Welcome to Valerie's Original
Chicago Chocolate Tours - and more!
Cocoa pods in Ecuador
~ New: We are rebranding! Our new umbrella name to cover our various business offerings is ... Chocolate Uplift!
This name is based on our mission of Uplift Through Chocolate. The name and website Chicago Chocolate Tours will remain up of course, and the new Chocolate Uplift site will grow up around it, with links to all we do. The new site is still under construction, but you can be the first to see our first blog posts now at ChocolateUplift.com.
Meanwhile, these links will take you to what you're looking for:
Tours: click our Tours page or scroll down for our schedule of upcoming public tours.
Speaking: looking for your next corporate, school, or association speaker on chocolate or entrepreneurship? Click our Speaking page.
Consulting: want to grow your business, sell more chocolate, or promote your country's cocoa beans? See our Consulting page.
Importing: interested in purchasing delicious fair trade chocolate discs from Ecuador, for baking and melting, suitable for professionals or home bakers? See our Importing page.
Reminder: We are not on Groupon or Living Social or any deal sites. Our impostor is. We are the original, award-winning, quality-focused, "Valerie's Original Chicago Chocolate Tours." For more on my story, click for my bio.
"Here's to Uplift Through Chocolate!" ~ Valerie
Look for the green sign!
~New: Due to rebranding transitions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for faster service. If you'd like to take a tour, please select one from the dates below, and purchase tickets from us in cash at the tour starting point listed, where you'll see our Tourguide with a green Chicago Chocolate Tours sign. Thank you!
~Next available public tours - Please sign up using one of the following methods:
1) Our back office is on partial hiatus during our rebranding transition, so you can simply show up at the tour starting point up to 20 minutes in advance, and purchase tickets from your Tourguide in cash, $40 per person, exact change please. Or if redeeming gift certificates, please bring them with you. First come first served, up to 15 people per Tourguide.
2) Or if purchasing tickets or gift certificates in advance, click to purchase tickets online.
Our schedule of upcoming public tours:
Saturday, January 3, 2015, 12:45 pm, Magnificent Mile route. Meet at 900 N. Michigan, inside at the ground-floor concierge desk.
Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:45 pm, Downtown Loop route. Meet at the old Marshall Field's / Macy's, 111 N. State, inside at the lower-level visitor center.
Additional dates: coming soon.
Private tours are also an option pending Tourguide availability, as are seated tasting seminars on "Eat Chocolate, Be Skinny" and other topics - just ask!
Macarons at Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter on our Magnificent Mile route
Sweet Speaker: see my Speaking page to book me for your next corporate, law firm, or association gathering. Presentations come with chocolate!
Treats at Whimsical Candy, on our Downtown Loop route
Member, The Magnificent Mile Association
Chicago Chocolate Tours supports CARE
Chicago Chocolate Tours supports CASA
Chicago Chocolate Tours
500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Uplift Through Chocolate!