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|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
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Very cool way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Opened by an Australian fellow and his Balinese wife, the chocolate shop and cafe offers the chance to relax under a canopy and taste all kinds of chocolate, and even make your own for 150k. The wife's father owns a small herd of Sumatran elephants that were brought over and now live in Bali. It's fun to watch the elephants play next door as you munch on chocolate.
This is one of the better overall experiences you can do in Bali. It's a great spot for the kids as they can learn a lot to understand different things that help drive the Balinese economy. First we visited the Pod Chocolate factory and ate our weights' worth of sample chocolate. It is complimentary with a tour of the factory and so so worth it. The chocolate is of the highest quality with innovative flavors (Gojiberry and almond anyone?). The tour is really well done as we learned how every step of the process how chocolate goes from a seed pod on the tree to the package on the shelf. The kids and I learned a bit about it before the trip so they had a lot of great questions that the guide was able to answer. After the tour we were able to make our OWN chocolates with ingredients provided and a variety of four different types of chocolate. The kids had a great time with this, as did I. Lastly we were able to ride one of the rescued elephants that live on the property. They are living there to save them from poachers on other islands and the rides they give the tourists serve as the necessary exercise they need to stay in shape. The guide on the elephant was so friendly and knowledgeable too.
Chocolate making was fun and different. It’s more of a add toppings/fillings to melted chocolate and cool in a mold than actually making chocolate though. They also had elephants you can pet and pay to feed but it was rather sad watching them parade them around :(
Good Place Where You Can Taste The Chocolates For Free.! We have thought the chocolates are bit costly and bought only few and left the place and in the airport we say the same chocolates for 5X price, we repended we could have bought a few more.! If you have leisure time plan to visit this place, This is not like must visit place, but good to see. You can also see elephants, bears here. If you are interested there are packages, where they will train you to prepare the chocolate on your own. That needs around 3 hours of time to prepare. But for normal visit it takes 20-30 mins to stop by and enjoy.
Plus: for making your own chocolate And the taste of the chocolate, after trying it we bought 5 bars of it. Minus: elephant riding and the limited space the animals have. Although i have to say it does not seem like the animals are mistreated. Our tour guide told us they are doing the elephant riding to finance the vet costs.
Very nice place! The entry fee is 95k rupiah and with those tickets you get a free chocolate drink the size of your thumb and you get to taste all their chocolates in the shop. The tickets also give you some discounts.. The elephants were definitely the highlight of this place. They are adorable and if you can afford it, ride them! If not, just touching the baby elephants and tasting the chocolates is worth it. There are also other activities offered which I’m sure are nice but from my experience, just being in this nice lush area with chocolate is a nice experience. 4/5 cuz it is expensive to ride the elephants..