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Ecuador is famous for producing some of the best chocolate in the world, so why not experience it for yourself on your trip to Quito? On this tour, visit the fair trade Yumbo Chocolate Factory in the village of Minto and learn about the full process from bean to bar. Made using high quality cocoa beans, grown and produced in Ecuador, watch the production of chocolate at the factory.
Hear about the factory’s beginnings, and it’s goals to improve the social effects of the cocoa industry in Ecuador. Learn about Ecuador’s Chocolate Tasting Board, an ethically oriented chocolate manufacturing project that involves the production of cocoa by women aiming to improve the living conditions in rural areas.
After your learning session, it’s time to taste the chocolate. Enjoy a selection of 7 different types of chocolate, brownie, cocoa syrup, cocoa BBQ sauce, chocolate fondue, and hot cocoa.