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The Chocolate Box Experience

108 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1512
+1 206-443-3900
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Wine and Chocolate what more is there?

A small store with lots of goodies. The chocolate is gourmet and special bars. They also have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ebcnaz
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Seattle, Washington
I can't imagine this place getting anything less than excellent.

I have been going here for years when I am in Seattle. The people there know who i am when i walk... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Wklstoywife
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Camano Island, Washington
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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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108 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1512
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+1 206-443-3900

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small store with lots of goodies. The chocolate is gourmet and special bars. They also have a nice selection of wine. Oh Boy!

Thank ebcnaz
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I have been going here for years when I am in Seattle. The people there know who i am when i walk in the door. I recommend having their hot chocolate in the winter, they are delicious. I am not sure they serve them cold...More

Thank Wklstoywife
Reviewed 3 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....More

Thank Srinivas P
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
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
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...More

Thank cjant99
Reviewed 10 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,...More

Thank lynnlynnTravel
Reviewed 2 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....More

12  Thank SarasotaTravelGirl
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...More

1  Thank Kathryn H
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...More

1  Thank Wklstoywife
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