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Theo Chocolate

3400 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA
206 632.5100
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Ranked #2 of 106 shopping in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops
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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My husband, friend and I went on the Theo chocolate factory tour after reading reviews and looking for something different and fun to do in Seattle. Overall, we enjoyed the tour. It was interesting and informative, but different than what we had expected. Things I/we found particularly good: - the online booking/reservation system is excellent! We had to change the... More

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Seattle
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173 reviews 173 reviews
40 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the tour of the factory in Fremont, but the chocolate is just above average. I lived in Switzerland, so maybe my standards aren't reasonable.

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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We wanted to do this tour really bad, being chocolate lovers, and a block away, approaching the factory, you can smell chocolate. yum. I had made advance tour reservations but accidentally made them for the wrong day. We got there and they didm;t have room for us. So we will catch the tour next time. Instead we ventured to the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

For ten bucks each, my ten year old son and I got to don blue hair nets and tour a chocolate factory. The chocolate aroma inside is warm, permeating, and absolutely lovely. We learned how Theo's chocolate is made, from harvesting to leaving the mold. We learned about the fair trade labor involved with the cacao harvest and so felt... More

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Atherton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Interesting tour good talk about chocolate farming, good information about the factory, and good for kids over 8, can be very hot in parts of the factory:)

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IN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Did the tour, and it was fine. Interesting to learn about chocolate making, but their unrelenting preaching about fair trade got old fast. Mention it and move on, please! I am happy they and others are leading the global way, but at some point they should stop telling us that the bag of Hershey's I'm going to eat tonight (for... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We thought a chocolate factory tour would be cool, but on a Saturday when nothing was running, it was hot outside and it was still 1000 degrees inside, it was kind of a bummer. The tour guide was really sweet, her tour was informative and it came with lots of free samples that were delicious. If it were cold and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you love chocolate, you won't want to miss this marvelous place. In the one-hour tour, you'll hear about the many steps need to create this free-trade, delicious chocolate. The interesting talk is complete with several tasting samples of various types of chocolate. You'll then move in to view the massive equipment utilized in the process and learn what each... More

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Took the Theo Chocolate tour with some friends of ours from the area. It appears that recently the price for the tour has gone up but you do receive a special "tour chocolate bar" at the end so I guess it's a wash. The tour itself was interesting with lots of information about how cocao is grown and the process... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While a chocolate factory tour sounds like a great thing for kids, this otherwise interesting tour is boring to them, featuring the types of chocolate midst children do not like, and their annoyance is definitely highly distracting to the rest of us. Another hint: go on a weekday, so you can actually see the chocolate being made.

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