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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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Lowell, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. I was impressed with how much went into making chocolates AND the boxes. I also liked sampling the chocolates. :-) Definitely plan to spent ~1hr here to listen to the short films, and read the displays, and if you're lucky enough, the girl at the door will walk you through a few... More

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Coaldale, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

How anyone could visit St Stephen and not tour the Chocolate Museum is beyond me. I suppose there are people who do not like, or cannot eat chocolate...you have my sympathy.... The Ganong family have been making chocolates (and other candies) in St Stephen since 1873, in the museum building up until a few years ago when a new facility... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really an enjoyable tour provided. Took only 30 minutes. Very informative and upbeat tour guide. Highly recommend seeing this museum.

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Watertown, CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Did I ever imagine walking away from several trays of free chocolate? Visit this museum and you not only learn about how chocolate is made, but you also get free samples. (One of the company's owners reportedly ate three pounds of chocolate each day, and you could try that I suppose.) The history is interesting, and watching the hand-dipping is... More

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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101 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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