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“Great for all ages”
Review of Chocorart

Chocorart
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Owner description: CHOCORART is a family run ORGANIC CACAO FARM who grows Cacao in harmony with nature and produce all kind of ORGANIC CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS. We offer a CHOCOLATE TOUR ON OUR FARM which is a visit on our CACAO PLANTATION and our ARTESANAL CHOCOLATE PRODUCTION, from Monday to Friday at 3 pm. The Tour takes from 1,5 hour to 2 hours. On the main road in Playa Chiquita is our Chocolate Shop where you can reserve the Chocolate Tour or by all our Cacao products and other organic products like organic coffee etc. The shop is open from Monday to Friday the whole afternoon.
Los Angles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great for all ages”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We took our entire family through his tour and everyone loved it. From the kids who raptly watched thtoned-to-end process to the adults trying the varied fruits growing on the property and given out to try. (As Marco noted jokingly, he should rename it the chocolate and fruit tour)

The tour packs a lot into just 2 hours - a walk through the grounds, harvesting some pods, fermenting of the seeds, roasting, removal of the shells, grinding, mixing and, of course, sampling. All done in a hands-on manner as small cottage industries would have done it 150 years ago and as Marco does it now. Of course he also provides background on other aspects of the chocolate industry - such as the methods used in more commercial manufacturing.

And, of course finally there is the sampling. Fans of dark chocolate will love the samples provided on the tour. We certainly did, and subsequently bought a substantial fraction of the inventory available at the store.

Visited August 2012
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“If you love chocolate...go and make your own from scratch.”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The owner, Marcus, takes you on a two our journey into the history of chocolate. You walk through the cocoa plantation learning about far more than just the cocoa trees and how the chocolate is processed. This outfit uses ancient methods to make their chocolate. You get to taste the gel around the beans...delicious, you follow the primitive fermenting and drying process, you learn about and taste fruits you never knew existed. We did. Then you roast and crush cocoa beans, separate the nibs using wind and he crushes the nibs to rough powder using a volcanic stone. next you get a chance to grind the nibs into a base chocolate fudge like mass. This is mixed with caramelized raw sugar to make base chocolate. You sample this over banana. Excellent. This is a great experience for families as well. There were children along and they were fascinated. I thought it was expensive at first, but not in the end.

Visited August 2012
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