Chocolate-mmmaking Experience at the Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory (a “mmmust in Mijas!")
by Eli McCarthy
This hands-on workshop is a super, fun-filled introduction to chocolate-making for both big and small kids alike.
Content is adjusted to age and interest levels: with very small children, the focus tends to be more on the tasting/wow aspect of chocolate, whereas with teenagers and adult participants, the workshop has a more informative slant (geography/history/science of cacao & chocolate).
All participants get to taste as they learn! Some of the fascinating topics covered are the origins and history of chocolate, the defining characteristics of premium quality chocolate, as well as the steps involved in its creation.
And all this happens as participants learn to make their own unique chocolate creations (using the factory´s state-of-the-art chocolate tempering technology). As a fledgling chocolatier, you learn how to mix, mould and vibrate chocolate and, by the end of the session, are taking home three bars of chocolate, designed by yourself! Customized labels are provided so the choccies can also become special gifts (for Xmas, birthdays, etc).
Workshop duration is 50 minutes, with a 1 hour wait whilst the chocolate sets and gets wrapped. Mijas has plenty of lovely walks, museums, restaurants, etc to while away the time.
The participation fee per person is 25€, which includes all chocolate made and tasted during the workshop.
The factory is open seven days a week, and workshops run daily. For advance booking, ust call or email the mmmonkeys at 951 052 772/ 600 088 542/ firstname.lastname@example.org