Theo Chocolate
Theo Chocolate
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsWine Tours & Tastings
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Make your visit to Seattle even more delicious with a stop at the Theo Chocolate Flagship Store, conveniently located in Fremont. We’ll make your visit a decadent one with samples of our organic and fair trade chocolate. Shop the widest variety of Theo treats, including exclusive items made by hand in our Confection Kitchen: from the fan-favorite Big Daddy (a chocolate-covered s’more treat) to a confection box filled with your choice of caramels, ganache and more. Indulge even more and join us for an In-Store Tasting or the Exploring Chocolate: Taste and Learn, two guided experiences that will satisfy your curiosity and your sweet tooth! About Theo: Life gets more delicious when you add chocolate, and truly delicious chocolate starts with high quality ingredients and leaves a positive impact. Every ingredient we use is carefully chosen to ensure it's not only delicious but meets our organic and fair trade commitments. The result? Truly delicious, boldly flavorful chocolate.
Seattle, Washington

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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KendianaJones
Burien, WA167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
With so many chocolatiers in the Seattle area, I wasn’t sure which to choose for a Valentine’s Day date. But my wife prefers Theo chocolate, so that’s where we went for a tour.

We had previously toured a farm in Hawaii, and seen cocao trees, sampling the seed pod mucilage fresh. But we hadn’t been to a factory. The process was quite interesting. All of Theo’s chocolate is made in this one tiny century-old building. When we were there, the equipment was not operating; it was being cleaned. But a video showed the plant in operation. Our guide Amalia did a great job of answering our questions. She stopped the video repeatedly to point out the equipment featured in the video. It was all visible from the viewing room.
And of course, there were numerous samples of chocolate to be had.

Theo is a special company. They were the first to use fair-trade sourced cacao. They use shaved vanilla beans rather than extract, which makes it safe for people with corn allergies. And they listen to their customer suggestions. We were pretty impressed.

I wasn’t too impressed by the prices in the gift shop (even factoring in the tour discount), but decided that the overall experience was still worth a rating of Excellent.

Tip: Our “Factory Experience” was at 3:00 on a weekday, and there were just four of us (out of a maximum 21). When we finished an hour later, the waiting room was packed. If you can, sign up for a time slot with fewer people in it. It will make for a more pleasurable tour.
Written February 20, 2023
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ChitownMama1
Chicago, IL15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Our Free Seattle Walking Tour Guide suggested that my friend and I check out this tour. We were so glad that we did! We used Google maps to guide us from downtown Seattle to this little gem via the bus. The tour was a great addition to our Seattle sites. We sampled LOTs of chocolate, learned a little about the process, and got to see a nice area away from the general touristy spots. Just be forewarned....the 20% off coupon that they give you is only really worth it if you buy the more specialty items in the store. You can get many of the standard chocolate bars in grocery stores in Seattle cheaper.
Written September 23, 2022
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triplover42
Glendale, CA76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I have been on other chocolate tours before, but this one definitely deepened my understanding of and appreciation for quality chocolate, especially the dark kind. It starts with a presentation about Theo, cacao beans and fair trade. Then you move to a sort of glass room in the middle of the factory floor where you can see all the different machines. We tasted cacao nibs, saw them in their fresh ground state, and tasted several kinds of chocolate from 85% dark to 70% to milk. Then we moved to the gift shop where there were more free samples and 20% off for tour participants.

There were three kids on the tour and they all seemed to enjoy. Masks were encouraged but not required. Many of us just pulled them down to pop in the chocolate and just pulled them back up again.
Written August 17, 2022
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Susan M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
So many people who live in Seattle don’t know about this fun experience. If you love chocolate, the tour is a must do. At the time of this review, the cost is $12 per person and worth every penny. Parking can be a challenge (although their registration emails warn you) so go early. The tour starts with a little background of the cacao beans and how they grow and are processed, plus how dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate are made. All of their chocolate is fair trade. You also get a chance to see inside the factory and all the machinery. The best part — if you love chocolate — is the extensive tasting experience! Theo’s forte is dark chocolate and they combine it with a variety of interesting flavors like mint, raspberry, sea salt. Don’t miss their handmade confections (like a truffle) filled with rich ganache and incredible fresh flavors. They use real mint, not artificial flavoring, in their mint confections. It took me back to picking fresh mint as a kid from the yard. When you do the tour, you get a discount in their factory store! Go on your own, with friends, or take out of town visitors! You can’t go wrong. #theochocolate
Written May 2, 2022
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Seattleite83
San Francisco, CA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We did the kids chocolate story time tour (combination book reading + factory tour experience customized for kids) with our kids, ages 7 and 3, and they had a great time. The book reading was very well done and the tour was quite interesting. Our tour guide, Aaron, was not only the author of the book but was also really fantastic with our kids, who really enjoyed the tour and the many chocolate samples that were given out.

The chocolate itself is also fantastic - we bought a lot in the factory store on the way out. I appreciate that although Theo's is local artisan chocolate and delicious, it's quite reasonably priced at $4/bar, and the factory store has great discounts like $10 for a 1 lb bag of broken chocolate - in contrast to San Francisco, where local artisan chocolate is often $10/bar or more.
Written September 13, 2022
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Elaine in Seattle
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This was my first time to visit as I had chocoholic visitors from Southern California. Pierce was an enthusiastic and entertaining guide. We learned a lot about the cacao processing and fermentation and enjoyed tasting all the different chocolates. I had purchased Theo Chocolate bars as gifts before because we like to support local businesses, but having the variety of flavors and the different percentages of chocolate at one time and one location was well worth the price of the tour.
Written October 17, 2022
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Meridian H
Oak Park, IL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Great “digestible” tour! Informative without being sales-y or dry. Great tour guide who even loves the company so much they share recipes on the website! The samples were delectable on tour and in retail store. Would definitely recommend to any chocolate lover, but especially those who appreciate dark chocolate and interesting flavors. Great neighborhood to explore before/after as well.
Written May 23, 2022
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Pat L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
"Factory tours" aren't what you might expect - most of the processes happen inside machines. So it's almost like a slide show, with a little video. But our guide (Ian?) really knew his stuff, and is very personable and fun to listen to. Lots of samples; almost all dark chocolate, but that's what I like so that was fine for me. More samples than I could eat because I don't eat lots of chocolate. They give you a coupon for 20% off the store prices. We were fortunate that they had bags of broken bars for $10/pound - I snatched up five of those for gifts! And believe me, it is high quality chocolate and the recipients were thrilled!
Written August 1, 2022
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Marci E
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I set up a private virtual tasting with 15 co-workers for last week. The process was very easy and the staff walked me through the entire process. Everyone received their kits on time and Pierce did a great job on our virtual tasting meeting. So interesting and fun!
Written December 5, 2022
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Linda K
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We had the most fabulous tour guide. He was amusing, interactive and knowledgeable. He set the tone from the beginning by encouraging us to ask questions and touch things. He also shared that he is autistic and would not be looking us in the eye. Awesome. The interaction with the crowd probably taught our kids more than about the chocolate.
Written March 28, 2023
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