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Address: 3400 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 206 632.5100
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Go to the 4:30pm tours on weekday

Overall it was a great tour, book online first in case they run out of room for the tours. Pretty comprehensive and more importantly, free samples. If you go to the 4:30pm (last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Overall it was a great tour, book online first in case they run out of room for the tours. Pretty comprehensive and more importantly, free samples. If you go to the 4:30pm (last tour) the sampling is basically whatever you want since it is the last batch. We went on a weekend so none of the machines were running, keep... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Much better vibe to it than a See's candy. It seems like it's a true artisan chocolate shopping that's a local element. Fireplace in the back is a nice touch as is the chalkboard menu of ready to eat single serve chocolate bites.

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Covina, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Theo Chocolate is a fair trade sourced, organic chocolate that has a tour at its factory in Seattle. Be sure to come and take the tour! We learned about how they make their chocolate, we saw the factory and we tasted a zillion kinds of amazing chocolate. It was very interesting, like a coffee plantation tour or an olive oil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our last chocolate factory tour was in Switzerland so we thought we'd seen it all. Well, we were wrong. This tour is smaller and more intimate, and you can walk through the actual factory. Definitely go on a weekday so you can see the machines in operation. Our guide was charming and funny, and really made the tour. And the... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We learned all about how chocolate is sourced and produced. Included a short lecture and tour of the factory. It cost $10 but we were given a $4 bar and lots of samples. The tour takes about an hour and I would not recommend it for children under 6 or so because of the lectures. Requires an attention span. Reserve... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I walked up to Fremont to go to Theo Chocolate. they do a fantastic job entertaining you as they educate you about bean to bar chocolate. Thorough information, interspersed with tastings. not only do they do the chocolate, but they make other confections that you get to see underway. Final stop is in the gift shop, where there are samples... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love touring chocolate factories and have been fortunate to have been to several. I thought their tour was just right. A good balance of information and tasting. The smell is positively intoxicating! It isn't a very big place so I think it might be good for people with limited mobility.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Theo's Chocolate factory provides multiple tours daily. Each tour lasts approx. 1 hr. The tour starts out with a very informative intro to the Cocoa Bean harvests in multiple regions of the world. Then, on to the factory where they explain in detail the processes to make their Chocolate starting with the bean all the way to the Bar of... More 

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lots of interesting flavours of chocolates to sample for free. Friendly and helpful staff. Great that they re using fair trade and organic products. Very tasty indeed!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I recently got to take the tour of Theo Chocolate Factory and what an interesting tour it was. I had no idea about how Fair Trade works in the chocolate world, but after the tour was finished I had a complete understanding of the importance of it. Our tour operator was fantastic. Humorous, informative and had plenty of chocolate to... More 

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