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“GREAT CHOCOLATE”

Whetstone Chocolates
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$25.99*
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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Ranked #1 of 102 Shopping in St. Augustine
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: St. Augustine's "Original Chocolate Tour" led by Whetstone Chocolatiers. You will be introduced t the history and making of chocolate and the Whetstone story. A 4-tiered tasting distinguishes the characteristics of our dark, milk and white chocolate, cocoa nibs and more. Taste freshly made chocolates and confections while you walk through our factory. This tour is for the chocoholic with a discriminating palate searching for the subtleties that define artisan chocolates. A decandantly delicious experience!Whetstone Chocolate Factory and Store. Chocolate Tasting Tours available Monday through Sunday. Store hours Monday through Sunday 10am - 5:30pm.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Reviewed April 16, 2012

The chocolate is very tasty and delicious, but the tour is very lackluster. You walk through the "kitchen" which is not very big, and there are only a few machines...none of which were working when we toured (not producing). It was interesting to see the beginnings of chocolate, but it is all "lecture" and no hands-on. The chocolate tasting was nice. Be sure you buy your tickets from the trolley lines and save a few dollars. This tour can be missed, but don't overlook the chocolate store...expensive, but SO TASTY!

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

The guide was informative and gave a history of chocolate as well as an overview of the different types. You also get to sample about 5 pices of chocolate and do a tour of the factory. Good way to spend an hour.

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

kids and adults alike enjoyed this tasting tour!! I Love Lucy tie in a delight. our tourguide was so much fun (Kenny Rogers look alike!) and so good w/all. you do have to make reservations and there are $1 off coupons (adult only) in local coupon books. $2 off on your tasting sheet to be used in store afterwards. Dark choc's were wonderful! Got to see how they make Easter bunny's...solid and hollow. Sampled a sea shell in green wrap and it was citrusy, and wonderful! It was all good. We'd do it again. Is right next door to Winery and across from very good pizza at Carmelo's/Shell Station.

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

We had a great tour at the Whetstone. I really enjoyed the experience, including the free samples that we thoughtfully sampled. After our very interesting 45 minute tour, I asked the tour guide if if was possible to have some of the actual cocoa butter and nib (unhulled cocoa beans) to show my class for a lesson on chocolate making. I am a teacher and had been taking notes as well.
He was happy to accomodate my request.
It was a great tour...have fun!
p.s. I also appreciated him not allowing one guest to take her lap dog into the factory with her, due to health regulations.

1  Thank Fran V
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Eh. Their chocolates are overpriced and over rated

2  Thank Rita V
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