Chocoholics and those in need of satisfying their sweet tooth need to head with us to Bali’s Pod chocolate factory. This sustainable and eco-friendly project will teach visitors everything from farming, creating and tasting to making your own creation.
The Pod Chocolate factory is one of the latest additions to the already extensive grounds of the Bali Elephant Camp at a local village called Petang. Using only the best ingredients, Balinese chocolatiers are trying hard to put the island on the map for die-hard chocolate fans and the fruits of their labor can now be visited by those interested in the processes of making and tasting the finest chocolate available.
Transfer from your resort (conditions apply) is included and via a scenic road along with local communities, you arrive at the factory where you will be met by the staff, ready to show you around the factory. During this round, detailed explanations will be given about the organic principles this factory is upholding in terms of harvesting, fermenting and drying the cocoa beans to be transformed into fabulous chocolate.
Part of the tour will be a walking tour through the cocoa plantations before the short walk to the factory itself. Sampling freshly plucked cocoa beans is of course included. From harvesting and the fermenting process, visitors will witness how the grinding and tempering procedures turn these fresh cocoa beans into hot liquid chocolate. Tasting this end product and you will never look back and demanding only freshly prepared chocolate. The fun part of crafting your own herd of small chocolate elephants – topped with whatever you feel will satisfy your taste buds – ends this sweet-tooth day in the green heart of Bali.
Before leaving the factory (as it will take around 30 minutes to let the chocolate cool down), the enclosed Pod café serves some delicious, Balinese dishes including a selection of the best chocolate drinks on the island (not included in the price). As soon as your elephant herd has cooled down, you can take your creation back with you as we slowly move our way back to your resort in Southern Bali or Ubud.
- Entry to Bali Elephant Camp
- Air-conditioned return transfer
- Welcome drink
- Tasting – fresh cocoa beans, cocoa nibs, Pod signature chocolates
- Chocolate making (a ‘herd’ of 14 chocolate elephants)
- Mineral water
- IDR 2.040.000.000,- International Insurance Cover