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“Chocoholic heaven”

Whetstone Chocolates
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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: Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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338 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Chocoholic heaven”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is the second time we've taken the tour of the chocolate factory. It provides and interesting history of chocolate and how it is made. It was interesting watching the manufacturing process and the tour guide Tiffany R. was informative. the highlight, of course, is the sampling room.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Mike353632
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good tour, delicious chocolate”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great tour starting with the history of chocolate and then going through the history of Whetsone's, how chocolate is currently made, a tour of the small "factory" and lots of samples (with good explanations about the differences between them). We had fun. I think $8 was a little too much, but it did come with a coupon if you are planning on buying chocolate afterwards.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Colormecrafty
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Davenport, Florida
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“delicious chocolates and terrific tour”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We thorougly enjoyed the tour of this chocolate company. We learned the difference between artisan and OTC chocolate. To confirm this, we were treated to several different pieces of chocolate. Our tour guide, Tiffany R., was very knowledgeable, informative, and enthusiastic. We did buy some candy to take home as well as a gelato to enjoy at the end of our wonderful tour.

Visited July 2013
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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was a wonderful tour - we got to tease each other about our hair nets while we walked over to the factory from the shop.
At the factory, we learned about processing chocolate from cocoa beans into yummy candy. The kids loved getting to smell cocoa beans and we tasted everything from milk chocolate to super-dark chocolate. We saw pretzels getting draped in chocolatey goodness and candies getting wrapped.
It was a great tour for all ages!

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great tour for chocolate lovers”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

I, being a chocolate lover, enjoyed this tour very much! And it's really not that expensive. The tour lasts about an hour and it's very interesting. You learn about cocoa beans and how chocolate is made. You even get to go into the factory and watch the workers making the chocolate. Along the way you get free samples of all different types of chocolate which was awesome. I loved them all! I would recommend this to anyone and their chocolate is delishious!


Visited July 2013
1 Thank Georgia K
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