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Chocolate Museum

73 Milltown Blvd., St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 1G5, Canada
506 466 7848
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Saint John, New Brunswick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're not expecting anything high tech then you won't be disappointed. It is a very interesting self guided tour and a great window into the work history of this area. With samples of chocolate it is an enjoyable visit and staff are very friendly.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The chocolate museum tells the story of the Ganong family a truly great Canadian family. They have kept the business going and now are probably the largest employer in St. Stephen. Ganong chocolate isexcellent and a real treat for anyone who visits the museum. Something everyone visiting St. Stephen should visit.

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

... it has a very nice selection of chocolates made right at the factory, and a good number of these you can taste right there. The staff in the store is helpful, too, and after all that free tasting, you are sure to buy some to take home to your friends. Another fringe benefit - very nice bathrooms! Now that... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Friendly and informative staff let you take part in a guided tour or you are free to go self-guided. There are unlimited free samples of the chocolates and at the very end there is a room where only 4 ladies hand-dip the chocolate - unfortunately they do not work weekends so if you want to see that be sure to... More

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

The day we arrived there was no guide to show us around so we had to do it in our own. As previous reviewers state, plenty of free chocolates about but there are only a couple of choices. Very interesting watching the chocolate makers, it all looks so easy as they do it so quickly. Considering I've never heard if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stopped here on the way to St Andrews and enjoyed it a lot! The information about chocolate was interesting and so was seeing the history of this family company. The staff was very friendly & very helpful answering all questions. I believe they even started the heart shaped candy box. Of course having samples in each room was wonderful and... More

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DunmorePA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Have to confess ...didn't have time on our trip to do museum ..but did stop in shop and sampled many pieces of chocolate....take my word for it ..it was yummy!

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Rome, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Chocolate Museum was a lot of fun. Our guide explained how the Ganong Chocolates was a family business and made it interesting by telling us anecdotes about family through the years. The exhibits were "comfortable and inviting" . There even was a little game room involving the chocolates. But best of all each room in the museum had a... More

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Free samples of chocolate seem great, but we recommend that they label what's in the chocolates for families with peanut allergies and such. You never knew what you were getting so my nephew who has an allergy didn't really get to enjoy the chocolate. Museum was tiny and quick to go through but was something for us to do while... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I really don't understand these reviews. The museum was overpriced for what was offered no matter how much "free" chocolate was available. The whole thing took us less than 30 minutes. I would not recommend this attraction at all.

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