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Edinburgh: Chocolatarium Tour, Tasting & Chocolate Making

Product ID: 310083
Give your senses a treat with a visit to Edinburgh’s Chocolatarium. Follow the journey of chocolate from the jungles of South America to Scottish chocolate makers and the finished chocolate bar, with lots of chocolate to taste all along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See, smell and touch the journey from chocolate tree to chocolate bar with an interactive tour
  • Make your own Edinburgh-themed chocolates and personalise them with your favorite flavours
  • Learn the history of chocolate from the Aztecs, to the the first chocolate bar and the newest inventions
  • Taste crazy chocolates from around the world including, fine single-origin, camel milk chocolate, and spicy chilli
  • Sample chocolates from Scottish chocolate makers including malt whisky-infused chocolate and haggis-inspired chocolate
Full description
Embark on an interactive chocolate experience, from chocolate tree to Scottish chocolate bar with an expert guide. Smell the roasting chocolate and see how chocolate is transformed from bitter beans to sweet, smooth chocolate. See real chocolate fruit and taste chocolate samples at different stages of the production process.

In the Chocolate Kitchen, choose your own bar design, select your favorite flavors and create your own personalized bar, ready to collect at the end of your tour. While you are waiting for your chocolate bar to cool, take a seat in the Tasting Room. Here, learn about Scottish chocolate makers, sample fine single-origin chocolate, have a cup of hot cacao tea and choose your favorite chocolates to try from rows of chocolate tasting jars.
Includes
  • 90-minute tour of Chocolate Factory
  • Self-made chocolates to take home
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

3-5 Cranston St, Edinburgh EH8 8BE, UK

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please advise the staff of any food allergy or intolerance when you arrive
• Vegan and lactose-free options are available throughout the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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I wasn't really sure what to expect - my friends and I had been talking chocolate over the weekend (one of my friends is a chocolatier) and discussing bits and pieces - but I found it really interesting. Actually seeing the process scaled down and learning about the different trade routes and processes involved from plant to chocolate bar in your hand was really interesting. Helen was knowledgable and more than happy to answer questions. Getting to try a wide range of different chocolates and talked through it was great. Getting to make your own bar of chocolate was pretty cool too!

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February 28, 2020

As well as being fun it was informative, the tasting of the chocolate was enjoyable and at no point was it restricted what you could have. Caitlyn had been there for a week and felt like she had been there ever as she was very knowledgeable, purchased some of there chocolate from the shop and was not disappointed. If we were ever in Edinburgh again would definitely do the experience again

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December 25, 2019

March 8, 2020

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The Chocolatarium

Product ID: 310083