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TCHO Chocolate: Factory Tour + Tasting (1:15pm to 3:00pm)

Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:15 PM


The wait is over…our tours are back temorariliy!! Take our guided tour and get a behind the scenes look at how our award-winning chocolate is made from raw ingredients to finished products. You’ll learn loads about our chocolate-making process, our responsible sourcing methods, our unique production facility, and our bean-to-bar flavor laboratory. All tours are guided and will operate whether or not we are producing chocolate during the tour. Chocolate is produced daily; however, the schedule can change without advanced notice. Your guide will still talk you through the machinery, processes, and make sure there is plenty of chocolate to eat! After the tour, you’ll get to nosh on some of our single-origin dark chocolates, pure milk chocolates, and a featured Flavor of the Day in a guided tasting. At the end of the tasting, the TCHO retail store will be open for business. The tour ticket includes $10 off an in-store purchase, which is redeemable once the ticket holder checks in for the tour.  Tours are by appointment only. Our factory and store are not open to the public outside of scheduled tours. Please note, that we DO NOT accept cash or check in our retail store.  Credit cards, debit cards, and Apple Pay will be accepted. Tour Length: Total of about 1 hour and 45 minutes. 10-15 minutes to get checked in and ready for your tour 45 minutes hour for the presentation and factory tour 20 minutes for the chocolate tasting 25 minutes to peruse the store Getting Here! From San Pablo Ave., head west onto Folger Ave. and look for a glass door with “3100” on the wall above and “TCHO” on the glass door.  There will be a doorbell on the left side of the glass door.  Please, ring the doorbell and wait here until your tour guide comes to greet you. NOTE: if you arrive later than 1:25pm you will need to reschedule your tour by emailing tours@tcho.com.  Unfortunately, we have limited staff and once the tour officially starts, we cannot stop the tour to let latecomers inside. Directions: Driving: Take I-80 towards Berkeley.  Exit at Ashby Ave/CA-13 exit. Turn right onto San Pablo Ave. Turn right onto Folger Ave. Entrance to the TCHO Factory will be on your left. Look for a glass door with “3100” on the wall above and “TCHO” on the glass door.  There will be a doorbell on the left side of the glass door.  Please, ring the doorbell and wait here until your tour guide comes to greet you. BART: Take BART to the MacArthur stop and hop on the Emery-Go-Round, a free shuttle service. Get off at the Berkeley Bowl stop and walk south down Ninth St. towards Ashby. Turn left onto Ashby, then right onto San Pablo and right onto Folger Ave. Entrance to the TCHO Factory will be on your left. Look for a glass door with “3100” on the wall above and “TCHO” on the glass. There will be a doorbell on the left side of the glass door.  Please, ring the doorbell and wait here until your tour guide comes to greet you. OR! Take BART to the Ashby stop off of the Richmond-Daly City/Millbrae (Red) Line. Walk or Uber to the factory! Parking: There is 2 hour street parking around the factory (shown in pink in the parking map below). There is also a parking garage on the roof of our factory.  Garage entrance is on 67th St. across from the McDonald's entrance and says "Rooftop Parking" overhead.  The cost is $3 per hour for rooftop parking.  See the map below for directions to get from the parking to the tour entrance. Rules & Requirements Our factory follows strict FDA requirements and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure the safety of our products, employees, and tour attendees.  Please keep in mind these requirements for your visit to the TCHO Factory. No animals, including service animals are allowed in the factory in accordance with FSMA. Food, drinks, gum and glass containers are not allowed in the factory. Attire Requirements: If you arrive at the TCHO factory in violation of any of the below attire requirements, you will be allowed to partake in the

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