Tours & Events
personalized classes, tours, and experiences, guided by our chocolate education team
Tours & Events
Chocolate experiences, classes, and personalized tours, led by our expert team
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.
16th Street Factory
$20 / Person
available upon request
GIFTS, DRINKS, PASTRIES, TASTINGS, SITE RENTAL
Classes & Events
curated ingredients, tools, and recipes: the best kind of structured creativity
CHOCOLATE & WHISKEY PAIRING
$125 / Person
October 13th 7 PM
Hosted at our 16th Street location, this 90 minute experience is the perfect introduction to tasting and pairing craft chocolate with Irish Whiskey. We will taste through three origins of chocolate and four types of whiskey while learning a brief history of both. You will receive three chocolate bars as part of the class to take home and enjoy.
Must be 21 years or older to attend this experience. We will verify age upon arrival.
$100 / Person
Sept 23 5 pm
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 mediants 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.
$160 / Person
11 AM, SATURDAY
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.
$55 / Person
4 PM, SATURDAY
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.
$100 / Person
6 pm, friday
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.
DATE NIGHT WITH DANDELION
$50 / Person
6 pm, thursday
Join Chocolate Curriculum Director Chef Stephen Durfee for a live dessert demonstration in Bloom, our intimate chocolate salon inside our 16th Street factory. Stephen prepares a new chocolate dessert recipe each week, emphasizing classic pastry and chocolatier techniques, then shares the finished treats with you.
order your kit, then sign up for your online class
To take part in our virtual classes, first purchase your class’s corresponding set in our web store.
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)
Sign up for your class and choose a time that works for you. Enjoy!
VIRTUAL CHOCOLATE TASTING
$75 / Person
5 pm, friday
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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experience cacao farming and chocolate-making up-close and personal, while building relationships with other chocolate enthusiasts.
Zorzal Estate, Dominican Republic
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.
September 10th-16th, 2023
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.