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Edinburgh: Chocolatarium Tour, Tasting & Chocolate Making

Edinburgh: Chocolatarium Tour, Tasting & Chocolate Making

From £19.50 per person

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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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.
  • 90-minute tour of Chocolate Factory
  • Self-made chocolates to take home
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 6 years
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

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

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Video recording

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    • 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 178 reviews

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    Well informed friendly tour guide with excellent interaction with children encouraging participation. Such an educational tour and great being able to make chocolates to take home - and they were lovely too! Bought a special bar without sugar but with dates and pistachio for my diabetic mum as a stocking filler this Christmas. Good Covid measures throughout and the whole facility is lovely. Great tour & experience.

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    16 October 2021

    Was great from start to finish and all in within covid guidelines which was very important to is ..plenty of chocolate tasting, we loved making our own chocolates and a chance to buy some at end of experience with no pressure ..loved it and would do it again . Amy was a star..

    12 September 2021

    The whole experience was great! When we first arrived we were greeted by Kelly who was warm and welcoming. We then sat down for a bit of education on where chocolate comes from, how it's harvested and sold, and how it is made. After some education (honestly, it was super interesting) we then got to make our own chocolate bars; we got to pick from a large selection of moulds and then pour out chocolate, choose our toppings and then they were popped into a cooler to form. From there we were lead into the tasting room where we were introduced to a plethora of different chocolate from all around the world, including the Aztec original hot chocolate, it was definitely an interesting take on the hot chocolate we are used to today. After that, we were able to visit the chocolate shop and pick from many delicious types of chocolates to bring home and we were also given the chocolate bars we made earlier. From start to finish this was a truly awesome experience.

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    6 September 2021

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