Chocolate Works

We took a trip to Chocolate works a few weeks ago so Arian could try making a chocolate candy bar. For 30.00, your kid gets the experience of making the chocolate bar of his choice and dipping some treats into a fondue fountain. Unfortunately, I gave up chocolate for lent so I didn’t get to have any. As enjoyable as it was, his sugar rush was through the roof. He didn’t even eat that much of the chocolate afterwards and shared with his grandparents but my kid needs very little sweets to reach the next level. Obviously, this is the sort of thing you expect but I don’t recommend this kind of excursion if you are going somewhere indoors later, which we ended up going to visit my mom right after. He was making high pitched noises and writhing around on the floor. Not enough is said on the noise levels of hyperactive six year old boys. It has a way of grating on our nerves and has us pining away for quiet time. Arian did enjoy the chocolate making experience but he had also been to the Raaka¬†chocolate factory in Brooklyn last year for a school field trip and I guess since he belongs the intensely curious camp, he enjoyed the chocolate factory more. He recognized Chocolate works for what it was, which is a store. My takeaway is that if you have a bigger group of kids, a chocolate factory tour might be more cost effective, educational, and exciting for them, though they need to be very carefully supervises, since we know how mischievous kids can be. And lastly of course, don’t plan any indoor activities for afterwards.

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