Experience choc and awe at a real life chocolate factory

by Gazette Reporter
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Words by Alison O’Hanlon

Forget about midterm distractions, mums and dads – the Butlers Chocolate Factory Tour Experience is full term fun – in fact it’s nothing short of wonderful!

We donned our white coats and blue hair nets and immediately felt like Willy Wonka’s lucky golden ticket winners -but without a Veruca Salt in sight!

Our tour guide Robyn was so welcoming and friendly, handing out lots of chocolate to sample along the way.

Starting with a short movie and self guided Museum visit before moving on to take in the factory floor where we learnt when it comes to their chocolate they are zero waste, each part of the tour was interactive and informative.

For the final part of the tour we were brought into the decorating room and it was here the magic really began – it was Choctastic and all of the children in our group were in heaven.

Our chocolatier Carla greeted us with mini hot Butlers treats – honestly the chocolate never stopped flowing. She was so entertaining, and really involved the kids in the chocolate making demonstration and decorating process.

Hands were covered in melted chocolate and it’s possible more chocolate may have made it into my children’s mouths than onto the moulds to be decorated, but we still came home with some fabulous looking chocolate hearts and most of all, huge smiles on our faces.

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