Guatemalan Single Origin Dark Chocolate Tasting

Kukul Tales

6a Avenida Norte 2 Antigua, Guatemala 03001

Discover the captivating world of dark chocolate, where flavors surpass those of wine. Experience the exquisite taste and aromatic wonders of Guatemalan cacao, renowned for its fine quality.

What's Included:
  • Tasting of Four High-Quality Guatemalan Dark Chocolate Bars: You will have the opportunity to taste and explore four different kinds of premium Guatemalan dark chocolate bars. These bars are carefully selected to showcase the diverse flavors and characteristics of Guatemalan cacao. Each chocolate’s flavor profile is influenced by factors such as cacao genetics, fermentation techniques, terroir, and toasting processes.
  • Expert Guided Tasting Session: You will be guided through the tasting experience by professionals who are knowledgeable about chocolate tasting and the Guatemalan cacao industry. They will provide insights into the nuances of each chocolate, help you appreciate the flavor notes, textures, and aromas, and answer any questions you may have.
What to Expect:

Introduction to Guatemalan Cacao: The tour may begin with an introduction to the history and significance of Guatemalan cacao. Visitors might learn about the country’s rich cacao-growing traditions, the specific regions where cacao is cultivated, and the unique characteristics that make Guatemalan cacao renowned for its taste and aroma.

Chocolate Tasting Session: The highlight of the tour will likely be the chocolate-tasting session. Participants will have the opportunity to sample four different kinds of high-quality Guatemalan dark chocolate bars. Each chocolate will have its own distinct flavor profile, influenced by factors such as the specific cacao genetic variety, fermentation process, terroir (environmental conditions), and toasting techniques.

Flavor Notes Exploration: The tour may involve a discussion of the various flavor notes that can be found in dark chocolate.

Education on Chocolate Production: Alongside the tasting experience, tourists might gain insights into the chocolate-making process.

Cultural and Historical Context: Depending on the specific tour, there might be elements that provide a cultural and historical context to the Guatemalan cacao industry. Visitors may learn about the Mayan civilization’s reverence for cacao and its role in their culture, as well as the impact of colonization and modern-day efforts to preserve traditional cacao-growing practices.

Expert Guidance: Throughout the tour, participants can expect to receive expert guidance from professionals who are knowledgeable about chocolate tasting and the Guatemalan cacao industry.

Additional Information:

Recommended for Dark Chocolate Lovers. The experience is tailored for dark chocolate enthusiasts who have a genuine passion for exploring and savoring the complexities of high-quality dark chocolate.

Cost per person:
$35.00 p/p
Age / Max Group:
All ages, max of 10 people
1 hour
Start Time(s):
Wednesday – Saturday 11:30 am & 4:00 pm
Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Opening Hours:
Daily 8am-6pm
Days Closed: