Che'il Mayan Products

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Dale-Loretta
Loganville, GA59 contributions
5 generations first time to Belize
Jul 2021 • Family
Interesting & engaging tour where you participated in making a chocolate bar sample. Well done & entertaining for teens through senior adults. Recommend if you’re in the area. Chocolate items in gift shop reasonably priced.
Written July 4, 2021
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Camrie Madsen
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Awesome chocolate farm tour
May 2021
We had a great time here. Julio was very accommodating when our rental car broke down just before our scheduled tour - we were able to make it a bit late and he helped rearrange us so that we could still see both the cacao farm and the chocolate making demo. It was an awesome experience and really great chocolate!
Written June 15, 2021
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Hannah
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Best chocolate ever! Authentic, Fun & Informative Tour
Jun 2019 • Family
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Belize.

Julio is the owner of this little company that employs 8 workers. He is passionate about making chocolate and supporting local farmers so that it is a win-win for everyone.

He explained the cacao bean fermenting process along with a demo of how to make the chocolate from the roasted bean. We each took a turn grinding the beans into chocolate. We also toured a cacao farm where we got to learn more about the growing process.

The best part --- that was the best damn chocolate I've ever had!
Written June 27, 2019
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Grace
Seattle, WA15 contributions
Support local organic farming!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Fun and informative tour even if you don’t like chocolate! One of the farmers walked us through some of their crop and explained the harvest process. We got to try the actual fruit of the cocoa as well, tastes a bit like mango actually. The farm has been passed on through family generations and produces top quality organic chocolate, no pesticides and all harvested through hard honest work! Woo! The chocolate making demonstration was just as fantastic. You get to try the bean through every stage of processing and help grind the nibs on a traditional Mayan stone. Then you eat a chocolate bar you helped to make. Also right next door is a great little gift shop the Mayan Women’s Center, we found some treasures here! It’s also much more cost effective to call them directly and schedule a tour rather than booking through a resort. It’s only $15USD per person and you can drive there or hire a taxi driver if you have enough people in your group to defray that cost. Our taxi from Placencia was $125USD. Definitly worth a visit while you’re in the area!
Written March 24, 2019
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Ted K
Portland, OR69 contributions
Chocolate from cacao farm to candy bar
Jan 2019 • Couples
I was surprised how much I enjoyed walking through the cacao farm, seeing the trees and pods, and talking with the farmer, then visiting the "factory" just down the road and watching (and participating in) a demonstration of making chocolate--start to finish--ending with tasting our own product. While we actually didn't see any factory, seeing the conversion from cacao pods to beans, to nibs, to grinding on a metate into liquid, to pouring into molds and cooling, was fascinating. This is definitely a third-world experience. The guide did a fine job explaining everything.
Written February 12, 2019
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Donna S
Brazoria, TX26 contributions
Educational
Nov 2018
As a chocoholic I was anxious to learn all about chocolate. The tour was fascinating. Now I appreciate chocolate even more. Be sure to bring bug spray and be sure you are well covered before heading into the fields.
Written November 9, 2018
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TanyaOkemos
Brookfield, WI100 contributions
Fun to see the plants and make chocolate bars
Apr 2018 • Family
The tour starts off with seeing the plants and showing the pods where the cocoa beans come from (get to put some in your mouth). Then, the chocolate making process starts. The guides explains the process and each person crushes the beans to create the chocolate. The chocolate is then made into bars to eat. It was a fun and informative tour. We bought chocolate nibs and chocolate tea from the gift shop to take home with us.
Written April 21, 2018
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Crystal L
Sylvan Lake, Canada56 contributions
Delicious and informative
Mar 2018 • Friends
What a fantastic tour! Very reasonably priced. Loved going to the farm and seeing how cocoa beans are grown and harvested as well as how they taste. Then to participate in making chocolate by hand on a very old stone was so incredible. The owner is such a nice man who obviously enjoys what he does and loves to pass along his story and knowledge. Don’t miss out on this tour!
Written April 17, 2018
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Robin S
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Awesome Chocolate Tour Experience
Feb 2018 • Family
My 7 year old son and I joined in a tour at Che’il and had a great time. Both the farm tour and the factory tour were interesting. Julio did a great job conveying his passion for what he does and my son and I had a super time making (and eating) the chocolate.
Written February 18, 2018
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earsm
Yadkinville73 contributions
Take this Chocolate tour.
Jul 2017 • Friends
This was amazing. We learned how to make chocolate Mayan style. Julio provided great detail about the process of taking the cocoa beans from the tree (grown across the street by his brother) through the entire process. Che'il is made by hand, from scratch. We even got to taste the chocolate bars when finished. Be sure to take some of the chocolate products home, such as nibs and powder.
Written August 3, 2017
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