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The Grenada Chocolate Company

Hermitage | St. Patrick's, St. George's, Grenada
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Small space, big chocolate!

We had a nice informal tour of the facility, you get right in there to see everything and learn... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
tdh123
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Vancouver
Efficient Space Usage for Factory

This was one of the few attractions that was interesting to us and was easy to locate with a map... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Janou J
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Hermitage | St. Patrick's, St. George's, Grenada
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We had a nice informal tour of the facility, you get right in there to see everything and learn about the process. Very, very good chocolate and priced lower than their nearby neighbours. Our tour guided suggested a quick stop here and it was worth...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was one of the few attractions that was interesting to us and was easy to locate with a map. They do not charge for their 'factory' tour. There is a tip box in the main entrance. The total factory has about 500 square feet...More

1  Thank Janou J
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

My family took a brief tour of the Grenada Chocolate Factory and really loved it. The Jouvey team is nice and the chocolate is smooth. The staff is sweet like candy :). Definitely take your kids to the Grenada Chocolate Company.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

So blown away by the entire process. Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. Pure chocolate...No milk added. Yummy, especially the cocoa nibs bar. A must do FUN tour in Grenada :)

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Being from the United States, I had no idea that real chocolate was Dark chocolate. I was so used to "watered down" milk chocolate if you will, that I did not appreciate that cocoa by itself can be more satisfying and better for you. We...More

2  Thank Greg E
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great shop near to the Grenadian National Museum. The shop offers a wide selection of chocolate, candies, jewellery, t-shirts, etc. You have to try their chocolate ice cream. It’s fresh and chocolatey and absolutely delicious.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

It was amazing to find the chocolate production facility in a house. We had a fascinating tour from Edmond who showed us the process. One of the machines was made in Oregon where my brother and his wife live, and Edmond had traveled there to...More

1  Thank DonH
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Thrilled to finally tour Grenada Chocolate Company’s production facility itself, after years of having to settle for visiting the GCC boutique at Belmont Estate. The tour here is all about making chocolate bars, from beans to bar, not cacao agriculture or romanticized chocolate mythmaking. You’ll...More

1  Thank arrScott
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

The chocolate factory is a house up a small side road that we drove past & had to ask for several directions to find. However, don’t let that put you off. The welcome was so warm & friendly, despite us arriving a little after the...More

1  Thank Timothy_Foote
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I was confused when I first visited Grenada when reading posts. There are reviews for Grenada Chocolate Company under Belmont Estates and visa versa. I hope this helps: Belmont Estates is part of a local co-op that grows cocoa. They have a tour that explains...More

4  Thank roswellite
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Andy W
18 August 2017|
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Response from GrenadaChocolateCom | Property representative |
Hi... the cost to get to the Chocolate Factory at Hermitage, St. Patrick depends on your location and the type of transportation that you choose. There is no entry fee to tour the factory at this time but visitors are... More
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6 January 2017|
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Response from GrenadaChocolateCom | Property representative |
It takes about 1 hr and 30mins
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