Seattle's newest tourist attraction is one aimed specifically at chocolate lovers. After 25 years, Seattle Chocolates is opening the doors of their Tukwila factory for Experience Chocolate: a guided tour of their version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. As a small yet powerful woman-owned company, the newly modernized space is awash with splashes of magenta pink throughout. The visitor's area is broken into four main rooms that comprise different sections of the 30-minute guided tour. Upon entering, you'll spend time in the retail space. Peruse the 20+ flavors of the company's famous chocolate truffles and purchase some to take home with you. When your tour commences, you'll start off in the seated Chocolate Classroom where you'll learn about the history of chocolate and the Seattle Chocolate company. Next, your guide will issue hairnets and then take you into the actual working factory. You'll walk down a magenta mezzanine where you'll get a bird's eye view of the chocolate-making process. Finally, your tour concludes in the Tasting Room where you can sample as many chocolates as your heart desires.
Seattle Chocolates offers the Experience Chocolate tour Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm at their factory in Tukwila. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from the Seattle Chocolates website. For safety reasons, children under six years of age are not permitted on the tour. Wondering where to buy Seattle Chocolates other than the factory? Check out their store locator, or visit Amazon.
Seattle Chocolates Factory: 1180 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA