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Navigate23938 wrote a review Aug 2019
I took a t our bus of 56 senior ladies there to make candy. It was so much fun. The owners were wonderful and the chocolate was the best ever! You should go.
Date of experience: September 2018
Clark61 wrote a review Jun 2019
Tampa, Florida12 contributions6 helpful votes
Please do not waste your money. We went last week for an event and the almonds, peanuts, and macadamia nuts were so stale that the chocolates we made were thrown away.
Date of experience: May 2019
Rick6472 wrote a review May 2019
Haines City, Florida23 contributions14 helpful votes
This is a awesome place! The staff was awesome, very helpful witch made the experience much better. I would recommend people of all ages to go.
Date of experience: May 2019
Jim S wrote a review Mar 2019
Mount Dora, Florida48 contributions25 helpful votes
I booked an afternoon class during the week for our local community travel club. We had 14 of us there. Everybody had fun and got into the spirit of creatively assembling chocolates from a selection of liquid milk, dark or white chocolate and an amazing number of fillings or starting elements like vanilla wafers or rice crispies. (the last were to feed through the chocolate coating fountain). Megan gave us all instructions in a humerus and entertaining way and then helped us when we needed it. If you are budget conscious you can check the weight of your art along the way but honestly the price is for the experience and I went ahead an made a pound of total chocolates to enjoy with family at home. Book a group reservation in advance. Everybody pays afterwards based on the weight of chocolate each has made. They also have date nights and other ways for couples to enjoy the experience.…
Date of experience: March 2019
Cosmosticon wrote a review Jan 2019
Merced74 contributions22 helpful votes
My friend and I wanted to have a foodie experience while in Florida, but one of our planned activities got cancelled. We decided to do Farris and Foster's chocolate making class on a Friends and Family Night. I thought we had booked for 5pm, and as we were milling about outside the shop I got a reminder text that our class was scheduled for 7pm. Oops! We went in and asked about changing to the 5pm since we were already there, and lucked out. The later class had 17 people scheduled, the early one had only two others. So we made candies with a grandma and her teen grandson and had a splendid time. The front is where they sell their candies, all of which have very clever names like Mint Romney. The candies are rich and decadent and really pretty to look at. The prices are standard for upscale chocolates. For the class, you are set up with a cup mold (think the chocolate part of a Reese's), a placemat and the papers that chocolates come in on a stainless steel table. There is a machine with a melted chocolate behind one side and a wall of candy molds on the opposite side. Both ends have tall baker's racks with tubs of goodies on them: toffee, gummies, graham crackers, rice krispie treats, caramels, strawberries, pecan turtles, etc. One shelf is devoted to fillings: chocolate ganache, caramel, peanut butter, hazelnut, cherry, in pastry bags and another is toppings: sea salt, chopped nuts, sprinkles, etc. One of the workers demonstrates putting stuff on the conveyor belt through the chocolate bath, dipping fruit, filling the cups, how to make a cup, and drizzling. There are large cups of dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate. The cups have a hole in the bottom which is stoppered with a stick that has a ball on it. This enables the chocolatier to open the hole, drop chocolate into the mold, then stop the flow quickly. After the demo is over, you get to it. All the stuff in the store is fair game. You can coat and drizzle and sprinkle all you like. A 1/2 lb is included in the price. If you make more, you pay by the pound. It's pretty reasonable considering that you can make some pretty gourmet candies. The staff also provides as much chocolate as you can eat while you're making, and will make special requests. They also have a chill unit to help the chocolate harden in warmer weather. We didn't need to use it in January! Overall, this class is super fun and you get a pretty cool souvenir out of it. It's something that kids would really get into, but is fun for the whole family.…
Date of experience: January 2019