$8 for a Factory Tour Package for Two ($14.50 Total Value)
On 45-minute tours held Wednesday through Sunday, groups of up to 18 view the factory’s vintage chocolate-making equipment, learn about the process and sourcing of ingredients, and enjoy samples. The factory is not operational on the weekend. View the full schedule of public tour times here.
On a visit to the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Alex Whitmore tasted stone-ground chocolate for the first time. Although the bite was just a fleeting part of a larger journey, Alex was hooked. Upon his return to Somerville, he founded Taza Chocolate and learned how to hand carve the granite millstones that still grind the factory’s cacao today. Each bar of organic dark chocolate is crafted with a set of core missions in mind, including sustainable community and environmental practices and direct trade with cacao producers. Taza’s chocolate bars and discs also honor Mexican traditions and cross-cultural tastes through their creative flavors which include chipotle chili, salted almond, and guajillo chili.
The tour itself was very informative and interactiveChristopher F., Yelp, 7/10/12
The passionate team holds intimate knowledge of the culture, history and process behind the most unique chocolate you'll ever eat.Damien S., Yelp, 10/10/12
“I brought my 4 year old and enjoyed the tasting all the chocolates. Bring wipes since there are no napkins around. ”
“I learned new things about the production of chocolate. Questions I had were answered before being asked pertaining to fair trade and organic. I appreciate a product...”
“I learned new things about the production of chocolate. Questions I had were answered before being asked pertaining to fair trade and organic. I appreciate a product that is not only yummy but no one gets hurts in the making.”
“Josh the tour guide was amazing ”
561 Windsor St
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143