Chicago Chocolate Tours

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In a Nutshell

  • Sample a variety of cupcakes
  • Learn history & fun facts
  • Choice of two tour paths

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Though smaller than their full-sized brethren, cupcakes enjoy riotous popularity due to their decorative wrappings, colorful frosting, and catapult-friendly shape. Enjoy mouthwatering sweets on the move with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a cupcake walking tour from Chicago Chocolate Tours (a $50 value). Sink sweet teeth into the downtown Loop Tuesdays at 2:45 p.m., or the Gold Coast Thursdays at 4:45 p.m.

A Chicago Cupcake Tour explores the essential qualities of fine cupcakes, the cupcake's recent rise to prominence, and Chicago’s best cupcakeries, led by a tour guide made of cupcakes. Spend a Tuesday afternoon exploring the rich, sugary center of the downtown Loop, seeking bites from tasty sweet houses such as Sarah's Pastries & Candies inside Macy's and Flirty Cupcakes. The Thursday-afternoon route parades through the confection shops of the Gold Coast, conquering cakes for the motherland at Swirlz Cupcakes and more. You'll be fed tastings of rare and exquisite cakey treats from the city’s paramount bakers and boutiques, all while learning small bites of cupcake trivia and tickling tonsils with selections from a goody bag to go.

Tours take place at the locations listed but customers must redeem their Groupons online.

Chicago Chocolate Tours

Owner Valerie Beck and her team of chocophile tour guides lead guests on walking tours of Chicago’s historical bakeries and chocolatiers, narrating the history of beloved sweets while walking an easy route through vistas of Chicago’s stunning architectural heritage. While snacking on samples of sweets, guests learn about chocolate’s storied history, the cupcake’s rise to prominence, and how to guess the flavor of filling inside Oompa Loompas by sight. Tours convene throughout Chicago’s many neighborhoods, giving guests a sneak peek into Chicago's signature confections, boutique shops, and mobile sweet-vending trucks. The chocolate or cupcake jaunts provide the perfect setting for a girls’ day out or bachelorette party, showing tour-goers the sweeter side of the city without getting caught in construction sites of shoddily built gingerbread houses.

Customer Reviews

Loved it and have shopped at Bakery several times since tour
Jacqueline T. · September 25, 2013
I had an awesome time at the Chicago Chocolate Tour yesterday! Our tour guide Brianne was awesome! She was very informative and super charismatic and friendly! She knew so much information and facts about Chicago and made the experience that much better! I definitely want to try the Tuesday tour as well and hopefully have her again as a guide! Thanks again for an awesome time! Oh, the chocolates and cupcakes were great too ;)
Ashley F. · March 15, 2013
Kerrie the tour guide was great and the locations on the tour were perfect. It was nice to have a variety of quality stops. Argo Tea for a beverage stop instead of the usual coffee, was excellent.
Brandi P. · March 15, 2013
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    111 N State St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60602

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    Near North Side

    900 N Michigan Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60611

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