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Make Delicious Belgian Chocolate with a Chocolate Expert! provided by Cocoa Journey

Make Delicious Belgian Chocolate with a Chocolate Expert!

Make Delicious Belgian Chocolate with a Chocolate Expert!
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 types of delicious chocolate-making: truffles & mendiants (all ingredients included)
  • step-by-step guidance throughout the workshop
  • uncovering the secrets of the bean-to-bar chocolate process from a trained chocolate expert
  • irresistible chocolate to bring back for yourselves or friends!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Rue au Beurre 40, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium BS40/ Darcis Chocolatier
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2 types of delicious chocolate-making: truffles & mendiants (all ingredients included)
  • step-by-step guidance throughout the workshop
  • uncovering the secrets of the bean-to-bar chocolate process from a trained chocolate expert
  • irresistible chocolate to bring back for yourselves or friends!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Rue au Beurre 40, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium BS40/ Darcis Chocolatier
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rue au Beurre 40
    Rue au Beurre 40, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
    BS40/ Darcis Chocolatier
    See address & details
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    Cocoa Journey
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Make Delicious Belgian Chocolate right at the beautiful Grand Place, in the shop of the award-winning chocolatier Darcis, whose refined chocolates are some of the best in Belgium. After introductions, you'll get right down to making chocolate! You'll start with tempering chocolate, which is crucial to achieving the beautiful appearance of finished chocolate. After achieving the perfect temper, you'll then start enrobing & rolling your own irresistible truffles! Yes, you can indulge in your freshly made truffles as you make them ;) But it doesn't stop there! After finishing your truffles, you'll then make Belgian's beloved classic, tasty mendiants. Step by step, you'll be guided throughout the class, complete with chocolate explanations -- you'll even uncover the secrets of the bean-to-bar chocolate process! By the end of your Workshop, you'll have plenty of scrumptious chocolate to bring back for yourselves and as gifts, & plenty of chocolate knowledge as well!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Martin-John H
1 contribution
Family
We had an amazing experience at this workshop. Cathy was so passionate about making chocolate and really made the class come to life. She is very knowledgeable and is a great teacher. We had so much fun making our pralines. We definitely recommend this activity to anyone interested in learning how to make their own chocolates pralines. It even gave me the confidence to try it myself at home. Just fabulous!
Written July 11, 2022
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CocoaJourney
Wow, so honored that Cocoa Journey was the highlight of your trip! Thanks so much for the glowing review, Martin-John -- it was a fab class for me too, & I enjoyed teaching you guys! So happy you'll be looking to make these at home :) :)
Written July 15, 2022
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Mateusz K
1 contribution
Incredible experience. We joined workshops as a family event. With my wife we made truffles, while our young kid made mendinats (chocolate discs with nuts). Facilitator (Cathy) is very welcoming. She explained everything, made us engaged, answered all our questions. We made about 0,5 kilogram of chocolates and took them home (and on top we consumed a lot of chocolate along the process). She also shared some recipes in case we would like to make some more chocolates home.

I would recommend workshops to all who want to bring chocolates as a gift. Instead of buying them, you can create them.
Written March 28, 2022
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CocoaJourney
Thank you so much, Matteus, for your glowing review! So happy you had an incredible experience, & that your entire family enjoyed it so much! Your child was a wonderful student as well ;) Happy future chocolate-making!
Written April 8, 2022
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sarahbpt
2 contributions
Solo
For my birthday, my friends offered me a personal class to make my own chocolates, what a good idea! I spent 2 hours with Cathy, she taught me how to make amazing chocolates. She is super nice and passionate about what she is doing, she gave me a lot of information about chocolate (how it is made, where it's coming from, etc.). That was really interesting! In the end, I got home with my own chocolates, ready to be shared with some friends 😋 I highly recommend attending one of Cathy's workshops, you will love it for sure!!
Written October 15, 2021
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CocoaJourney
Thank you so much, sarahbpt, for your wonderful review & strong recommendation! I'm so glad you learned so much & enjoyed making amazing chocolates ;) I had a great time too, & thanks again for coming!
Written April 8, 2022
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Anni
Helsinki, Finland30 contributions
I got a private lesson in chocolate making by Cathy, who is so nice and fun to work with. The day I took the course, the metro was on strike and Cathy experienced some difficulties to get to the center, but she made efforts to arrange that and we could have the workshop. This I appreciate very much. The workshop is held in a small chocolate shop and you get a reduction on the products there (but no-one is forcing you to buy anything though). I can warmly recommend Cathy's class!
Written January 30, 2020
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CocoaJourney
Thank you, Anni74FI, for your strong recommendation! I'm so glad you enjoyed the class, & hope you got to make chocolate at home ;)
Written March 12, 2020
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Polly S
1 contribution
Cathy was extremely kind and welcoming from the very moment I got in touch with her and made everything she could to ensure we have a great experience on the day!

I booked the class as a surprise and it met all expectations - it was well organised, my boyfriend and I had a lot of fun and the class was full of learning. Cathy is very enthusiastic and passionate about chocolate, she really takes you on a journey and shares all her knowledge about the craft. On top of that the workshop is very accessible and you can take all the learning, recipes and freshly made chocolate with you to enjoy and share. You'll return confident and equipped with skills to make your own chocolates at home.

