We recently visited Seattle in August 2019, and went on an impromptu factory tour at Theo Chocolates. I would recommend planning ahead and making a reservation if possible, but when we arrived, there happened to be some room to add our group to the tour. Tours are $12 per person.
We started by learning about what chocolate is – how it is grown, what it looks like, how it is harvested, and so on. Our guide was great, and had so much knowledge about chocolate, plus a great sense of humor. I had my two kids on the tour, and I think the tour is enjoyable for any age. We also had a chance to sample chocolates throughout the duration of the tour, which was about an hour.
After the presentation and video clips, we took a quick break before checking out the factory (in the adjacent room). We were able to check out cocoa beans, bags of cocoa beans, and reproductions of the cocao fruits.
Next, we headed to see the factory, and our guide walked us through the chocolate-making process – complete with samples of things like cocoa nibs and cocoa liquor.
After sampling lots of chocolate during the tour, we were excited to get shopping at the chocolate store!
There are lots of great varieties of chocolates in the Theo line of chocolates.
We really enjoyed our tour of Theo Chocolates! I learned quite a bit and of course enjoyed sampling lots of great chocolate. Additionally, everything at the factory is peanut-safe, so it was nice to be able for my daughter to participate in the tour (despite a peanut allergy, which often excludes her from eating treats).
Being from the east coast, I was not familiar with Theo Chocolates, and it was please knowing that they use fair trade practices, and the chocolates are organic and non-GMO.
Check out their website at https://www.theochocolate.com/
Man, That chocolate photo is so awesome I want to eat some chocolates right now. Charlie’s factory feels!
Looks like such a cool tour there. I know my daughter would love it. Anywhere they produce chocolate from scratch she would enjoy.
This place looks like a lot of fun. I will for sure take my boys there as soon as I can. We love to explore new destinations. Here, as I can see from your article, they can learn a lot along the way.
When I read “Chocolate tour “ I was ready for the ride. This is a cool place to visit
Chocolate is an art, it is the beauty and strength of a transforming stone. Great store!
What a great way to learn how chocolate is made, great activities for children and the whole family.
Chocolate factories are my favorite! I actually worked in one in college. It was the BEST job.
Love Theo Chocolates – the flavors, textures and their ethical choices. Dark chocolate with coconut is my favorite. Would be so cool to take their tour. Surprised you don’t have them where you are on the East Coast, we get them in Florida.
i’ve nev er had Theo’s Chocolates. but they sound worth getting and trying!
This looks like such an awesome place to visit. I would love to go here one day.
You had me at chocolate tour!! Seattle is somewhere I’d love to visit on my next trip to the US. I’d like to try this one out!
Looks so yummy! I can’t imagine how excited I am would be when having this kind of tour.
What a fascinating place to visit, I bet it smelled wonderful in there
I’ve never been but a fun place to check out with the family…looks like a fun afternoon!
As a chocolate lover, a tour like this one speaks to me. They have quite a lovely variety in their store.
Touring a chocolate factory must be so cool, I can only imagine the delicious smell! Thanks for sharing this place 🙂
This must have been a really fun tour. I’d have loved this myself. I went to one many years ago and it was really interesting and I loved that we got samples to try.
I love chocolates and would definitely use a chocolate tour too. You must have had a lot of chocolate bites while touring.
Oh wow, a chocolate factory tour sounds like a dream come true! My favorite part would definitely be the sampling of all the products!!
This is both fun and educational. I have not tried Theo Chocolates before. I will check out their website and see if I can order some from there.
oh my gosh! i’d like to have a bar of chocolate right now, wish i could have the same, cause that looks so tempting
Who doesn’t love chocolate? What a fun thing to do, would love to spend a Saturday checking this out. Thanks for the info 😀
I have never visited Chocolate factory. It must be fun there. Would love to visit here sometime
This Theo Chocolates Factory Tour would be wonderful for meet visit. I am a fan already of this chocolate and my whole family would have a nice time there!
I’d love to tour in person after seeing something similar on TV. I worked a summer on an island (Mackinac in Michigan) where they had fudge making in several shops on the main street and it was fun to watch.
This looks amazing. You have such interesting shops located in your area. I would for sure try this place.
Wow, this tour looks both informative and also very yummy. What a fun place to be able to experience!
I love their chocolate. I am sure this was fun!
This is such perfect place to be with kids. They get to learn how chocolates are made. I bet they had a great time.