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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 €58.

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 €13
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, 26 Feb
07:00 - 08:00 (EST)
€13 per person
€13 per person
Fri, 26 Feb
12:00 - 13:00 (EST)
€13 per person
€13 per person
Fri, 26 Feb
14:00 - 15:00 (EST)
Join 1 other guest
€13 per person
€13 per person

Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 478 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 478 reviews.

Nicole
February 2021
Nick is a knowledgeable, personable, and all-around great host! His passion for his craft is infectious and created a memorable experience for our employee group.
Valentina
February 2021
We booked this experience as Team bonding. Nick is absolutely amazing, he is fun, knowledgeable and kept us entertained for the whole hour without even realised. Everyone absolutely loved it.
Patrice
February 2021
This was a wonderful part of a staff retreat, providing knowledge and a hands-on activity. Would bok Nick again for an "advanced" chocolate-making experience. Thanks, Nick!
Rebecca
February 2021
I bought this experience for an at-home date with my husband, and we had a blast! Nick was funny, smart, and great at coaching us to make sure our chocolate turned out. We'd highly recommend this!
Denise C.
February 2021
We booked a private class with Nick to surprise my mom for her birthday and we had so much fun. The best gift for a chocolate lover like her. We got to understand everything about cacao growing and chocolate making in Jamaica and finished with our own creations which were delicious!
We booked a private class with Nick to surprise my mom for her birthday and we had so much fun. The best gift for a chocolate lover like her. We got to understand everything about…
Candice
February 2021
This was a fantastic experience. Nick is welcoming, good natured, and a natural storyteller who is clearly passionate about his work. We learned a lot about the history of Jamaica and caoca, and the modern process of "bean to bar." The way that Nick was able to keep things fun and entertaining, while simultaneously guiding four of us, in four different kitchens, through a hands-on chocolate making experience was seamless. I can't recommend this experience enough!
This was a fantastic experience. Nick is welcoming, good natured, and a natural storyteller who is clearly passionate about his work. We learned a lot about the history of Jamaic…

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  • Fri, 26 Feb
    07:00 - 08:00 (EST)
    €13 per person
  • Fri, 26 Feb
    11:00 - 12:00 (EST)
    €13 per person
  • Fri, 26 Feb
    12:00 - 13:00 (EST)
    €13 per person
  • Fri, 26 Feb
    14:00 - 15:00 (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    €13 per person
  • Fri, 26 Feb
    16:00 - 17:00 (EST)
    €13 per person
  • Fri, 26 Feb
    18:00 - 19:00 (EST)
    €13 per person
  • Sat, 27 Feb
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    €4 per person
  • Sat, 27 Feb
    16:00 - 17:00 (EST)
    €13 per person

Things to know

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.