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The Chocolate Box Experience

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Address: 108 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1512
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+1 206-443-3900

There's a delicious way to enjoy Seattle's "other bean" and see...

There's a delicious way to enjoy Seattle's "other bean" and see the city. Take The Chocolate Box Experience for a morning of chocolate education and plenty of sampling from some of Seattle's most famous chocolatiers.The same people who brought you the wildly successful Tour de Chocolat have created a new event that will entertain, educate and make you a real chocolate “snob”! We’re calling this fun morning The Chocolate Box Experience!Your experience begins at 9:00 at Chocolate Box, our temple to the Cacao Gods. One of our expert staff will greet you with possibly the world’s best hot chocolate from Seattle’s own Chocolat Vitale, good even on summer mornings. We then begin with a short overview of how and where cacao is grown, along with lessons on the right way to eat fine chocolate. Your “snob” training has begun!You’re then placed on a luxury van for a short and scenic ride to a chocolate factory tour at Theo Chocolates in Fremont, the country's only bean-to-bar, organic and fair trade chocolate factory. Willy Wonka would be proud! Your factory tour is wonderfully educational and full of samples of most of Theo’s world-famous bars.After your factory tour, your van transports you back to Chocolate Box via another scenic route around Lake union (your out of town visitors will love the unique Seattle sights). The fun has just begun! Now you get to make your own chocolate treats as we show you how to melt chocolate and properly dip fun things to make yummy confections … like pretzels, oreos, or fruit. Once you’ve licked all that mouth-watering chocolate off your fingers, it’s time to learn how to make a genache courtesy of Julian Rose, head chocolatier at Moonstruck Chocolates of Portland. Through the magic of video, Julian welcomes you to his private test kitchen and teaches you the critical subtleties of making the perfect truffle. We then get a private look into the very secretive Moonstruck factory to see how they make their magical and delicious confections … followed by samples of their creativity. Yum!Your experience ends with a thank-you bag of chocolate samples from our store as well as a generous shopping coupon … a coupon that’s also good at our sister store next door, Simply Seattle, the best place in town for souvenirs and gifts that scream “Seattle”!

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Unique chocolates!

I visited along with my friends on 26th Aug. this shop will get closed exactly at 6pm. We happened to reach on 25th Aug with delay then missed. Reached again on 26th Aug with just... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Srinivas P
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I visited along with my friends on 26th Aug. this shop will get closed exactly at 6pm. We happened to reach on 25th Aug with delay then missed. Reached again on 26th Aug with just 2min for shop closure but they allowed us inside luckily. Got Theo, Frans chocolates and few more unique chocolates. The best place to buy chocolates... More 

Thank Srinivas P
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

We took our family in here and OMG! All of us had different things; gelato was awesome, brownies to die for, some sort of fudgy candy, all of it was exceptional. Every time we are in Seattle we make this a treat stop.

Thank Oregontraveler477
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Staff are very knowledgable of paring of wines and chocolate. Nice to be able to experince boutique wines in City while visiting the area. Shared price point with staff and found nice wines.

Thank Hiker016
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Great experience -we actually went there twice- once before cruise and again when we returned. It's one block from Pike Place Market and the shuttle bus we rode stopped at their front door. was actually the first place we visited in Seattle and the last stop we made before leaving. Purchased wine and chocolate both times. Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

We stopped in here as we were strolling through the area on our Seattle trip. Big mistake. Because I ended up buying way too much chocolate :P They have so many choices for artisanal chocolate, it is hard to decide and narrow it down. And, they have Washington (and other) wine too! You can do a tasting and they will... More 

Thank lynnlynnTravel
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Although the information about chocolates was informative, we were totally disappointed and disgusted with the handling food and unsanitary practices by the instructor. Our instructor violated basic food safety practices. During the class, she had a runny nose and kept wiping it with a tissue. We did not see her wash her hands when she began to hand out chocolate... More 

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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

This experience was a wine and chocolate class. It was worth both the time and the money. Kathy, the manager, gave an interesting and enjoyable class. We tasted 8 wines, each paired with a chocolate that paired with the specific wine. One example is a delightful chocolate made with a little curry that was paired with a unique white wine... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

I bought a discount coupon for this event. What could be better than wine and chocolate? The people were outstanding....I really went for the chocolate but there wasn't that much chocolate offered, it was more wine. There were several wines to try and about 5 chocolates. I didn't like any of the wines they offered so my husband got double... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

I just love this spot. If you need a wine fix with Chocolate or without, this is the place. The staff could not be friendlier and the wines are out of this world. If you're looking for unusual delicious wines this is the place. I always buy a wine when I am here. And the chocolates are fabulous. If you... More 

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Reviewed 5 June 2015

With friends stopped into the Chocolate Box and decided to do a wine tasting and chocolate pairing. WOW! The servers were knowledgeable and helpful. A pairing of 3 wines, one white and two red with their gourmet chocolates was great. No rushing, Sipping. Talking. Wines superb! Chocolates..........! Would go again and recommend it to anyone.

Thank frugalarnie

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