ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker

Kingston, JamaicaPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Nick

60 mins, Hosted in English, Catalan, and Spanish
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 500.
Jamaican cuisine

What you'll do

On this experience you’ll learn the true story of how chocolate becomes the world’s favourite sweet, a bitter sweet tale of hard work, artisanship and how business can be a force for good.

We start with our special welcome to Jamaica. We’re located on the edge of the Blue Mountains overlooking Kingston.

We’ll look down across the city towards the harbour as I give a brief history of the island and the historical use of cacao.

We then get to know each other before we make our inclusion bars.

I’ll tell you about how I went from a BBC Correspondent to a chocolate maker before I explain how we go from the raw ingredients to the finished yummy product.

I’ll show you how to hand temper chocolate, from our original development kitchen using a bowl, a table and a spatula.

Before I walk you through creating your own custom made inclusion chocolate bars.

We then go right into the farm, driving over a river bed, to have a closer look at the cacao estate.

We’ll introduce you to the pods up close, we’ll look inside the fruit and I’ll explain how the beans are fermented on the farm and how the nibs are processed before we unveil your bespoke bars.

This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.
Other things to note
Due to the fact I'll be using multiple cameras this will be best to watch on a PC so that you can maximise views and also see your fellow experiencers. Especially when we get into the tasting segment.
On this experience you’ll learn the true story of how chocolate becomes the world’s favourite sweet, a bitter sweet tale of hard work, artisanship and how business can be a force for good.

We start with our special welcome to Jamaica. We’re located on the edge of the Blue Mountains overlooking Kingston.

We’ll look down across the city towards the harbour as I give a brief history of the island and the historical use of ca…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Nick can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $70.

What to bring

  • Some chocolate that can be melted in a microwavable bowl
  • A spatula, ladle and spoons
  • A clean work surface
  • Moulds to pour chocolate into, they can even be tupperware lids, I'll give you a lists of other common items which can be used.

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 839 Reviews
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I'm a former BBC News foreign correspondent, my parents are Jamaican and when I discovered the amazing cacao here on the island, I decided to start my own chocolate factory! We've since won a number of international awards for our bars and work alongside chocolate companies from around the world on sourcing the best fine flavour cacao across the Caribbean. We're a farm to bar company, from harvest and fermentation through to making the finished product, that now grace some of the most exclusive hotels and villas in the Caribbean, but ultimately I really like sharing my love of all things chocolate. I'm a history buff so I like linking the past and the present to show the development of the world's favourite confectionary. That's why we call the experience, from seed to bar.
I'm a former BBC News foreign correspondent, my parents are Jamaican and when I discovered the amazing cacao here on the island, I decided to start my own chocolate factory! We've since won a number of international awards for our bars and work alongside chocolate companies from around the world on sourcing the best fine flavour cacao across the Caribbean. We're a farm to bar company, from harvest and fermentation through to making the finished product, that now grace some of the most exclusive…
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/ person
Fri, Aug 6
From $70 per group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $70 per group
Fri, Aug 6
From $70 per group
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $70 per group
Fri, Aug 6
$15 per person
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
$15 per person

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 839 reviews.

Sylvia
July 2021
Amazing Fun! Learned a bit about the culture as well as new things about chocolate. The final product is delicious and I can see us replicating what we learned again and again. Nick is an excellent guide and teacher. He makes sure that everyone is involved and engaged. His professionalism really shines through. Highly recommend this as a fun family experience, group setting, girls day out or even a couples night. Lots of fun!!
Amazing Fun! Learned a bit about the culture as well as new things about chocolate. The final product is delicious and I can see us replicating what we learned again and again.…
Jennifer
July 2021
Nick came recommended by a team member who had done this activity with her husband's team. He was very personable and we all really enjoyed this class. I highly recommend for a team virtual event.
Kristen
July 2021
We booked Nick for one of our company's virtual camp experiences and it was great! He was super knowledgeable and I can definitely say we all walked away with much more than just how to make good chocolate! What I loved most about Nick's experience was that he was very interactive and got everyone to participate. This was the perfect activity to keep everyone engaged! I'd definitely recommend this activity and as a bonus, he's hilarious!
We booked Nick for one of our company's virtual camp experiences and it was great! He was super knowledgeable and I can definitely say we all walked away with much more than just h…
Diana
July 2021
Nick is engaging, exciting, educational, friendly, energetic, educational, all the great things! I had so much fun, and my family enjoyed the chocolate bar too!
Sierra
July 2021
This was a fantastic experience lead by Nick for our corporate group! He was engaging and passionate about chocolate and we all had a great time. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun and unique virtual group event.
Menina
July 2021
This experience was very engaging, informative and super fun! I've already recommended it to my friends as a great virtual event to do with their teams!

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    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $70 per group
  • Fri, Aug 6
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    $15 per person
  • Fri, Aug 6
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    From $70 per group
  • Mon, Aug 9
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $70 per group
  • Mon, Aug 9
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $70 per group
  • Mon, Aug 9
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $70 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.