2.16.2012

looking for willy wonka...

My trip to Seattle was great fun - about as cold as this Arizona native can stand - but fun nonetheless.  We three gals took a factory tour of the Seattle chocolate company, Theo.  Can you imagine a better way to spend an afternoon?

We put on fun blue hair nets, learned a BUNCH about chocolate and the Theo company.  There was also some sampling.  Oh yes there was!  The Chipotle Sipping Chocolate was divine.

Thought you might enjoy a look at some of our tour...


Theo is one of only 20 bean to bar companies in the country.  They are fair trade and all organic - something to feel good about while you indulge.

Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this 6 pack of fantasy flavor chocolate bars.

image from their website (camera still packed)

Good Luck!

24 comments:

Vintage Home said...

so glad you got to be with your girl for her birthday...sound like you had fun!
Sorry it was a bit cold for you here!.....but the warmth of your time with your beautiful one was the best I am sure!

Maria said...

I am laughing to myself at the thought of you three in that factory! What a feast for all of the senses! Now I am laughing out loud at the thought of my boys and myself there! What a glorious occasion that would be!
And it looks like such a magical place! Perfect for a birthday weekend!
Welcome back - I know it is bittersweet - heh - no pun intended....

Diana Mieczan said...

You lucky girl:) Looks like you had tons of fun. Have a wonderful morning, my dear. xo

angryparsnip said...

I love tours, they are usually so much fun and everyone is in a good mood.
While your have been away it has rained (thank goodness) but I am sure not as much as where you were !

cheers, parsnip

amy b.s. said...

how fun!

Andrew H. said...

Jeanette brought me back some coffee flavored dark chocolate. I'm not a chocolate junkie, but let me tell you it was good (and it is gone). :-)

KR said...

Hmmm you brought back chocolate!! Too bad I'm not eligible for the drawing...
I'm trying to think of a better place for a tour than a chocolate factory, can't think of one!

MJM said...

That tour was awesome. I can't believe Daddy ate the chocolate already!

Nicole said...

I so want to go to Seattle sometime, this may just have to be added to my list of places to visit!

French Basketeer.com said...

Oh I want to win, and then chocolate cherries again for all! Sounds like a great company; I'm going to google them now....thanks for sharing!

Felicity said...

This little Oompa Loompa is smiling broadly [not just at the thought of the blue hairnets] and although I'm too far away for these little treats to travel, I thank you for the gift of imagining their flavours.

Happy hugs for a fabulous weekend,
xx

tearinguphouses said...

we visited seattle twice this year, we love it so much. how in the world did we miss this chocolate factory, though?! must go back again now!

Stacey said...

looks like it was a great and very fun visit!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Yum! Chocolate comes in six packs? Fantastic! Hope you enjoyed the beach.

pamela said...

definitely worth tasting!! i loved it. your pictures captured the tour perfectly. too bad the wonderful aroma of chocolate in the air can't go along with them!! thanks for sharing and good luck to the bloggers!

Linda said...

Wonderful that you could share time together in Washington! A special event for you all! Always so thoughtful for you to share the delights of the tour with your blog friends.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

this is my kind of field trip! sounds like you had a fantastic time :)

koralee said...

Yahooooo....off to look up the address right now. xoxox

Privet and Holly said...

Oh my goodness,
that is THE only
chocolate that we
eat, as I have to
avoid soy and it
is the only one at
our grocery that
is free from soy
lecithin {which, it
turns out, seems to
be in EVERYTHING}.

How awesome that you
got to tour their factory.
We made chocolate
fondue on V-day using
three of their fabulous
dark choco bars. The
smell is just heavenly!

xx Suzanne

Stitchfork said...

Picturing an 'I Love Lucy' kind of episode in the chocolate factory...
xo Cathy

Manda said...

THose chocolate bars look so yummy.

annc999 said...

O M G ! I'll do almost ANYTHING for chocolate - and especially to try new kinds.

Thank you for the opportunity! Yummy!

shopgirl said...

touring chocolate factories are so much fun! so glad that you enjoyed your time with your friends Jeanette!

those chocolate bars you brought back look delicious!

p.s. you are so right about health. gotta listen to our bodies. :-))

Hope you're having a a wonderful week!
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Abbey S said...

Looove chocolate!