FROM

$10

Harper Macaw Factory Tour in Washington D.C.

  • 131 Ratings

Enjoy an in-depth tour of the Harper Macaw chocolate factory in Washington D.C. Learn about the company, its mission, and the entire chocolate-making process from an informative guide.

Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.

What You Will Do

  • See the chocolate-making process from beginning to end: Understand how the seeds of the tropical cacao fruit are transformed into chocolate
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the factory to learn about the essential equipment used in the process
  • Sample multiple varieties of the chocolate right on the production floor after your tour

What's Included

  • Guided Tour
  • Tasting

Additional Information

  • Recommend that all guests be over eight years old for safety reasons and due to the degree of technical content covered.

Customer Reviews

  • 131 Ratings

  • Minori

The chocolate was great of course, but I think the guide could have had more answers to our questions. Like, how many bars of chocolate do you make a day? How many people work for HM in Brazil? How much cocoa bean do you buy (kgs)? What happens during he fermentation process? How long did it take for the owners to actually start Harper Macaw? Where does the name come from? Where do the other ingredients come from? I think people who are paying $10 to visit a fair trade chocolate factory are going to be well educated, sophisticated people who are curious and care about these aspects of the company, so the guides should probably be a little bit more knowledgeable. Overall I really enjoyed the tour, which deepened my understanding about sustainable chocolate. It has made me into a fan and sectet Ambassador of your chocolate! Best wishes.

January 1, 2018

  • Jill

Interesting to see the machinery and learn about tasting. Our tour guide was unable to answer many of the questions that were asked. It seemed she wasn’t comfortable going “off script.” In addition her explanation of the chocolate making process was choppy and somewhat disjointed.

January 1, 2018

  • Joanna

The tour was fine, but a few tweaks could have made it so much better! Include some cacao bean show and tell, have data at your fingertips, and set the cultural/business context would be my top 3 tips. I would love the opportunity to provide more detailed feedback (and even marketing help) if you are interested. Joanna Hoffschneider 301 873 9481 joannahoffschneider@gmail.com

December 29, 2017
3160 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018, USA
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