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, with lots of chocolate to taste all along the way.

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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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      • Please advise the staff of any food allergy or intolerance when you arrive
      • Vegan and lactose-free options are available throughout the tour
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      Overall rating

      5 /5

      based on 92 reviews

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      If you love chocolate and only do one thing when visiting Edinburgh, I would make it this! Tucked away in a side street just off the royal mile, it was in a very quaint and convenient location. We started off by having a little history of chocolate making, where the beans come from, and how it's made. We then went into a factory room where we got to make our own chocolate moulds and choose from loads of toppings. There was then a long tasting session (with unlimited amounts of chocolate to taste!) with lots of unique flavours, all ethically sourced. I discovered so many new flavours that I never even knew existed. All the chocolates were then available to buy in the shop, all at quite a reasonable price, and even better knowing the chocolate creators were paid a fair wage for it. Our tour guide, Erin, was beyond lovely, so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable about chocolate. It was a lovely experience, and such good value for money. We were in a small group (just four people in t

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      11 June 2021

      Great couple of hours. Very interesting and very surprising. Lots of chocolate tasting and experienced my first cacao shell tea. The hosts were so passionate and very knowledgable. They made this event very enjoyable, although more supervision needed with the men as my partner went way overboard with the chilli in his creation . WELL DONE LAFIESand thank you. Michelle and Andrew

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      19 May 2021

      Myself and 9 year old grandson really enjoyed this activity. Our guide, Bianca was informative and engaging and we learned lots about how chocolate is made and got a chance to taste a variety of cocoa products, including different types of chocolate. We also made our own bar of chocolate to take home. We would highly recommend a visit.

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      9 October 2020

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