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Whetstone Chocolate Factory

139 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-217-0275
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Ranked #23 of 104 Activities in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Owner description: St. Augustine's "Original Chocolate Tour" led by Whetstone Chocolatiers. You will be introduced t the history and making of chocolate and the... more » Owner description: St. Augustine's "Original Chocolate Tour" led by Whetstone Chocolatiers. You will be introduced t the history and making of chocolate and the Whetstone story. A 4-tiered tasting distinguishes the characteristics of our dark, milk and white chocolate, cocoa nibs and more. Taste freshly made chocolates and confections while you walk through our factory. This tour is for the chocoholic with a discriminating palate searching for the subtleties that define artisan chocolates. A decandantly delicious experience!Whetstone Chocolate Factory and Store. Chocolate Tasting Tours available Monday through Sunday. Store hours Monday through Sunday 10am - 5:30pm. « less
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Happy Valley, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The $8 per adult ticket price might seem like a lot, but you can get discounts with Old Town Trolley ($5) or any of the coupons in tourist printouts ($7). Plus, you'll receive 8-9 samples of chocolate and fudge. That's less than you would pay to buy the chocolate outright in the shop, and you wouldn't be able to buy... More

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a good time with the tour the guide made it interesting and got everyone involved. They did everything form the history of chocolate to how to process it into the final product. They handed out samples of each type and explained how and why each was different. After the tour you can enter the store and purchase what... More

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Hilton Head
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Quite informative. Very generous with samples. Joe did an excellent job and was very humorous. We greatly enjoyed it. Bought tickets from Old Town Trolley Tours at discounted price. When you get there, your admission includes a $2 discount on a $4 or more purchase. Was not busy when we arrived, but it is recommended to call ahead to reserve... More

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our tour of this small family owned chocolate factory. It was low-key, nice & cool, and informative, and the guide was humorous. We tasted six different types of artisan chocolate on the tour-delicious!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you like chocolate and who doesn't this tour will be a great stop for you. From the plant to the table, you'll find out how chocolate is made. Our tour guide Mike was informative and very knowledgeable. Along the way you will sample various chocolates, chocolate liquors and ice cream. The Menendez was my favorite and my wife really... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I know you are thinking "tourist trap". No, this is a family owned, local mom & pop business for many years. This is NOT the Hershey fake factory. You will actually see the products being manufactured and packaged. Your tour ($8.00 adult) includes a short video, and taste evaluation of five (5) of their sginature chocolates. The tour guide is... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I could have bought the store. Fudge, various confections, truffles,gelato, and don't leave without a frozen hot chocolate.

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Charlotte, Nc
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a wonderful tour, showing how the business progressed and its contribution to the WWII war effort. Very relaxing and interesting.

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Hollywood, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This tour is a must! I love the tasting part, Ha! My kids loved it, they were very intrigued the process of making the chocolate. They end up buying two bags of chocolate covered pretzels. They also loved the tasting part too. Oh, the tour guy was really funny, he made the tour fun!★★★

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I visited whetstones today and took the tour. I was very impressed with the guide mike. He was very informative and funny at the same time. The chocolate was delicious. I would strongly recommend this tour.

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