Tours & Events

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

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

TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 11AM, 3PM, 5PM

TUESDAY – SUNDAY: 11AM, 3PM, 5PM

CLASSES & EVENTS

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

Tea & Chocolate

1.5 Hours

Beginner

Tasting

Social

Starting At

$100 / person

Days Offered

7 PM, Friday, June 28

We worked with Bay Area tea expert Jody Beavers from Tap Twice Tea to curate this guided exploration of tea and single-origin dark chocolate. Taste through four distinctive teas and four distinctive single-origin dark chocolates. We will explore production processes and flavor development of both.

Date Night with Dandelion

1.5 hours

Beginner

Demonstration

BUBBLY

STARTING AT

$50 / PERSON

days OFFERED

thursday 6 pm

Join a chef from our team for a live dessert demonstration in 16th Street factory experience space. We will run through the steps of a new chocolate dessert recipe each week, emphasizing classic pastry and chocolatier techniques, then shares the finished treats with you.

Contains: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, eggs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Chocolate Tempering

2 hours

Intermediate

Hands On

Educational

Starting At

$125 / person

Days Offered

On specific saturdays

In our Chocolate Making class, we learn about bean-to-bar chocolate production from dried cocoa beans to melted, refined chocolate. Our Tempering class teaches you what comes next — the process of tempering chocolate to create a smooth, shiny, delicious chocolate bar with a perfect, snappy crystal structure. Our Educators will guide you through the mechanics of tempering two-ingredient chocolate, and the process of foiling and wrapping a Dandelion chocolate bar.

In addition, you will prepare chocolate mendiants from tempered chocolate. You will leave class with 28 finished mediants, as well as three full-sized finished chocolate bars — hand-wrapped in gold foil and custom-patterned paper, with your own blank label.

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!

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.

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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.

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ORIGIN TRIPS

experience cacao farming and chocolate-making up-close and personal, while building relationships with other chocolate enthusiasts.

Zorzal Estate, Dominican Republic

Coming 2024

Travel to Reserva Zorzal, where you'll hike to and spend the night on a cacao farm and bird sanctuary. Dive deep into cacao farming, taste varieties of cacao fruit directly from trees, and learn about cacao genetics and fermentation.

Hawai'i

Coming 2024

Visit Hawaiian cacao farms and chocolate makers, sample cacao and tropical fruit at its place of origin, and experience local Hawaiian culture.

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.