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Hey all you gift-givers!

Looking for the perfect gift idea for that special chocoholic in your life? Send one of our very special Golden Ticket gift certificates, good for one or two people to attend one of our public Boston chocolate tours. These are great gifts for those folks who prefer experiences over stuff, but still appreciate having a little something to unwrap!

Last-minute shoppers may want to send one of our e-gift cards. These digital gift cards are sent instantly via email and can be ordered in full or partial tour cost amounts.


Calling all chocoholics and the sweet-toothed among us! If you’re looking for amazing chocolate experiences, you’ve come to the right place! Join in the fun at Cocoa Beantown—Boston’s sweetest chocolate tour and event company—and enjoy a variety of chocolate-y offerings, including in-person and virtual chocolate tasting classes, neighborhood tours of Boston, corporate team building events, and educational presentations. All lead by a chocolate educator with over a decade’s worth of experience, sharing the stories, history, culture, and culinary highlights of chocolate to groups of all sizes, backgrounds, and ages.

Cocoa Beantown supports the health and safety of our community and the public at large. We are fully vaccinated and boosted and ready to assist with your in‑person chocolate events.


A sampling of satisfied clients


Outdoor Hors D’Oeuvre @ $25

Greenway Chocolate Tasting Picnic

Satisfy your chocolate cravings in a transformed neighborhood…

Tasties Among the Trees @ $25

Back Bay Chocolate Tasting Picnic

Relax underneath the shade while indulging in chocolate…

Downtown Delectables @ $55

Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour

Find yourself surrounded by fine chocolates and fun…

Bonbons & Brownstones @ $55

South End Chocolate Walking Tour

An under-explored neighborhood filled with sweet rewards…

Transcendental treats @ $55

Choc’ Full of History Tour of Concord

History lessons have never been sweeter…

Other Events

Private Tours & Tastings

Any reason is a good reason to gather friends who share the love of chocolate!


One of the hallmarks of Knowledge Exchange has always been bringing to the forefront the most innovative and unique experiences for the corporate event spectrum. Our industry is currently in a place where planners are tired of the old hotel ballroom routine.  They crave creativity, ingenuity and wow factor. This is why I’ve long admired the talents of Victoria from Cocoa Beantown Tours & Events. She has taken something as “vanilla” as chocolate, an item consumed by millions of people on a daily basis, and through her extensive knowledge and the sheer power of innovation, has created spectacular programs that not only tantalize the tastebuds, but indulge the participant in a full sensory exploration of the decadence of the cocoa bean.  I greatly look forward to not only having the opportunity to be enchanted by her chocolate creativity next time I’m in Boston, but to seeing the ingenious new ways she will continue to change our industry.

Joseph Lara, Founder, The Knowledge Exchange

I can recommend Victoria’s presentation on chocolate highly. She prepares an assortment of delectable chocolates to sample and savour. Then she explains where the beans come from and the pieces are made around the world. Any chocolate lover, and who is not one, will have their chocolate pleasure greatly enhanced by attending her programs.

Kitty H., Class Attendee

Victoria’s chocolate classes are very informative, fun, and delicious! I have been an avid fan of chocolate for many decades and never knew that there was so much more to learn. It also can be healthy….who knew?! So come have fun with Victoria. I know I am a fan.

Kathelene H., Class Attendee

Victoria’s warm and outgoing personality, high level of professionalism, and of course her vast knowledge of all things Boston and chocolate make her the ultimate chocolate guide around the city. We’ve seen time and time again loads of happy guests on her tours chatting with Victoria, thanking her for a great experience, and making plans for future tours.

Anya Zelfond, Owner, Gourmet Boutique, Boston

Many thanks to Cocoa Beantown Tours and Events for a great team-building day! We had a blast learning the history of various chocolatiers in and around Boston, and sampling some amazing treats. Our bellies are full and our hearts are happy! Best team building ever!!

Kaitlyn P., Co-owner, Berry Insurance

I don’t usually do this but I just had to send some feedback regarding our tour! I planned this as surprise for my mom who is also my best friend who grew up in South Boston and spent much of her time in the South End. She is also a chocolate fanatic! What I hoped to be a nice day with my mom was truly spectacular!!!! The chocolate was so yummy but was almost just a “perk” of the tour. Victoria made today so absolutely fun and enjoyable that we will remember today always as a wonderful mother daughter day! Thank you Victoria for an absolutely fabulous day!!!!

Susan O., Tour Guest

Victoria’s knowledge of chocolate and its history is exceptional, and her enthusiasm for the subject matter is undeniable and infectious. Whether it’s a walking tour for any age group highlighting the best treats in a particular neighborhood or a historical presentation and tasting in a more formalized setting, if you have even a hint of a sweet tooth, Victoria is a good woman to know!

Carol Atwood, Chair of the Board, King Arthur Flour

Few people consistently exhibit the passion, detail, and professionalism of their work like Victoria. I’ve had the pleasure of not only seeing her in action but also working alongside her at events and seminars. In both capacities, I eagerly await the next opportunity! Her knowledge of chocolate never ceases to amaze, and her ability to convey that knowledge to novice and professional alike is equally impressive.

Adam Centamore, Author, Wine and Food Educator

Who wouldn’t want to be tasting chocolate, and getting a cocoa-education in the process? This is a fantastic event, even over Zoom or Webex, to gain a higher appreciation for chocolate – origins, history, innovation – and of course, savor the different tastes along the way. I’ve joined multiple (ahem, 9) chocolate walking tours with Cocoa Beantown, and at least 2 corporate tasting events. Hands down – one of the best ways to bring a team together!

Karin H., Akebia

This is a great class. The best part about it is Victoria’s enthusiasm about chocolate and the process of how it’s made. This class worked really well…Victoria took time to explain how to do a chocolate tasting, and it was fun to try to match that at home with the samples.

Student, Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Victoria’s passion and impressive knowledge of chocolate shows with these tours. She keeps them fun, lighthearted and brings the euphoria throughout the tour. It’s always been a pleasure sharing our own passions in ice cream & social justice with each tour.

Sean Seltzer, General Manager/Event Coordinator, Ben & Jerry's Boston

Over the past decade, we have continually been impressed by Victoria’s enthusiasm and skills with running the Cocoa Beantown Tours. Our guests always comment on the educational and sensory delight of her tours!!!

Stefan Bieri, Manager, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland

Our tour guide Victoria made our tour fun and educational. She had a way of making everyone on the tour feel like life long friends instead a a bunch of strangers tasting chocolate. She is incredible. She made the tour wonderful, and as a result, our anniversary weekend. We will definitely be doing this again on our next trip to Boston.

Eric and Erika C., Tour Guests

I thoroughly enjoyed the taste testing. It was not only fun but also informative. I would love to understand how to take these chocolates and incorporate them into drinks or baking or other cooking dishes!

Kim Garko, VP Quality, Akebia Therapeutics

Victoria of Cocoa Beantown was an excellent partner and collaborator. We worked together to create new educational programming around pairing specialty coffee and chocolate. Not only is she a chocolate expert, she is passionate and enthusiastic about what she does. She also makes learning engaging and approachable.

Monika B., Fazenda Coffee

Overall, we had a lovely experience and enjoyed being on the tour. All the stops were picked with care and great sense of taste and it was a pleasure to discover new and exciting places in Boston with the guide who was very friendly and welcoming.We really enjoyed the chocolate treats which in themselves were delicious. Thank you for a nice tour.

Matt K., Tour Guest


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