AJAW Chocolate & Crafts

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AJAW Chocolate & Crafts
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AJAW Chocolate & Craft is a locally owned local attraction demonstrating the process of making chocolate drink. It is a hands-on experience and you taste organic chocolate. Sample it and take with you a rich organic chocolate bar.
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TravelingFamilyTrip
Chicago, IL167 contributions
Make your own chocolate and taste it.
May 2021
I really enjoyed the visit. I got to try my hand at grinding the cacao nibs into chocolate, as well as tasting the final product in the traditional way. They do a good job of explaining the process of making chocolate. I was glad I stopped.
Written June 20, 2021
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Lenny2299
Washington DC, DC721 contributions
Check out how chocolate is made.
Jun 2021
Adrian was an excellent guide. Turned out the farm was down the road from our hotel so he met us there. He is very passionate about Belize Cacao and explained a lot about the trees and the fruit. This farm is a small experiment and what looks like haphazard planting is actually to give the trees the beat chance for growth. Went back and took the class as well. Their dark chocolate is amazing. Plan on eating it there since it is too hot to pack to take home.
Written June 17, 2021
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Jeremy T
Irvington, NY19 contributions
Educational and Delicious!
Jun 2021
Our farm tour and chocolate tasting at AJAW was one of the highlights of our week in Belize - and with a chocolatier as a wife, that's saying a lot! First and foremost, they were friendly and engaging throughout, which made our time relaxing and fun.

The tour started on their educational farm, where we learned about Belizean food culture in general, not to mention the historical and modern approaches to cultivating cacao trees and beans. We had the opportunity to taste raw cocoa when Adrian cut a pod off a tree.

The second part of the tour was back at the AJAW location in San Ignacio, where we ground roasted beans to a paste, added some hot water, and enjoyed the ancient Mayan drinking chocolate - not to be confused with hot chocolate, or chocolate milk, or anything else!

If you even remotely consider yourself a foodie, you MUST check out this trip!
Written June 14, 2021
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teawithhd
Boston, MA67 contributions
Must see chocolate experience in Belize!
Jun 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience! The most delicious chocolate I’ve ever tasted. It was so interesting and educational to learn more about the process of how chocolate is made. The owner/guides were so sweet and made the experience great.
Written June 11, 2021
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USCKaboom
New York City, NY5,115 contributions
Delicious and informative
Apr 2021 • Solo
Had a lot of fun on these great tour. Started off with a visit to a small cacao farm nearby town. Learned a lot about agricultural techniques for growing cacao. Got to try a fresh coconut. And try raw cacao seeds which were delicious. Back at the shop I learned about the Mayan techniques for drinking cacao. Very informative and friendly. Highly recommend.
Written May 17, 2021
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Ariel C
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Very cool experience!
May 2021
Very cool experience! Loved our guides! We did this as a part of a larger tour but loved this individual stop and thought it was a great way to end our day!
Written May 15, 2021
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Indelisa
Redwood City, CA74 contributions
Absolutely MUST DO experience in Belize!
Apr 2021
Absolutely MUST DO experience in Belize! You will taste the cocoa bean in every stage from the freshly opened pod to the retail chocolate bar, while the Mayan proprietor shares his expertise on the process. Amazing!!

I loved the first taste with the soft white membrane around the cocoa bean, which was sweet and tart like gummy candy. You realize the bean/seed starts out fairly bitter, but watch in fascination to what happens to the seemingly dry material as it is ground on volcanic stones.

Utterly fascinating and delicious!
Written May 7, 2021
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Chris A
Hampshire, UK73 contributions
What a great experience
Mar 2020
Wasn’t sure what to expect but this is a really interesting experience. You get to learn how chocolate is made, and it won’t be anything like you think it is! And get to make your own very yummy chocolate drink.
Written April 21, 2020
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Steven I
16 contributions
yummy chocolate drink
Mar 2020
Enjoyed this place. They walked us through the various steps of how chocolate was made starting from the cacao bean to the grinding it into powder on using obsidian mortar and pestle.
Written March 22, 2020
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Ioana R
19 contributions
Cacao!! Chocolate and a tour!!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Having some time to spare on our last day in San Ignacio, we decided to go and take this small tour (1 hour)and glad we did it.. it’s located in the downtown of the city, inside a house, where the welcoming hosts teach you a little history about chocolate and Mayan cacao culture !! You get to make your own chocolate drink, grind your own cacao beans and listen to some interesting stories !!
Written March 12, 2020
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