Chocolate factory offers sweet, behind-the-scenes tours for 90th year in business

Mar 11, 2018

The unmistakable scent of chocolate was in many noses on Sunday afternoon, as Dorothy Cox Chocolates opened its doors to celebrate its 90th year in business and show the public how the chocolate gets made.

Dorothy Cox Chocolates, located at 8 Kendrick Road in Wareham, welcomed hundreds of people to check out the chocolate making process and to make chocolate bars of their own— and no golden tickets were required to enter.

Visitors learned how chocolate begins as a cocoa bean and the process of turning it into a chocolate bar. They also made their own bar of chocolate, adding toppings to a melted bar of chocolate.

"It's a good way to get kids involved," said Francis Cox, Jr., president of the company. "The turnout has been very good."

The kids agreed, enjoying an experience that was equally educational and delicious.

"It's amazing, it's a good thing to have here," said Karyn Rodrigues, who visited the chocolate shop with her 3-year-old daughter Naomi. Rodrigues said she didn't realize the shop was in Wareham, so the open house allowed her to see what they offered.

The factory has been in Wareham for 7 years, with another store located in Fairhaven. Click here for more information on the chocolate factory.