Cacao
Factory Tours
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physio2
Campbell River, Canada324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
The staff give a short free tour on the history of Mayan chocolate making which includes information, artefacts, & a demonstration on how the chocolate is made. There are approximately 10 unique flavours to choose from as well as bath & body products made from cacao. The prices are reasonable too.
Written January 13, 2014
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Jurgen D
Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
While searching for a restaurant we passed the cacao factory, a very friendly miss pointed us in the right direction, and asked us to visit the cacao factory after dinner, we where already occupied that night but we went back a few days later.
During the tour she explained us full of passion what cacao is all about, it was a realy interesting story of the history of cacao, told by someone who realy love what she's doing, it was a pleasure to listen to. And it got even better with the tasting afterwards! Seeing we are from Belgium where chocolate is one of our proudest products, it was realy nice to see the whole process that comes to making cacoa. Even if you don't like chocolate, it's still a nice place to go to, when you have a half hour to spare.
Written October 20, 2014
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Fernando L
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
This is a must when visiting Valladolid! The best tasting chocolate in all of Mexico! Don't forget the chocolate cookies! Buy a dozen! You wont regret it!
Written March 3, 2018
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JayVivaItalia
Ottawa, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
This is a chocoholic's dream! Inside its colourful colonial facade, you will find warm and friendly people eagerly awaiting to guide you through a short free museum tour to learn about the origin of mayan chocolate (the birthplace of chocolate), a demonstration of how it was made back in the day, and a free offering of some delightful samples. The tequila chocolate is my favourite, and try the original hot chocolate in the charming adjacent cafe courtyard. WOW! Warning: You will be spoiled forever.
Written March 11, 2017
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cypher123487
London, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Found this place after getting a bit lost but it was really good and so glad we went. You get a mini tour which explains the history of mayan chocolate and then are able to taste loads of different types of cacao.

We bought some in the end to take back and found this experience really friendly and informative.

Tip: take mexican pesos
Written December 3, 2016
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DJSmit6
Palm Coast, FL39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
Tucked away on a corner of Friars street about halfway between main square and convent. You get a no frills tour of the steps involved in preparing cocoa pods for eating and drinking. In addition, they offer a sample of a half dozen or so different flavored chocolates. Naturally they are available for sale in larger quantities. We had a hot chocolate in the little cafe while talking to one of staff.
Written November 17, 2016
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AdrienneLL
Santa Barbara, CA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We stopped in today for a quick tour, taste and followed it up with drinking hot chocolate next door. The tour was informative and fun, followed by samples of all their chocolate. The gals were friendly and helpful. It made our day to stop here! We bought several boxes for our family and friends back home. Thanks for a great experience!
Written October 16, 2016
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Staceyinsocal
San Diego, CA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
The tour was fun and the chocolate was even better! Yes, it is pricier than you'd expect, but its handmade and ridiculously good!

We brought back quite a few bars and boxes as gifts that people went crazy for.

TRY THE OREGANO CHOCOLATE OMG MY LIFE IS CHANGED
Written February 8, 2016
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cucharaloca
Dublin, Ireland28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Don't bring your wife! My wife spent $74US on chocolate. In fairness it's delicious but maybe not $74 delicious. Great to hear about the history of chocolate.
Written December 23, 2015
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Brittany
Winnipeg, Canada3,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
I was wandering around Valladolid on the afternoon of November 15th and stumbled upon this small chocolate museum located along the charming and quiet diagonal street known as Calzada de los Frailes on the way towards the Convent de San Bernardino de Siena.

I stepped inside and was greeted by a very friendly and welcoming woman. There was already a group of people inside who were just about to go on a tour, so I joined them. The female guide who gave the tour told us all about the history and origins of chocolate, how the Mayans used it and its importance to them, and how it has changed over the years. She showed us various artifacts and photos in the small museum and explained the meaning of them and the process of turning the cacao bean into chocolate. The guide was knowledgeable, captivating, and entertaining. She also spoke at least three languages (English, Spanish, French and probably more) fluently and gave her spiels in all three as we had group members from Mexico, France and Canada.

At the end of the tour, we got to sample a variety of authentic Mayan chocolates in different flavours, from honey to pure cacao to mint to vanilla to cinnamon to spicy to milk and more. They were all so unique and delicious!

After the tasting, you are invited to look around the small store with a variety of chocolate products. You could purchase small boxes of the authentic Mayan chocolate in all flavours for 85 pesos, and they also sold chocolate shampoo, hair conditioner, body lotion and other things.

In addition, the tour and tasting was completely free! The tour lasted about 20-30 minutes. I ended up buying a box of chocolates (they make great gifts for family and friends) because I really wanted to support this place.

The tour was super informative. I learned a lot and I also really enjoyed the chocolate tasting at the end! There is also a small restaurant/café attached to the factory where you can purchase cacao-based drinks and treats. I definitely plan to check this place out next time I am in Valladolid!

This place is definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended!
Written December 16, 2015
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