Explore the chocolate making process of truffles and bars from a raised hot pink walkway at Seattle Chocolate factory, just minutes from SEA-TAC Airport.
Throughout the tour you learn fun facts about chocolate you never knew before and taste a variety of Seattle Chocolate and jcoco flavors, diving into the R&D behind the flavors. Seattle Chocolate Factory Tours are led by knowledgeable guides and include short video explanations. The graphics and videos are very contemporary.
In response to COVID-19, Seattle Chocolate isn’t currently offering in-person chocolate tastings as part of the factory tour. Instead, guests are given a selection of pre-packaged chocolate samples and a tasting guide to experience at home.
Seattle Chocolate Company began in 1991 in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. When the original factory was destroyed by the Nisqually Earthquake in 2001, entrepreneur Jean Thompson, an investor in the company, stepped up as Owner & CEO of Seattle Chocolate in 2002, creating a fresh new look by bringing color, whimsy, and a keen eye for marketing to the Seattle Chocolate brand.
Early History of Chocolate
Passion for chocolate is rooted in Mesoamerican history. It was a highly-prized luxury item among Mayan and Aztec elites, who were known to savor a drink that combined roasted cacao beans with cornmeal, vanilla, honey and chilies. Cacao beans were as valuable as gold, and were even used as a payment method like cash.
Go see where the magic happens…
Take the tour during production times when machines are running.