Thank you, Cathy!
Written October 25, 2020
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CocoaJourney
Hi Polly, Thanks so much for your glowing, thoughtful review! I'm so happy that you both enjoyed the class so much, & very happy you're confident in making your own delicious chocolate at home! :)
Written October 27, 2020
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499melanie
North Chicago, IL3 contributions
Solo
Cindy is very knowledgeable and engaging in sharing the history and making of Belgium Chocolate. I got a one on one class with her. I enjoyed my time with Cindy. I highly recommend this AirBnB experience when you are visiting Brussels.
Written February 27, 2020
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CocoaJourney
Thanks so much for your kind review and for highly recommending me, 499melanie! I definitely enjoyed it as well :)
Written March 13, 2020
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Chris
Chris
1 contribution
Family
I took my sister and 9-year old nephew who were visiting Brussels to a truffle making class with Cathy. Her passion and knowledge about chocolate from cocoa bean to finished product was impressive. She kept it interesting for the adults as well as my young nephew. And learning how to make truffles was lots of fun. You get to eat your chocolates fresh and take the rest home. I totally recommend it. Great experience!
Written January 18, 2020
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CocoaJourney
Thank you, Chris, for your glowing review! It was a pleasure to share my passion & knowledge with you all :)
Written January 22, 2020
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Jason O
Arlington, VA6 contributions
Cathy is not only a chocolate expert she is also a great social leader for a fun group activity. We were looking for something fun and different for our Brussels office team and Cathy put on a great event that combined hands-on learning with a tour and tasting of some of the best chocolate fabricants in Brussels. It was a great event and I highly recommend her.
Written May 24, 2022
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CocoaJourney
Thank you so much, Jason O, for your fantastic review! So glad that you had such a great experience learning & tasting with your team, and I'm glad to have met all of you. Happy future chocolate adventures! :)
Written May 29, 2022
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Wendell J
1 contribution
Couples
What do you get a chocoholic for their birthday? Chocolate. What do you get your chocoholic wife for her birthday to make it really special? A chocolate making class in the chocolate capital of the world! The Cocoa Journey with Cathy was great. Making our own truffles was informative and fun. And very, very tasty. If you find yourself in Brussels, take this chocolate making class. If you don't like it as much as I did, you'll probably LOVE it like my wife!
Written October 20, 2020
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CocoaJourney
Hi Wendell, I'm so happy that you & your wife really enjoyed making delicious Belgian chocolate with me! Thanks so much for your enthusiastic (& articulate!) review, & happy future chocolate-making! :)
Written October 27, 2020
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Joanne P
Fernandina Beach, FL4 contributions
This was worth every penny. Cathy’s love of chocolate was infectious. She gave great instructions and really got everyone involved. The best was that it is a small group. Definitely recommend.
Written April 19, 2019
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Thanks so much, Joanne P! So glad to hear how much you enjoyed the class, & that my love of chocolate was infectious!! Thanks too for the recommendation!
Written April 22, 2019
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ejoff
ejoff
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Wish I could do it again!
This tour was such a wonderful way to explore chocolate from Brussels. I have a new appreciation for the expertise
Peter Y
Peter Y
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Perfect adventure and delicious too!
The chocolate tasting tour was exceptional. It was educational, fun and gave us a whole new perspective on the worl
luisestephanie
luisestephanie
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Can you imagine sesame chocolate tastes?
We had an excellent chocolate tour with Cathy. She introduced us to exceptional chocolate stores and we got to tast
pghtodfw
pghtodfw
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Fun and family friendly Belgian chocolate class!
We ended up having a private family workshop! Learned so much about chocolate from an expert in an artisan chocolat
RebeccaJoffrey
RebeccaJoffrey
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The best experience in Brussels
I love Belgian chocolate (who doesn’t?) and thought it would be fun to learn more about it. Cathy Manlow took us to
peterbZ1810GZ
peterbZ1810GZ
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Amazing experience
It was a wonderful experience!! Cathy was very patient and passionate. I had a great time, and the chocolates were
TDVC
TDVC
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Fun and practical workshop!
Cathy was fun and shared knowledgeable information in a very casual, practical and informative way. I learned some
saratT3137WI
saratT3137WI
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A chocolate journey your taste buds will love!
Such a fun tour with Cathy. She is so passionate and knowledgeable, not only about making chocolate but also the i
ChiaraF1616
ChiaraF1616
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Triumph of senses
Amazing experience for the mind, the heart and my taste buds! I never thought tasting chocholate could be such a di
marcolP411WJ
marcolP411WJ
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Fun activity and very informative!
We did Cathy’s workshop and tour as a team building activity with colleagues. It was very fun, informative and we g
ADorothyA
ADorothyA
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Great experience with great tour guide
Cathy is an amazing tour guide and host!! She explains the core elements of chocolate with great passion and is on
EmilyinBelgium
EmilyinBelgium
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Best tour in Brussels!!!
I've lived in Brussels for 5 years and we decided to try the Artisanal Chocolate tasting tour with Cathy when my mo
Susan V
Susan V
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Coca Journey is A Must-Do In Brussels
Our group of 4 friends gathered in Brussels for one day -- and a chocolate tour guided by Cathy was the perfect way
Swimmin_Mama
Swimmin_Mama
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Put this tour on the top of your to-do list!!!
Belgium is known for it's chocolates, and what better way to learn more about quality chocolates than with a tastin
447janek
447janek
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Kid Friendly Chocolate Workshop
Cathy was so patient with my 5 year old and 1.5 year old. My daughter had a blast mixing and decorating her medalli
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