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Theo Chocolate

3400 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA
206 632.5100
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Ranked #4 of 106 Shopping in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you've ever had a question about how chocolate candy is made, look no further than Theo. You will learn a lot at this small artisan factory about the process as well as their particular philosophy (two of their selling points are being organic and fair trade). Samples aplenty both during the tour as well as in the gift shop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a really interesting education on the entire process of chocolate making. It was really nice, as the tours are small and intimate, and the tour guide was really knowledgeable. We got to sample all the different types of chocolate, and even a "nib," or an unprocessed cocoa bean. The gift shop had many delectable treats in it as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a wonderful time! A great tour with a great guide! Lots a good samples. I will be bringing my friends from out of town next time. :)

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Kent, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

And what I mean by the headline is this: The tour itself is informative and the guide seemed very knowledgeable. But the tour is mostly a classroom style lecture with what I guess you could call viewing the machinery in the factory, kitchen, etc. There was plenty of chocolate-sampling. My objection, however, is that we had children with us, including... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was stop on a tour. I was excited to see so many chocolate flavors with 70% cocoa. Lots of samples in the store and the chocolate I brought home was fabulous. I would like to come back for the tour. Expensive but so worth it!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Theo offers a tour of their chocolate factory. Lasts about an hour. Simple but interesting tour showing all the steps of chocolate making. AND, lots of samples! Makes a nice stop while touring the Fremont area in Seattle.

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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

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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40 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

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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