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Chocolate Museum

73 Milltown Blvd., St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 1G5, Canada
506 466 7848
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an interactive way to learn about candy making in St.... more » Owner description: Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an interactive way to learn about candy making in St. Stephen - a tradition that has lasted over a century. Explore the history of the Ganong family and the wonder of chocolate with our hands-on exhibits, interactive computer displays, historic chocolate boxes, and antique candy-making equipment. All of Ganong's hand-crafted products are made right here in the museum, allowing you to observe our famous hand dippers at work. Come to the Chocolate Museum to see why St. Stephen is known as "Canada's Chocolate Town", and don't forget to indulge in unlimited Ganong chocolates! « less
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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews 183 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived just in time to join the tour. The guide was great, and so were the chocolates! Chocolate everywhere! They have machinery from the past that is still being used today, hand dipping demonstrations and of course FREE chocolate!! The tour took about an hour and then we popped into the store next door for some chocolate to go...but... More

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family and I have visited the museum the last two summers. We have gotten the tour both times. The guides are very knowledgeable. Some nice, but short videos fill in some other details. Love the information about the women who hand dip the chocolates. I would pay the admission price just for the samples.

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I paid $30 for a family of four, and the tour guide was great. The entire tour took about 45 minutes and included a few videos. We went later in the day, after the hand dippers were gone, but still a very neat tour. One of the things I enjoyed the most was the samples that were available at each... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a treat to have discovered The Chocolate Museum in the quiet town of S. Stephen, NB, the guides were so great, I even got my share of both of them! They let me try the difference between the machine made dipped compared to the hand dipped, both were delicious, but quite different, hand made so thick and chocolately! Yum!... More

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London, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our family paid $30 for a tour that took about 10-15 minutes. The tour guide was excellent and the chocolate samples were tasty but we expected to see chocolates being made and /or actual machinery from the past. I recommend you spend your money at the store next to the museum and enjoy the chocolates on your own.

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Riverview, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stop in at the museum first, before the Ganong store, because there are so many chocolates offered in the museum, that you'll know exactly what to purchase for the trip home. Fun for the kids. An hour is all you'll need. Chocolate history in a fun environment. Well done, Ganong Family.

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had never heard of the family owned Ganong Chocolate company before arriving in St. Stephen. We toured the museum and learned all about the company and how it makes it's chocolates. It was interesting to watch them as they hand dipped their truffles. Even better, they offer samples, as many as you can eat. The staff are friendly and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I may be Canadian but I discovered a few things I didn't know when touring New Brunswick, like Brunswick sardines are from New Brunswick (d'oh! -- I thought they were from Brunswick, New Jersey!), and Ganong chocolates are not just Canadian, they are from St. Stephen's, New Brunswick. Huh. (I keep thinking of that NBC PSA slogan, "the more you... More

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Seaside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I took the museum tour. Chocolates were available for tasting in each room. The displays were informative and I hope to go back and take the longer tour.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We opted for the $15 walking tour museum combo which was well worth the extra cost and time. 2 1/2 hours in total. Our guide Lisa was wonderful knowledgable and friendly. The displays were well done. Watching the skilled ladies hand dipping chocolates was fascinating and we were offered delicious samples of the product. We'll worth the drive.

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