Raise your hand if you love chocolate! As we get closer to Christmas, there is nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate to start the holiday season. If you happen to be on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, let Del Oro Chocolate factory sweeten your stay! Inside this scrumptious place, you will be able to learn, taste, as well as buy fine chocolate bars, pure cacao, brownies and hot chocolate mix, as well as other souvenirs.
Take the Del Oro Factory Tour:
Want a sweet couple of hours? Take the Del Oro factory tour. As soon as you enter, the aromatic smell of chocolate will invade your senses, as you will smell and taste fresh organic chocolate. The tour begins with a sweet welcome where you will try a shot of hot chocolate and a slice of chocolate brownie. After this, you can watch a video and learn about the interesting history of Del Oro company and the cacao process in DR. Then you will be able to view some of the machinery that is used to make one of the most delicious chocolates in the area.
While exploring the factory, an informative guide will demonstrate to you the whole chocolate process. Del Oro’s wide variety of products includes brownie or hot chocolate mix, white, milk, and 60 or 70% cacao chocolate bars with or without rum! It is well known that rum is a fundamental part of the Dominican culture, and when we talk about Dominican rum, the brand that stands out is Brugal. Within walking distance from Del Oro, you will find Casa Brugal, where you can also take a tour and learn about this Dominican product and purchase rum at factory discount prices. Click here to learn more about Brugal.
Souvenirs at Del Oro Gift Shop.
In addition to edible chocolate products, you can buy a popular product that Dominicans use to lighten up any dark spots or scars – cacao cream. There are also chocolate lip balms, but perhaps it is a challenge to have something so delicious on your lips without being able to eat it.
The Dominican Republic is characterized by having a great variety of souvenirs, in this gift shop you can purchase many of these things such as mamajuana, fridge magnets, t-shirts, cana hats, etc. If you would like to know more about Dominican souvenirs, please click here.
To neatly sum it up, Puerto Plata is a historic, fascinating, and beautiful city. But above all, delicious!
Do you prefer drinking or eating chocolate, or both?