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Chocolate Factory Tours & Tastings

Dive into the magical world of bean-to-bar chocolate right here in Asheville!

Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tours
Wednesday-Saturday at 11am, 1pm & 3pm;
Monday & Tuesday 11am & 1pm

Our Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tour includes a classroom session about the history of French Broad Chocolate, an overview of cacao farming, a chocolate tasting experience, and a guided viewing of our chocolate factory where guests explore each step of our chocolate-making process, from the roasting of the cacao bean to our tempering of our chocolate bars. During the tour, guests will taste cacao in several forms–roasted bean, bar, and bonbon! We will compare and contrast flavor notes in samples of three different chocolate bars.

Tours are approximately 45-55 minutes. We ask that guests arrive 5-10 minutes before their tour start time to check in at the cafe counter.

Tickets are $12 for adults; kids 7-12 are $8; children younger than 7 are free. Must book a reservation in advance of the tour (or tasting).

Exploration of Origin Chocolate Tasting
Sundays at 12pm & 2pm

On our Exploration of Origin Chocolate Tasting, guests follow the bean-to-bar chocolate-making process, beginning in the country of origin and ending here in our factory. We dive deeper into the concept of single origin cacao and chocolate, learning about the people at the source of our craft. Guests taste cacao in several forms–roasted bean, bar, and bonbon–while exploring the nuanced flavors of three of our single origin offerings and three delicious confections. We’ll top it all off with a tasting of our famous Liquid Truffle!

Please note that the Exploration of Origin Chocolate Tasting does not include a walking tour of our facility. This experience is a seated presentation.

Experiences are approximately 45 minutes. We ask that guests arrive 5-10 minutes before their start time to check in at the cafe counter.

Tickets are $20 for adults; not recommended for kids. Must book a reservation in advance of the tour (or tasting).

Wine + Chocolate Tasting
Select Sundays at 2pm

Our Wine & Chocolate Tasting will guide guests through a curated pairing menu of a delicious range of wines with a variety of our chocolate bars and bonbons. The pairing includes three sample pours of several wines - each of which is paired with two chocolate squares and one bonbon. Guests will learn a history of French Broad Chocolate and explore cacao farming during a brief presentation.

Please note that the Wine & Chocolate Tasting does not include a walking tour of our facility. This experience is a seated presentation.

Experiences are approximately 30-45 minutes. We ask that guests arrive 5-10 minutes before their start time to check in at the cafe counter.

Tickets are $35 for adults . Guests must be 21+ and able to provide a valid ID. Must book a reservation in advance of the tasting.

Book a Private Tour!

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, planning a corporate outing, organizing a school field trip, or just getting together with 7-8 of your besties, reach out and book your private tour.

We recommend that if your group is made up of 8 or more people, you consider this more intimate option!

Private experiences start at $180. Please contact us at tours@frenchbroadchocolates.com

Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tours
Wednesday-Saturday at 11am, 1pm & 3pm;
Monday & Tuesday 11am & 1pm

Our Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tour includes a classroom session about the history of French Broad Chocolate, an overview of cacao farming, a chocolate tasting experience, and a guided viewing of our chocolate factory where guests explore each step of our chocolate-making process, from the roasting of the cacao bean to our tempering of our chocolate bars. During the tour, guests will taste cacao in several forms–roasted bean, bar, and bonbon! We will compare and contrast flavor notes in samples of three different chocolate bars.

Tours are approximately 45-55 minutes. We ask that guests arrive 5-10 minutes before their tour start time to check in at the cafe counter.

Tickets are $12 for adults; kids 7-12 are $8; children younger than 7 are free. Must book a reservation in advance of the tour (or tasting).

Exploration of Origin Chocolate Tasting
Sundays at 12pm & 2pm

On our Exploration of Origin Chocolate Tasting, guests follow the bean-to-bar chocolate-making process, beginning in the country of origin and ending here in our factory. We dive deeper into the concept of single origin cacao and chocolate, learning about the people at the source of our craft. Guests taste cacao in several forms–roasted bean, bar, and bonbon–while exploring the nuanced flavors of three of our single origin offerings and three delicious confections. We’ll top it all off with a tasting of our famous Liquid Truffle!

Please note that the Exploration of Origin Chocolate Tasting does not include a walking tour of our facility. This experience is a seated presentation.

Experiences are approximately 45 minutes. We ask that guests arrive 5-10 minutes before their start time to check in at the cafe counter.

Tickets are $20 for adults; not recommended for kids. Must book a reservation in advance of the tour (or tasting).

Wine + Chocolate Tasting
Select Sundays at 2pm

Our Wine & Chocolate Tasting will guide guests through a curated pairing menu of a delicious range of wines with a variety of our chocolate bars and bonbons. The pairing includes three sample pours of several wines - each of which is paired with two chocolate squares and one bonbon. Guests will learn a history of French Broad Chocolate and explore cacao farming during a brief presentation.

Please note that the Wine & Chocolate Tasting does not include a walking tour of our facility. This experience is a seated presentation.

Experiences are approximately 30-45 minutes. We ask that guests arrive 5-10 minutes before their start time to check in at the cafe counter.

Tickets are $35 for adults . Guests must be 21+ and able to provide a valid ID. Must book a reservation in advance of the tasting.

We are unable to offer vegan substitutions for the wine and chocolate pairing.

Book a Private Tour!

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, planning a corporate outing, organizing a school field trip, or just getting together with 7-8 of your besties, reach out and book your private tour.

We recommend that if your group is made up of 8 or more people, you consider this more intimate option!

Private experiences start at $180. Please contact us at tours@frenchbroadchocolates.com

Tours are not at French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Pack Square.
All tours take place at French Broad Chocolate Factory & Cafe, 821 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC 28801 and require a reszervation. Click here to load in Google Maps!
Anyone arriving 10 minutes or later from the tour start time cannot be admitted.

Please note in the ticket reservation process if you, or any guests in your party, have allergies or accessibility needs we should be aware of.
For up-to-date information regarding our current COVID-19 safety measures, click here.

Check-in

Tours are offered daily at our Chocolate Factory location and take about 45 minutes. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tour time so you can check in!

Read about our current COVID-19 safety measures here.

Cancellation

Free cancellation is offered any time five days before the booked tour date. If the cancellation request is within 24 hours of the scheduled event, no refund will be extended. A 50% refund will be extended between one and four days of the booked tour.

Coupons

All tour guests will also receive a 10% off coupon that can be used in all our locations, same-day and next day only. Coupon cannot be combined with other offers.

Accessibility

We do allow certified service animals on our tours. Our factory tour is wheelchair accessible.


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