Our personal tour in Cozumel led us to wonderful adventures and history as I have shared a bit with you, but the most fun was yet to come, a very sweet tale about to be uncovered. Chocolate lovers unite because this lavish tale has us visiting a chocolate factory, a Mom & Pop wildly successful chocolate factory in Cozumel. It was hard to believe we were going to be able to get this itinerary all chocked into one day, but we did and we even managed some shopping time in the plaza before getting back on the ship. This particular chocolate factory offers both tours, and tasting, so it was somewhat of an adventure of education, while enjoying the products. What I found most different is that the building did not look factory-like rather just like part of all the homes, houses and buildings around it. Lavishly live chocolate tasting out loud while we travel in Cozumel and taste and see the goodness in this edition of Cozumel.
Chocolate In Cozumel
Once through the streets of Cozumel, we arrived at KaoKao Chocolate, which is the name of the Chocolate Factory we were visiting and had just missed the tour that had began. We had a few choices, we could come back or just look around.
We just looked around and we got to test out the cocoa beans as Ruby told us all about them. These are the owners. They will make sure you are fully educated on the history of chocolate and how to make chocolate if you take the tour. The staff’s knowledge of chocolate is incredibly detailed and the story that you will learn is amazing, my kids are still buzzing about it and we were on the outskirts of the tour.
This was an impressive shop with delicious chocolate, we actually bought chocolate wedges to make hot chocolate while back home. I will tell you that you pay a premium price for the chocolate but the taste was beyond any we have tasted to date. This makes for a great souvenir if you can keep it out of your mouth until you get back home, lol! This is not a ship arranged tour, you should check the times of the scheduled tours and you will need to find a cab driver if you came in from the ship. It is a bit of a distance from Puerta Maya and you would not be walking here, just so you plan your time wisely.
They do accept credit as well as cash. The owners of this particular venue spoke French and practiced Spanish with our tour guide and she inquired with our tour guide what we spoke, but she also speaks English as do those that work with them. In the bottom left of these photos(above), it was actual hands-on chocolate making if you were part of the tour. The tour itself was only $15 a person and you left with a candy bar and about one hour of a lesson and full tour of the facilities. We paid about $9 for a wheel of hot chocolate wedges, so since the tour includes one bar to take, it might be better to just do the tour? We bought a few of the wheels, so it would have been the same thing and we would have actually experienced making chocolate first hand.
I thought this sink there was super cool and did not realize that I caught myself in the photo!
This video will show you what we learned while we were there all quite interesting and very well explained. I took this while on premises and enjoying the sampling.
The time was well spent, the factory very interesting and the owners are wonderfully friendly. The kids loved seeing chocolate and learning. I am very happy we took this tour, even if we did not have the chance to take the whole making process part of the tour, we sure did see things we won’t see again! Lavishly living travel out loud in Cozumel at the KaoKao Chocolate Factory.