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“Chocolate tea”

The Grenada Chocolate Company
Ranked #13 of 44 Tours in St. George's
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Owner description: The Grenada Chocolate Company Ltd. was founded in 1999 with the idea of creating an Organic Cocoa Farmers' and Chocolate-Makers' Cooperative. We produce high quality Organic dark chocolate in Grenada with our world famous cocoa beans. Our factory is nestled in lush cocoa groves in Grenada's pristine rainforest.Our award-winning organic dark chocolate has the wonderful complex flavor of Grenada's fine-flavored organic cocoa beans, processed carefully in small batches. Producing chocolate right where the cocoa grows allows us to do our own fermenting which gives us a real advantage in creating the finest, most complex taste from the beans. We use our own extracted cocoa butter in our chocolate also from Grenada's fine-flavored cocoa. This brings in a luxurious extra richness and chocolaty flavor. Our chocolate has a truly deep and rich flavor.We now have over 200 acres of organic cocoa farms in our cooperative and operate our own cocoa fermentry, located one mile from our little factory. This assures that we perform every activity involved in the production of our chocolate, from the planting and growing of the cocoa trees to the fermenting of the fresh cocoa beans to the processing of our fine dark chocolate. We grow our cocoa totally naturally without the use of any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and have been Certified Organic.Our sugar is a fine organic raw sugar produced and milled by an organic growers' cooperative in Brazil.Whole organic vanilla beans grown biodynamically in Costa Rica provide our "dash" of vanilla.Organic soy lecithin is used as emulsifier in extremely small amounts.We are one of the only small-scale chocolate-makers producing fine chocolate where the cocoa grows. Because small batch chocolate-making is very rare, we had to create our own processing methods, desigining our own machines and refurbishing antique equipment to meet the requirements of our unique situation. Most of our machines are based in design on those of the early 1900's, a time when quality had precedence over quantity in chocolate-making. Because we care about our environment, we use solar-electric energy to power our machines.The original impetus and principle of our cooperative company is to revolutionize the cocoa-chocolate system that typically keeps cocoa production separate from chocolate-making and therefore takes advantage of cocoa farmers.We believe that the cocoa farmers should benefit as much as the chocolate-makers. We won the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2008, 2011 and 2013 Silver Medal in the Best Dark Chocolate Bar category! Check it out!We are now pleased to annouce the opening of our new factory outlet called Bonbon Chocolates where we produce delicious chocolates right on-site. Located right on our largest Organic cocoa farm and cocoa fermentry, called Belmont Estate, Bonbon Chocolates feature a wide variety of chocolate bonbons, combining our chocolate with the many fruits, nuts and spices of Grenada. With all locally grown ingredients together with our locally grown and processed dark chocolate, our new line of Bonbons are purely delicious, natural and healthy. At Bonbon Chocolates, we are also pleased to offer the lowest price in Grenada for our chocolate bars.For a tour of our cocoa fermentry and our new Bonbon Chocolate shop, visit us at Belmont Estate in St. Patrick
London, United Kingdom
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“Chocolate tea”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I didn't do the tour but waited whilst my friends did. I was glad that the tour guide offered me a sample of the chocolate tea which was the best I've ever tasted. Also got a sample of the chocolate which I liked too.

Visited June 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“As locally sourced as you can get!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop at the Grenada Chocolate Company. The buzz words in the US these days are locally sourced and local vore and it doesn't get any more local than this! The cacao is grown there, processed there and made into chocolate there. Our guide Kelly was personable, knowledgeable and made a great cup of chocolate tea. We were led through the process step by step and left with a greater appreciation for handmade, small batch chocolate. I even got to help rotate the drying beans by walking through them. Did I mention the chocolate was delicious with hints of spice and fruit? We leaned that when cacao is grown around other things like fruit and spice it takes on different flavors. We purchased bar, truffles and cocoa powder and now that I am home I wish I would have gotten more!

Visited June 2014
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Brough, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Excellent knowledgeable staff, educational for kids... and adults. Hands on tasting of beans and walking the beans too. They also have monkeys and a talking parrot which was quite a character.

Visited May 2014
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Hemel Hempstead
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“I never knew fresh cocoa tasted like lychee!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very uncommercialised with personal and informative tours. Excellent Buffett lunch.
Also enjoyed walking round the gardens, meeting the tortoise and goats.

Visited May 2014
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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“Great guide, lots of learning, and delicious too”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Like some other reviewers I pre-arranged a tour for a half day for my family of three. The van was great and air-conditioned. Our driver tailored our tour to exactly what we wanted and we stopped at a few extra spots along the way.

Eze Jones is excellent! He was waiting for us as we got off the cruise boat and we focussed on going to the chocolate factory (very educational and interesting and tasty). Be prepared for the stench of the fermenting beans in one area (Yuck!). We even got to walk the cocoa. The sample chocolate and cocoa tea is worth the visit. $5 a bar to buy if you want to take some of the organic chocolate home. We also stopped to show the kids a black volcanic beach, an old airport, and he stopped to show the kids a bunch of different fruit trees. We topped off the day at Etang crater lake feeding coy to my kids' delight. Mr. Jones' can be reached at ezekjones@gmail.com.

Visited February 2014
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