, because we have something that is sure to tickle your taste buds. Chocolate factory tours are both educational and entertaining. They also provide family-friendly fun for kids and adults of all ages.
There are hundreds of chocolate shops across the US, so be sure to explore the best-in-class experiences that are right for your family. From fantasy-themed excursions to branded candy stores, there are tours for even the least experienced chocoholics. Below we have highlighted our favorite chocolate factory tours in the USA:
Brooklyn, New York
Should you ever stumble upon the beautiful streets of Brooklyn, then stroll over to Mast Brothers Chocolate for a tasty treat. The shop offers a variety of single-estate and single-origin chocolates (along with its house blend.) Be sure to snag some free samples in the open-aired factory while gaining a first-hand peek into the bean-to-bar process of making artisan chocolate.
Surely you are familiar with the famous Hershey chocolate bar, but did you know there is an entire branded universe built around the same name? Indeed, the whimsical chocolate museum and factory features fantasy-themed tours, custom bars, and other sweet eats. While visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World, chase cocoa beans on a creative voyage in an immersive and FREE 30-minute chocolate tour. Oh, and don’t forget your free sample!
St Augustine, Florida
Are you planning a trip to historic St. Augustine? If so, then be sure to drop into the historic Whetstone Chocolates Store and Tasting Tour for an experience like no other. This decadent dessert shop is differentiated by 4-tiered tasting that distinguishes the characteristics of dark, milk and white chocolate – and more. Tickets are $8 for adults.
TCHO Chocolate seeks to “bring better chocolate to the world,” and that’s exactly what they’re doing at the Berkeley location. See, feel, hear and smell the transformation of cocoa beans while exploring the subtleties that define artisan chocolates. You’re also invited to get a behind the scenes look at how the brand’s award-winning chocolate is made. A decadently delicious experience!
Rally the family for a chocolate factory tour like no other and pop into the interactive Chocolate Kingdom located in Kissimmee, Florida. The impressive 45-minute tour uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar. This trip will be a favorite memory for years to come.
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