Come join us and experience how chocolate is made in a private guided tour where you will touch the cacao beans, smell the nibs, taste the chocolate from stone grinders, see the aged chocolate blocks and sample various single origin chocolate bars. At the end of the tour, you will be happy to find out what real chocolate is, so You can say: "I KNOW my chocolate."
I am the owner and chocolate maker of Raphio Chocolate, a company in Fresno California, that makes chocolate from scratch - from cocoa beans. My chocolate bars have won several prestigious national and international awards. They are pure and real chocolate made without food additives, fillers or preservatives. It is the chocolate that I feel comfortable feeding to my own children., hence the company name Raphio Chocolate, which is the combination of my sons' name, Raphael and Rio.
Dark chocolate (vegan, gluten free, soy free and nut free)
Hot/iced drinking chocolate (made with milk). Oat milk is available upon request.
We will visit every part of the chocolate factory all the way from the very back where we sort the beans and roast them. The "hot room" is where you will see where the magic happens, where the big stone grinders turn the cocoa beans into chocolate. The "cold room" is next where you will see the chocolate is tempered and molded into chocolate bars. Lastly, we will go back to the shop to taste all the single origin and flavored chocolate.
10月26日 土曜日 16:30～17:30
Q: How long is the tour & tasting? A: Around 45 minutes, but could go to about 60 minutes if guests ask good questions. Q: Is there minimum age requirement? A: Not really, but we require a parent/guardian to accompany any child under 6. There are moving parts, so let's keep the little one safe.
Chocolate Factory Tour and Tasting