A day out on the town would not be complete without chocolate.
Time: Weekly, Saturday 10am
Duration: 2.5 hours
Meeting Point: Royal Arcade, Bourke Street
What better way to indulge yourself than with a tour around to Melbourne's best chocolatiers, sampling delicious treats.
If you are a chocoholic and looking for new places to try, or simply nursing an insatiable sweet tooth, this is the tour for you.
This tour is a chance to discover some of Melbourne’s best chocolatiers and gain insight into their craft. You’ll learn about how chocolate is produced, from a bean on the cacao tree through to the hands of the chocolate makers; and the terminology used by industry experts to describe the taste, smell, and forms of chocolate.
You’ll be able to sample the chocolates as you go and learn the elements of a proper chocolate tasting. You’ll also learn about the different cacao percentages, and how they affect the taste. Discounts on purchases are also available at a number of the venues.
You will visit eight venues around the city, with a break in between. There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it.
The tour price includes the sit-down break, and all chocolate tastings on the day. This tour is not gluten or dairy free.
If you’re looking for a few hours of fun on the weekend, to meet new people, and discover new things about your city, Foodi tours will show you where to start.To book this tour privately for a group of 8 or more people click here.
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Please be advised that although we make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent Foodi's service and products, venues are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to make changes to all samples on tours.
The chocolatiers were very informative and the samplings very good. Cristina was very friendly and informative, a good way to spend a Saturday morning. 4/5 by Belinda Catelli 26-7-2016
All the stores visited were very welcoming and explained their products extremely well which showed thei true passion of chocolate. 5/5 by Lisa Kelsey-Smith 23-7-2016
The tour was so much fun and we'll definitely try as many foodi tours possible! Christina was great! 5/5 by Melissa Schirripa 18-7-2016
It was a really friendly experience 5/5 by Claire Rennie 17-7-2016
Our guide Christina was great, so positive and engaged in the tour with great info and insights into not only chocolate but also Melbourne in general. 5/5 by Hayley Wallis 10-7-2016
It was interesting and I appreciated that we visited Melbourne chocolatiers, rather than the 'big' names. Great that not too much distance was covered, it was an easy walk. I really enjoyed the visit to the spice merchants - fantastic. The best thing was the hot chocolate at Ganache. Christina was an enthusiastic and informative host. Well done. 5/5 by Natalie Heiniger 27-6-2016
Overall the tour was enjoyable. It was quite cold and that might have taken the edge off the fun a little. I enjoyed the Ganache and the spice house. Cristina had a great personality. 4/5 by mary-Lin Litchfield and Tom McMahon 27-6-2016
4/5 by Pam Hibberd 26-6-2016
It was exciting, educational and delicious! The tour guide was excellent, knew what she was talking about, very friendly - all the places she took us were exciting and we learned new things and the taste testing was generous. 5/5 by Catherine Cotter 15-6-2016
Loved this tour. Our guide Cristina was excellent. Great way to see some of the iconic alleyways and arcades of Melbourne. 5/5 by Jill Ingram 14-6-2016
A large group made it a little hard to hear the guide sometimes but overall the experience was good. Great to go to places you wouldn't normally visit in Melbourne and avoid the standard places. Great to discover new things. 4/5 by Andrew Coulson 13-6-2016
Great way to see a little of Melbourne and taste a few delights. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. 4/5 by Pamela van der Ploeg 7-6-2016
Really enjoyed it! 4/5 by Katie Ryan 24-5-2016
It was really good. My friend and I really enjoyed all the delicious chocolate and Christina was an enthusiastic guide. 4/5 by Ilze Donderwinkel 22-5-2016
Great to be informed and shown around various parts of the CBD , seeing smaller chocolate shops and understanding the process of chocolate and tasting different sometimes unusual but delicious samples 5/5 by Sue-Anne Kaplan 16-5-2016
It was great! All the locations where great and Cristina was a fab your guide! 5/5 by Bianca Feltham 8-5-2016
4/5 by Sharon fletcher 7-5-2016
The tour guide was great mad energetic 5/5 by john siderakis 7-5-2016
Was very well done. Lots of fun and very informative. I loved the variety 5/5 by Kate 30-4-2016
Enjoyable morning and informative guide, Christina. We enjoyed hearing a bit about the arcades history as we walked. 5/5 by Karen Norden 24-4-2016
great and informative 5/5 by Monica Stent 23-4-2016
The guide was very informative and friendly. 4/5 by Megan 17-4-2016
We had a great time. Going to the Spice shop was a nice difference. 4/5 by Mila Herdman 17-4-2016
christina was amazing, the venues were fantastic. They were all very welcoming and informative. Added a few places to the must see if Melbourne list. 5/5 by Karen 17-4-2016
Really enjoyed the tour and discovered some great shops in Melbourne's CBD. Keen to try other tours. 5/5 by Allan Seddon 17-4-2016
Very enjoyable! The tour guide was very friendly and informative. The was a good amount of samples as well. 5/5 by Natalie Hart 17-4-2016
What a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning: walking, talking and eating chocolate! The venues were lovely and very welcoming. The group of strangers who walked together were friendly and easy to get on with. The host Cristina was awesome. She was bright and friendly and made the tour enjoyable with her little snippets of information and welcoming smile. 5/5 by rosa pane 11-4-2016
This was a fantastic event! Good guide who was very personable and good range of tastings. 5/5 by Nicolina Sasha Lademann 3-4-2016
I really enjoyed the chocolate tour. Christina was lovely and explained everything in details, very sweet girl with a nice manners. 5/5 by Jasna 29-2-2016
My partner and I found this to be an excellent tour. Not only did we learn a lot about chocolate and the process of making it (as well as eat delicious varieties of chocolate and other chocolate products), but we also learned a fair amount about Melbourne. We would highly recommend this event to anyone who can fit it into their schedule. 5/5 by Josh Robinson 24-2-2016
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