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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, Museums
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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!

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Olathe, Kansas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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1,138 reviews 1,138 reviews
775 attraction reviews
908 helpful votes 908 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had the option of taking the museum tour for $10 each and decided to spend the money in the candy shop where you can sample the candy and select your favorite. Perhaps another time I'll spring for the tour, but there was too much we wanted to see in a short period of time. From the other reviews I... More

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Saint John, New Brunswick
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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