Theo Chocolate Factory

• 05 January 2012

I recently toured the only organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the US, (which happens to be five minutes from our rental here in Seattle!), because let's face it, how could I not when it's so close by and so delicious?  Jenny organized the tour over at Theo and all we had to do was show up, pay $6 and don a silly-looking hair net.  I had to chuckle at the room full of grown adults wearing hair nets with street clothes--we were definitely a sight.   

Theo Chocolate bars are a bit spendy, like all good chocolate, and even though I want to bite into every tantalizing bar they make when I spot them at the market, it's simply not easy on the wallet.  So having the chance to sample every type of chocolate before purchasing is really useful...and scrumptious.  The tour lasts for just the right amount of time (1 hour), leaving a few minutes to browse the retail shop for everything chocolate-related (including coconut chocolate chapstick...tempting).  If you are a Seattle local and haven't taken a moment to pop over to Theo, you must do it soon!  Read more details about tours here.

While you're in Fremont, why not make a date night out of it and head to Chiso nearby for amazing sushi and exotic, house made lemonades (lychee is a favorite).  It's one of our favorite date night restaurants and we've always loved everything we ordered there...miso, rolls, even non-sushi offerings too.  The few blocks between Theo and Chiso will create an "opportunity" for you to work up your appetite and browse the interesting shops along the way.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

image 1 - Seeds of Fruit via Theo Chocolate  /  images 2-4  - Stephanie Brubaker for stephmodo 


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