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The Beach Chocolate Factory

Local #127 The Village Commercial Center | The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
+506 4701 0536
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We highly recommend the workshop. I did it with my family which includes a 3 and 4 year old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fredstravelingfun
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
Chocolate Workshop

Henrik certainly knows his Cocoa. We booked a private workshop and thoroughly enjoyed our time... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Nic J
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Blakeney, United Kingdom
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We offer artisan chocolate of high quality made from the best ingredients and Costa Rican cacao, harvested directly from our own farm - "tree-to-bar"! We also offer the popular interactive workshops during which you will learn everything you always wanted to know about the origin, history, nature and culture of cacao and chocolate! You will also participate in peeling fresh roasted cacao beans and turn them into your own personal chocolate treat!
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Local #127 The Village Commercial Center | The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend the workshop. I did it with my family which includes a 3 and 4 year old. Everyone was entertained and learned something. We wish Henrik the best.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Henrik certainly knows his Cocoa. We booked a private workshop and thoroughly enjoyed our time with Henrik and his team learning more about real Chocolate. Highly recommend you visit them if you love chocolate.

Thank Nic J
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We had a great chocolate experience with Henrik. We came with our two kids, ages 5 and 2, and it was fun for everyone. We learned a lot and the kids loved making their own chocolate!

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite adventures in Costa Rica. Henrik was knowledgeable, entertaining & a primo chocolate maker. There were 6 in our family group, everyone had chocolate questions & Henrik had show & tell answers for all of us. Learning about the chocolate making process...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

,What a wonderful 2 hours sitting under a huge tree, making chocolate. Henrik is so informative and fun at the same time. It was a very relaxing time and we were so glad we did this activity.

Thank Jill M
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

I was so glad we booked this educational tour with Henrik, he educated us on how chocolate is grown and made. We were able to get the cocoa beans, shell them and make our own chocolate. Definitely worth the time and money.

Thank Gina G
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

We took the workshop as a family (5 adults, three 6 year olds and a toddler) and Henrik was terrific....especially with the kids. This is a great experience for the kids AND the adults. Well worth while. Great chocolate, great fun.

Thank AllanBecker1
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

What a fun and interesting experience! A group of about 20 of us set up a chocolate-making workshop while staying in nearby Playa Conchal. Henrik was a charming host, and entertained us with lots of information about the cacao industry. We each made our own...More

Thank ml_one
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HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you very much! I love it when our guests engage 100% like you all did, congratulations to all of you - you are now chocolate makers! :)

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Henrik was awesome. So much knowledge about the cacao industry. Chocolate workshop was a hoot. Learned so much and even got to make our own chocolate delight. A must for any foodie

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Thank you for delighting our senses and minds with a sumptuous chocolate making experience. We spent a healthy couple of hours with our knowledgeable and charming host Henrik who regaled us with tales of chocolate's history and the workings of his chocolate production at the...More

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HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Well, thank YOU so much for visiting! Always a delight to share the wonders of cacao and chocolate with true aficionados and I do hope we will meet again!

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ixia416
November 6, 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
Yes, we are 100% gluten free, and at our workshop everyone gets to choose their own ingredients, i.e. you can go dairy free completely too.
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387adik
August 6, 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
Hi, the cost of the workshop depends. If you come to our place it will cost you $30 pp, or $35 pp if you want me to come to your villa or hotel.
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barbara o
July 26, 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
You are about 1 kilometer from us. If you click the map here on Tripadvisor you'll realize we are practically around the corner :)
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