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Address: 139 King St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4325
Phone Number:
+1 904-217-0275
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

St. Augustine's "Original Chocolate Tour" led by Whetstone...

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.

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The tour was such a treat! Joe was funny and personable. He made a direct contact to all of my children at different points during the tour. We had the hardest time deciding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour was such a treat! Joe was funny and personable. He made a direct contact to all of my children at different points during the tour. We had the hardest time deciding when to stop filling our basket in the gift shop! It's all so good!

Thank Tanja A
McCaysville, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whetstone Chocolates gives tours of there factory they advertise that the tours are for free. Once we arrived at the factory they for the tour they wanted to charge us $8.00 per person for the tour and then told us we had to book in advance. It was not a good experience and should not be advertise a free tour... More 

Thank juliapickelsimer
Robert M, Public Relations Manager at Whetstone Chocolates, responded to this review

We are sorry for any misinformation that you were provided by a third party. However, we do not advertise that our tours are free. Since we started our Tasting Tours in 2010 at our new location, 149 King Street, they have not been free. Our tours are guided, last 45-50 minutes and feature a tasting experience of six samples and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour is not free, but it is well worth the cost. Our guide, Joe, was entertaining as well as knowledgeable. We began with a video on cocoa bean growth, harvesting, and preparation. Then taste testing various forms of chocolate. We actually went into the factory and saw the hand-made candies being made, and could sample them, too. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice tour of an artisan chocolate factory, with plenty of delicious tastes along the way. Our tour guide kept us informed, laughing at his puns, and enjoying the tastes of their chocolates.

Thank Kevin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun learning experience here coated in generous amounts of extra creamy chocolate. The tour was about an hour and cost $16 a person, but you get $2 coupon toward a $10 purchase plus six melt in your mouth samples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went on this 50 minute tour of the Whetstone chocolate factory with Joe as our tour guide. The place is a local icon for over 50 years. We also got served generous samples of their products. The tour started with the famous Lucy episode of the chocolate factory and we proceeded to see how efficient their operation really is. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe, the guide was both knowledgeable and informative as well as being highly entertaining. Highly recommend this tour if you're in the area. The chocolate is delicious too.

Thank Dawn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They, like many other businesses in the area, was hard hit by Mathew last Fall. They are not quite up to full operation at this time but enough so that the tours may continue and you DO learn a lot about the chocolate making operation and about the cocoa bean. We were fortunate enough to be the last ones to... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the tour price was only $8.00, I was disappointed. The tour guide was friendly and informative, however the actual chocolate making room was not in operation except for one station pouring chocolate over pretzels. The samples given seemed only to promote sale of products in the attached store. Kids would be bored so don't waste your money.

Thank iuliucpl
Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom, sister and myself visited this chocolate factory last Saturday. Although the weather was cold, windy and rainy, the chocolate tour brightened our day. Joe, our tour guide, was hilarious. He explained the process of making chocolate, and gave us samples of milk, white and dark chocolates. I recommend this tour for anyone who likes chocolate!

Thank Donna S

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