The Chocolatorium East Arlington
Where are we going today?
Is that....chocolate....that we can smell....IT IS! We must be in The Chocolatorium! If you LOVE all sorts of chocolate - from the luscious, the mouthwatering, the dark, the white, the milk....then this place might be for you!
The Chocolatorium is more than just a place that sells chocolate. It's a place that makes chocolate, and it's a place that the whole family can visit to taste, see, smell and LEARN about chocolate!
Do you really know how chocolate is made? Or where it comes from? At The Chocolatorium you can immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate. There are fun exhibits which can fill you in on all the fun facts about this delicious treat, as well as demonstrations that are regularly scheduled so you can really see how it's made into those special pieces of yumminess!
And kids, yes, we know you have been waiting for us to tell you - there are tastings too! The Chocolatorium wouldn't tease you surrounding you with chocolate unless they would let you try some for yourself!
The tours around The Chocolatorium are self-guided (and FREE!), and there is a movie that you can watch too. Those little ones will love to head over the to kids corner too, with a whole range of information on a number of topics, like the rainforest, and there are books to read, puzzles to challenge them and lots of pictures to color!
Want a chocolate filled birthday? Of course you do! The Chocolatarium LOVES having anyone who wants to celebrate that special day enjoy it with them.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsExhibit and movie is free Tasting is $5.00
- ChildrenSame as adult
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
10am - 5pm 6 days. 11am - 5pm Sunday.
Mid March to December. Closed Tues & Wed mid March to May
Just get in contact with them to talk about any programs you want the students to indulge in (get it...indulge!) - from the chocolate to the rainforest the beans come from. .
Well, for one thing, they have chocolate! They also sell frozen banana bars and Italian ice cream. .
Any Top Tips?
Reservations are necessary for demonstrations and tastings .
Doing our bit
They love educating all who come on this delicious foods, and that includes the sustainable way that the cocoa beans are harvested in the rainforest.
Need a little extra help?
If you need special assistance, then just give them a call to see what they can do .
Can I get one of those?
They have a variety of chocolate themed products and books, as well as Vermont based gifts and foods - and of course toys! .
Visit with Cocoa the worlds largest chocolate teddy bear..
What people are saying?
by eyem noone
It was a day trip. Chocolate and my wife and daughter go together very well, so it was decided we would check out The Chocolatorium. It was straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting: the place, the surrounding area, the people running the store, the vibe, the interaction of the husband and wife (the owners).....It was so nostalgic, fun and enjoyable! Nick, the owner, provided the presentation about chocolate (history, the process, the story, the tasting) and he was just the sweetest, most sincere person; genuinely stimulated, happy and excited...Read More
by Polly Kinsel
by eyem noone
It was a day trip. Chocolate and my wife and daughter go together very well, so it was decided we would check out The Chocolatorium. It was straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting: the place, the surrounding area, the people running the store, the vibe, the interaction of the husband and wife (the owners).....It was so nostalgic, fun and enjoyable! Nick, the owner, provided the presentation about chocolate (history, the process, the story, the tasting) and he was just the sweetest, most sincere person; genuinely stimulated, happy and excited when talking about one of the loves of his life....CHOCOLATE! He made a listing impression on my 16 year old daughter; on the way home, she would regularly exclaim about Nick, "he's so nice!". In today's world, for a 16 year old to be moved by the simplicity and true substance of what we experienced, is a real accomplishment. However, my daughter is special and appreciates the finer things in life. Please, make a point to check it out. The good feeling induced will linger for quite some time. Then, when you want the good feeling to end abruptly, walk into a Walmart store. Are you with me? Keep the independent family run businesses alive!