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Theo Chocolate

3400 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA
206 632.5100
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Ranked #2 of 104 shopping in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops
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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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Corona del Mar, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In Fremont area, 20 minutes or so from downtown (we took a taxi). Neat little tour, go into a room with other tourists, hear the story about chocolate and Theo Chocolate, and passed around chocolate to be tasted as we listened, about 30 minutes. Then we went into the factory, small, looked at the machines, listened, quite warm, no steps,... More

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Stamford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This factory tour was wonderful. I've only been to the Hershey "factory" so seeing this was really cool. It was very informative to learn about the process that they make their chocolate, and I found it especially interesting to find put that their dark chocolate can be vegan (I'm not but my friends are). On the tour you get lots... More

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Washington State
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I can see how this tour would be interesting if you've never been to a chocolate factory before, but I've been to others and this pales in comparison. The company focuses a lot on their dark chocolate line. The tour guide was friendly and upbeat and her passion for Theo Chocolates was obvious. You need to wear a hair net... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are interested in how chocolate is made, particularly when it is eco-friendly chocolate, this is the tour for you. There are some interesting samples. There are well motivated and have a good product. This is just the thing for a wet afternoon.

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Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I went based on trip advisor as I had a couple hours to fill. This is one of the best factory tours I have been on; we actually walked on the factory floor! I was late due to some google map confusion. They called asking where I was and they held the tour a couple minutes for me. If you... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

First Treat> Education on how Chocolate is processed. Where it starts and where it ends up on the shelf. Second Treat> The tour guide. Not only well informed, but engaging & fun. Third Treat> The chocolate treats themselves. If you're not a chocoholic to begin with, you will be by the time you leave. I buy Theo's when I grocery... More

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Oregon, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I honestly just wanted to take this tour because I thought there would be free samples. But I ended up learning all kinds of interesting things about the actual process of making chocolate and what makes chocolate fair trade. The samples were so abundant that by the time we ended the tour and they handed us a full chocolate bar... More

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Madison, WI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We were familiar with Theo chocolates and their outstanding fair trade practices and had been wanting to take the tour. It is very popular, so plan ahead and reserve your tickets well in advance. Read the website for details - it's a tour of a small working factory, so the tour may vary according to production activities. Our tour guide... More

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Seattle
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The chocolate tour is a must-do if you love chocolate. The tour guide was fun and energetic, and we sampled many different types of chocolates while learning about chocolate from bean to bar. The guide didn't suggest this, but when you sample the chocolate, be sure to let the chocolate sit in your mouth for 15 seconds to soften and... More

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