Pod Chocolate Bali is one of Bali’s few chocolatiers that treats those with a sweet tooth to its full range of handmade delights, while also offering us the chance to learn the process of chocolate-making from bean to bar at its own quaint factory and workshop in central Bali. Meanwhile, closer to the crowds, its small café on Kuta’s Sunset Road is a cool stopover showcasing its growing range of chocolate morsels and desserts.
The factory up in the forested village area of Carangsari, an approximate 90-minute transfer from Kuta, welcomes families to its insightful tours and workshops. A typical tour at the Pod Chocolate Bali factory begins with a warm welcome drink – an interesting chocolate shot. You will then be taken through each of the steps of the chocolate making process, from selections of cacao beans from the nearby plantation, raw harvest, to fermentation roasting.
At the Pod Chocolate Bali plantation you will also get to taste cacao beans in their purest, newly-harvested form, all while learning about the planting and harvesting process, including pests that usually occur in nature. Before the beans are sent to fermentation and roasting, they are white and somewhat moist, with a light and sweet taste, and consistency similar to mangosteen. Some kids will be surprised of the fact that chocolate ‘grows’ on trees.
Price : Start from IDR 30,000/pax
Location : Jl. Tukad Ayung, Desa Carang sari Petang, Badung, Bali
Contact : 081337388778
Website : www.podbali.com