Agapey Chocolate Factory
Agapey Chocolate Factory
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Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Located in the heart of downtown, let the chocolate aroma lure you to visit the only artisan chocolate maker on the island. Come and explore the rich history of chocolate with illustrative exhibits and antique vintage machinery and even explore, taste and learn the traditional way of chocolate making on special limited tours.
Bridgetown, Barbados

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NauticalStripes88
Redhill, UK181 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Stopped for ice cream while exploring Bridgetown. I had the chocolate (of course!!) and my other half had the rum caramel. All ice cream is vegan and incredibly delicious.

We didn’t do a tour or anything ( not sure if they were running?) but worth a stop for ice cream. Sadly didn’t buy any chocolate as wasn’t sure it would make it back on the bus and to our hotel without melting.
Written September 28, 2021
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kimjs
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
Nov 2011
I think we were on the first tour so I guess I will offer a bit more information. The 3 of us did the chocolate factory tour and there was another couple from the cruise ship. We were staying at Bougainvilla in the south and we drove there - pretty easy drive except downtown can get complicated but just follow the coast up. The couple said they paid $20us roundtrip but they could have walked. Anyway, the tour was great. My son who is 15 enjoyed it but thought it could have been a bit longer. They had really old machinery from Europe and Derrick, the owner showed us how each of them worked - the big round machine with stone wheels was grinding chocolate (melangeur), I thought the roasting machine was most interesting. We got to taste a variety of chocolate like a tasting course and their sugar (wow, their sugar tasted so different). Totally worth the $10us, I would highly recommend it.
Written November 18, 2011
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James J
Nashville, TN128 contributions
May 2012 • Friends
This was our first time on Barbados. After getting through the gauntlet of aggressive taxi drivers on the pier and cruise terminal area, the four of us walked to the Agapey Chocolate Factory. We enjoyed the intimate tour and detailed breakdown of how chocolate is made. Out of the things we could have done in Barbados, we are glad we chose to do this tour. Hint: This tour takes place in a portion of a large warehouse. There is no A/C. Dress comfortably.
Written May 30, 2012
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Phatbloke
London, UK592 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Chocolate Factory Tour - Agapey - Bridgetown Barbados
As this was listed as the number one attraction on TA and my wife loves chocolate we had to visit here during our stay in Barbados. Donald, the owner, only runs the tour about twice a week so I would recommend booking and printing off the directions and map as it is very difficult to find. It is on an industrial estate on the outskirts of Bridgetown on the road out to Holetown, near the Kensington Oval but don't let that put you off. As luck would have it it was raining the morning we had booked so we didn't feel we were missing any sun but it would have been worth it anyway. 
We started the tour with some tastings of sugar and chocolate so we could appreciate the quality of the ingredients used, I can't help thinking that Donald found this part a bit of a chore and sales is not really his forte. However, he did shine when showing us the machines  and processes used and his training in engineering shone through here. 
We got to run through and see the whole process and at the end we had an opportunity to purchase some of the gorgeous chocolate at a reduced rate, yum.  I have to admit I was surprised at how highly rated a chocolate tour  was but it was a fun morning and I would recommend it as a change from the beach and rum shops.
Written June 4, 2012
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SusieO1957
Appleton, WI338 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
Hubby and I were on a 7 day Southern Caribbean cruise the week before Christmas. Our chosen tour in Barbados was the Agapey Chocolate Factory and it was wonderful! Derek, the owner, was so friendly and knowledgable and made us feel so welcome there. You could tell he loved his job and was so proud of his product.

He spoke about each step of making chocolate and showed us how each machine worked and where the machine came from. We had a tasting of many different chocolates from around the World, plus we got to crack open and taste a cocoa bean.

The tour is not long so you are able to do some shopping afterwards and it is very close to the cruise terminal that you can walk there if you don't mind walking on a grassy path for about 10 minutes.

We left there feeling like we were really entertained, enlightened and met someone that truly cared about the product he was making not just to make a profit, but to make a truly wonderful tasting chocolate!
Written December 29, 2011
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MonikafromSurrey
Surrey, England2,225 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
No visit to Barbados is complete without a stop at a factory shop in Bridgetown. The manager is so friendly and chatty. We’ve tried different flavours over the years but rum caramel is a clear winner for us. We’ll definitely be back next time.
The website is pretty useful and features all available flavours.
Enjoy dark chocolate with a Bajan twist. Genius!
Written May 5, 2018
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Jake23
New Jersey6,523 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Great tour and chocolate tasting. You are able to sample all of the chocolates Agapey makes during the tour as well as getting a first hand look at how all of the chocolate is made. I found this to be a wonderful experience and one I would absolutely do again.
Written January 4, 2016
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Bob S
Queen Creek, AZ41 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
My wife and I visited Agapey Chocolate Factory while on a cruise. Location was within walking distance of the pier. Derrick, the owner, gave a wonder presentation with tons of excellent information and plenty of taste testing at different stages of the process. This is a must do when visiting Barbados. I wish Derrick would find a distributor in the US since the chocolate we bought after the tour went fast. Thanks Agapey for an exceptional experience and some GREAT chocolate.
Written June 28, 2012
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Jonathan F
Big Lake, MN553 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Couldn't decide on an excursion for Barbados so we decided to book at Agapey Chocolate Factory and walk up from the pier. The tour is not only informative, but in small groups extremely interactive. You learn the difference in the sugar used to sweeten.,.origin and properties of beans. Derrick also runs you through the process of making chocolate...from the roasting of the whole cocoa beans to the crush and refining into chocolate bars. High quality chocolate bars the result. If at all possible I would recommend you purchase some while you are at the factory. We missed out because we had another tour and thought we would be able to buy some at a local shop. Our tour ran late so we missed the opportunity. Most likely the best tour value experience on the island! Highly recommended.
Written May 20, 2012
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Francine N
Copiague, NY291 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
We visited the Agapey factory and found the tour very informative, interesting and different from the same-old, same-old when you visit islands. It's very reasonably priced and the samples were yummy. I'd highly recommend this for those that love chocolate and would like to know the process of how it goes from bean to bar. It's an easy walk from the ship, under 10 minutes.
Written December 29, 2011
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