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Tours & Events

personalized classes, tours, and experiences, guided by our chocolate education team

Factory Tours

Tours

1-1.5 HOURS

BEGINNER

TASTING

GUIDED WALK

Walk through our historic brick 16th Street factory with an expert Chocolate Educator: View our entire production line, and enjoy plenty of samples, from fresh cacao pulp to finished chocolate. Weekdays until 2 p.m., you're likely to see our Chocolate Makers in action, and catch the aroma of freshly roasting cocoa beans. On weekends, we have the factory to ourselves; we'll dive deeper into chocolate history, as well as our own sourcing and production processes. Both tour versions include lots of chocolate tasting.

Please anticipate high levels of noise at certain parts of the tour when visiting during operating hours. Ear plugs are provided upon request.

LOCATION

16TH STREET FACTORY

16TH STREET FACTORY

STARTING AT

$20 / PERSON

$20 / PERSON

DAYS OFFERED

EVERY DAY

EVERY DAY

summer events at the factory

 a series of special events hosted at our chocolate factory 

Hot fudge pouring over ice cream
week one

All Things Frozen: Ice Cream & a Movie

3 Hours

Kid-Friendly

Social

Desserts

Starting At

$35 / PERSON
Free for kids 2 & under

Dates

friday, july 19, 6 pm
doors open at 5:30

We enjoy transforming our chocolate factory for festive seasonal experiences! On July 19th, join us as we turn our open factory space into a cozy movie theater to screen Disney’s Frozen. Most appropriately, we will serve house-made ice cream, accompanied by an open Dandelion toppings bar (including single-origin chocolate sauces) — plus chocolate drinks, popcorn, and hand-crafted truffles to enjoy with your movie. All ages are welcome, and everything is included in your ticket price.

Guests attending a storytelling event
week two

Unwrapped: Storytelling

2 Hours

Presentation

Social

Alcohol

Starting At

$20 / PERSON

Dates

tuesday, july 23, 7 pm
doors open at 6:00

Inspired by our heroes at The Moth, we are hosting our own storytelling event here at the factory. If you’re excited about connecting with community through storytelling, we welcome you to come share your own tales with an audience. For our inaugural event, we are looking for stories about a “First Time” that includes a chocolate component: a first date that ended with chocolate cake; the first dessert you made with your grandma; the first time you got pied in the face … (Just make sure your story is true.) If you aren’t too comfy in front of a crowd, join as a listener and be ready to support your presenters. Our café will be open, serving hot chocolate, coffee, wine, and other treats. 

A table with flowers and plating
week three

Brunch With Chef Durfee & Friends

2 Hours

Social

Dining

Alcohol

Starting At

$60 / PERSON

Dates

sunday, august 4, 11 am

Curriculum Director (and talented pastry chef) Stephen Durfee is hosting brunch at the factory with some of his friends. We will transform the back part of our factory into a lively brunch space, where we’ll serve a fixed menu including chocolate drinks, freshly baked scones, a main dish, coffee pairing, and a tasty dessert. Every course will include some component of cacao or chocolate, along with seasonal ingredients perfect for a summer repast. Take your experience a step further and accompany your brunch with a glass of wine or beer from our Bloom Chocolate Salon.

A well-roasted smore
week four

S’mores Day: From Fruit to Bar to S’more

2 Hours

Social

Educational

Desserts

Starting At

$25 / PERSON

Dates

saturday, august 10, 4 pm

Celebrate S’mores Day with us by exploring the history of chocolate, and of s’mores. We will demonstrate (and consume) the many forms chocolate takes — from fresh cacao fruit, to drinking chocolate as it was made by Mayan and Aztec cultures, to a replica U.S Ration Bar — and everything in between. Finish off by considering the evolution of the S’more, and toasting a marshmallow for yourself.

CLASSES & EVENTS

curated ingredients, tools, and recipes: the best kind of structured creativity

someone using a spatula to take chocolate from a machine

Chocolate Making

3 HOURS

INTERMEDIATE

hands on

Educational

STARTING AT

$160 / PERSON

days OFFERED

SATURDAY 11 AM

Follow simple steps to craft your very own batch of single-origin, two-ingredient chocolate, using our cocoa nibs and organic sugar. Our Educators offer hands-on instruction, while explaining the science and mechanics behind exceptional chocolate making. You'll leave with an appreciation of the chocolate maker's art, along with your just-made chocolate to share with friends and family.

Small pieces of chocolate bar on a tasting plate

Chocolate Tasting

1 HOUR

Beginner

SOCIAL

Educational

STARTING AT

$55 / PERSON

days OFFERED

SATURDAY 4 PM

Taste your way through a flight of five distinctive chocolate bars, featuring a range of the flavor notes — from fudgy to fruity — that may be found in chocolate made of well-fermented cocoa beans. Expand and refine your palate as you learn specialized techniques and specific vocabulary to identify tasting notes in chocolate. You'll depart with knowledge that will enliven any future chocolate adventure.

