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Agapey Chocolate Factory Tour

Address: Old Colgate Palmolive Building | Harbour Industrial Park,, Bridgetown BB15156, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-426-8505
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Ranked #13 of 83 Activities in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Enjoy this tastey informative tour! Set in small groups, we offer a unique experience not available...
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Enjoy this tastey informative tour! Set in small groups, we offer a unique experience not available anywhere else in the Caribbean! Learn about the history of chocolate and how it's traditional made with rare vintage machinery the old traditional way. Located in Bridgetown, Barbados.
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We did this tour in January and thought it was wonderful. Having been in Barbados many times before, we were pleasantly surprised at this 'hidden gem'. We learned so much about making chocolate, and the tastings were both instructional and sweet. The Rum Caramel is to die for! My husband & I bought lots of bars and will be back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you want to see the passion that small producers put into their business and products, then you should visit Agapey. Every machine has been chosen and built with such care. The products, process and marketing have all been painstakingly built up over the past 3-4 years. Agapey chocolate is now a luxury brand across the island. Slightly tucked away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A really great and informative short tour about the process of producing a great bar of chocolate. The host was entertaining and described it in laymans terms. A fascinating morning and his chocolate is delicious

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

... but after taking the tour of this charming, artisanal factory, just a short walk from the cruise ship pier, you'll feel like an expert. Beginning with fermented cacao seeds (they're seeds you know, not beans) and blond Barbados cane sugar, they do it all in this well-equipped, small warehouse including roasting, shelling, winnowing, crushing, conching, and tempering. You'll find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We did this tour in Dec. 2014 as part of our time in Barbados on a cruise. They provide directions by email that they direct you to print and bring along (definitely do so!). It's a quick 10 minute walk from the cruise terminal, and very doable with the directions. The owner-operator is a fantastic guide and the experience was... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Our ship arrived in Bridgetown on Dec 1, the Monday holiday of Barbados' 48th Independence Day celebration and most stores and restaurants were closed for the day. Since we are no longer "beach people", we had pre-booked this tour based on reviews here on TA, and we are so glad we did! The owner Derrick was staying open a half-day... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We booked in advance through their website, and we actually got a tour on a Saturday, which is arranged by e-mail to the factory. There were a group of 11 of us on the morning of our tour. It was a very in depth learning experience-we learned where the beans & sugar come from and the owner showed us the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked this tour in advance for what turned out to be an incredibly rainy day in Barbados whilst we were on the P & O ship Ventura. As mentioned, it's a fairly short walk (about 10 minutes) from the cruise terminal. It's certainly worth paying careful attention to the very clear directions given on the web-site as the factory... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I chose this tour because of all the great reviews. As everyone has mentioned, it is a little confusing to find, but we did eventually find it. I've done many tastings-- wine, champagne, and rum. But never have I done a chocolate tasting. Hands down one of the most informative tastings I've ever done. Everything is explained in one room.... More 

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Siberian District, Russia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's was a highlight of our day in Barbados. It was a very educational and interesting tour with a wonderful host. We tried a lot of good chocolate and bought some as well. I highly recommend this experience and would love to come back.

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