Whetstone Chocolate Factory, St Augustine

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Whetstone Chocolate Factory, St Augustine - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 139 King Street St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Phone: +1-9042170275

Ticket Price: 8 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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Dozens of yellow green pods hung from the trunk and stem of the tree. The guide picked one of the palm sized fruit, and exposed chunks of the fibrous white pulp inside with his knife. This was the fruit of the cacao tree, with a mild taste, subtle, and bittersweet. Once the dark purple coloured seeds are dried and processed, they become chocolate beans. For the true chocoholic just the thought of that wonderful soft sweetness melting into the mouth is alluring, so visit the Whetstone Chocolate factory for sheer pleasure of witnessing how chocolate is made.

The sweet-smelling fragrances that come from Whetstone Chocolate's several stores and St Augustine Chocolate Factory beckon you to come inside and discover a chocolate paradise. In 1966, Whetstone Chocolate began as a small store selling ice cream and chocolates. Soon it grew into a large-scale operation with three stores in St. Augustine and a remarkable St Augustine Chocolate Factory open for tours.

Now the family became retailers of chocolates as well. The factory was previously located on Cordova Street and in 1984 they branched out into a 10,000 square foot factory. People from all over the United States come to the Whetstone Chocolate Factory, not only for their numerous varieties of fudge, ice cream, and sugar free varieties but what charms the audience are the chocolate dolphins and gators as well as delicious St. Augustine truffles.

The tour is twofold. The first step is to educate you on how chocolate is made, the growth, harvest and production of cocoa seeds. Second is to educate your palates to the delicate varieties of chocolate which define artisan chocolate. Taste freshly made chocolates and confections while you walk through the Whetstone Chocolate factory. The tour guides are informative, funny and tuned with the participants. They deliver information while keeping both kids and adults involved.

Whetstone Chocolate Factory Information

  • Tours are limited to 25 people so reservations are suggested.
  • Before the start of the tour, you have to ear hair nets.
  • There is an introductory video.
  • The sound of the chocolate making machine is loud, so be prepared.
  • They are very generous with how many pieces you could have from the sample tray. 

Whetstone Chocolate Factory Ticket Prices

  • For Adult: $ 8
  • For Child: $ 5.50
  • Each adult ticket includes a $2 coupon towards purchase.
  • Group rates and times of 15 or more are available.   

Whetstone Chocolate Factory Opening and Closing Hours

  • Monday to Friday 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:30 pm.
  • Saturdays 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:30 pm.
  • Sundays 1:00 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm.

Restaurants Near Whetstone Chocolate Factory

  • Carmelo’s Marketplace: Pizza
  • Barnacle Bill’s – Central Office: Seafood
  • Georgie’s Diner: Diner
  • Flavors Eatery: Lunch

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  • Chocolate was great! Customer service not so great. Your is NOT free and we missed it by 5 minutes. Chocolate- Pricey as most chocolate stores/factories tend to me. My daughter ordered a milk chocolate dolphin on a stick and I ordered a milk chocolate peanut butter cup. Yummy and filling. Customer service- we were not greeted upon entering and ignored by 2 of the 3 employees working, I had to ask 3 times before the 3rd employee, who was checking a customer out finally answered me; apparently the other 2, right across the counter from me, were too much in a conversation to pay mind to the customer. I don’t see us visiting this location again.

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  • Very poor customer service on the store. Pretty much their attitude ruined the tour experience. Tour and chocolate great, but pricey. They should offer complimentary water at the end of the tour, I think that’s just common sense. Wouldn’t go back.

  • The chocolate was delicious! The tour was fun you got samplers of there products and got to learn about the history of chocolate and the company. They also gave us a 2 dollar coupon to go towards any purchase we made that day. Bought a bunch of stuff after tour! If you have trouble walking you might want to drive here the sidewalk is heavy cracked in some areas.

  • Fun run fun tour! The guide was great, and you do get to sample multiple kinds of chocolates. If you are buying chocolate afterwards they give you some pretty decent coupons at the end of the tour.

  • Really good chocolate but a bit pricey and checkout/customer service would be great if all the young girls would chat less and work more. We stood at the checkout for a good 5 minutes before anyone noticed us. They also offer a short tour for their chocolate factory and you get s piece of their chocolate at the end of it so worth trying the tour at least once.

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