Chocolate being poured onto paper to make truffles

Truffle Making

1.5 hours

BEGINNER

hands on

SOCIAL

STARTING AT

$100 / PERSON

days OFFERED

friday 6 pm

Our truffle-making class is a fun, interactive activity to enjoy with family, friends, or teammates. Learn the process of blending creamy ganache using our two-ingredient chocolate, then hand-roll your ganache into truffles. We supply all necessary materials (including truffle toppings) to make a generous truffle batch — simply arrive ready to plunge your hands in chocolate.

A group of people have a discussion around a long table

Chocolate 101

1 hour

Beginner

Educational

Social

Starting At

$40 / person

Days Offered

6 PM WEDNESDAYS

This class is one of our favorites — interactive and engaging, with light, fun content. It is a perfect introduction to single-origin, two-ingredient craft chocolate. We explore many of the common ingredients used in craft chocolate bars, tasting each component individually, and learning about its' purpose. For a delicious finale, you will participate in a blind taste test of a variety of chocolate bars from other makers, and try to guess which ingredients are present.

A group of people watching a man give a lesson

Irish Whiskey & Chocolate

1-2 hours

All Levels

Tasting

Educational

Starting At

$125 / PERSON

Days Offered

7 PM, FRIDAY, SEPT 20

Hosted at our 16th Street location, this 90 minute experience is the perfect introduction to tasting and pairing craft chocolate with Irish Whiskey. Joining our team is whiskey expert Andrew Healy, also known as 'Irish Whiskey Lad'. Together, we'll explore the rich histories of whiskey and chocolate while tasting three types of chocolate and four whiskeys.

Must be 21 years or older to attend this experience. We will verify age upon arrival.

A group sits around a table and listens to musicians

Music & Chocolate

2.5 HOURS

tasting

formal

drinks

STARTING AT

$125 / PERSON

days OFFERED

7 PM, Wednesday, Oct 2

Explore how all of your senses influence your palate in our new Music & Chocolate experience, created in collaboration with Tertulia Chamber Music. Explore our chocolate factory in a completely unique way, listening to live performances and tasting through different variations of cocoa. We found crafting this curriculum fascinating, and look forward to sharing it with you. For our Fall event, we welcome violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violist Jonathan Vinocour, and cellist Christopher Costanza to play live while we serve you some delicious treats.

Dining at Bloom

DINING AT BLOOM

PASTRIES

DRINKS

DINING

ALCOHOL

We’re excited to let you know that we are officially open with limited hours, Thursdays through Saturday (for now). Come visit us and enjoy exclusive menu items, such as chocolate-almond Babka French Toast; a freshly baked chocolate Soufflé topped with house-made cocoa-nib ice cream; and much more. Available for walk-ins or contact Guest Care to reserve space for private event.

LOCATION

16TH STREET FACTORY

16TH STREET FACTORY

HOURS

THURSDAY: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

FRIDAY: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

THURSDAY: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

FRIDAY: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

OFF-SITE EXPERIENCES

Our classes, tastings, and events may be tailored into private, off-site experiences at your request. Please contact us to design your special experience.  

All of our classes, tastings, and tours can be made into private off-site experiences at your request. Contact us to curate your experience.

CONTACT US

VIRTUAL EVENTS

1
To take part in our virtual classes, first purchase your class’s corresponding set in our web store.
2
Your class materials will be shipped to you, along with a URL to sign up (and a discount code to bring your registration fee down to $0)
3
Sign up for your class and choose a time that works for you. Enjoy!
Truffle-Making supplies

Make Your Own Truffles

1.25 HOURS

Beginner

TEAM BUILDING

Educational

STARTING AT

$108 / PERSON

days OFFERED

friday 3 pm

Our virtual truffle-making class is a fun, interactive activity to enjoy with family, friends, or teammates near and far. Learn the process of blending creamy ganache using our two-ingredient chocolate, then hand-roll your ganache into truffles. We’ll send you all necessary materials (including truffle toppings) to make a generous truffle batch — simply be ready to plunge your hands in chocolate.

Order your kit
How to taste chocolate kit

Virtual Chocolate Tasting

1 HOUR

Beginner

TEAM BUILDING

Educational

STARTING AT

$75 / PERSON

days OFFERED

friday 5 pm

You’ll receive a flight of five distinctive chocolate bars, featuring a range of the flavor notes — from fudgy to fruity — that may be found in chocolate made of well-fermented cocoa beans. With guidance from an expert Chocolate Educator, you’ll expand and refine your palate as you learn specialized techniques and specific vocabulary to identify tasting notes in chocolate. You'll gain knowledge that will enliven any future chocolate adventure.

Order your kit

Request a Private Experience for Your Group

Most of our classes, tastings, and events may be made private for your group. Please submit the form below, telling us what sort of personalized experience you'd like to create, and we'll be in touch.

Please allow 48 hours for our team to be in touch and to confirm availability and details.