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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Chocolate Origins & Create with a Maker

Kingston, JamaicaPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Nick

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in Catalan, English, Spanish

What you'll do

On this experience you’ll learn the true story of how chocolate becomes the world’s favourite sweet, a bitter sweet tale of hard work, artisanship and how business can be a force for good.

We start with our special welcome to Jamaica. We’re located on the edge of the Blue Mountains overlooking Kingston.

We’ll look down across the city towards the harbour as I give a brief history of the island and the historical use of cacao.

We then get to know each other before we make our inclusion bars.

I’ll tell you about how I went from a BBC Correspondent to a chocolate maker before I explain how we go from the raw ingredients to the finished yummy product.

I’ll show you how to hand temper chocolate, from our original development kitchen using a bowl, a table and a spatula.

Before I walk you through creating your own custom made inclusion chocolate bars.

We then go right into the farm, driving over a river bed, to have a closer look at the cacao estate.

We’ll introduce you to the pods up close, we’ll look inside the fruit and I’ll explain how the beans are fermented on the farm and how the nibs are processed before we unveil your bespoke bars.

This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.
Other things to note
Due to the fact I'll be using multiple cameras this will be best to watch on a PC so that you can maximise views and also see your fellow experiencers. Especially when we get into the tasting segment.
On this experience you’ll learn the true story of how chocolate becomes the world’s favourite sweet, a bitter sweet tale of hard work, artisanship and how business can be a force for good.

We start with our special welcome to Jamaica. We’re located on the edge of the Blue Mountains overlooking Kingston.

We’ll look down across the city towards the harbour as I give a brief history of the island and the historical use of ca…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Nick can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $97.

What to bring

  • Some chocolate that can be melted in a microwavable bowl
  • A spatula, ladle and spoons
  • A clean work surface
  • Moulds to pour chocolate into, they can even be tupperware lids, I'll give you a lists of other common items which can be used.
From $12
/ person
Wed, 25 Nov
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$21 per person
$21 per person
Thu, 26 Nov
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
Join 5 other guests
$21 per person
$21 per person
Thu, 26 Nov
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)
$18 per person
$18 per person

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 198 Reviews
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I'm a former BBC News foreign correspondent, my parents are Jamaican and when I discovered the amazing cacao here on the island, I decided to start my own chocolate factory! We've since won a number of international awards for our bars and work alongside chocolate companies from around the world on sourcing the best fine flavour cacao across the Caribbean. We're a farm to bar company, from harvest and fermentation through to making the finished product, that now grace some of the most exclusive hotels and villas in the Caribbean, but ultimately I really like sharing my love of all things chocolate. I'm a history buff so I like linking the past and the present to show the development of the world's favourite confectionary. That's why we call the experience, from seed to bar.
I'm a former BBC News foreign correspondent, my parents are Jamaican and when I discovered the amazing cacao here on the island, I decided to start my own chocolate factory! We've since won a number of international awards for our bars and work alongside chocolate companies from around the world on sourcing the best fine flavour cacao across the Caribbean. We're a farm to bar company, from harvest and fermentation through to making the finished product, that now grace some of the most exclusive…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 198 reviews.

Emily
November 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed Nick's chocolate experience. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about his work & people. I walked away with a deeper gratitude & understanding of what it takes to go from bean to bar, and I even walked away with a few homemade chocolates treats for dessert!
I thoroughly enjoyed Nick's chocolate experience. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about his work & people. I walked away with a deeper gratitude & understanding…
Steven
November 2020
Better than I anticipated. Nick was very informative and even inspirational! His friendly nature really made the new experience in chocolate fun and easy while imparting the history and origins of this wonderful treat!
Eszter
November 2020
Nick has super energy, connects to all the participants in an easy and joyful manner, and gives very interesting insights to the world of cacao.
Dora
November 2020
Nick was very friendly and nice and of course he really knows what he is doing! We had a lot of fun and we made amazing chocolates, learned about the cocoa beans, and celebrated a memorable birthday together with my sister who lives far away. Thank you Nick for the experience!
Nick was very friendly and nice and of course he really knows what he is doing! We had a lot of fun and we made amazing chocolates, learned about the cocoa beans, and celebrated a…
Susanne
November 2020
Was für eine tolle Überraschung! Plötzlich waren wir für eine gute Stunde auf Jamaika! Nick ist ein großartiger Typ, offer, freundlich, lustig, voller Leidenschaft für Schokolade und interessiert an seinen Workshop-Teilnehmern . Nach gut einer Stunde hatten wir köstliche, eigentlich Schokoladen hergestellt. Tolles Erlebnis! Absolut empfehlenswert!
Was für eine tolle Überraschung! Plötzlich waren wir für eine gute Stunde auf Jamaika! Nick ist ein großartiger Typ, offer, freundlich, lustig, voller Leidenschaft für Schokolade u…
Cécilia
November 2020
Nick is passionate about cacao, so you are captivated with his stories ! He is super friendly and gives really good advices. I would recommand to all curious chocolate lovers :)

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.