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- 76%Local Culture
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 67%History Buffs
- 66%Family Travelers
- 59%Luxury Travelers
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- Theo ChocolateMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Nov 08, 2013
A magical place where you can indulge your love of chocolate without getting hassled by oompa loompas! Yes, they are known for fair trade, high quality, organic, yadda yadda ya, but let's face it, if the chocolate wasn't so good, this place wouldn't be so popular. I have to admit I went on the tour really just because I knew there would be free samples, but I was surprised at how interesting I found the non chocolate eating part of the tour to be...the history of chocolate, differences in chocolate from various countries and the processes that go into making superior chocolate. Yes, there were more free samples than I could handle, but it was also educational. If you are looking for something different to do, this makes the list.Recommended for:
- Theo ChocolateMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 26, 2013
The beautiful thing about the Theo Chocolate Company is the way it presents some of the highest quality bars and bonbons without ever seeming unapproachable or pretentious. While most chocolatiers buy ready-made bars to make their candy, Theo buys raw cocoa beans from fair trade farms around the world, then roasts them in-house. Their dark chocolate bars are delicious, but everyone should try some of Theo's single-origin bars to taste the difference between cocoa from various regions around the world. Definitely take the factory tour if you have the chance.Recommended for:
- Theo ChocolateMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12First to ReviewDec 14, 2012
A chocolate factory automatically gets major points for being a chocolate factory. This place, though, really over-exceeded my expectations. Fair-trade, certified organic, high quality and really unique flavors. What's not to love?
One the highlights of my trip to Seattle!
- Theo ChocolateMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodiesOct 04, 2013
The Theo Chocolate Factory is the big brick building, and, oh, it’s heaven, it’s just heaven. Eat free samples until you can’t. Buy something if you really need to. And for a truly special occasion take the official factory tour where you’ll learn more about chocolate than you thought there was to know and try more flavors than you thought they had. Make advance reservations for the official tour, especially on summer weekends.Recommended for:
- Theo ChocolateJul 05, 2012
Visiting the Theo chocolate factory is the closest I've come to experiencing the joy I think Augustus Gloop must have felt when he waddled into Wonka's Candyland.
Virtually every flavor they offered had a mound of broken chunks of chocolate placed on a marble stone in front for tasting... mind you there were no attendants at said chocolate piles.
There were at least 30 flavors available to try from your traditional milk, dark (up to 95%!) as well as flavors you didn't think existed in chocolate bar form - chai tea, coconut curry, chile.
I made several rounds , I may have consumed a pound of chocolate here. I got chocolate wasted in less than 30 minutes.. for free. If that's not a cheap date I don't know what is!
I later learned their consistently sold-out tours are where the real money is at - more tastings! I had to be forcibly pushed out of the store. Pricey but worth the stop at the factory store!
Open Hours:RETAIL STORE is open 7 days a week: 10am-6pm | TOURS: Mon-Thu: 12:00, 2:00, 2:30 walk-in, 4:00; Fri-Sun: 10:30, 12:00, 2:00, 2:30 walk-in, 4:00