Detroit Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshop

Detroit, MI
Chocolate Making
10 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


Join Explorer Chick for a Private and Exclusive Women-Only Bean to Bar Chocolate Workshop in Detroit!

When we think of chocolate, what comes to mind is usually the rich, roasty, and creamy flavors of a dark chocolate bar, or the buttery sweetness of milk chocolate! But chocolate doesn’t start out tasting like something sent from heaven, on the contrary, as a cacao bean, actually a seed, it is unbearably astringent and bitter.

You will be learning all the tips and steps needed to create truly delicious chocolate! Just like the step you might not have known about, fermentation! The cacao beans must first undergo a fermentation process. A properly fermented bean will have changed its color from a deep purple to a dark brown. This step tames the natural bitterness and astringency so that the complex flavor notes have a chance to shine.

You will then learn the art of roasting the cacao beans! Roasting the beans just like in many other foods, helps chocolate makers to develop that great flavor in their chocolate. After roasting, the beans are cracked and the papery shell is removed, leaving cocoa nibs ready for chocolate making. The cocoa nibs are then combined with sugar and refined to chocolate. Once tempering and molding are complete you will have your very own chocolate creation to take home with you.

You will learn the techniques that have been used for generations and generations! Leave being able to call yourself a Chocolatier with your very own chocolate creation to take home! 🍫

  • All equipment and tools needed
  • All materials needed
  • Small Group hands-on Chocolatier training
  • Take home own hand made custom wrapped chocolate creation

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.


  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to the start time
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Women-Only, 21+
  • Parking is on-site


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Mindo Chocolate Makers

11061 Trinkle Road

Dexter, MI 48130


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