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Chocolate Museum

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Address: 73 Milltown Blvd, St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 1G5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-466-7848
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate...

Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an interactive way to learn about candy making in St. Stephen - a tradition that has lasted over a century. Explore the history of the Ganong family and the wonder of chocolate with our hands-on exhibits, interactive computer displays, historic chocolate boxes, and antique candy-making equipment. All of Ganong's hand-crafted products are made right here in the museum, allowing you to observe our famous hand dippers at work. Come to the Chocolate Museum to see why St. Stephen is known as "Canada's Chocolate Town", and don't forget to indulge in unlimited Ganong chocolates!

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Very interesting place for chocolate lovers

Very interesting place to visit. Once you enter there are trays of various chocolates to eat as much as you wish. Pull up a chair if you like. I suggest bringing a bottle of water... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill2013bob
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Once you enter there are trays of various chocolates to eat as much as you wish. Pull up a chair if you like. I suggest bringing a bottle of water to quench your thirst if you do some serious sampling though they do sell water in the museum. Amazing that one of the founders of... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Just moved to NB, and had a friend visit from AB. It's off-season, so very limited amount of tourist activities open, so we were really happy to find the Chocolate museum. Really interesting, long-standing history of a Canadian business. Great video to watch and interesting to learn about he history of chocolate. Amazing to see what amount of manpower went... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you have any interest in chocolate, this is the place to visit. Nice displays about the making of chocolate and the history of the Ganong Brothers. Samples along the way so you can eat as much as you want. I think I had too many samples but I was on vacation so I guess it is ok.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Took the grandchildren to visit and they thoroughly enjoyed their time there. Very informative clips to watch, and plenty of tasting the chocolates. There are also hunts to find clues around the museum which kept them all occupied. Not very large but well worth a visit. The shop is good too. You can buy all your favourite Ganong chocolates. Yummy

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

No only is the museum interesting but the samples of chocolates delightful. Be sure to visit the shop to buy some chocolate to take with you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome...Heaven on Earth! Very interesting presentation of the history of this chocolate making family dynasty. Loved seeing the box designs for the chocolates throughout the years. There were employees actually dipping chocolate so visitors could see how it was done by hand before the use of automation. This tour was very enjoyable because you were allowed to take your time... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I were in the area and had heard of the Ganong presence...we drove over from At Andrews (about 15 minutes) and were most pleasantly surprised. The museum is very well done, pleasant staff, a great story and outstanding chocolate treats!!..do not miss it if in the area.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Took our children here learned so much! Who knew it took a week to make a jellybean? And we got free chocolates at the end.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very interesting history and surprised to find canadian company invented chocolate bar and heart shaped boxes for chocolates. With their rich history though I expected the chocolate to be very fine and it just wasn't. Disappointing.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We found this museum informative and we really enjoyed the film that was shown about the business. Watching the ladies hand dip the specialty chocolates was interesting. They were working it was not just a demo. The best part was eating them. There were several around to try. Bring a bottle of water or buy one there. It was interesting... More 

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