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“Chocolate never tasted so good”

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
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“Chocolate never tasted so good”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

This really is a worthwhile visit to see the process from picking to drying the beans - you can't see the actual chocolate being made due to hygeine etc - but our guide Kelly made it really interesting and informative and we got try try fresh cocoa beans and mangos before seeing the bean drying process etc. We were too late for lunch there but that is obviously a popular lunch stop - but we did buy some chocolate to bring home. You pay a small fee to the guide but it's just a couple of dollars from memory. A true Grenada experience.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Chocolate heaven!”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

The tour at the Belmont Plantation was very interesting and we learnt how the chocolate is produced. At the end of the tour we tried the 2 different grades of dark chocolate (both delicious!) and some chocolate tea.

Visited April 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“An absolute must visit”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Kelly, our guide was fantastic, so enthusiatic and engaging, it was as if he was telling a story and you didin't want to end. He was knowledgeable and informative and continually held your interest.
The place itself is stunning but a stark reminder of times past that should not be forgotten. The flora, fauna and wildlife could keep you there forever, add to that delicious food in the restaurant and a chocolate shop selling their own chocolate what more could you want.
The chocolate is now, apparently, being sold in both Waitrose and Sainsbury.

Visited April 2012
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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“Caribbean Flavours”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Tasty designer chocolates available. Try the hot pepper - it was really a surprise. A little expensive but worth it.

Visited April 2012
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Calgary Alberta
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“Great chocolate!”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Best dark chocolate I've ever tasted. It's shamefully it's not exported

Visited March 2012
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