Sensory Chocolate Tasting Experience

Calling all chocolate lovers! Enjoy chocolate with a new appreciation thanks to Carlos, a third-generation Italian Ecuadorian chocolate maker, as he welcomes you into his home to introduce you to the culture and heritage of chocolate through his handcrafted chocolates and Amazonian roots.

Vicolo Sei Chocolates are made with the finest quality Ecuadorian and Latin American cacao and founder Carlos weaves his culture and heritage into every irresistible creation.

Think of this like a wine-tasting experience, but with chocolate!

In this experience you will:

  • Taste delicious premium Ecuadorian chocolate
  • Be introduced and become familiar with various flavour profiles
  • Discover how chocolate is made (from cropping, to harvest, post-harvest, and finishing)
  • Learn about different varieties of cacao
  • Find out how geography and agricultural practices influence chocolate's taste and composition
  • Pair chocolate with the finest of ingredients and assess the difference in taste
  • Leave more in love with chocolate than ever before!
Adult (The 2h session includes a welcome drink and pairings while tasting, plus a goodie bag with our delicious products! :)) £35
Student £22.50

What people are saying

Gareth Owen
Jan 2023

Carlos was a superb host and very passionate about chocolate. He’s a really great person to be ar...

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Rosalba Castiglione
Jan 2023

Carlos is passionate and knowledgeable.
His house is cozy and warm.
The first part of the exp...

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Maria Smith
Jan 2023

Carlos is a welcoming, knowledgeable and engaging host. All elements of the session were well pre...

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Martha Burford
Jan 2023

Carlos was a great host and made us feel welcome in his lovely home. We learnt lots and got to tr...

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How to get there


  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Sanitision products and masks available when needed

On the day

  • This event will be held in host's home, in a ventilated space, regularly cleaned
  • Let your host know of any allergies / dietary requirements in advance
  • All chocolates are vegan

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Vicolo Sei Chocolates

Vicolo6 Chocolates' founder wants to share ancestral knowledge through their delicious creations.

What sets Carlos' chocolate apart? These premium handcrafted bonbons and indulgent truffles are made with the finest quality cacao from Latin America and the Caribbean. All inspired by his culture, heritage and family. Carlos now wants to share this knowledge with guests.

Join one of his chocolate tasting and making experiences - learn about its history, cultural heritage and how to produce it sustainably and ethically. This is what any chocolate lover's dreams are made of!

Carlos Ayala (He/Him)

Carlos is a third-generation Italian Ecuadorian chocolate maker. He's been living in Bristol since 2018.

Carlos mother’s family comes from the Amazon. Since he was a child, he remembers his grandmother bringing raw cacao beans. From an early age, he became familiar with cacao, its intense taste, and fantastic aroma.

With the eagerness to share the kitchen with his mum, and with loving support from his twin sister, Carlos took his first steps into chocolate-making. He made truffles which he sold to his neighbours when he was just 12! The rest, as they say, is history...

Carlos wants to promote the importance of eating premium chocolate and celebrating it as a luxurious and healthy commodity. Achieving this through sustainable methods and transparency along the supply chain are his goals.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Vicolo Sei Chocolates.