In search of an adventure? Here is the perfect list of incredible chocolate destinations from across the world.
Fruition Chocolate Works New York, USA
Located in upstate New York, right on the edge of the gorgeous Ashokan reservoir, Fruition Chocolate Works offers the perfect stop off after a day exploring. A small-batch craft chocolate company with streams of award winning chocolate, their shop and cafe is certainly worth a visit.
Fruition – More information
Location: 3091 State Route 28, Shokan, NY 12481 – USA
How to get there: Car is best, but if not there’s a Trailways bus to Woodstock or Kingston and then it would be possible to Uber or Lyft (though those services are a little more sparse where we are)
What’s included: They have a retail shop and hot chocolate cafe with a viewing window that showcases their confectionery kitchen. You’ll have the opportunity to chat to their lovely staff and buy their wonderful chocolate.
Times: Their shop is open daily 9am-5pm
For further information visit www.fruitionchocolateworks.com
French Broad Chocolate Ashville, North Carolina, USA
Established in 2003, French Broad have been perfecting their chocolate craft for nearly 20 years! Their striking chocolate lounge towers above you in the busy streets of central Ashville. Just a short drive north and you reach their brilliant factory.
French Broad – More information
Location: Factory: 821 Riverside Dr #199, Asheville, NC 28801, United States
Lounge: 10 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, United States
How to get there: By car/ public transport (car is best for visiting the factory)
Tour times: Tours run daily – the exact times are listed on their website
Tour length: 1 hour
What’s included: The chance to learn about cacao and post harvest process, the people and places from which it comes from, walk through a working chocolate factory and learn about the process of bean-to-bar chocolate making. And of course, taste chocolate!
How to book: Via their website
Restrictions: No pets allowed. Kids tours are available once a week.
Special benefits: Every tour guest receives a coupon for 10% off purchases that day at the Chocolate Factory & Cafe, and Chocolate Lounge.
Mucho Chocolates Mexico City, Mexico
Ever wanted to go to a chocolate museum? Mucho chocolates are answering your wishes with their brilliant and informative craft chocolate museum.
Mucho – More information
Location: Mexico City
How to get there: Metro, Metrobus, bicycle, car (There is street parking with metres)
Tour times: Monday-Sunday 11am – 4pm (In Spanish) – English tours have to be reserved in advance
Tour length: 1 hour +
What’s included: The Mucho Museum – Where you can take part in seasonal workshops, traditional Mexican Chocolate workshops and tastings. You’ll get the chance to see the diversity of Mexican craft chocolate and cacao products for sale, books, design objects.
Cost: For a museum ticket: MXP$75 (Around US$ 3.50). Workshops from: MXP$150-$750 (about US$7.50-US$35)
How to book: Here – firstname.lastname@example.org
Restrictions: No age restrictions. Pets only allowed in their patio area.
Special benefits: If you let them know you were referred from Cocoa Runners – you’ll receive 2 for 1 museum tickets!
Fu Wan Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Visit this magical chocolate resort in the south of Taiwan – including chocolate store, chocolate factory, restaurant, and villas with pools. Stay in chocolate paradise and take part in some amazing tours!
Fu Wan – More information
Location: Ping Tung County
How to get there: For public transpiration, take bus NO.9117 from High Speed Rail in Zuoying , Kaohsiung and you will arrive at the bus station in Donggang, take a 10-min walk and you’re there!
Tour times: Morning: 10:00am/ 11:00am
Afternoon: 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
At Fu Wan you can choose from two tours:
Tree-To-bar Chocolate Tour
What’s included: On this tour, you’ll understand the process of chocolate producing. You’ll be shown everything about cacao and chocolate, from the harvest section, drying area, to our Dream Factory.
Cost: $100 NTD per person (Group size: min. 6)
Trying to be a chocolate expert? This is the tour you wouldn’t want to miss!
What’s included: You will be able to learn everything about the chocolate, history, chocolate producing, and the most popular event – chocolate tasting.
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $600 NTD per person (Group size: min. 6)
How to book:
Phone +886 8 835 1555
Message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FUWANCHOCOLATE/
Conexion Quito, Ecuador
An amazing opportunity to explore the entire chocolate production line from its origins! Conexions chocolate based in Ecuador host wonderful chocolate expeditions – if you’re feeling adventurous, now is your time!
Conexion – More information
Location: Quito, Ecuador
How to get there: flight
Tour dates: various pre-arranged dates – upcoming May 27th to June 3rd, 2022
Tour length: 8 Days, 7 Nigths
What’s included: Visit cacao plantations cooperatives,, cacao producers, taste cacao beans, visit cacao collection centers, talk to the farmers, (translation available all the time), visit nacional cacao museums, taste chocolate all the way, visit local markets, relaxin times at hot springs, and birdwatching or gong for rafting, sharing experiences and enjoy the tour.
How to book: Visit their website, places can be booked up to 5 days before the start date
Special benefits: 5% discount for Cocoa Runners customers