I'm here practically monthly and apparently have completely forgotten, every single time, over several years now, to write a review. Such a dolt I am (boy, that sounded a bit Yoda-ish).
I love it here. I could simply enter the door to the magic that is Theo, inhale, and be blissfully happy with a silly-ass grin on my face for a week. Better than coffee! And the chocolate is divine. Even though I live less than three miles away I will still order direct from them just to be sure I have my Theo fix in case I can't get around to, you know, actually making it out of my house. Yes, it is completely worth it.
Also, love the tours they give. The bean-to-bar education (not to mention the cocoa-infused contact high) you receive is top-notch and very informative. And of course, there are samples throughout the tour! I include this on my regular "entertain the Seattle tourists" route when friends and family are in town.
Did I mention I love it here? Keep up the great, cocoalicious work, Theo.
Chocolate is Cool!!.
Very down-to-earth, fun tour. Enthusiatic tour guide took a small group of us step-by-step through the chocolate making process. You see every machine, find out how it works, and have the different tastes of chocolate explained. It also gives a good perspective on the differences between their process and practices and why fair trade and organic is important. There were so many chocolate and confections samples I felt a little sick afterwards. The chocolate they make is very special and different-- I especially liked the chai bar, and if you like strange flavors you can't do better than coconut-curry. Remember to call first (especially on weekends) to schedule the tour.
Amazing chocolate experience!.
After attending a fabulous Chocolatada (an evening of sweet and savory food and drink by a fabulous chef!) I can't stop talking about Theo to everyone I meet. With a dedicated focus on organic and fair trade cocoa, our tour guide Pamela had a passion, play and contagious excitement for everything cocoa. Ive never had a tour be so much fun, so informative and so delicious all at once!
Seattle has been known for coffee and grunge for years. I think Theo is at the head of the next big thing!
Forget Willy Wonka--delicious smells emanate from this organic, free-trade chocolate factory in the heart of Fremont.. In Short Hidden inside the historic Red Hook Brewery Building, this heavenly factory does it all; from roasting the cocoa beans to hand-forging their truffle-like "confections." The tour, a crash course in chocolate engineering, illustrates how a cocoa bean becomes a chocolate bar--and includes a sample, naturally. The on-site store features a selection of Theo's chocolates, including their bars and "confections" with offbeat flavors like chai, chipotle spice and earl grey.