These chocolate-makers provide tours of their facilities. Call in advance to confirm hours, make reservations, or just to be sure the facility is not temporarily closed for remodeling.
Tour the factory, sample the chocolates from this nationally acclaimed prestige chocolatier, and learn how chocolate is made. Reservations suggested for free public tours. Private group tours are available for $35/group. You can also have lunch with dishes that include Scharffen Berger chocolate at their adjacent Cafe Cacao.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Demonstrations of fudge-making and other candy preparations ongoing in the candy store.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
A charming 2-storey building in downtown Daytona Beach includes the factory and retail store. Half-hour tours Monday and Friday.
Whetstone Chocolate Factory
A video overview of modern chocolate-making is followed by a self-guided walk through the factory; including the Molding Room, where up to 500 pieces of chocolate are molded each minute; the Packing Room, where each piece is hand-packed; and the Specialty Room, where special creations take form.
Rebecca Ruth uses a mix of antique and modern equipment to make its confections. Tour highlights include an antique candy furnace with hand-stirred copper kettles that are still used to make candy. Tours are given from January through November, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Groups of 10 or less can walk in; larger groups should email email@example.com to make arrangements.
South Bend Chocolate Company
Enjoy the factory tour and product sampling, plus a Chocolate Museum with a 1,600 year old chocolate pot and an extensive collection of rare chocolate molds, antique tins and boxes. Tours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for an appointment: 1.800.301.4961 or 1.574.233.2577.
Self-guided tours are available Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and include a free sample at the end. Free guided tours are available with advance registration. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.682.2760 and ask for the tour information line.
Tom’s Chocolate Factory
This manufacturer of fine chocolates, gourmet fudge and fancy food products is located near Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. Open year-round with daily tours during the summer months, it has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine and on The Food Network Top Five show.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
The Ethel M Chocolate Factory and the adjacent Botanical Cactus Garden are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and tours are self-guided. Special guided tours may be arranged for parties of 10 or more by calling 1.702.435.2641.
Factory tours run 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. In about an hour, experience candy making from start to finish in a 152,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art candy factory. Tour guides explain each process step-by-step. Walk along a glass-enclosed, suspended cat-walk and observe eight lines producing 25,000 pounds of chocolates per shift. No reservations required for individuals; group tours require an appointment. For tour information call 1.877.226.3921 and ask for the retail store.
Hershey’s Chocolate Park
As part of the tour at the park, you can become an Official HERSHEY’S Factory Worker: operate the machine and package HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates as they stream by on a large conveyor. The Visitor Center has a free Chocolate-Making Tour. Visitors can learn the fascinating process of chocolate-making on a simulated factory tour ride. First, walk through a tropical jungle where cocoa beans are harvested, then follow the cocoa bean’s journey to a boat dock where beans are loaded onto ships headed for America. From there, climb aboard the tour ride and enter the simulated factory tour. Tours are available continuously throughout the day. Guests receive a free sample of a chocolate product at the end of the tour. Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lake Champlain Chocolates
This producer of high quality chocolate offers free factory tours from Monday through Friday, on the hour, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To arrange a tour for your group of 10 or more, please fill out the Tour Information form.
Cadbury Chocolate Factory
Carlton Cocoa Fermentary
Pioneer Chocolate Factory
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