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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 154 reviews.Kingston, JamaicaPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Nick

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in Catalan, English, Spanish

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.
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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 100 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.
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Wed, Oct 28
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
$15 per person
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Wed, Oct 28
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
$15 per person
$15 per person
Wed, Oct 28
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
$15 per person
$15 per person

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 154 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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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 154 reviews.

Adam
October 2020
Nick's experience is a great gift for a chocolate loving family member! They loved it, and remarked on how friendly, chilled and fun both Nick and the content was. Would definitely buy again
Rachel
October 2020
Nick was super friendly and really immersed us in the history of chocolate! I got this experience as a birthday gift for my fiancé and it was such a great experience and we highly recommend this to everyone!
Beth
October 2020Private booking
This was a great class for my team! It was entertaining, interesting and delicious. Everyone enjoyed making chocolate with Nick, and it was wonderful that we had the necessary supplies at home. Great to see the process.
Stefanie
October 2020
We did this experience during a family vacation and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it (including the teenagers)! We ended up Having a private group of the 7 of us and Nick was great at including and involving each person. We were all together so were basically working from a laptop for all of us, but Nick did great managing our chaos and keeping everyone engaged. He’s such a personable guy. He called each of us by name throughout the experience and did a great job with instructions and storytelling. When we finished, the kids were already planning the chocolates they planned to make the next day! We would all highly recommend this chocolate making experience for the whole family!
We did this experience during a family vacation and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it (including the teenagers)! We ended up Having a private group of the 7 of us and Nick was great a…
Grant
October 2020
It was a great mid-afternoon date for my wife and me to get some time together while the kids were at school. Quick, interesting, and fun.
Carolyn
October 2020
Nick was an interesting and knowledgeable guide. It was fascinating to learn about how chocolate is made (so much goes into it that I had not known before!). I hope to try making chocolate again and enjoyed eating the chocolate I made. A great experience overall; educational, fun, and maybe most importantly, involves delicious chocolate. :)
Nick was an interesting and knowledgeable guide. It was fascinating to learn about how chocolate is made (so much goes into it that I had not known before!). I hope to try making c…

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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.

More tips

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.