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French Broad Chocolate Factory & Tasting Room

Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Wonderful Chocolate...And You Learn Something Too

Reserved a place for the tour of the chocolate factory...a very well done, hour-long program... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hickory, North Carolina
Educational, Tasty, and Fun

My husband and some friends and I went on the Chocolate Factory and Tasting Tour. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amber N
Asheville, North Carolina
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Our bean-to-bar chocolate factory and tasting room was established in 2012 to hand craft chocolate from cocoa beans we import directly from the source. We offer weekly Saturday factory tours, by reservation, in which you learn about cacao...more
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21 Buxton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3521
+1 828-505-4996
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reserved a place for the tour of the chocolate factory...a very well done, hour-long program; including simple and clear explanations of the factory's process for sourcing, making and marketing their product. The samples of various chocolates through were great too. As of our tour, the...More

Thank MillerHolman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and some friends and I went on the Chocolate Factory and Tasting Tour. It was incredible. Evan was our tour guide, and this guy is passionate about his work. He explained everything very well, and he shared really great stories from his experiences...More

Thank Amber N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They use the healthiest ingredients they can find. The variety is amazing. Of course, there's coffee and wine and beer. They have bars, truffles, cakes. I love the flourless chocolate cake, the chocolate cream brule.. Super Yum Stuff

Thank healthworkshi
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Learned so much about the sourcing and entire process from a passionate chocolate maker. It impressed me so much and gave me such a good feeling about Asheville and the small craft industries. And we got to taste (and buy) some delicious chocolate!

1  Thank jsimon136
Reviewed April 23, 2018

even if you are not a chocolate lover, you will enjoy the tour and tasting. Interesting discussion of the history and business of chocolate and then of course all the wonderful tastings. This facility is moving to a larger space since they have outgrown it,...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We were only in town for one day and decided that the free 10-min weekend tour sounded like a fun idea. The tour leader was very knowledgeable about the process and was willing to spend time answering questions as well. Did I mention they also...More

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed February 6, 2018

The tour guide was so knowledgeable and clearly passionate. We learned so much and had a great time doing it! Made our girls weekend super sweet!

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to the French Broad Chocolate Factory on a whim. It was a great choice. The people working there were so knowledgeable, friendly and generous. We toured the factory and learned about the whole process from the equatorial farms and partnerships to...More

Thank mstwalter
Reviewed December 29, 2017

We walked by here on a Friday and saw that they were now offering a Friday tour. Sadly, the tour was full but we were told there was room on the Saturday tours. While debating whether to return on Saturday, we tasted some of the...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Probably the highlight of our trip to Asheville. The newer location at Pack Square is larger than the previous location, but not sure how to update that change. I tried, but probably will not go thru. Their desserts, chocolates and beverages are amazing. They continue...More

Thank katork
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Lindsay B
May 31, 2018|
Response from jsimon136 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 20 at the most, so they book up weeks in advance. But it will change when they move to a bigger facility this summer so you’ll have to call them about the details or look at their website for updates.
March 2, 2017|
Response from Tony R | Reviewed this property |
It was $10 per person.