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Samaritan Xocolata

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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MMM MMM good and educational!

Tao did a great job of explaining the bean to bar chocolate process. If you sign up for her hands... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jeanne W
Tucson, Arizona
Educational and delicious

Came here for a chocolate tasting with a group. It was very fun, educational and delicious. The... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Kim S
Ottawa, Canada
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Since 2005, SAMARITAN XOCOLATA fine, handcrafted chocolates and chocolate products made in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. We are in a rural community at the foot of Mt.Chirripo, we lovingly make high-quality artisan chocolates using organic, local and...more
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North Of the Catholic Church On the Left Side 75 m, Canaan 11904, Costa Rica
+506 8820 7095
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The chocolate workshop was wonderful! My grandkids loved making their own chocolate bar and truffles filled with their own creations. Tao was amazing. She loves making chocolate and her passion is contagious. As for the chocolate, it is delicious! My personal favorites are the pecan...More

1  Thank carla d
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 January 2015

It´s great that it is all organic and trying to use local ingredients. However the lady there (who is the owner of the place) was not very welcoming, reluctant to give information. The chocolate is not bad, but also too expensive. (The cheese factory is...More

2  Thank Veronika H
samaritanxocolata, Owner at Samaritan Xocolata, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

Perhaps it was because you showed up outside of business hours? 10am-4pm? Just because one's home is attached to their business doesn't mean they are "on call" 24/7. This may have been the case for the "not very welcoming" attitude?

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Reviewed yesterday

Tao did a great job of explaining the bean to bar chocolate process. If you sign up for her hands on class - do it - you get to participate in the process, and take home your own yummy bar. She's also got a small...More

Thank Jeanne W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Came here for a chocolate tasting with a group. It was very fun, educational and delicious. The owner was even kind enough to give one of the women in our group a bit of a tour and did an interview for the woman's vlog. Small...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This chocolate is of extremely high quality. You pay for what you get and we shop here yearly. This year were delighted to try the homemade ice cream, our favorite being cafe mocha chip. It too was outstanding.

1  Thank quilterteacher
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I bought one of every kind of chocolate they make, and all are delectable! I especially loved the pistachio and mint varieties.

Thank carolkayaks
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Hands made and very unique combinations mixing from tropical fruits to maple syrup. Prices are a little over the top but you are getting high quality chocolate. Cash only thou

Thank ameseguer
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful quality, high prices, unwelcoming owner. Have coffee, soaps etc. Small local and organic gifts. Nice place, but unwelcoming atmosphere.More

Thank Alice T
samaritanxocolata, Owner at Samaritan Xocolata, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Sometimes when we are in mid production, it is not possible to take the time to engage in conversation as much as some visitors may like. We are not only a Chocolate and Gift shop, but a factory as well, so there is work going...More

Reviewed 4 August 2016

I didn't know chocolate could taste so good. Would never have thought of putting some of those mixtures together but they really work. I have tasted the chocolate in many places .

Thank CostaRicaTraveler
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our group of 2 adults and 5 teen girls were treated to a customized class with Tao where we dabbled on a bunch of different areas of chocolate making from decorating bars to tempering the chocolate to molding and filling bon bond...with some impromptu chocolate...More

Thank beaubo
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Tao really knows chocolate and is the friendliest gal for miles when it comes to satisfying a craving you might have.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

I have been a vegan for quite some time and consider myself at this stage a connoisseur of vegan chocolate. Living in San Gerado, Costa Rica for the past five months, I stumbled upon Samaritan Xocolata during one of my walkabouts. What I saw and...More

Thank Kenlbroz
samaritanxocolata, Owner at Samaritan Xocolata, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Ken, we miss your regular visits and all the people you brought to us to try our chocolate. Best of everything in your travels!

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