Charley's Chocolate Factory
The cocoa is one of the 18 finest in the world
With the catchy name of Charley's Chocolate Factory, and relatively new to the Mission Beach area are Lynn and Chris Jahnke who have established a cocoa farm and chocolate factory to rival the best in the world.
Since planting their first cocoa tree seeds in 2012, they have combined their love of Far North Queensland with their love of chocolate to achieve elite global status when, in 2017, the Salon du Chocolat in Paris judged their Mount Edna cocoa as one of the world’s 18 finest out of the very best cocoa from 40 countries. Charley’s Chocolate has also been recognized with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and the overall trophy for Best Chocolate at the Australian Food Awards in 2016 and 2017.
Charley's Chocolate Factory is unique in that they conduct tours to show exactly how chocolate is produced from the cocoa pods on the tree to the chocolate bar. This is a tour to discover all the fascinating details from the 3,800 year old history, through the growing, fermentation & drying of cocoa, to the manufacture of this premium chocolate.
The tour is fun and informative, and of course chocolate tasting is the highpoint.
Lunch is included.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
Check website for tour times and seasonal variations, or call (07) 4068 5011 (7am to 6pm)
Mission Beach - El Arish Road, Mission Beach, Queensland.
(1hr 30 mins south of Cairns)