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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 English, Catalan, 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 ₹5,283.

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.
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Sat, 24 Apr
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 653 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 653 reviews.

Lindsey
April 2021
Nick was such a great host! We did this experience in a private group (about 30 ppl) for a work event and I received nothing but positive feedback. Yes, you learn about chocolate but during this experience Nick teaches you about so much more! As a host, he’s incredibly personable and very engaging. Highly recommend!
Nick was such a great host! We did this experience in a private group (about 30 ppl) for a work event and I received nothing but positive feedback. Yes, you learn about chocolate b…
Laura
April 2021
We did an event for some of our clients with Nick and it was amazing. Nick is a very engaging and hilarious host who is great at what he does. He was full of knowledge and making the chocolate was easy and a great time. Highly recommend this experience!!
We did an event for some of our clients with Nick and it was amazing. Nick is a very engaging and hilarious host who is great at what he does. He was full of knowledge and making…
Colby
April 2021
Nick creates a fun and educational experience for both adults and children to create personalized chocolate treats. In a short amount of time he gave myself and my daughter an engaging lesson on the history and science behind chocolate making, and also brings awareness to some of the inequities that exist today in cacao farming. This was a wonderful experience and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun and educational activity to do with friends or family!
Nick creates a fun and educational experience for both adults and children to create personalized chocolate treats. In a short amount of time he gave myself and my daughter an enga…
Cindy
April 2021
I really enjoyed Nick's session, especially when he talked about the history of chocolate as well as how his is made in Jamaica. He was also patient in giving me the steps necessary to make my own custom chocolate candy.
Rebekah
April 2021
We loved learning about the history of Jamaica and details about how chocolate is made. I will value every bite of chocolate even more now that I know what goes into it. The chocolate we made with Nick was delicious, and it was fun to customize it to our tastes.
We loved learning about the history of Jamaica and details about how chocolate is made. I will value every bite of chocolate even more now that I know what goes into it. The chocol…
Benjamin
April 2021
Our group had a great time listening to Nick and learning to temper chocolate! It was great as a team bonding activity because everyone gets to express their individuality through personal preferences in types of chocolate, inclusions, and mold shapes.
Our group had a great time listening to Nick and learning to temper chocolate! It was great as a team bonding activity because everyone gets to express their individuality through…

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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.