Willy Wonka once imagined a factory that could teleport chocolate into your living rooms through “Wonkavision.” Well today, Willy would be proud of these chocolate tours that are helping those of us with a serious “sweet tooth” discover the sweeter side of Dallas with an impeccable mix of delectable treats and tours filled with insider information.
Sit back and discover Dallas’ premier local chocolatiers, bakeries, cheesemakers and other artisanal specialty shops. Dallas by Chocolate tours are 3-3.25 hours long, and you will travel via either a private bus or stretch limo. Led by some of Dallas’ most ardent food aficionados, each tour treats you to scrumptious samples and an exclusive experience. You are free to visit each stop on the tour, and then hop back into your ride as you sip wine. Along the way, you’ll learn about some really interesting Dallas landmarks, play some chocolate-related games for a chance to win prizes and much more!
Some things you may want to know before you go. Generally there is a minimum of 18 people (sometimes less) and a maximum of 24-26 people on a tour. Children six and under are free if they can sit on a lap, and restraint car seats are not available. All tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled because they guarantee your space at the event. The tour is held rain or shine. If a tour fails to meet minimum enrollment, you will be contacted to reschedule or receive a refund. You will receive your itinerary about two to three days before the event, but may call 972-442-6963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the information sooner. Private tours are available any day of the week and you may customize your event.
Here are a few dates to place on your calendar for August and September!
“Chocolate Splurge” Tour – Saturday, August 25, 1-4:30 p.m.
Go ahead, make your chocolate day with this tour of four wonderful chocolate destinations including La Madeleine Country French Cafe, where you will sample menu items that only insiders get to try, plus much more chocolate!
Chocolate and Ice Cream Dream Tour – Sunday, September 2, 1-4:15 p.m.
Taste some irresistible chocolate treats on this tour that features Plano, Allen and other shops. Venues will be announced soon, but there will be some fabulous creamy, dreamy fun.
DFW Interracial Mix & Mingle Tour - Saturday, September 29 1-4:30 p.m.
Taste some great wines, tour wonderful chocolate and cheese places and enjoy lots of samples. Price includes wine and water served aboard the bus — you may bring your own wine. Must be 21 or older.
Wine on Wednesday “Wine & Chocolate Tour” - Saturday, October 27, 1-4:30 p.m.
Indulge in wonderful wine and chocolate pairings at Times Ten and other fine wineries in Dallas, as well as some of the best chocolate shops in the area. Price includes wine and water served aboard the bus — you may bring your own wine. Must be 21 or older.
Admit it, your mouth is exceptionally watery right now, so cave into your cravings, book a tour and learn a thing or two about chocolate along the way. One last tip via the 12-step chocoholics program — never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate!
TICKETS: $30.00 – $40.00. Visit dallasbychocolate.com for additional bite for bite information.