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.