Recommend that all guests be over eight years old for safety reasons and due to the degree of technical content covered.
Harper Macaw Factory Tour in Washington D.C.
Enjoy an in-depth tour of the Harper Macaw chocolate factory in Washington D.C. Learn about the company, its mission, and the entire chocolate-making process from an informative guide.
What You Will Do
- See the chocolate-making process from beginning to end: Understand how the seeds of the tropical cacao fruit are transformed into chocolate
- Get a behind-the-scenes look at the factory to learn about the essential equipment used in the process
- Sample multiple varieties of the chocolate right on the production floor after your tour
- Guided Tour
- 46 Ratings
Our tour guide was a bit new I'm assuming but the information was somewhat scattered and pocked with odd quips about how she's fresh out of school and how young she was. Normally in a bigger, more diverse group this might be fine but ended up being awkward for just a 4 person tour.
I would have loved to see the machines actually working - although I understand the health risks involved with that. Tour was really informative. I learned a lot about the fair trade system with cocoa, the process of making just one chocolate bar! I really enjoyed it, though, I think it may have been too advanced for some of the younger audience, which kind of soured the experience a little bit.
Your chocolate is fantastic. I would have liked to see some of the chocolate making live.